Psychology – Alcohol and Drug Counseling
Our program features direct, clinical supervision to help students gain clinical hours in learning 12 core functions of an Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Looking for a career in counseling to assist those in need?
Want to make a difference in the lives of others?
Then consider a degree in Psychology focused on alcohol and drug counseling.
Midway University’s 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.
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.
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.
90% of students receive some form of financial assistance
meet faculty face-to-face to get in-person assistance
Frequently Asked Questions
We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Paper application forms are available for download if needed. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1.800.952.4122 or email email@example.com.
Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-11 credit hours.)
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An admission decision can only be made with official documents. Transcripts are considered official when they are either mailed directly to Midway University from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope or sent electronically by a secured third party such at National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.
Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Students can view our Tuition and Fees Schedule online.
Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to and apply for scholarships. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover.
Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better. At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit. An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.
Don’t see your question here? Our admissions staff would be happy to discuss our online degree programs with you and answer your questions. Get the conversation started by calling us at 800.952.4122 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Peek Inside Our Program
|Course Number||Name of Course||Credit Hours|
General Education Requirements
Major Course Requirements
|PSY 180||General Psychology||3|
|PSY 260||Human Growth and Development||3|
|PSY 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|
|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