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Our certificate program will boost your counseling skills and prepare you for licensure in Minnesota as an alcohol and drug counselor.

Online

Fully Online

You'll complete 100% of your coursework online.

Start Dates: Spring 2017

Total Credits

26

Approximate Program Length

8 months of academic course work, plus another 9-12 months of internship.

Courses

  • Families in Cross-Cultural Perspective (HUSE435E)

    Contemporary, historical, and cross-cultural, predominantly non-Western perspective on a variety of family systems and the people living in them. Values and assumptions underlying these systems, roles, intergenerational relationships, identity formation, and developmental tasks. Multicultural aspects of chemical dependency.

    3 credits

  • Counseling Microskills (HUSE445)

    An examination of effective counseling skills that combines theoretical understanding and hands-on practice of essential microskills. In this experiential class, students are expected to engage in development of self of the therapist through reflective practice and observation of self and others. Aspects of the 12 core functions of an LADC as defined in MN Statute section 148F.01, subdivision 10.

    3 credits

  • Introduction to Addictions Counseling (HUSE450)

    Examination of addiction from a variety of perspectives and evaluation of the twelve core functions of an addictions counselor. Description of the process of change in the context of the continuum of care. Cultivation of a personal philosophy around spirituality and addiction.

    3 credits

  • Pharmacology of Addictions (HUSE455)

    Examination of the action and biophysical effects of addictive substances. Evaluation of evidence-based medical treatment options for both addictions and co-occurring disorders. Integration of spirituality with medical approaches to treating addiction in an interculturally sensitive manner.

    3 credits

  • Assessment and Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders (HUSE460)

    Examination of the assessment and treatment, including identification of the appropriate level of care, for co-occurring disorders of substance use and various psychological disorders. Attention is given to evidence-based practices in treatment planning and intervention.

    3 credits

  • Internship in Addictions Counseling I (HUSE481)

    Application of theory, interpersonal skills, and professional development skills in a supervised professional addiction counseling setting. Demonstration of the twelve core functions of LADC (MN Statute 148F.01, subdivision 10). Evaluation of progress toward appropriate development goals. Integration of knowledge, experience, ethics, and faith into a worldview relevant in the addiction counseling setting. 400-hour experience.

    4 credits

  • Professional Practice Issues and Ethics (HUSE485H)

    An examination of legal and ethical situations arising in the practice of helping professions. Issues of professional practice and development are also discussed, and students are expected to identify goals and strategies for continuing professional, personal, and spiritual growth. Aspects of the 12 core functions of an LADC as defined in MN Statute section 148F.01, subdivision 10.

    3 credits

  • Internship in Addictions Counseling II (HUSE491)

    Application of theory and professional development skills in a supervised professional addiction counseling setting. Demonstration of the twelve core functions of LADC (MN Statute 148F.01, subdivision 10). Evaluation of progress toward appropriate development goals. Integration of knowledge, experience, ethics, and faith into a worldview relevant in the addiction counseling setting. 480-hour experience.

    4 credits

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