Master - Christian Counseling of Substance Use & Addictive Disorders

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If you're interested in learning biblical perspectives that could help you make a difference in the lives of those with drug and alcohol dependencies, consider applying to Grand Canyon University's graduate-level counseling program. Read on to learn about the university's online Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse & Addictive Disorders.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse & Addictive Disorders program is offered in an online format and is designed to provide you with a foundation in individual and group counseling theories, assessment methods, and intervention techniques. Specific topics that could be explored include Adlerian theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy, and psychoanalytic theory. You'll also have the chance to study the Bible and learn how to integrate relevant Christian topics, such as spiritual growth and development, human nature and purpose, and salvation, into your practice.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Though not required, you may currently be working in a church leadership or nonprofit worker role and have the desire to develop your skills in professional counseling. To apply to Grand Canyon University's graduate programs, you should have already earned a bachelor's degree and be a U.S. citizen. An undergraduate degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or human services may be helpful.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse & Addictive Disorders requires a total of 48 credit hours for completion. This program is designed to close with a pre-practicum course totaling 100 field hours and a supervised internship totaling 150 hours.

Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse & Addictive Disorders Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
UNV 502 Introduction to Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
PCN 501 Introduction to Addictions and Substance Use Disorders
PCN 505 Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethics
PCN 500 Counseling Theories
PCN 520 Group Counseling Theory and Practice
PCN 509 Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling
CCN 601 Biblical Foundations for Counselors: The Story of God
CCN 650 Spiritual Formation: Becoming a Healthy Practitioner
PCN 527 Psychopharmacology and Addictions
PCN 529 Co-Occurring Disorders
CCN 655 Biblical Concepts of Healthy Relationships: Forgiveness and Healthy Spirituality
PCN 531 Family Issues and Addictive Disorders
PCN 610 Diagnostics, Assessment, and Treatment
CCN 675 Integration of Scripture With Counseling Theory
PCN 535 Counseling Chemical Dependency Adolescents
PCN 622 Pre-Practicum
PCN 662A Practicum / Internship I

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

The online Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Abuse & Addictive Disorders is designed to help you gain the skills needed to seek work as a faith-based addictions or substance abuse counselor. Completion of this program could prepare you to seek professional licensure in the state of Arizona. If you live in another area, you may need to meet additional requirements; contact your state's certifying agency for details. After graduating from this program, you could pursue employment with the following:

  • Substance abuse clinics
  • Group or private practices
  • Christian organizations
  • Social service agencies