Minor in Addictions Counseling

Addictions Counseling

Become a certified substance abuse counselor

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services offers a Minor in Addictions Counseling. This minor provides required coursework and fieldwork experience to be eligible for Massachusetts certification as a substance abuse counselor. Program graduates are prepared to take the required certification and state licensing examinations. Students are provided an in-depth knowledge of alcohol/addictions treatment programs and current treatment modalities.

Students must take two field placement courses, totaling 300 hours, in an alcohol/addictions treatment facility. This experience allows students to work on the core functions of substance abuse counseling: assessment, treatment planning, case management, crisis intervention, client education and documentation.

For more information, please contact kerri_augusto@williamjames.edu

Offered as a Minor in our BS in Psychology and Human Services

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Curriculum Overview

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services Required Courses:

Addictions Counseling Minor Required Courses:

One of the following rotating electives:

Program Director

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kerri Agusto.

Kerri Augusto, PhDKerri Augusto, PhD

Associate Professor, BS in Psychology and Human Services
Director, Undergraduate Studies