Program offered: Residential, Online
||58 credit Licensed Professional Counselor track (LPC)
|61 credit clinical education in Marriage and Family Therapy track (LMFT)
|64 credit Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor track (LPCC)
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 Therapy
The 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.