Through its school of counseling and social services Walden University is offering an online Master of Science in Addiction Counseling. The degree will allow students to learn how to identify and prepare treatment for a wide range of addiction based behavioral disorders and design case management strategies for a broad array of clients.
The program features five specializations—addiction and public health, child and adolescent counseling, family studies and interventions, forensic counseling, and trauma and crisis counseling—that prepare students for career settings that range from private practice to mental health centers and the criminal justice systems.
The curriculum for the 11 academic quarter long program features classes covering topics that range from the theories, treatment, and case management of addiction to psychopharmacology and biophysical considerations. Depending on the laws of the states in which students plan on practicing, students will be able train to become counselors with a specialization in addiction counseling and will be qualified to sit for the Examination for Master Addictions Counselors.
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