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Addiction Studies Minor
Minor Requirements 32-34 Credits
This minor satisfies the educational credentialing needs of addictions counselors in Idaho when accompanied by a bachelor's degree. It also meets the twelve counselor functions as outlined by the Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Certification, Inc. (IBADACC), as well as related issues. The counselor core functions are 1) treatment planning, 2) counseling, 3) crisis intervention, 4) case management, 5) assessment, 6) screening, 7) client education, 8) referral, 9) reports/record keeping, 10) intake, 11) orientation, and 12) consultation with other professionals.
The 32-34 credits of required course work for the addiction studies minor will meet the educational credentialing requirements outlined by the IBABACC, Idaho Student of Addiction Studies (ISAS), and Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (CADC). Additional course work is required for the State of Washington.
Contact the Addictions Counseling Education Coordinator for more information.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|ADS 243||Introduction to Addiction Studies||3|
|ADS 442*||Ethical Principles in Counseling||3|
|ADS 443*||Case Management and Chemical Dependency||3|
|ADS 444*||Chemical Dependency and Pharmacology||3|
|ADS 446*||Chemical Dependency and the Family System||3|
|ADS 448*||Chemical Dependency and the Group Approach||3|
|ADS 449*||Assessment/Screening and Counseling||3|
|ADS 470*||Crisis Intervention||3|
|PSYC 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PSYC 440*||Counseling Theories||4|
|Total Credits Required:||32-34|
|* Recommended for Washington certification|
Students who minor in addiction studies need to be aware that some courses required discussion or disclosure of personal information, such as relationships with parents of significant others.
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