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Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Co-Occurring Disorders Concentration

Co-Occurring Disorders Concentration (LADC and LPC/C)

The Co-Occurring Disorders Concentration (CODCO) allows you to concurrently enroll in coursework in the concentration (15 additional credits) while completing the 48-credits of coursework in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program. These 63 total credits fully meet the degree program requirements in Minnesota for both licenses as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and Licensed Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor (LPC/LPCC).

The Co-Occurring Disorders Concentration features a multi-theoretical emphasis on evidence-based practices and addresses the emerging area of “process addictions” such as pathological gambling and excessive internet behaviors. The concentration also infuses multicultural aspects of substance use throughout its curriculum.

There is evidence of heightened employability of master’s-level graduates with a Co-Occurring Disorders Concentration that enables dual licensure as an LPCC and LADC (now both administered by the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy). There are strong initiatives both statewide and nationally to enhance the coverage of addictive disorders, which are comorbid with mental health issues to a high degree.

Where You'll Learn:

Minneapolis Campus

When to Start:

Fall or Spring

About the Degree

Coursework Requirements

MA: 60 total credits (15 plus 48 from the Counseling Psychology M.A.)

  • CPSY 600: Psychological Statistics
  • CPSY 602: Learning and Behavior Change in Counseling Psychology
  • CPSY 603: Introduction to Group Psychotherapy
  • CPSY 604: Psychological Assessment I
  • CPSY 605: Theories of Career Development
  • CPSY 606: Basic Counseling Skills Lab
  • CPSY 607: Ethics and Professional Issues
  • CPSY 608: Counseling Practicum I
  • CPSY 609: Counseling Practicum II
  • CPSY 610: Counseling Practicum III
  • CPSY 611: Theories of Counseling and Personality
  • CPSY 612: Human Growth and Development
  • CPSY 620: Foundations of Substance Use and Addictions
  • CPSY 622: Assessment and Differential Diagnosis of Co-Occurring Disorders
  • CPSY 623: Fundamentals of Addiction Treatment Planning and Case Management
  • CPSY 624: Co-Occurring Disorders and Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches
  • CPSY 631: Physiological Bases of Behavior
  • CPSY 632: Psychopathology
  • CPSY 650: Introduction to Marriage and Family Psychology
  • CPSY 680: Diversity Issues in Counseling

Coursework Requirements

MA: 60 total credits (15 plus 48 from the Counseling Psychology M.A.)

  • CPSY 600: Psychological Statistics
  • CPSY 602: Learning and Behavior Change in Counseling Psychology
  • CPSY 603: Introduction to Group Psychotherapy
  • CPSY 604: Psychological Assessment I
  • CPSY 605: Theories of Career Development
  • CPSY 606: Basic Counseling Skills Lab
  • CPSY 607: Ethics and Professional Issues
  • CPSY 608: Counseling Practicum I
  • CPSY 609: Counseling Practicum II
  • CPSY 610: Counseling Practicum III
  • CPSY 611: Theories of Counseling and Personality
  • CPSY 612: Human Growth and Development
  • CPSY 620: Foundations of Substance Use and Addictions
  • CPSY 622: Assessment and Differential Diagnosis of Co-Occurring Disorders
  • CPSY 623: Fundamentals of Addiction Treatment Planning and Case Management
  • CPSY 624: Co-Occurring Disorders and Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches
  • CPSY 631: Physiological Bases of Behavior
  • CPSY 632: Psychopathology
  • CPSY 650: Introduction to Marriage and Family Psychology
  • CPSY 680: Diversity Issues in Counseling

Practicum Opportunities

With over 90 different practicum sites to partner with, Counseling Psychology students can apply to many agencies to complete their training. Sites include university counseling centers, community mental health clinics, correctional facilities, schools, hospitals and the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services.

Practicum Opportunities

With over 90 different practicum sites to partner with, Counseling Psychology students can apply to many agencies to complete their training. Sites include university counseling centers, community mental health clinics, correctional facilities, schools, hospitals and the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services.

Licensure Information

The MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Co-Occurring Disorders meets the degree program requirements for Licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and for Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Minnesota. The program has not determined that its curriculum meets degree program requirements for licensure outside of Minnesota. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to visit the licensure disclosure page.

Licensure Information

The MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Co-Occurring Disorders meets the degree program requirements for Licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and for Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Minnesota. The program has not determined that its curriculum meets degree program requirements for licensure outside of Minnesota. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to visit the licensure disclosure page.