Addictions and Correctional Counseling Concentration | PCOM
Skip to main content

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 510 Professional, Legal, & Ethical Issues in Counseling 3
COUN 505 Counseling Skills 3
Term 2
COUN 507 Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling 3
COUN 506 Fundamentals of CBT and Suicidology 3
COUN 503 Psychodiagnosis & Psychopharmacology 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 561 Practicum Seminar (Note: Students whose Practicum/Internship placement begins during the fall term of year two will register for the Practicum/Internship course sequence (COUN 561, 562, 563) in the fall, winter, and spring terms. These students will not take COUN 585: Internship III, and will instead complete an elective to fulfill the remaining required 3 credits.) 3
COUN 520 Assessing and Treating Addiction 3
Term 2
COUN 562 Internship I 3
COUN 552 Research Methods, Statistics, & Program Evaluation 3
COUN 521 Biopsychosocial Basis of Addiction 3
COUN 591 Case Conceptualization Comprehensive Exam 0
COUN 593 Comprehensive Exam (Standardized Patient Video) 0
Term 3
COUN 563 Internship Seminar II 3
COUN 509 Tests and Measurements 3
COUN 571 Career and Vocational Counseling 3
COUN 590 Objective Comprehensive Exam 0
Term 4
COUN 585 Internship III 3
COUN 523 Advanced Interventions in Addiction Counseling 3
COUN 522 Counseling in Correctional Settings 3
COUN 565 Capstone Advocacy Project 0
Third Year
Term 1
Elective (3 credits; fall start practicum students only)  
 Total Hours60