Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Services
Minor and Graduate Certificate
The Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies Program is committed to undergraduate and graduate education. With an Interdisciplinary Minor in Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies, undergraduates meet all the academic requirements to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). The Graduate Certificate in Addictions and the Family provides specialized training to mental health professionals who are seeking specific knowledge related to addiction and recovery.
Bachelor of Science Program
A bachelor's degree in Community, Family, and Addiction Services (CFAS) prepares students to excel in careers related to human services administration, advocacy, and service delivery, including substance abuse prevention and counseling, management of community service and outreach organizations, non-profit administration, or case management. The CFAS major also provides a strong foundation for students planning to pursue a graduate degree in counseling, public health administration, marriage and family therapy, or other mental health fields.
The Community, Family, and Addiction Services department has master's and doctoral programs in Marriage and Family Therapy. These provide systemic clinical training to students who want to become competent clinicians and scholars. The master's program is hands-on and interns learn systemic theories and apply them in our on-site clinic. This is done with supervision from the faculty. The doctoral program provides advanced training in clinical theory and research methodology to prepare graduates to work in academic, administrative, or clinical settings.
Enriching individuals, families, and communities
Our mission of preparing future professionals to enrich the lives of others will be guided by the following goals and core principles:
- Promote sustained recovery and wellness for all individuals and families through a continuum of care
- Educate scientist-practitioners to facilitate therapeutic change in couples and families
- Produce meaningful scholarship that is accessible to a wide audience
- Develop authentic connections with students, colleagues, and community partners
- Encourage self-reflection, accountability, and growth
- Embrace diverse individuals and their communities
- Enhance teaching, research, and outreach through ongoing clinical practice
- Mentor emerging scholars and foster ongoing development of the science-practitioner model