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Through Minneapolis College’s Addiction Counseling Program, the oldest in the state of Minnesota, you will receive hands-on training and excellent training from experienced faculty that will ground you in the fundamentals of counseling. This program, which emphasizes the importance of interpersonal and cross-cultural communications, prepares you for Minnesota Alcohol and Drug Counselor licensure.
- Addiction Counseling at Minneapolis College has a rich, 40-year history and is one of the country’s oldest counseling programs. It is the oldest program in Minnesota.
- The program touts diverse faculty members, all with years of experience in addiction counseling.
- The program enjoys a tremendous statewide reputation, with graduates now working in practically every treatment center in Minnesota.
- When you graduate, you will be ready for the addiction counseling field in entry-level positions or you can choose to transfer to a four-year program.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Value diversity in Addiction Counseling by demonstrating cultural and linguistic competencies.
- Execute two practica (internships) over two academic semesters performing the 12 core functions for a total of 880 hours in clinical practice.
- Recognize ethical issues, investigate and apply ethical decision making in Addiction Counseling.
- Develop the appropriate clinical writing skills necessary for professional documentation.
- Identify, select, and demonstrate counseling knowledge and skills including: attending, interviewing and therapeutic techniques.
- Demonstrate and critique the 12 core functions of Addictions Counseling.