MS Master of Science in Addiction Counseling General Addiction Counseling specialization
Position yourself for increased career opportunities and job satisfaction in the fast-growing field of addiction counseling. This Master's in Addiction Counseling is designed to develop professionals trained in the areas of addiction counseling, treatment, and prevention. There is a particular emphasis on treating addictions and co-occurring mental health illnesses, which can improve the possibility that your clients will complete treatment and have better post-treatment outcomes. The curriculum covers both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to offer integrated services and treat co-occurring disorders in an addiction counseling or general clinical setting. This rigorous program includes online course work, residencies and clinical experiences.
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With your Master's in General Addiction Counseling from Capella, you'll learn to apply addiction counseling intervention and prevention theories, models and approaches to individuals and groups. You'll also articulate knowledge, skills and best practices related to addiction counseling, and select appropriate assessments to evaluate, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan for clients. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
Common jobs with an online Master's in General Addiction Counseling include addiction counselor, addictionologist/medical director, adjunct or part-time faculty, behaviorist, case manager, detox specialist, family therapist, HIV counselor, recovery coach, residential counselor or vocational counselor. Potential workplaces and fields include mental health, educational institutions, private sector, health care or management/administration.