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Master of Arts in Counseling: Addiction Counseling Cognate

The CACREP accredited Master of Arts in Counseling degree consists of a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of course work designed to prepare professionals to counsel in a variety of settings. Courses promote the acquisition of the knowledge and skill development in the eight core areas listed in the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). A limited number of students are admitted each year and placement is competitive.

  • Department Name: Department of Counselor Education
  • Official Degree Name: Master of Arts in Counseling: Addiction Counseling Cognate
  • Degree Type: Master of Arts

Addiction Counseling cognate

The Addiction Counseling Cognate prepares professionals to work with individuals and families affected by substance abuse and other addictive behaviors in education, prevention and intervention settings. This cognate area focuses on assessment, treatment, and relapse prevention as well as models of prevention and intervention for addiction. Graduates of the Addiction Counseling cognate may choose to work in private practice or in a variety of community agencies offering counseling services for substance abuse.

Initial licensure for Professional Counselors in Idaho requires a master’s degree of 60 semester hours with 1000 hours of supervised experience and passing the National Counselor Examination (NCE). The Boise State University Master of Arts in Counseling program prepares students for this process. Students have latitude in selecting internship sites within their cognate area to maximize their experience in line with specific career goals with at least 700 hours of internship experience.

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