This course examines multiple counseling theories and their application in the addictions setting. Development across the lifespan and theoretical approaches specific to addiction will also be examined.

AC 508 is offered during summer term. This will be offered during the intersession of the Summer 2021 semester (June 7th-July 30th).

Knowledge of Rational-Emotive-Behavioral Theory

Knowledge of Behavioral Modification Theory

Knowledge of Control/Reality Theory

Knowledge of Person-centered Theory

Knowledge of Psychoanalytic Theory

Knowledge of Adlerian Individual Theory

Knowledge of Gestalt Theory

Knowledge of Solution-Focused Therapy

Knowledge of Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Ability to apply general principals of counseling theories and family systems approaches to addiction counseling.

Identification and review of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

Ability to explore and identify the relationship between substance abuse and domestic violence

Knowledge of cognitive, physical, social and emotional developmental theory and stages across the lifespan.

A 4-module online format which will include powerpoints, articles, and discussion questions will be utilized (which will require you answering questions much like you would be expected to during an in-person class).   

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  and Health Sciences Programs.  If you are a Non-Degree seeking graduate student wishing to enroll in this class, please contact Dr. Katey Franklin.
Theory And Practice Of Counseling And Psychotherapy (10th ed.)
Author: Gerald Corey 
Publisher: Brooks Cole; 10th edition (2017)
ISBN-13: 978-1305263727