Master of Arts in Behavioral Health

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In the online Master of Arts (MA) in Behavioral Health Program, you’ll study counseling, addiction treatment, relapse prevention, and case management. You’ll choose from a variety of electives that cover topics such as food and addiction, trauma-informed care, and spirituality and addiction.

The MA in Behavioral Health will prepare you to begin the licensing process as a substance use disorder professional in your state. You’ll also be prepared to utilize the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Patient Placement Criteria. Our courses align with national and state education standards for addiction professionals.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Behavioral Health, Master of Arts (MA)

Required Core Courses
ADST 501RELAPSE PREVENTION2
ADST 502COUNSELING THEORIES FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS2
ADST 503HIV/AIDS AND ADDICTION TREATMENT2
ADST 504ADOLESCENT ADDICTION ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT4
ADST 505ADDICTION GROUP COUNSELING2
ADST 512PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIONS OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS4
ADST 520CASE MANAGEMENT4
ADST 530ADDICTION TREATMENT WITH FAMILIES AND DIVERSE POPULATIONS4
ADST 535LAW AND ETHICS FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS4
ADST 542SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT OF CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS4
ADST 544TREATING CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS4
ADST 602ADST PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO2
Specialized Content
ADST 548MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT2
ADST 550SPIRITUALITY AND ADDICTION4
ADST 552PROCESS ADDICTIONS4
ADST 554TRAUMA INFORMED CARE4
ADST 555FOOD AND ADDICTION4
ADST 582RESEARCH FOR EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE4
Optional Practicum
ADST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COUNSELING PRACTICUM
ADST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COUNSELING PRACTICUM II
Total Credits60

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