The Community Counseling Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services Program trains master’s level professional alcohol and substance abuse counselors who can help others to understand their personal and interpersonal difficulties, and the effects which alcohol and/or other drug abuse and dependence have on their own personal functioning as well as family members and significant others in their lives.

Graduates are able to develop effective decision-making strategies, utilize appropriate resources and implement appropriate courses of action to engage in a process of recovery from alcohol and/or drug abuse or dependence.

Like our other graduate programs, the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services Program is also based on the premise that self-awareness, commitment to continuous personal and professional growth and ethical decision making are necessary to function as an effective counseling professional.

Specific Requirements

*All courses require a minimum grade of “B”

I Foundation Courses

  • GPS500A Ethics & Profess. Issues in Alcohol & Substance Abuse Service
  • GPS501 Development Psychology
  • GPS504 Advanced Abnormal Psychology
  • GPS507 Psychological Appraisal
  • GPS518 Diversity & Professional Relationships

II Specialty Courses

  • GPS522 Foundations of Alcohol and Substance Counseling
  • GPS514 Adolescence, Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • GPS523 Assess., Case Management & Treatment of Alcohol & Substance Abuse
  • GPS541 Alcohol and Society
  • GPS525 Psychopharmacology
  • GPS542 Drugs & Society
  • GPS526 School Based Prevention and Intervention Services

III General Counseling Courses

  • GPS502 Advanced Theories of Psychotherapy
  • GPS505 Group Counseling
  • GPS506 Family System & Counseling
  • GPS519 Counseling Techniques

IV Field Work

  • GPS538 Alcohol & Substance Abuse Field Experience I (300 Hrs)
  • GPS539 Alcohol & Substance Abuse Field Experience II (300 Hrs)

Download our Academic Catalog for complete program details.