Addiction Studies Minor

This minor prepares students for Chemical Dependency certification by meeting the twelve counselor core functions as outlined by the Idaho Board of Alcoholism/Drug Counselor Certification, as well as related issues.

This minor satisfies the educational credentialing needs of addictions counselors in Idaho when accompanied by a bachelor’s degree. It also meets the twelve counselor functions as outlined by the Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Certification, Inc. (IBADACC), as well as related issues.

The counselor core functions are:

  1. Treatment planning
  2. Counseling
  3. Crisis intervention
  4. Case management
  5. Assessment
  6. Screening
  7. Client education
  8. Referral
  9. Reports/record keeping
  10. Intake
  11. Orientation
  12. Consultation with other professionals

Students who major in Psychology need to be aware that some elective psychology courses may require a discussion or disclosure of personal information, such as relationships with parents or significant others. This also includes courses students must take for the Addiction Studies minor.

The 32-35 credits of required course work for the addictions studies minor will meet the educational credentialing requirements outlined by the IBADACC, Idaho Students of Addictions Studies (ISAS), and Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (CADC). Additional course work is required for the state of Washington.

Program Requirements

ADS-243INTRODUCTION TO ADDICTION STUDIES3.00
ADS-442ETHICAL PRINCIPLES IN COUNSELING 13.00
ADS-443CASE MANAGEMENT AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY 13.00
ADS-444CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AND PHARMACOLOGY 13.00
ADS-446CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AND FAMILY SYSTEM 13.00
ADS-448CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AND THE GROUP APPROACH 13.00
ADS-449ASSESMENT/SCREENING AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELING 13.00
ADS-470CRISIS INTERVENTION 13.00
ADS-495PRACTICUM IN PSYCHOLOGY1.00-3.00
PSYC-101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3.00
PSYC-440COUNSELING THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES 14.00
Total Credits32.00-34.00
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Recommended for Washington certification.