Interdisciplinary Studies: Addiction Studies, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

This is an archived copy of the 2015-2016 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.ewu.edu.

This program provides students with the coursework necessary to become certified as a Chemical Dependency Professional in the state of Washington.

Notes: 

  • two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required;
  • see Interdisciplinary Studies for complete list of courses or contact Addiction Studies for more information.
Requirements
ADST 300SURVEY OF ALCOHOL/DRUG PROBLEMS4
ADST 302COUNSELING THEORIES FOR THE ADDICTION PROFESSIONAL4
ADST 303HIV/AIDS AND ADDICTION TREATMENT2
ADST 308CULTURAL ISSUES IN ADDICTION TREATMENT AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH4
ADST 410COMMUNITY PREVENTION METHODS4
ADST 412PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY OF ADDICTIONS4
ADST 420ALCOHOL/DRUG CASE MANAGEMENT4
ADST 430ADDICTION TREATMENT WITH FAMILIES4
ADST 440ALCOHOL/DRUG GROUP COUNSELING3
ADST 442SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT FOR CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS4
ADST 460LAW AND ETHICS FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS4
ADST 462ADOLESCENT ADDICTION ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT4
ADST 464RELAPSE PREVENTION2
Optional Practicum Placement is available for students who are not currently working in addiction treatment.
ADDICTION STUDIES PRACTICUM SEMINAR
ADDICTION STUDIES PRACTICUM I
ADDICTION STUDIES PRACTICUM II
Additional required upper division credits in a single complementary subject area.20
One course each in Abnormal Psychology and Human Development are also required for state certification.
Additional Requirement for an Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor of Arts is a Senior Capstone approved by program director.
Total Credits67

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • knowledge to understand addictions and approaches to intervention, including assessment, treatment, relapse prevention, and case management;
  • individual and group counseling skills and techniques;
  • the tools to explore specific needs of individuals and groups including, women, youth, the elderly, adult children of alcoholics, people with concurrent disorders or other disabilities and people with process addictions.