This program is for Indiana residents only, as it includes a practicum course that must be completed on campus.
Learn the 12 core functions of an addiction counselor and explore the history, major theories, techniques, and strategies in the field of substance addiction and intervention.
In this 18-credit hour program, you will apply the counseling skills needed to address the mental health needs of diverse clients—concentrating on prevention, intervention, and crisis management. You will utilize strategies for helping clients identify addiction's impact on their life, relationships, and health, and the benefits of living without addiction.
Emphasis is placed on critical analysis of one's own previous attitudes and beliefs surrounding mental health issues, substance use, and culturally diverse groups—and how they might influence future clinical work.