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Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies Minor and Graduate Certificate

Addictive Disorders & Recovery Studies Minor & Graduate Certificate
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Sterling T. Shumway, Ph.D., LMFT

Sterling T. Shumway, Ph.D., LMFT
Chair, Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Services,
Evelyn M. Davies Regent's Professor
Sterling.Shumway@ttu.edu
Phone: (806) 834-4298

Relevant and Practical

The Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies (ADRS) Program, in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery, is committed to undergraduate and graduate education.

With an Interdisciplinary Minor in Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies offered through the ADRS Program, undergraduates meet all the academic requirements to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). Students pursuing the Community, Family, and Addiction Services (CFAS) undergraduate degree are required to take many of the ADRS courses as part of their degree plan. ADRS courses are also available to all students across campus that are interested in addiction but are not pursuing LCDC licensure.

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. Course offerings focus on very diverse topics and include family systems theories, systemic treatments of addiction, family dynamics of addiction, and professional development issues.

ADRS courses are current, cutting-edge, very informative, and above all, practical.

Undergraduate Minor

The Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies (ADRS) Program, in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery and the College of Arts and Sciences, offers an interdisciplinary minor. The ADRS minor is designed for students with professional, academic, or personal interest in addictive disorders. It provides students with an understanding of the physiological, psychological, societal, and familial factors contributing to addiction and the recovery from addiction. The 18 hours of coursework is listed below in the order usually completed.

First Class: Second Class: Choose Two Classes: Choose One Class: Last Class:
ADRS 2310 Understanding Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Disorders ADRS 2325 Family Dynamics of Addiction ADRS 2327 Prevention of Substance Abuse

SOC 3383 Alcohol, Drugs and Society

PSY 4325 Drugs, Alcohol, and Behavior
PFP 3321 Financial Counseling and Consumer Credit

ADRS 3329 Addiction, Recovery, and Relationships

SOC 4325 Criminology

SOC 4327 Juvenile Delinquency

ADRS 4329 Eating Disorders
ADRS 4325 Treatment of Addictive Disorders

Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Addictions and the Family provides specialized training to mental health providers who work with families and individuals struggling with substance abuse and other addictive behaviors.

Coursework requirements include a total of 18 credit hours: 12 credit hours focus on family systems theories, the impact of addiction on family dynamics, systemic treatment, and issues in professional development; and 6 credit hours chosen from courses in systemic evaluation, developmental issues in therapy, and couple/sex therapy. Additional coursework and clinical experience is required for clinicians seeking to be a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.

Graduate Certificate: Hours/Courses Required: College/Department:
Addictions and the Family
Created to provide specialized training to mental health providers who work with families and individuals struggling with substance abuse and addictive behaviors.

Contact:
Dr. Sterling T. Shumway
(806) 834-4298
sterling.shumway@ttu.edu
18 hours

Required:
MFT 5322
MFT 5370
ADRS 6301
ADRS 6315

Elective: (must complete 2 of the following)
MFT 5304
MFT 6303
MFT 6305
ADRS 6329
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