Alcohol & Drug Counseling
- Award: Master of Science
- Credits: 48
- Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
- WIOA Certified
About this Program
Mastery of substance use disorders counseling requires superior competency in the delivery of best practices, in combination with strong client-centered clinical skills. The Master of Science degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling is designed to foster the necessary advanced knowledge and skills, allowing counselors to address the increasingly complex challenge of effectively addressing substance use and co-occurring disorders. The program is strongly centered on expertise in the theory and application of evidence-based practices (including motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral therapies), co-occurring disorders competency, multiculturalism and anti-oppression, ethics and professionalism, and integration of new research findings into clinical practice.
- Metropolitan State University, St Paul Campus 55106