Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling – Addiction, Chemical Dependency, and Substance Abuse (Grand Canyon University)
The Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency, and Substance Abuse is offered by Grand Canyon University to train practitioners in the field of addiction counseling, chemical dependency, and the treatment of substance abuse. Offered in the online format, the program consists of coursework with a special focus on the nature of psychopathological conditions and their impact on the human being in terms of the physical, social, spiritual, emotional and intellectual nature. Graduates can qualify for certification whether on the state, national or international level. Participants are responsible for contacting the appropriate certifying body with regards to specific state certification requirements.
Total number of credits for the program is one hundred twenty (120). Required courses include General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Health Care Systems and Transcultural Health Care, Health Policy and Economic Analysis, Health Care Accounting and Billing, Professional Readiness: Legal/Ethical/Personal and Professional Responsibilities in Counseling, Spirituality and Christian Values in Health Care and Wellness, Culture and Diversity in Counseling Service and Practice, Group Counseling and Community Education, Care Management and Interventions in Counseling, Medical and Psychological Aspects of Chemical Dependence and Substance Abuse for Counselors, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse: Evaluation/Documentation and Comprehensive Treatment Planning, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse: Psychopathology and Psychotherapy Models, Addiction Counseling: Psychopathology/Evaluation/Counseling and Treatment Planning, Family Therapy and Education in Addiction/ Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse Counseling, Psychopathology/ Co-Occurring Disorders and Dual Diagnosis in Counseling and the Practicum. Applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) years old and have some college credits. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.