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Addictions and Correctional Counseling Concentration

The Addictions and Correctional Counseling Concentration prepares students for the Certified Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CAADC) credential as well as the Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC) credential. Students who graduate with this concentration are equipped to work in a variety of addictions and correctional counseling settings such as inpatient, eating disorder clinics, or correctional facilities.

Student Learning Objectives

  1. Develop an expanded understanding to addictions and substance abuse that includes concepts such as genetic predispositions, psychological factors, trauma, abuse, family, cultural and political issues and how these interact to influence the treatment of addictions.
  2. Integrate counseling skills with knowledge of addictions to facilitate effective addictions treatment to maintain long term recovery as well as promote healthy practices, self-awareness, and self-care.

Addiction and Correctional Counseling Concentration Courses

The information listed below is from the current course catalog. Terms, sequences, courses and credit hours are subject to change at any time without notice.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Term 1Hours
COUN 501 Theories of Counseling 3
COUN 505 Counseling Skills 3
COUN 510 Professional, Legal, & Ethical Issues in Counseling 3
 Hours9
Term 2
COUN 506 Foundations of Psychotherapy 3
COUN 508 Lifespan Development 3
COUN 552 Program Evaluation Research Methods and Statistics 3
 Hours9
Term 3
COUN 503 Counseling Perspectives on Psychopathology 3
COUN 507 Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling 3
COUN 509 Tests and Measurements 3
 Hours9
Second Year
Term 1
COUN 504 Group Therapy 3
COUN 590 Objective Comprehensive Exam 0
Note: Students whose Practicum/Internship placement begins during the summer term following year one will register for the Practicum/Internship course sequence (COUN 561, 562, 563) in the summer, fall and winter terms, as well as COUN 585: Clinical Field Placement in the spring term. These students will not register for COUN 525: Child, Adol., and Family Issues in Substance Use Disorders in the summer following year two as they will have fulfilled the program credit requirements with the addition of COUN 585.  
 Hours3
Term 2
COUN 520 Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders 3
COUN 521 Biopsychosocial Basis of Addiction 3
COUN 561 Practicum Seminar 2
COUN 581 Professional Development I 1
 Hours9
Term 3
COUN 523 Advanced Interventions in Addiction Counseling 3
COUN 571 Career & Lifestyle Development 3
COUN 562 Internship Seminar I 2
COUN 582 Professional Development II 1
COUN 591 Case Conceptualization Comprehensive Exam 0
 Hours9
Term 4
COUN 522 Counseling in Correctional Settings 3
COUN 524 Addiction and Correctional Counseling Intervention Seminar 3
COUN 563 Internship Seminar II 2
COUN 583 Professional Development III 1
COUN 593 STEPPS VI Comprehensive Exam 0
 Hours9
Third Year
Term 1
COUN 525 Child, Adolescent, and Family Issues in Substance Misuse 3
Note: Students whose Practicum/Internship placement begins during the summer term following year one will register for the Practicum/Internship course sequence (COUN 561, 562, 563) in the summer, fall and winter terms, as well as COUN 585: Clinical Field Placement in the spring term. These students will not register for COUN 525: Child, Adol., and Family Issues in Substance Use Disorders in the summer following year two as they will have fulfilled the program credit requirements with the addition of COUN 585.  
 Hours3
 Total Hours60
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