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Addiction Treatment Services Specialization

41-44 credit degree

HDFS Course Requirements:

  • Foundation Courses: 3 credits in each of the following areas 12 credits
    • Human Development (HDFS 631 a-e, or 720)
    • Family Studies (HDFS 636, 638, 658, or 730)
      • Either 720 or 730 must be included
    • Individual & Family Resiliency (HDFS 745)
    • Ethics in Human Services (HDFS 680)
  • Research Courses 6 credits
    • Reserach Methods (HDFS 771)
    • Statistics (600 level or above)
  • Specialization Courses 14 credits
    • REQUIRED
      • Assessment (CAS 759 or CEP 642b) 3 credits
      • Treatment (CAS 760 and CAS 761) 6 credits
    • Electives 5 credits
      • Prevention & Early Intervention in Addictions (CAS 658) 3 credits
      • The Neuroscience of Addiction (CAS 712) 2 credits
      • Special Topics in Addiction (CAS 659)
        • Examples of courses available (varies 1-3 credits)
          • Special Populations: Women, Adolescents, Elderly, GLBT
          • Clinical Issues: Supervision, Treatment of Gambling Disorders, Other Addictions, Peri-natal Substance Abuse.
          • Special Factors: HIV/AIDS, Criminal Justice, Disabilities
          • Administration: Grant Writing, Program Development & Evaluation, Confidentiality, Working with Managed Care
    • Overview (CAS 640) or its equivalent is a prerequisite for completeing this specialization
  • Internship in Addiction Treatment (HDFS 792) 6 credits
  • Professional Paper/ Project/ Comp (HDFS 796) 3 credits OR
    Thesis (HDFS 797) 6 credits

Please contact Meri Shadley (784.6265) at CASAT or the HDFS department for further information.