Books & Courses

Books & Courses

The following lists are subject to change. Please note:

  • Required textbooks are available for purchase each quarter at the Eagle Store. You may also shop around for better prices.
  • The courses listed below are graduate courses only. Our graduate-level courses are listed by the quarter in which they are offered.

Books

Course NumberCourse TitleBook
ADST 300Survey of Alcohol/Drug ProblemsFields, R. (2021). Drugs in perspective: Causes, assessment, family, prevention, intervention, and treatment (10th ed.). United States of America: McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN | 978-1260984118
ADST 302Counseling Theories for the Addiction ProfessionalMindTapV2.0 for Corey's Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy 10th ed. ISBN | 978-0357435854
ADST 303HIV/AIDS & Addiction TreatmentTIP 37: Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with HIV/AIDS (Free Download)
ADST 308Cultural Issues in Addiction Treatment & Behavioral HealthTIP 59: Improving Cultural Competence (Free Download)
ADST 310Globally Speaking: What About Drugs?Singer, M. (2007). Drugging the poor: Legal and illegal drugs and social inequality. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc. ISBN | 978-1577664949
ADST 410Community Prevention MethodsHogan, J. A., Gabrielsen, K. R., Luna, N. & Grothaus, D. (2003). Substance abuse prevention: The intersection of science and practice. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN | 978-0205341627
ADST 412Physiology & Pharmacology of AddictionsInaba, D. S. & Cohen, W. E. (2014). Uppers, downers, all Arounders: Physical and mental effects of psychoactive drugs. (8th ed.). Medford, OR: CNS Productions. ISBN | 978-0926544390
ADST 420Alcohol/Drug Case ManagementAdams, N. & Grieder, D. M. (2013). Treatment planning for person-centered care: Shared decision making for whole health. (2nd ed.). London, UK: Academic Press. ISBN | 978-0123944481
ADST 430Addiction Treatment with FamiliesTIP 39: Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy (Free Download)
ADST 440Alcohol/Drug Group CounselingBerg, R. C., Landreth, G. L. & Fall, K. A. (2018). Group counseling: Concepts and procedures. New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN | 978-1138068605
ADST 442Screening & Assessment for Co-Occurring DisordersAtkins, C. (2021). Co-occurring disorders: A whole-person approach to the assessment and treatment of substance use and mental disorders. Eau Claire, WI: PESI, Inc. ISBN | 978-1683733829
ADST 444Treating Co-Occurring DisordersAvery, J. D. & Barnhill, J. W. (2018) Co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders: A guide to diagnosis and treatment. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association Publishing. ISBN | 978-1615370559
ADST 448Medication Assisted TreatmentBlanchard, G. (2020). Counseling for medication assisted recovery: The addiction professional’s guide. (3rd ed.). Independently published. ISBN | 979-8655642478
ADST 460Law & Ethics for Addiction ProfessionalsGeppert, C. & Roberts, L. W. (2008). The book of ethics: Expert guidance for professionals who treat addiction. Center City, MN: Hazelden Foundation. ISBN | 978-1592854929
ADST 462Adolescent Addiction Assessment & TreatmentEssau, C. A. & Delfabbro, P. (2020). Adolescent addiction: Epidemiology, assessment, and treatment. London, UK: Academic Press. ISBN | 978-0128186268
ADST 464Relapse PreventionInstructor: Hayley Lake – No text required.
Instructor: Grace Creasman – Gorski, T. T. & Miller, M. (1982). Counseling for relapse prevention. Independence, MO: Herald Pub House. ISBN | 978-0830903672
ADST 480Where Suicide & Mental Health MeetAmerican Psychiatric Association. (2013). Desk reference to the diagnostic criteria from DSM-5. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association. ISBN | 978-0890425633
ADST 482Suicide Assessment, Treatment & ManagementQuinnett, P. G. (2009). Counseling suicidal people: A therapy of hope. (3rd ed.). Spokane, WA: QPR Institute.
ADST 484Suicide PreventionNo book required for purchase
ADST 490ADST Senior CapstoneNo book required for purchase.
ADST 501Relapse PreventionGorski, T. T. & Miller, M. (1982). Counseling for relapse prevention. Independence, MO: Herald Pub House. ISBN | 978-0830903672
ADST 502Counseling Theories for Addiction ProfessionalsNo book required for purchase
ADST 503HIV/AIDS & Addiction TreatmentTIP 37 Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with HIV/AIDS (Free Download)
ADST 504Adolescent Addiction Assessment & TreatmentEssau, C. A. & Delfabbro, P. (2020). Adolescent addiction: Epidemiology, assessment, and treatment. London, UK: Academic Press. ISBN | 978-0128186268
ADST 505Addiction Group CounselingNo book required for purchase
ADST 512Pharmacological Actions of Alcohol & Other DrugsInaba, D. S. & Cohen, W. E. (2014). Uppers, downers, all Arounders: Physical and mental effects of psychoactive drugs. (8th ed.). Medford, OR: CNS Productions. ISBN | 978-0926544390
ADST 520Case ManagementAdams, N. & Grieder, D. M. (2013). Treatment planning for person-centered care: Shared decision making for whole health. (2nd ed.). London, UK: Academic Press. ISBN | 978-0123944481
ADST 530Addiction Treatment w/ Families & Diverse PopulationsTIP 39: Substance Abuse Treatment & Family Therapy (Free Download)
ADST 535Law & Ethics for Addiction ProfessionalsGeppert, C. & Roberts, L. W. (2008). The book of ethics: Expert guidance for professionals who treat addiction. Center City, MN: Hazelden Foundation. ISBN | 978-1592854929
ADST 542Screening & Assessment of Co-Occurring DisordersAtkins, C. (2021). Co-occurring disorders: A whole-person approach to the assessment and treatment of substance use and mental disorders. Eau Claire, WI: PESI, Inc. ISBN | 978-1683733829
ADST 544Treating Co-Occurring DisordersAvery, J. D. & Barnhill, J. W. (2018) Co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders: A guide to diagnosis and treatment. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association Publishing. ISBN | 978-1615370559
ADST 548Medication Assisted TreatmentBlanchard, G. (2020). Counseling for medication assisted recovery: The addiction professional’s guide. (3rd ed.). Independently published. ISBN | 979-8655642478
ADST 550Spirituality & Addiction

Ruiz, D. M. (1997). The Four Agreements. San Rafael, California: Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc. ISBN | 978-1878424310

Steed, A. (2016). Powering Up Our Life Stories. (n.p.): CreateSpace Independent Publishing. ISBN | 978-1536971880

ADST 552Process Addictions

Anderson, R. (2017). Screen savvy: Creating balance in a digital world. Plain Sight. ISBN | 978-1462121168

Smith, R. L. (2015). Treatment strategies for substance and process addictions. American Counseling Association. ISBN | 978-1556203534

ADST 554Trauma Informed CareClark, C., Classen, C. C., Fourt, A. & Shetty, M. (2015). Treating the trauma survivor: An essential guide to trauma-informed care. Routledge. New York: NY. ISBN | 978-0415810982
ADST 555Food & AddictionNo book required for purchase
ADST 576Addiction: A Biopsychosocial ApproachDenning, P. & Little, J. (2017). Over the influence: The harm reduction guide to controlling your drug and alcohol use. The Guilford Press. New York: NY. ISBN | 978-1462526796
ADST 582Research for Evidence Based PracticeRubin, A. & Bellamy, J. (2012). Practitioner’s guide to using research for evidence-based practice. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken: NJ. ISBN | 978-1118136713
ADST 602ADST Professional PortfolioNo book required for purchase

Fall Courses

ADST 502. COUNSELING THEORIES FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS. 2 Credits.

This course is intended to provide students with specific counseling theory information necessary to meet state requirements for Chemical Dependency Professional certification.

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ADST 503. HIV/AIDS AND ADDICTION TREATMENT. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
Students explore the physiology, epidemiology, risk assessment, legal/ethical issues and societal implications of HIV and other air-and blood-borne pathogens. This course is appropriate for students of any discipline and is approved by the Washington Department of Health toward the Substance Use Disorder Professional credentialing.

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ADST 504. ADOLESCENT ADDICTION ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT. 4 Credits.

This course will emphasize the unique developmental stages of adolescence and the ways in which substance use/abuse/dependency harm the adolescent’s worldview. The various methods used when providing interventions and treatment will be explored along with assessment requirements specified by the state. This course will expand the issues of the family system as context for recovery using traditional resources and innovative approaches in adolescent chemical dependency treatments.

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ADST 520. CASE MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

This course provides a thorough review of approaches and philosophies of case management and its essential role in effectively addressing the complexity of multiple-issue recovery, including dual-diagnosis, gender and sexuality issues, suicide and relapse. Includes established national and regional standards of care in treatment planning, record keeping and discharged and aftercare planning.

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ADST 530. ADDICTION TREATMENT WITH FAMILIES AND DIVERSE POPULATIONS. 4 Credits.

This course uses the Addiction Counseling Competencies to explore the complex issues of family in relation to addiction and models of family counseling. Additionally, this class will include information on diverse cultures, to incorporate the relevant needs of culturally diverse groups, as well as people with disabilities, into clinical practice.

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ADST 535. CONFIDENTIALITY, LAW AND ETHICS FOR THE ADDICTION PROFESSIONAL. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MA Behavioral Health, MA Addiction Studies.
Students will be exposed to fundamental and technical study of the law, policy, malpractice and liability regarding chemical dependency prevention and treatment practice. Strong focus will be on the contemporary issues of the field relative to current policy and the development of professional knowledge and skills that support ethical and effective practice. Application of ethics for chemical dependency clinicians.

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ADST 554. TRAUMA INFORMED CARE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
In Behavioral Health settings, clients presenting with trauma may be the norm instead of the exception. An understanding of the prevalence and impact of trauma in the treatment system helps strengthen clients’ recovery, decrease re-traumatization, and helps to build clients’ trust in and use of supports. Emphasis will be placed on identifying signs and symptoms of trauma and the utilization of trauma specific services.

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Winter Courses

ADST 501. RELAPSE PREVENTION. 2 Credits.

Relapse is not a single event but a process that takes place over time. This class will investigate that process by examining the principles and procedures of relapse prevention therapy. It will also focus on the developmental model of recovery to explore major causes of relapse in each stage of recovery. Another major focus of this class will be to address client relationship with family, employment, education, spirituality, health concerns and legal needs.

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ADST 505. ADDICTION GROUP COUNSELING. 2 Credits.

Notes: this course is taught online and requires a synchronous component (meaning: students will get together online in small groups) as part of the course.
Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
Theoretical foundations of group dynamics and counseling as applied to addiction treatment clientele. Explore the design, leadership and applications of group counseling via a combination of readings, video presentations, case studies and class discussions. Emphasis on learning to observe, understand, guide and facilitate the group dynamics as they occur.

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ADST 512. PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIONS OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS. 4 Credits.

Students will review the physical impact and the response of the human body to alcohol and other drugs of abuse through study of the fundamentals of pharmacokinetics, neurologic functioning and current research findings. They will also learn concepts and terminology essential for working on a professional treatment team and for communicating with patients and families. There will be special focus on effective intervention strategies for each class of drug.

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ADST 542. SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT OF CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS. 4 Credits.

This course is designed to assist the Master-level Social Worker, mental health counseling student and chemical Dependency Professional Trainees (students) in obtaining the necessary skills needed to conduct an accurate substance abuse assessment/evaluation and determine appropriate level of treatment. Further, the student will gain an understanding of mental health diagnosis utilizing screening, assessment and diagnostic tool.

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ADST 555. FOOD AND ADDICTION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduate standing or permission of director.
This course explores the relationship among food, addiction, health, and mindfulness. Students will explore the psychology of eating, neurobiology of addiction, similarities between food addiction and substance use disorders, as well as mindful eating practices, culinary medicine and the relationship between spirituality and food. We will analyze the trend of obesity in our culture and examine the controversial question of whether or not food can be considered addictive.

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ADST 582. RESEARCH FOR EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
The course presents essential and practical guidance on how to integrate research appraisal into evidence based practice endeavors to determine which interventions, policies and assessment tools are supported by the best evidence. Attention is given to equipping students to become competent consumers of research and effective evidence-based practitioners.

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ADST 602. ADST PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO. 2 Credits.

Notes: this course covers the final requirement for graduation from a master's program. It takes the place of a research report/research project/ or other final requirement for a Master's Degree.
Pre-requisites: graduate standing and admission to program.
The professional Portfolio course is a final project for graduates of the Master of Addiction Studies degree. Students will demonstrate their readiness for professional practice by presenting projects that reflect new learning gained from program curriculum and work experience, finishing the course with a final exam review to help prepare for the licensure exam.

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Spring Courses

ADST 502. COUNSELING THEORIES FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS. 2 Credits.

This course is intended to provide students with specific counseling theory information necessary to meet state requirements for Chemical Dependency Professional certification.

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ADST 503. HIV/AIDS AND ADDICTION TREATMENT. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
Students explore the physiology, epidemiology, risk assessment, legal/ethical issues and societal implications of HIV and other air-and blood-borne pathogens. This course is appropriate for students of any discipline and is approved by the Washington Department of Health toward the Substance Use Disorder Professional credentialing.

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ADST 520. CASE MANAGEMENT. 4 Credits.

This course provides a thorough review of approaches and philosophies of case management and its essential role in effectively addressing the complexity of multiple-issue recovery, including dual-diagnosis, gender and sexuality issues, suicide and relapse. Includes established national and regional standards of care in treatment planning, record keeping and discharged and aftercare planning.

Catalog Listing

ADST 530. ADDICTION TREATMENT WITH FAMILIES AND DIVERSE POPULATIONS. 4 Credits.

This course uses the Addiction Counseling Competencies to explore the complex issues of family in relation to addiction and models of family counseling. Additionally, this class will include information on diverse cultures, to incorporate the relevant needs of culturally diverse groups, as well as people with disabilities, into clinical practice.

Catalog Listing

ADST 535. CONFIDENTIALITY, LAW AND ETHICS FOR THE ADDICTION PROFESSIONAL. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: MA Behavioral Health, MA Addiction Studies.
Students will be exposed to fundamental and technical study of the law, policy, malpractice and liability regarding chemical dependency prevention and treatment practice. Strong focus will be on the contemporary issues of the field relative to current policy and the development of professional knowledge and skills that support ethical and effective practice. Application of ethics for chemical dependency clinicians.

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ADST 544. TREATING CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS. 4 Credits.

This class will establish a better understanding of the inherent complexities of co-occurring disorders (COD) and develop a variety of clinical skills necessary in the treatment of COD. We will explore the principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Brief Therapy approaches to both substance abuse and Mental Illness selected clinical interventions from each of these evidenced-based treatment modalities will be taught and practiced for both group work and individual therapy. Clinical approaches, treatment planning, placement and medications used to treat COD will also be discussed.

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ADST 548. MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT. 2 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
This course introduces students to concepts relevant to the implementation of medication assisted treatment (MAT). Specifically the research into the efficacy of MAT will re reviewed and the basic brain chemistry of addiction and common medication-based treatments. The historical, legal and ethical considerations specific to MAT will also be reviewed. Evidence-based therapeutic techniques for counseling staff collaborating in interdisciplinary teams with medical staff will be presented.

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Summer Courses

ADST 501. RELAPSE PREVENTION. 2 Credits.

Relapse is not a single event but a process that takes place over time. This class will investigate that process by examining the principles and procedures of relapse prevention therapy. It will also focus on the developmental model of recovery to explore major causes of relapse in each stage of recovery. Another major focus of this class will be to address client relationship with family, employment, education, spirituality, health concerns and legal needs.

Catalog Listing

ADST 504. ADOLESCENT ADDICTION ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT. 4 Credits.

This course will emphasize the unique developmental stages of adolescence and the ways in which substance use/abuse/dependency harm the adolescent’s worldview. The various methods used when providing interventions and treatment will be explored along with assessment requirements specified by the state. This course will expand the issues of the family system as context for recovery using traditional resources and innovative approaches in adolescent chemical dependency treatments.

Catalog Listing

ADST 505. ADDICTION GROUP COUNSELING. 2 Credits.

Notes: this course is taught online and requires a synchronous component (meaning: students will get together online in small groups) as part of the course.
Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
Theoretical foundations of group dynamics and counseling as applied to addiction treatment clientele. Explore the design, leadership and applications of group counseling via a combination of readings, video presentations, case studies and class discussions. Emphasis on learning to observe, understand, guide and facilitate the group dynamics as they occur.

Catalog Listing

ADST 512. PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIONS OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS. 4 Credits.

Students will review the physical impact and the response of the human body to alcohol and other drugs of abuse through study of the fundamentals of pharmacokinetics, neurologic functioning and current research findings. They will also learn concepts and terminology essential for working on a professional treatment team and for communicating with patients and families. There will be special focus on effective intervention strategies for each class of drug.

Catalog Listing

ADST 542. SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT OF CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS. 4 Credits.

This course is designed to assist the Master-level Social Worker, mental health counseling student and chemical Dependency Professional Trainees (students) in obtaining the necessary skills needed to conduct an accurate substance abuse assessment/evaluation and determine appropriate level of treatment. Further, the student will gain an understanding of mental health diagnosis utilizing screening, assessment and diagnostic tool.

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ADST 550. SPIRITUALITY AND ADDICTION. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
Addiction permeates our society; substance use and abuse are rapidly becoming a global epidemic. Researchers are digging deep into brain chemistry to learn more about the complicated disease of addiction. Spirituality and mindfulness appear to be keys in unlocking the mystery of overcoming addiction. This course will provide a solid foundation in spirituality, mindfulness and addiction, focusing on how spirituality relates to treatment recovery and relapse prevention.

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ADST 552. PROCESS ADDICTIONS. 4 Credits.

Pre-requisites: graduate standing.
This course provides students an introduction and overview of process addictions, assessment and diagnostic tools, evidenced-based treatment strategies, recovery services and strategies for intervention and identification.

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ADST 602. ADST PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO. 2 Credits.

Notes: this course covers the final requirement for graduation from a master's program. It takes the place of a research report/research project/ or other final requirement for a Master's Degree.
Pre-requisites: graduate standing and admission to program.
The professional Portfolio course is a final project for graduates of the Master of Addiction Studies degree. Students will demonstrate their readiness for professional practice by presenting projects that reflect new learning gained from program curriculum and work experience, finishing the course with a final exam review to help prepare for the licensure exam.

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