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.
|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||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