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Suggested Program of Study

There are two programs of study, one for Non-Masters of Counseling Students/Graduates and one for Masters of Counseling Students/Graduates.  Both suggested programs of study are listed below.

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Non-Masters of Counseling Students/Graduates

A minimum of 18 credits is required for completion of the Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies.

Co-requisite for the certificate program is COUN 545/MHLTHSCI 545 Foundations in Chemical Dependency (Offered every Fall semester, evening class once per week).

Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies
for Non-Masters of Counseling Students/Graduates
Course Number and Title Credits
COUN 541/
MHLTHSCI 544
Addiction and the Family System 3

COUN 544/
MHLTSCI 564

Screening and Assessment of Alcohol and Drug Problems

3
COUN 546/
MHLTSCI 565
Assessment and Case Management of Alcohol and Drug Problems 3
A minimum of 9 credits from the following:
HLTHST 469 Ethics for Addiction Professionals 2
COUN 543/
MHLTHSCI 543
Assessing and Managing Adolescent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Risks 2
COUN 547/
MHLTHSCI 547
Chemical Addiction and Violence Prevention 3
MHLTHSCI 548 Counseling Techniques for Health Professionals

    3

COUN 550/
MHLTHSCI 568
Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Planning

    2

COUN 567/
MHLTHSCI 567
Clinical Supervision Principles and Practice

    1

Total

18
Course prerequisites or permission of the instructor must also be met.
Students who wish to enroll in courses other than those specified may do so by permission of the Addiction Studies Graduate Certificate Committee.Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in all certification course work.Students seeking certification as a Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (CADC) are strongly advised to take HLTHST 469 Ethics for Addiction Professionals and MHLTHSCI 548 Counseling Techniques for Health Care Professionals.

 

Masters of Counseling Students/Graduates

A minimum of 18 credits is required for completion of the Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies.

Prerequisite for the certificate program is COUN 545 Foundations in Chemical Dependency (Offered every Fall semester, evening class once per week).

Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies
Course Number and Title
Credits
COUN 541
Addiction and the Family System
3
COUN 544
Screening and Assessment of Alcohol and Drug Problems
3

COUN 546

Assessment and Case Management of Alcohol and Drug Problems

3
A minimum of 9 credits from the following:
COUN 508 Special Needs, Ethics, and Legal Issues in Counseling 3
COUN 543/
MHLTHSCI 543
Assessing and Managing Adolescent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Risks
2
COUN 547/
MHLTHSCI 547
Chemical Addictions and Violence Prevention
3
MHLTHSCI 548 Counseling Techniques for Health Professionals
3
COUN 550/
MHLTHSCI 568
Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Planning

    2

COUN 567/
MHLTHSCI 567
Clinical Supervision Principles and Practice

    1

Total

18
Course prerequisites or permission of the instructor must also be met.Students who wish to enroll in courses other than those specified may do so by permission of he Addiction Studies Graduate Certificate Committee.Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in all certification course work.Students seeking certification as a Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor can count COUN 508 (Ethics) taken as part of their Masters of Counseling Program.