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Chemical Dependency Counseling Minor
Substance abuse is a widespread problem across the country, and is greatly impacting families across Kentucky. Counseling, treatment and case management are critical factors in helping people overcome abuse and addiction.

The chemical dependency counseling minor is designed to meet the 270 classroom-hours requirement for the Kentucky Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board for individuals who plan to pursue certification as an alcohol and drug counselor. The courses in the minor are approved by the Kentucky Alcohol and Drug Certification Board.

 

Program Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Total Credit Hours (required and elective): 21
 

Required courses

  • SWK 470 - Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 471 - Alcohol, Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 472 - Approaches to Chemical Dependency Treatment I (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 473 - Approaches to Chemical Dependency Treatment II (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 474 - Practicum in Chemical Dependency (3 credit hrs.)


TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15

 

Electives

Choose six hours from the list of approved chemical dependency electives below:
 

HEALTH

  • HLTH 418 - Use and Abuse of Drugs (3 credit hrs.)
 

NURSING

  • NURS 202 - Medical Terminology (2 credit hrs.)
  • NURS 302 - Health Maintenance Through Life (3 credit hrs.)
  • NURS 303 - Women's Health Care (3 credit hrs.)
  • NURS 304 - Men's Health Issues (3 credit hrs.)
 

PSYCHOLOGY

  • PSY 154 - Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hrs.)
  • PSY 156 - Life Span Developmental Psychology (3 credit hrs.)
  • PSY 157 - Psychology of Adjustment (3 credit hrs.)
  • PSY 390 - Psychology of Personality (3 credit hrs.)
  • PSY 450 - Abnormal Psychology (3 credit hrs.)
  • PSY 465 - Drugs and Behavior (3 credit hrs.)
  • PSY 469 - Counseling Psychology (3 credit hrs.)
  • PSY 471 - Addiction Therapies (3 credit hrs.)


SOCIOLOGY

  • SOC 306 - Juvenile Delinquency (3 credit hrs.)
  • SOC 350 - Sex and Gender (3 credit hrs.)
  • SOC 354 - Individual and Society (3 credit hrs.)
  • SOC 363 - Sex Industry Perspectives (3 credit hrs.)
  • SOC 416 - Family Dynamics (3 credit hrs.)
  • SOC 459 - Social Change in Appalachia (3 credit hrs.)


SOCIAL WORK

  • SWK 300 - Criminogenic Family (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 301 - Family Violence: An International Perspective (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 306 - Juvenile Delinquency (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 315 - Child Welfare Services (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 330 - Health Structures and Behavior (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 333 - Beginning Helping Skills for Human Service Professionals (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 334 - Women and Partner Violence (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 335 - Families in Modern Society (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 340 - Community Mental Health (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 358 - Child Abuse and Neglect (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 360 - Crisis Intervention (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 380 - Social Work Practice in Health Care (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 381 - Race, Class, Gender and Crime (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 416 - Working with Offenders (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 420 - Social Work Administration & Management (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 435 - Group Dynamics (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 441 - Issues in Aging (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 445 - Death and Dying (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 458 - Social Work Interview Methods in Child Maltreatment (3 credit hrs.)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 6
 

Career Opportunities

Career Services offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.
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  • Admissions
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  • Financial Aid
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  • Registrar
    201 Ginger Hall, Morehead, KY 40351
    606-783-2008
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