Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy Co-Occurring Disorders Emphasis

Total credits: 64 credit Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)
64 credit Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
73 credit clinical education in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT)

The Adler Graduate School offers a Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with an emphasis in Co-Occurring Disorders that prepares counselors to treat clients with the complex presentation of addiction with another co-occurring mental health condition. The Co-Occurring Disorders emphasis includes an internship component, which allows the student to demonstrate an ability to learn progressive and evidence-based approaches to promoting wellness and supporting long-term recovery from Co-Occurring Disorders. Core program focuses students on learning knowledge, skills, and developing attitudes for working with clients, families, and communities impacted by addiction and other mental health disorders. Graduates of the Co-Occurring Disorders emphasis are prepared to meet the academic requirements for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor track (LPCC), Licensed Alcohol, and Drug Counselor (LADC) in Minnesota.

Co-Occurring Disorders Course Requirements:

500Principles of Research

3

503Introduction to the Counseling Profession

3

504Abnormal Psychology & DSM 5

3

505Developmental Psychology

3

511Foundations of Adlerian Psychology

3

512Introduction to Professional Writing and Portfolio

2

513Comparative Theories of Personality & Psychotherapy

3

516Foundations of Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorders

3

521Values, Ethics and Legalities

2

521.8Values, Ethics & Legalities in Co-Occurring Disorders

1

523Multi-Cultural Counseling

3

525Essential Interviewing Skills

3

528Didactic (Individual)

0

529Didactic (Group)

0

532Group Psychotherapy and Counseling

3

533Clinical Assessment

3

534Behavioral Neuroscience

3

537Adv Approaches to Counseling & Psychotherapy Skills

3

541Theories of Family Therapy

3

562Foundations of Career Development

3

583Case Management for Co-Occurring Disorders

3

584Best Practices in Co-Occurring Disorders

3

585Integrative Seminar - COD

1

604Portfolio Defense

1

620Advanced Seminar in Counseling: Human Sexuality

1

Co-Occurring Disorders and Marriage and Family Therapy

The Co-Occurring Disorders emphasis area could also prepare students for the professional role of Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). If interested in meeting State of Minnesota criteria for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), students will take an additional 9 credits.

Additional course requirements for LMFT (73 credits total):

542Couples Counseling

3

543Family Therapy

3

544Counseling Children and Adolescents

3

Field Experience Requirements

Students will complete 5 credits total for field experience. Three credits will be earned for internship by completing 3 terms of 988 Internship in COD.

986Introduction to Field Experience - Co-Occurring Disorders

1

987Practicum in Co-Occurring Disorders

1

988Internship in Co-Occurring Disorders

1