Addiction Counseling

Whether it’s substance abuse or compulsive gambling, addiction impacts the entire family. This specialization prepares you with the skills and insights to help students cope with the emotional challenges of watching a loved one struggle with dependence. Beyond the various types of addiction, you’ll study the latest theories on treatment and explore techniques for counseling children, preteens, and teens who are living with addictive behavior.

Completion Requirements

  • 85 total quarter credits
    • Core courses (66 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (10 cr.)
    • Field experience (9 cr.)
  • 12 days of residency (two six-day residencies)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code COUN 6110S Course Foundations of Graduate Study in School Counseling Credits 5
Course Code COUN 6111S Course Introduction to School Counseling Credits 5
Course Code COUN 6210S Course Ethical and Legal Issues for School Counselors Credits 5
Course Code COUN 6301S Course Counseling Theories for School Counselors Credits 5
Course Code COUN 6302S Course Counseling Techniques in Schools Credits 5
Course Code COUN 6311S Course Leadership, Advocacy and Consultation in School Counseling Credits 5
Course Code COUN 6214S Course Lifespan Development Credits 5
Course Code COUN 6312S Course Multicultural Counseling in Schools Credits 5
Course Code COUN 6317S Course Child and Adolescent Counseling Credits 5
Course Code COUN 6320S Course Group Counseling and Guidance in Schools Credits 5
Course Code COUN 6322S Course Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Response Credits 5
Course Code COUN 6324S Course Assessment in Counseling and Education Credits 5
Course Code COUN 6354S Course Academic and Career Counseling Credits 5
Course Code COUN 6328S Course Research and School Counseling Program Evaluation Credits 5
Course Code COUN 6401S Course Counseling Practicum Credits 3
Course Code COUN 6103S Course Introduction to Addiction Credits 5
Course Code COUN 6500S Course Counseling Internship I Credits 3
Course Code COUN 6728S Course Substance Abuse Counseling Credits 5
Course Code COUN 6501S Course Counseling Internship II Credits 3
Residency 1 (complete within quarters 3 or 4)
Residency 2 (complete within quarters 6 or 7)
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