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Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health Addiction Counseling Emphasis

A Dual Licensure Counseling Program!



The Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health with an emphasis 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 Addiction Counselors (MAC) to earn your License in Addiction 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 & recovery, and  evidenced-based practices in concert with experiential opportunities in the pursuit of treating substance abuse and addiction.



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.


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 Counseling, Intervention and Prevention I 3
BHAM 5010 Addiction Counseling, Intervention and Prevention II 3
BHAM 5011 Clinical Supervision and Advocacy  3
BHAM 5012 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning  3
BHAM 5013 Appraisal and Statistics 3
BHAM 5014 Psychopharmacology, Neurobiology and Invectious Diseases 4
BHAM 5015 Family Systems and Addiction 3
BHAM 5016 Trauma-Informed Care 3
BHAM 5017 Principles of Integrative Behavioral Healthcare  2
BHAM 5030 Practicum 3
BHAM 5031 Internship I:  Addiction Counseling  6
BHAM 5041 Internship II:  Counseling (Elective) 6
Total 60
Total with Internship II 66

We strongly encourage students to participate in academic advising in order to register for BHAM 5001, Advanced Ethical Practice (your advisor must lift the hold in order for you to register for this course).  Contact Jessica Diangikes at to arrange an advising meeting.

Upon completing 60 credits of coursework and the required clinical hours, students are eligible for LAC licensure. With only 6 additional internship credits, students will also be eligible to earn their Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) post-graduation.

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