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Counseling

Master of Science in Counseling

Addiction Counseling

Students who pursue a Master of Science in Counseling under the Addiction Counseling track may call themselves Addiction Counselors and qualify for LPC licensure. This track will also contribute to the licensure requirements for their state’s addiction counselor license. Students will receive training in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, emotional, and substance use and addictive disorders of the DSM-5 and will gain the knowledge and skills to perform individual, group, and couples and family counseling related to addictions work. Students will learn to work with clients across the lifespan and multiple cultural backgrounds. Addiction Counselors are qualified to engage in counseling and/or psychotherapy, provide short and long-term therapy, and work with mild and severe substance use and addictive disorders. Typical places that Addiction Counselors find employment are:

Students will study many types of theoretical orientations and treatment approaches related to addictions work, some at the basic level and some at the advanced level. Faculty provide all training using a solid research foundation under the scientist-practitioner model, meaning that counseling interventions taught will be based on a theory of personality supported by research.  

 

Addiction Counseling

COUN 5001

Introduction to Professional Counseling

3

COUN 5005

Counseling Theories

3

COUN 5010

Methods of Counseling

3

COUN 5011

Advanced Techniques in Counseling

3

COUN 6063

Law and Ethics in Counseling

3

COUN 6067

Group Counseling

3

COUN 5022

Lifespan Development

3

COUN 5081

Research in Counseling

3

COUN 5060

Career Counseling

3

COUN 5062

Clinical Assessment and Psychometrics

3

COUN 5021

Diagnostics in Counseling

3

COUN 5067

Principles of Administration of Mental Health Counseling Programs

3

COUN 6052

Multicultural Counseling

3

COUN 5025

Addiction Counseling

3

COUN 5026

Advanced Addiction Counseling

3

COUN 5055

Psychopharmacology in Counseling

3

COUN 5065

Practicum

3

COUN 6070

Internship I

3

COUN 6070

Internship II

3

 

Elective

3

TOTAL HOURS

60

 

 

 


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