Psychology – Alcohol and Drug Counseling
Job Growth Area
States are seeing an increased demand for Alcohol and Drug Counslors
Our program faculty are doctoral-level clinicians
Want a rewarding career to help others in need?
Looking for a career in counseling?
Then consider Midway University’s program in Psychology with an Alcohol and Drug Counseling concentration.
The Bachelor in Psychology with an Alcohol and Drug Counseling concentration will provide training in the special skills and techniques required in the profession of addiction counseling. Courses in the program will cover the 12 core functions (screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping, consultation) of addiction counseling. In addition to these core functions, courses will also provide training on confidentiality, ethics, and practice in the form of in-class case presentations, in-class demonstration of individual and group therapy techniques, and supervised practicum experiences with licensed community mental health providers. Courses will be taught during the evenings and Saturdays.
Practicum placements, work contracts, and work with a community mental health provider must have faculty approval. The concentration in Alcohol and Drug Counseling will take the place of a minor for students enrolled in the BA degree program in Psychology. The goal of this program is to assist the student in acquiring necessary training and hours towards the required amount of practice experience needed for certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Kentucky. Additional hours may be required beyond what is offered through the program and will be the student’s responsibility. For students who already have a bachelors degree, the program can serve as a standalone certification opportunity in preparation for certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. During the last two semesters in this program, students may have to complete full-time practicum placements that will require approved supervision by a licensed mental health provider.
The Alcohol and Drug Counseling concentration courses are offered on Saturdays at our Lexington location. Other degree courses for the BA in Psychology can be completed online. Ask our Admissions Counselors about the schedule and for more details of this program.
Why Midway University?
- Faculty – Our program faculty are doctoral-level clinicians
- Flexibility – Our program is offered as a standalone group of classes that fulfill the state educational requirements, which are part of certification standards.
- Convenience – Saturday classes are designed for those already working in the field who wish to seek certification. All other psychology major courses can be completed 100% online.
- Opportunities – In recent years the state of Kentucky (and others) has seen an increased demand for patient services in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling.
Time to Degree – The Alcohol and Drug Counseling concentration requirements can be completed in 24 months.
- Personal Attention – Midway provides a high level of service to our students.
- Affordable – We offer competitive tuition rates and several payment options.
- Responsive – Faculty support students and are responsive to their individualized needs.
|Course Number||Name of Course||Credit Hours|
General Education Requirements
|PSY 180||General Psychology||3|
|PSY 260||Human Growth and Development||3|
|CRJ 312||Social Psychology||3|
|PSY 315||Physiological Psychology||3|
|PSY 320||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSY 330||Personality and Adjustment||3|
|PSY 337||Counseling Theory & Techniques||3|
|PSY 355||Research Methods||3|
|PSY 401||History and Systems of Psychology||3|
|PSY 405||The Psychology Profession||3|
|PSY 410||Community Service Practicum||3|
|PSY 415||Senior Project Demonstrating Excellence||3|
|MTH 245||Probability and Statistics (Prerequisite MTH 140)||3|
Choose two from the following
|PSY 265||Multicultural Psychology||3|
|PSY 301||Patterns of Human Sexuality||3|
|PSY 307||Kinesic Interviewing||3|
|PSY 321||Psychology of Gender||3|
|PSY 336||Learning and Cognition||3|
|PSY 350||Forensic Psychology||3|
Concentration in Alcohol & Drug Counseling Courses
|PSY 270||A D C Counseling Techniques||3|
|PSY 280||Case Management||3|
|PSY 362||Individual and Group Therapy||3|
|PSY 364||Diagnosis and Assessment||3|
|PSY 370||Beginning Practicum in ADC||3|
|PSY 470||Advanced Practicum in ADC||3|
Total Credit Hours