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Addiction Counseling - BS - (39 hours total)

 

 

Overview

The Addiction Counseling major is focused on the integration of research, theories of addiction, and counseling theories.  Students gain an understanding of factors that influence the delivery of addiction counseling and substance use disorder services.  They also learn how to assist addicted individuals in obtaining long-term recovery through curriculum which guides them through screening, intake, assessment, treatment planning, treatment, case management, crisis intervention, client education, consultation, client referral, and documentation. 

Ottawa University is an approved NAADAC education provider.

This program academically prepares graduates to meet the licensure/certification requirements in many states.  Because these requirements vary from state-to-state, it is the responsibility of the student to contact their licensure or certification authority for assurance that the program meets that state's requirements.

Degree Requirements

Requirements List

ADC 30000INTRO TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERS AND ADDICTION COUNSELING (3)

ADC 30003HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND ADDICTION (3)

ADC 40000THEORIES OF PERSONALITY AND ADDICTION (3)

ADC 40003PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY AND ADDICTION (3)

ADC 40006PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL AND CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS (3)

ADC 40009CLINICAL ADDICTION COUNSELING ISSUES (3)

ADC 40012MULTI-CULTURAL COMPETENCIES IN ADDICTION COUNSELING (3)

ADC 40015PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES OF ADDICTION COUNSELING (3)

ADC 40018SPECIAL ISSUES IN ADDICTION COUNSELING (3)

ADC 40021FAMILIES AND ADDICTION (3)

ADC 40024GROUP COUNSELING IN ADDICTION (3)

ADC 40027ADC PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP I (3)

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ADC 40030ADC PRACTICUM/INTERNSHIP II (3)

ADC 40033 Practicum/Internship III and ADC 40036 Practicum/Internship IV may be taken if additional hours are needed for licensure/certification.

Career Opportunities

Upon graduating from Ottawa University's Addiction Counseling program, students have a solid foundation for graduate studies in addiction counseling, mental health counseling, clinical psychology, social work, counselor education, law enforcement, law, and human services.