Addiction Counseling

Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling (MAAC)

Helping Others Find Help, Hope & Healing

Why Study Addiction Counseling through Capital Seminary & Graduate School?

Using Faith & Science to Release Individuals from the Power of Addiction

Our master’s program in addiction counseling prepares you for success in the field as a Professional Counselor and enables you to sit for the National Counselor Exam in order to become a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition to the core clinical mental health curriculum, you are are provided with exposure 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 feel 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.

What Makes our Program Different?

The program is delivered in a blended format, combining the convenience of online learning, without sacrificing important face-to-face interactions gained from classroom instruction. But that’s not all the makes us unique. Through our program, you can:

  • Earn your MA in addiction counseling in as little as two years.
  • Graduate prepared to sit for the CAADC, the state licensure exam required for all certified addiction counselors.
  • Passing the CAADC Exam automatically gives an individual the additional PA Professional Counselor License (LPC) without having to take a second exam.
  • We integrate both faith and science for professionals who hold a Christians view of persons.
  • Maintain your busy work and family schedules with convenient evening, weekend and online classes.
  • You learn under the tutelage of experienced licensed professional counselors
Your Journey

Credit Hours: 60 (qualifies for licensure in PA)

Average Completion Time: 2 – 3 years

Cost Per Credit: $535

Capstone Option: Internship


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“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31

In This Program, Students Will:

  • Evaluate theory and use formal measurements to accurately assess the client’s context, learning, development, personality, motivation, and character.
  • Develop clinical skill necessary to conduct individual therapy for those with serious mental health conditions (including various addictions).
  • Integrate specific knowledge and skill necessary to counsel effectively those with various diagnoses, vocational need, and diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Conduct critical thinking skills to evaluate theory and practice from a biblical perspective.
  • Synthesize information and knowledge by means of supervised counseling experiences.
  • Acquire sufficient knowledge of scientific research and literature to be prepared to investigate specific areas of need in professional mental health counseling.
  • Apply ethical principles to prospective clinical situations that reflect an open and collaborative approach to resolve ethical dilemmas.
  • Prepare students for clinical addictions practice and successful completion of Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) Exam.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of how both substance and process addictions impact families and learn professional therapeutic service delivery with this population.
  • Develop skills toward navigating a process of reconciliation for spouses and families.

CURRICULUM PLAN

MA in Addiction Counseling (60 Credits)
Professional Core:12 Credits
2nd Tier Professional Courses:15 Credits
Addiction Counseling Concentration:15 Credits
Elective Options:6 Credits
Licensure Courses:12 Credits

View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.

Hear from a Student: MA in Addiction Counseling

Get an overview of Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School’s counseling programs, hear from our faculty and students in the counseling programs, and see if LBC | Capital is where God is leading you.

Meet the Faculty

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Dr. Ryan Kuehner

Chair, Counseling & Social Work Dept. and Director, M.A. in Professional Counseling (PA)

“Arguably the most encompassing demonstration of the commonalities between professional counseling and God’s Word can be seen in Christ’s declaration ‘…but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.’ This not only informs the work we do and the way we teach, but also who we are and who we become.” — Dr. Kuehner

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Judd Buckwalter

Program Coordinator: Bachelor of Science in Addiction Counseling

“What motivates me to teach is seeing the overwhelming need for a biblically solid and emotionally healthy counselors who desire to love people in Jesus name.” — Mr. Buckwalter

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