Helping to counsel those with addictions can be incredibly gratifying and requires a deep understanding of addictions counseling, group counseling, psychopharmacology, and co-occurring disorders, and how to apply this knowledge to guide clients toward recovery.* All of these topics are included in the specialized curriculum offered to students who choose to pursue this specialization at Kaplan University.
*Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional training or certification may be required. The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state, and the degree requirements in this program do not prepare graduates for state licensure. It is important to note that, while earning a master’s degree in psychology may qualify you to work in the helping professions, a doctorate degree is required to become a psychologist and a medical degree is required to become a psychiatrist. Licensure exams may also be required.
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