Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Addictions Counseling

This degree provides students with a foundation in general education and provides a concentration of course work focused on the knowledge and practical skills needed to support the recovery of persons with psychosocial disabilities, particularly addictive disorders.  Beginning skills are taught in some courses. Psychosocial rehabilitation and addictions counseling can begin at the Associate in Science level and may advance through a baccalaureate program, a master’s degree and a doctorate in related fields. Rewarding career possibilities exist at all levels. Jobs are available in psychiatric rehabilitation, community mental health settings, addiction treatment facilities and numerous other areas. This degree may be earned part-time.

For information, contact faculty advisor, Donna Marie McElroy, at (609) 343-5677 or dmcelroy@atlantic.edu.

 

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of psychosocial and addictions rehabilitation principles, models and evidence-based intervention strategies, as well as an understanding of the symptoms, and functional deficits associated with psychiatric disabilities;
  • Employ individual and group counseling techniques needed to develop partnerships with service users and assist them in identifying and achieving their recovery goals;
  • Identify community resources that promote wellness and recovery;
  • Demonstrate the ability to document progress towards recovery goals;
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior and attitudes in the classroom and the clinical fieldwork site.

(PRAC - Fall 2020)

 

General Education Courses

When a course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.

Communication

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Mathematics-Science-Technology

Choose  BIOL103,  BIOL109, CHEM110, ESCI100, PHYS100 or PHYS102

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (4 Credits)  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
12

Humanities

 Choose: ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213, ENGL214, PHIL110, MUSC100, or THEA110

Choose: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

 

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
6

Technological Competency

(Is fulfilled with CISM125, CISM132, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.)

Total credits:
60

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester

Choose HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Second Semester

Choose BIOL103, BIOL109, CHEM110, ESCI100, PHYS100 or PHYS102

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
16

Fourth Semester

Choose HSRV115, PSYC135,  PSYC204,  PSYC226 or PSYC230

Choose one ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213, ENGL214, PHIL110, MUSC100 or THEA110

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Overview

Program

Psychology

Type

Associate in Science