2013-14 University Bulletin 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2013-14 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Psychology: Substance Abuse Counseling Concentration, M.A.

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NY State Program Code: 04161
HEGIS Code: 2001.00
CIP Code: 42.0101

(39 credits)

The Substance Abuse Counseling concentration provides specific training in the delivery of clinical services to clients and their significant others who seek treatment for chemical dependency. Through combining insights from various theoretical models with evidence-based practices, students will be prepared to work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient programs, community mental health centers, and rehabilitation programs. The program is intended to be completed in conjunction with the Masters in Psychology or Mental Health Counseling degrees.

Upon completion, students will have satisfied the 350-hour New York State educational requirement, will receive a Certificate of Completion, and are eligible for the Credential in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Trainee certificate (CASAC-T).

Requirements for the Master’s Program in General Psychology Concentration in Substance Abuse Counseling

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the M.A. in General Psychology on a rolling admission basis. Students may start in the fall, spring, or summer. Admission requirements for the M.A. in General Psychology program include: a minimum 3.0 GPA, two letters of recommendation; a personal essay; transcripts from all previously attended schools; a listing of grades in all undergraduate and graduate psychology courses; prerequisite courses (or equivalents): General Psychology and one additional psychology course; general GRE scores recommended (not required)

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