Online Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certification
Minor in Alcohol and Drug Counseling
The Occupational Outlook Handbook indicates that substance abuse counselor job-growth is much faster than average. Drug and Alcohol Counseling is the only field that licenses counselors with a Bachelor’s degree. Most others require a Master’s.
Crown students can meet the critical demand for substance abuse counselors with our accredited online Alcohol and Drug Counseling Minor. This minor provides the 18 credits of coursework needed for students to meet Minnesota State licensing standards. Students can also add internship courses to the minor to fulfill licensure requirements. Crown’s Christian-centered counseling program addresses how to recognize and respond to addiction, how to support and help those in need, and the role that faith plays in recovery.
Students majoring in Criminal Justice, Psychology or Christian Ministry, who pair their B.S. degree program with the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Minor, can increase their employment options post-graduation. Professional opportunities range from healthcare, education and corrections, to corporations, faith-based organizations, and social-service agencies that work with adults and juveniles. Students can also continue on to complete their Master’s in Counseling at Crown. Tuition is priced competitively lower than similar accredited institutions. In fact, 98 percent of those enrolled at Crown receive student loans, scholarships and financial aid.
Crown College is concerned about the many ways that alcohol and other drug abuse negatively influences institutions and society. The effects of substance abuse on individuals and families have real emotional, cognitive, cultural, professional, financial and spiritual consequences. Coursework for the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Minor includes drug and addiction theory, case management, identification and treatment, delivering professional practice and Christian studies that foster ways to incorporate faith into a counseling practice.
“As Christians, we are called to serve those in need. Addictions affect millions of individuals, their families and society as a whole. Crown’s online Alcohol and Drug Counseling Minor, equips students to address this expanding need by providing competent, professional care that is coupled with Christian compassion.” – Darin Mather, PhD ABD, Program Chair, Social Sciences
Alcohol and Drug Counseling Minor Courses
Students in the School of Online Studies should take PSY 3010 - Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Counseling and PSY 3538 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy .
To view these courses in our online catalog system, click here.
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