60 qualifies for licensure in PA
3 - 4 years
Our master’s program in addiction counseling prepares you for success in the field as a professional counselor and puts you on the path to eligibility to apply for state licensure in PA (Licensed Professional Counselor) and professional certification (Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor). In addition to the core clinical mental health curriculum, you’ll be exposed to evidence-based theories specific to addiction counseling from professors who are licensed and currently practicing.
Additionally, the LBC | Capital graduate program experientially immerses you in the Integrated Psychotherapy Model, which systematically intertwines faith-based methods of recovery with research-driven counseling methods. Fully acknowledging God as our ever-present help in time of trouble, as a graduate you will embark on your missional career thoroughly equipped with practical and scholarly professional skills.
If you are ready to experience a program designed to provide you with the skills and training necessary to work alongside individuals struggling with the many forms of addiction present across cultures, apply today.
Each course meets monthly in person for a minimum of 4 times per semester.
May request to transfer a maximum of 18 graduate credits (6 courses)
License, Certification, Credential Information
Intro to Prof. Counseling Core Courses 15 Credits
Professional Core Courses 18 Credits
Advanced Addiction Counseling Courses 12 Credits
Professional Counseling Practice Courses 9 Credits
Electives 6 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and program details.
Want to learn more about this master’s degree or LBC | Capital’s Seminary & Graduate School? Consider scheduling an appointment to talk virtually or in person with an Admissions Counselor, who will be glad to answer all your questions.
The Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling program will prepare you for a wide range of service and/or ministry professions, such as at the local church level, within para-church organizations, or at counseling organizations, private practices, hospitals, prisons, retirement centers and a variety of human service settings.
The Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling Program will equip students for the field of counseling by:
The following is the proposed schedule for this degree program.
|CPS 501 Orient. to Prof Counseling Identity, Function & Ethics||3|
|CPS 505 Research & Program Evaluation||3|
|CPS 508 Counseling Skills in Helping Relationships||3|
|CPS 510 Human Growth & Develop. Across Lifespan||3|
|CPS 514 Psychopharmacology||3|
|CPS 515 Counseling Theory & Techniques||3|
|CPS 525 Assessment Techniques in Counseling I||3|
|CPS 530 Professional Ethics in Counseling & Psychotherapy Casework||3|
|CPS 531 Psychopathology & Counseling||3|
|CPS 541 Group Counseling Leadership Skills||3|
|CPS 572 Counseling Addictions||3|
|CPS 573 Advanced Addictions Treatment Methods||3|
|CPS 575 Counseling Children & Adolescents||3|
|CPS 583 Multicultural Foundations of Counseling||3|
|CPS 588 Career & Lifestyle Development||3|
|CPS 601 Professional Counseling Practicum||3|
|CPS 602 Professional Counseling Internship I||3|
|CPS 603 Professional Counseling Internship II||3|
|CPS *CPS Elective||6|