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Substance abuse/addiction counseling is a program that prepares individuals to help prevent substance abuse, counsel individuals and families with drug and alcohol problems, and perform intervention and therapeutic services for persons suffering from addiction. includes instruction in individual and group counseling skills, psychology of addiction, sociology, crisis intervention, substance abuse identification methodologies, substance abuse treatment modalities, substance abuse prevention and treatment resources, pharmacology and behavioral aspects of abused substances, treatment evaluation, patient observation and education, group dynamics, professional standards and ethics, and applicable law and regulations.
Have completions for counseling psychology changed over time? Increasing completions may mean you'll likely have an easier time finding a school that offers this degree, with the opposite being true as well.
How are students who recently completed a degree in substance abuse/addiction counseling doing?
Below is the distribution of starting salaries along with accumulated federal and private education loans across schools that offer a degree in the field mental and social health services and allied professions, which includes
substance abuse/addiction counseling.
Recommended Careers for counseling psychology majors
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Explore schools that offer substance abuse/addiction counseling degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
Understanding the columns
The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an
idea of the educational quality each school might offer:
Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor
suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.
Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students
should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).
Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough
to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.
We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by
full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.
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321 schools offer this award at any level in the selected area.
counseling psychology is part of a larger collection of programs: Community and Public Health. Is there a different program that's close to counseling psychology that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Here is an overview of race/origin for all substance abuse/addiction counseling graduates from this last academic year. We found a lower percentage of international graduates than in 64% of other programs.