Program offered: On-Ground Online Hybrid, or Online
Total Credits: 64-credits for students Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor track. Students pursuing the Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling track must take an additional 9 credits.
The Adler Graduate School offers a Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with an emphasis in Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling. This 64 – 73 credit degree requires successful completion of a combination of required courses and completion of a Professional Portfolio. TheCo-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling emphasis includes an internship component, which allows the student to demonstrate an ability to take an integrated approach to addressing Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders. This degree prepares student for licensure eligibility as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Student interested in meeting the licensure eligibility requirements for Marriage and Family Therapy will take additional course work.
With an emphasis in Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling, 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 and Addiction work in numerous settings that provide education, health, mental health, criminal justice, and chemical health services to individuals, couples, and families.
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 and Addiction Counseling Certificate Program.
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.
Substance Use and Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling
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 MA degree in Co-occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling prepares students as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Minnesota. If you are interested in a degree track which prepares students for licensure eligibility as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Alcohol and Drug Counselor or meeting the licensure eligibility requirements for LMFT, contact the individual Board for the requirements. 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. For LADC licensure in other States visit The Association for Addiction Professionals. For LPC and LPCC requirements outside of Minnesota, contact information for the State Boards can be found at The American Counseling Association.
For Substance Use and Mental Health Counseling
The Adler Graduate School's academic program emphasis in clinical mental health counseling is constructed around the State of Minnesota criteria for licensure as a professional counselor. The LPC and LPCC are nationally recognized mental health licenses existing in nearly all 50 states. LPC and LPCC professionals are overseen by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, 2829 University Ave SE Suite 210, Minneapolis, MN 55414, phone (612) 617-2178. Each state has professional licensure requirements to practice as a professional counselor. A state’s licensure board determines the specific requirements for candidates seeking professional counseling licensure and those requirements are subject to change. The M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling program was not designed to meet professional counseling licensure standards outside of the United States of America.
It is the student’s responsibility to determine the licensure requirements for any states other than Minnesota. The M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling program may meet some or all the requirements of other states, but additional state-specific approvals or coursework and/or practicum hours may be required beyond the program’s graduation requirements. A list of state board contact information is available via The American Counseling Association. It is the student’s responsibility to check the Educational Requirements and Licensing Requirements for the state in which they live or plan to practice.
For Substance Use and Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling
For Marriage Couples and Family Counseling contact the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapy, 2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 330, Minneapolis, MN, 55414, phone 612-617-2220. The LMFT is recognized in nearly all 50 states. Graduates interested in practicing in another state should contact that state's MFT oversight body. A license in Marriage and Family Therapy is not a national license. The link below to the Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Board (AMFTRB) will provide access to each State’s Regulatory Body, (See: AMFTRB). It is the student’s responsibility to check the Educational Requirements and Licensing Requirements for the state in which they live or plan to practice.