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Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health Addiction Counseling Emphasis

Accepting Applications in Fall 2019



The Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health with a concentration in Addiction Counseling integrates research, skill development, education in treatment and recovery, evidence-based practices and field work to prepare you for a career in the treatment of substance abuse and addictive behavior disorders in a variety of settings. You will qualify to sit for the examination for Master Addictions Counselors (MAC) to earn your License in Addictions Counseling (LAC). With one additional internship you may also qualify to complete the examination for your Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). 



To educate and empower future leaders in the field of addiction counseling who will provide excellence in service delivery along the entire continuum of care.  The Master’s Program will integrate education, research, skill development, treatment and recovery evidence-based practices with experiential opportunities in the pursuit of understanding and treating substance abuse and addictive behavior disorders. 



To promote excellence in the delivery of substance abuse and addictive behavior disorders education and practice.  Graduates of the program will have the requisite knowledge and skills to qualify for influential positions of leadership within treatment, recovery, prevention, and advocacy organizations.  Graduates of the program will be eligible for Colorado licensure; and may also be eligible for other state licenses, and national certifications.  Graduates will have the practical knowledge and practice skills necessary to meet the needs of organizations and third-party funding.


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Courses Credits
BHAM 5001 Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice 3
BHAM 5002 Social and Cultural Foundations (Multicultural Counseling) 3
BHAM 5003 Development Across the Lifespan 3
BHAM 5004 Career Counseling Theory and Techniques  3
BHAM 5005 Theory and Techniques in Helping Relationships 3
BHAM 5006 Group Counseling Theory and Techniques  3
BHAM 5007 Psychopathology 3
BHAM 5008 Research and Evaluation 3
BHAM 5009 Addiction and Recovery 3
BHAM 5010 Addiction Counseling, Intervention and Prevention 3
BHAM 5011 Clinical Supervision and Advocacy  3
BHAM 5012 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning  3
BHAM 5013 Appraisal and Statistics 3
BHAM 5014 Psychopharmacology and Neurobiology 3
BHAM 5015 Family Systems and Addiction 3
BHAM 5016 Trauma-Informed Care 3
BHAM 5017 Principles of Integrative Behavioral Healthcare  3
BHAM 5030 Practicum 3
BHAM 5031 Internship I:  Addiction Counseling  3
BHAM 5032 Internship II:  Addiction Counseling 3

BHAM 5041 Internship III: Mental Health Counseling


BHAM 5042 Internship IV: Mental Health Counseling 


By taking the two internship electives, students are then eligible to apply for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

A total of 60 credits are required for the Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health, emphasis in Addiction Counseling (resulting in a Licensed Addictions Counselor, or LAC); with only 6 additional internship credits, students will also be eligible to earn their Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). 


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