This course will build upon material presented in AC 506 with greater emphasis on group work in an addictions setting. Topics will include motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral technique in group work.

AC 507 is offered during the 2nd session (March 11th- May 3rd) of the Spring 2019 semester.


Ability to utilize motivational techniques in a group setting.

Ability to utilize cognitive behavioral techniques from an addictions perspective in a group experience.

Knowledge of challenging client situations and how to best deal with those situations.

Knowledge of assessments to utilize in a group context.

Ability to apply and use knowledge gained in Group Counseling in Addictions Settings I.

This course will be delivered in 4 modules over the course of eight weeks; each module will be two weeks in length. The online format will include uploaded interactive newsletters at the beginning of each module. The structure of the course will require you to actively engage in course content, answer discussion questions much like you would be expected to during an on-site class, submit mini assignments, and complete module quizzes. 

This course is taught online. Course participants login and participate at a time of day that is convenient for them. It is recommended that participants login at least 4 to 5 times per week and plan on spending 16 to 18 hours per week (combination online and offline) for 7.5 weeks to successfully complete this 3-credit course.  If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method of delivery, you may require more time.
Restricted to Montana State University students in the Addiction Counseling Certificate, Counseling, and Health Sciences Programs who have successfully completed AC 506If you are a Non-Degree seeking graduate student wishing to enroll in this class, please contact Dr. Katey Franklin.
 Group Therapy for Substance Use Disorders: A Motivational Cognitive-Behavioral Approach. 
Sobell & Sobell 
Guilford Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1609180518