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    Jul 22, 2024  
Spring 2024 Update [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mental Health Counseling: Substance Abuse Counseling Concentration, M.A.

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NY State Program Code: 28920
HEGIS Code: 2104.10
CIP Code: 51.1508

(63 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 concentration is intended to be completed in conjunction with the Masters in Psychology or Mental Health Counseling degrees. Upon completion of their courses, students will have satisfied the required 350-hour educational requirement by New York State.

Students will be eligible to apply for a CASAC-T training permit from the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The CASAC Trainee certificate serves as documentation that you are working toward becoming a CASAC. On behalf of OASAS, the Department will award a Certificate of Completion.

Program requirements

Required Courses

Spring 2 – Required courses

(12 credits)


*Prerequisites for Advanced Topics in Substance Abuse Counseling are Psychology of Addictions or Theory and Practice of Substance Abuse Counseling

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