Through the study of theoretical approaches, research, and treatment models of addiction, students will become proficient in understanding the intersectionality of co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Students will apply their knowledge of assessment and treatment within individual, family and community contexts and supervised clinical practice.
In addition to fulfilling the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in Pennsylvania and in many other states, this concentration will prepare students to be competent practitioners in the contemporary substance abuse treatment workplace setting, including outpatient and inpatient residential treatment centers.
The Co-Occuring Disorders Concentration is one of seven concentrations for the M.S. Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology.