Formal Minor in Addiction Studies
The Departments of Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice at WSU Vancouver offer an interdisciplinary minor that provides basic undergraduate training in addiction studies. This minor creates a unique opportunity for students and faculty to integrate disease and sociocultural models of addiction in order to collaborate on novel techniques for treating addictive behaviors.
Track 1 Description
This track comprises course work in the Department of Psychology. It is aimed at preparing students for certification as chemical dependency professionals (CDP) in Washington State. The minor provides theoretical and practical training in the diagnosis and treatment of addictive behaviors. It is important to note that courses in Track 1, taken by themselves, address only a subset of these competencies and therefore those wishing to obtain certification would need to take additional course work through Clark College's Addiction Counselor Education Department (ACED).
It is strongly recommended that a student interested in the formal minor consult directly with Shellynda Michalek prior to declaring the minor to determine the timeline for completion of the minor.
Formal or Certified minor requires a minimum of 19 semester credits, which must include the following courses:
|Psych 110||Introduction to Addiction Studies|
|Psych 265||BioPsychological Effects of Alcohol and Drugs|
|Psych 333||Abnormal Psychology|
|Psych 342||Assessment and Treatment of Dual Diagnosis|
|Psych 442||Advanced Addiction Treatment Techniques|
And one from the following:
|SOC 368||Sociological Theories of Addictive Behavior|
|SOC 468||Addictive Behavior across the Demographic Spectrum|
|CRM J 428||Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse|