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Psychology with Chemical Dependency

Application Deadline

July 1, 2014

The Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Psychology with a Chemical Dependency Concentration puts you on the path to becoming a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), fully preparing you for the licensure exam.

Strong communication and analytical skills, along with a keen interest in human behavior and helping others, are key to excelling in this specialized field.

Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Psychology with Chemical Dependency

Overview:

As a BLS in Psychology with a Chemical Dependency concentration major, you’ll take classes in a variety of psychological disciplines, with an emphasis on understanding and helping those coping with addiction. You’ll also learn and work with current tests and measurements that psychology professionals use to diagnose and treat substance abuse.

Graduates who obtain LCDC certification work as counselors in adult and youth rehabilitation centers, hospitals, and other social service or clinical settings. They also lead substance abuse prevention programs and clinics, and counsel family members of addicted clients.

This program paves the way to graduate studies in community counseling and marriage and family therapy, among others — and further advancement in counseling and psychology.

Course Preview:

BLS in Psychology with a Chemical Dependency concentration majors take courses from these groups:

REQUIRED COURSES
Students who major in psychology with a chemical dependency concentration complete required courses that include Abnormal Psychology, Counseling the Chemically Dependent and Chemical Dependency in Special Populations.

GENERAL EDUCATION AND MISSION COURSES
All New College programs require general education and mission courses designed to refresh and expand your knowledge and skills in research methods, critical thinking and writing, and oral presentation, among others.

ELECTIVE COURSES
Students complete elective courses that support their interest within psychology with a chemical dependency concentration, such as Social Psychology, Group Dynamics and Psychology of Gender.

View the Degree Plan (PDF) for sample course information for the Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Psychology with Chemical Dependency.

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