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Co-Occurring Disorders Concentration

Co-Occurring Disorders Concentration

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The Co-Occurring Disorders Concentration is one of seven concentrations for the M.S. Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology.

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.

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Concentration Requirements

15 credits made up from the following courses:

  • PSYG 630   Foundations of Addictive Behavior
  • PSYG 632   Treatment Approaches to Substance Abuse (630)
  • PSYG 622   Intro to the Assessment & Treatment of Psychological Trauma
  • PSYG 672   Assessment & Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders (630)
  • PSYG 638   Systemic Treatment of Addictions (608)

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$55 application fee waived for all online sessions or campus visits.