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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.

Addictions & Correctional Counseling Concentration

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
Term 2
COUN 503 Psychodiagnosis & Psychopharmacology 3
COUN 506 Fundamentals of CBT and Suicidology 3
COUN 507 Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling 3
Term 3
COUN 504 Group Therapy 3
COUN 508 Lifespan Development 3
COUN 512 Intro to Marriage & Family Counseling 3
Second Year
Term 1
COUN 509 Tests and Measurements 3
COUN 515 Crisis & Trauma Counseling 3
COUN 520 Assessing and Treating Addiction 3
Term 2
COUN 552 Research Methods, Statistics, & Program Evaluation 3
COUN 561 Practicum Seminar 3
COUN 571 Career and Vocational Counseling 3
Term 3
COUN 521 Biopsychosocial Basis of Addiction 3
COUN 562 Internship I 3
COUN 590 Objective Comprehensive Exam 0
COUN 591 Case Conceptualization Comprehensive Exam 0
COUN 593 Comprehensive Exam (Standardized Patient Video) 0
Term 4
COUN 522
or COUN 515
Counseling in Correctional Settings
or Crisis & Trauma Counseling
COUN 523 Advanced Interventions in Addiction Counseling 3
COUN 563 Internship II 3
COUN 565 Capstone Advocacy Project 0
 Total Hours60