2023-2024 Catalog

 

MA - Clinical Addictions Counseling

Mission Statement

The Graduate Clinical Addictions Counseling program endeavors to train entry level practitioners in understanding and healing the destructive nature of various addictions. Through academic rigor, using related healing arts and sciences, with integrated Christian thought, is dedicated to bring forth addiction professionals with knowledge and application of healing skills to reclaim, redeem, restore, and repurpose healthy individuals and families in body, mind, and soul to one another and God.

Requirements (48 credits)

A student who has completed the Clinical Addictions Counseling program should, with graduate-level competency, be able to:

  • Students will articulate a clear, accurate understanding of Addiction counselor professional identity.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental domains in addiction counseling (i.e., foundations; theories of counseling, prevention, and intervention, advocacy; assessment; research & evaluation; and diagnosis).
  • Students will demonstrate skills and practices of addiction counseling in the delivery of behavioral health services (e.g., assessment, diagnosis, treatment, termination, documentation, & ethical practice).
  • Students will deliver addiction counseling services with multicultural competence and sensitivity.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to apply relevant research and evaluation models in practice of addiction counseling.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to integrate faith with addiction counseling practice in clinically appropriate, sensitive, and ethical manner.

Core Courses

CNS-502Multicultural Counseling

3

CNS-503Theory and Techniques in the Helping Relationship

3

CNS-504Theory and Techniques in Group Counseling

3

CNS-506Appraisal of Individuals and Families

3

CNS-507Research and Evaluation of Methods and Practice

3

CNS-508Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues

3

CNS-509Integration of Christian Faith in Professional Counseling

3

CNS-511Issues in Addiction Recovery

3

CNS-512Psychopharmacology

3

CNS-533Psychopathology

3

CNS-535Theories and Treatment of Addiction

3

CNS-545Counseling Addicted Families

3

Total Credit Hours:36

Clinical Experiences

CNS-550DSupervised Practicum - Addictions Counseling

3

CNS-551DSupervised Internship - Addictions Counseling

3

and

CNS-552DSupervised Internship - Addictions Counseling

3

Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:12

For fulfillment of the academic requirements for LMHC licensure in the state of Indiana, the following additional courses must be successfully completed: CNS-501, CNS-505, CNS-522, CNS-523, and CNS-524.

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