ADC501: Fundamentals of Addiction Counseling

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to current theories and causes of addictions and addictive behaviors, including strategies for prevention, intervention, and treatment. Students will learn about the different types of addiction, including substance use disorders, gambling addiction, and behavioral addictions, as well as the psychological, biological, social, and environmental factors that contribute to the development of addictive behaviors. The course will cover various approaches to addiction counseling, ethical and legal issues, and the role of the addiction counselor in facilitating individual and group therapy sessions. The course also describes appropriate counseling strategies when working with clients with addiction and co-occurring disorders in a multicultural society. Students will be trained in Christian counseling approaches to addiction in appropriate contexts.


Course Materials & Tuition

Capuzzi, D., & Stauffer, M. D. (2020). Foundations of Addictions Counseling (4th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson. ISBN: 9780135166932.  $74.99
Greggo, S. P., Sisemore, T. A., & Johnson, E. L. (2012). Counseling and Christianity: Five Approaches. IVP Academic. 257 pages. ISBN: 978-1118721773 $18.99
Miller, W. R., & Rollnick, S. (2023). Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change (4th ed.). New York, NY: Guilford. ISBN: 978-1462552795. $63.77
Tuition $800.00
Total Cost of Course $957.75