Program offered: Residential, Online
The Adler Graduate School offers a Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with an emphasis in Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders. The Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders emphasis includes an internship component, which allows the student to demonstrate an ability to take an integrated approach to addressing co-occurring disorders. This 58-64-credit degree requires successful completion of a combination of required and elective courses and completion of a Master’s Project.
With an emphasis in Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders, students will learn a progressive approach to working simultaneously with both mental health and substance use disorders, which helps the client and therapist work toward a more holistic, integrated, and positive outcome. The core program focuses students on learning knowledge, skills, and developing attitudes for working with clients, families, and communities impacted by substance use and mental health disorders. Counselors and therapists with training in Co-Occurring Disorders work in numerous settings that provide education, health, mental health, criminal justice, and chemical health services to individuals, couples, and families.
Substance Use and Mental Health Counseling This emphasis area prepares students to pursue the professional role of alcohol and drug counselor (ADC) and mental health counselor (MHC). Mental health counseling is a nationally recognized field in the practice of mental health. Professional counselors typically hold a license as an LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor or an LPCC - Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.
The emphasis in ADC and MHC is constructed around State of Minnesota criteria for licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor and professional counselor. In Minnesota, LPC, LPCC and LADC professionals are overseen by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, 2829 University Ave SE Suite 210, Minneapolis, MN 55414, (612) 617-2178.
Substance Use and Marriage and Family TherapyThe Co-Occurring Disorders emphasis area could also prepare students for the professional roles of alcohol and drug counselor (ADC) and marriage and family therapist (MFT).
The emphasis in ADC and MFT is constructed around State of Minnesota criteria for licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor and marriage and family therapist. In Minnesota, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists are overseen by the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, 2829 University Ave SE, Suite 310, Minneapolis, MN 55414. LMFT is a recognized license in almost all 50 states.
For students who already have a Master’s Degree but are interested in learning more about Co-Occurring disorders, Adler Graduate School also offers a Co-Occurring Disorders Certificate Program.
*State licensure requirements change frequently. The student is responsible for ensuring they meet their own state’s requirements.
Graduate School 101
Principles of Research
Abnormal Psychology & DSM-5
Introduction to Adlerian Psychology and Child Guidance
Values, Ethics and Legalities
Values, Ethics and Legalities in Co-Occurring Disorders Counseling
Essential Interviewing Skills
Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
Systems of Family Therapy
Foundations of Co-Occurring Disorders
Case Management and Treatment Planning for COD
Evaluation and Evidence-Based Practice in COD
Intro to Graduate Writing and the Master’s Project
Developing a Graduate Literature Review
Skype or Live
5 sessions of 528
Field Experience Requirements (880 hours of combined practicum and internship)
Introduction to Field Experience in COD
Practicum in COD
Internship in COD
521, 583, 987
Individual Clinical Instruction in COD
Additional Courses Required for LPC (58 credits total)
Foundations of Career Development
Additional Courses Required for LPCC (64 credits total)
Psychodynamics of Psychopathology
Advanced Approaches to Counseling and Therapy Skills
Treatment Planning- COD 583 Above
Evaluation Methodologies- COD 584 Above
Additional Courses Required for LMFT (61 credits total)
Family and Couples Therapy
Family Therapy (Under Development)
Counseling Children and Adolescents
Kristin Williams, MA, LPCC, LADCDirector of the Co-Occurring Disorders Programkristin.firstname.lastname@example.org
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