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Synthesize the principles and applications of addiction psychology theory and evidence-based practice.
Make a plan for continued professional development on current issues and trends related to addiction psychology.
Contribute to the field of psychology by interpreting and applying addiction psychology research.
Become adept at using appropriate evaluation and outcomes measurement procedures.
Maintain an awareness of evolving cultural, ethical, and legal standards related to addiction psychology research, practice, and policy.
Learn to communicate about addiction psychology using accepted professional community standards.
Our PhD in Psychology, Addiction Psychology program is designed to
remove roadblocks for you and demystify the dissertation process. This
unique approach centers on supporting you in three ways: through
program structure, a dedicated faculty and support team, and online
resources. To help generate momentum toward graduation, you’ll begin
your dissertation early in the program. Our faculty, support team, and
online resources will help guide you every step of the way.
Get real-world skills. Our research in psychology course allows you to conduct research alongside Capella faculty.
Our applied teaching track program helps you gain experience as a teaching assistant or tutor.
Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced doctoral faculty who are actively engaged in their professions.
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
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Our online PhD in Psychology, Addiction Psychology curriculum
integrates addiction theory and research with practice. You’ll develop
expertise in addiction research, prevention and treatment, and program
design and evaluation. The program includes dissertation research seminars which allow you to
get an early start on your dissertation.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|PSY8405||Practical Psychopharmacology in Addiction Treatment|
|PSY8415||Substance-Use Program Design|
|PSY8420||Multicultural Issues in Addiction|
|PSY8430||Issues and Trends in Addiction-Related Treatments|
Learn how licensure, education methods, and workplaces differ in clinical vs. non-clinical psychology.
Learn more about Capella's PhD in Psychology program and available specializations.
Learn about addiction psychology and how it's different from addiction counseling.
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certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
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promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.