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Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health, emphasis in Addictions Counseling

A Dual Licensure Counseling Program!

Overview:

The Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health, emphasis in Addictions 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). And upon completion of clinical hours, you will also qualify to sit for the examination for your Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). 

 

Mission:

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.

 

Goals:

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.


 

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

 

 

 

BHAM 5001

Advanced 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

Statistical Analysis

3

BHAM 5014

Psychopharmacology, Neurobiology, and Infectious 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 jdiangik@msudenver.edu 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.

   IMPORTANT DATES

Fall 2021 application window opens on September 14, 2020

FREE APPLICATION DAY ~ October 13, 2020

Preferred deadline: January 15, 2021

Final Deadline: April 16, 2021

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