Develop professional skills helping others overcome harmful impacts of alcohol and drug addiction and abuse.
Why Foundations in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling at The American Women's College?
In this undergraduate degree program, you will explore and identify the causes of substance abuse disorders. You also will develop the skills to assess, diagnose, and treat people with substance disorders in individual and group settings.
As a student in the program, you will:
- Participate in an intensive 300-hour internship to develop and refine effective interviewing, counseling, and intervention skills in a supervised, clinical environment.
- Develop counseling skills that will allow you to cultivate effective therapeutic relationships as you work to support those coping with issues related to substance abuse.
- Analyze, design, implement and evaluate problems and solutions related to human behavior, substance abuse, counseling foundations, legal and ethical concerns, intervention and assessment, and human dynamics.
In addition to your core curriculum courses and general electives, you can expect to take major-specific courses such as:
- Drugs and Behavior
- Addictions and Intervention
- Counseling Diverse Populations
- Physiological Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Ethics and Professional Conduct in Counseling*
- Individual and Family Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders*
*These are graduate level courses that will count towards both the bachelor’s degree and Bay Path’s Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.