Department of Human Services

Master of Rehabilitation Counseling - Addiction Counseling

formerly Rehabilitation Counseling: Chemical Dependency program

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Why Choose the Addiction Counseling Program?

This program leads to a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (M.R.C.) degree in Addiction Counseling. The Addiction Counseling degree qualifies graduates to earn professional counseling licensure (LPC) in Ohio. Addiction Counseling is a designated CACREP entry-level specialty area. The Addiction Counseling program is not a Rehabilitation Counseling program and does not qualify graduates for the certified rehabilitation counselor credential (CRCC). If interested in acquiring CRCC credential, the Department of Human Services, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling concentration is the appropriate specialty area. The Addiction Counseling curriculum provides an in-depth study of addictions, clinical treatment, diagnosis,  counseling theory and practice. Graduates can earn their licensed professional counselor license (LPC) and can provide the diagnosis treatment of mental and emotional disorders with appropriate clinical supervision. Addiction Counselor graduates can earn their independent clinical license with 2 years of post-masters supervision and successful passing of the National Mental Health Counseling Examination. Graduates are also eligible to apply for the Ohio Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC). In addition to working as a professional counselor, Addiction Counseling graduates may also work as prevention specialists and employee assistant counselors. This program is available completely online. Some of the courses required in this program are also offered as traditional classes taught face to face. The Addiction Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through October 31, 2019.


Addiction Counseling Narrative Report

Narrative Report (Rehabilitation Counseling: Chemical Dependency)

The data presented is for the MRC Chemical Dependency program. This program is in the preocess to transitioning to Addicitions Counseling.

In 2018, there were 3 graduates of Wright State University's MRC Chemical Dependency program. There are currently 10 students in the Chemical Dependency Counseling program. The pass rate for graduates taking the CRC certification examination in the last 3 years was 100%. Of the admitted students, 60% graduate from the program in the expected time period and 100% of those program graduates responding to request for information were employed in the field. 

Year: 2018

Number of Graduates: 3

Completion Rate: 60%*

Exam Pass Rate (3-year average): 100%

Placement: 100%

*Represents the percentage of students that graduated within the 3-year expected time frame. Many students exceed this time frame due to part-time enrollment.
 

Contact Information

Program Director:
Mary Huber Ph.D., CRC
108U Allyn Hall
(937) 775-2022/2075
mary.huber@wright.edu

Related Link

Graduate Student Handbook (PDF)


Academics and Curriculum

Online Program

All coursework for the Addiction Counseling can be taken online. Because students are not limited by geographical distance, there is more opportunity for learning with and from others around the country.

Distance learning provides the opportunity to share with others from around the country and from different agencies. Students regularly engage in dynamic exchanges and learning projects. By sharing an online community of practicing counselors, learners provide each other with support, insights, and encouragement.

The Department of Human Services at Wright State University is dedicated to helping professional counselors obtain and maintain the education and training needed for employment and practice in today's market.

For basic computer configuration needed for participation in the online program, see the Distance Education website.

Degree Requirements

  • CNL 6010 Counseling Theory and Practice, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 6020 Techniques of Counseling, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 6030 Statistics, Research and Program Evaluation for Counseling, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 6220 Group Background and Theory (OR) CNL 7220, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 7220 Group Process in Counseling (OR) CNL 6220, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 6200 Clinical Pathology in Counseling, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 7230 Assessment and Evaluation in Counseling, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 7260 Marriage and Family Counseling, 1 credit hour
  • CNL 7261 Systems Theory, 2 credit hours
  • CNL 7270 Counseling for Life-Span Development, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 7280 Legal, Professional, and Ethical Issues in Counseling, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 7290 Multicultural Counseling, 3 credit hours
  • RHB 7070 Biopsychosocial-spiritual Aspects, 3 credit hours
  • RHB 7300 Theory and Epidemiology of Addictions, 3 credit hours
  • RHB 7310 Treatment and Prevention of Addictions, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 9500 Advanced Personality Theory & Psychopathology, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 9510 Clinical Assessment in Counseling Practice, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 9520 Diagnosis and Clinical Counseling Practice, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 9530 Case Formulation, Clinical Intervention, and Supervision, 3 credit hours
  • RHB 8650 Rehabilitation Counseling: Practicum, 3 credit hours
  • RHB 8670 Rehabilitation Counseling: Internship, 6 credit hours

Total Hours Required: 63


Admission

Admission Requirements

  • 2.7 cumulative minimum GPA or better, and GRE score of 291 (Q&V sections combined) or MAT scaled score of 403

OR

  • 3.3 cumulative minimum GPA

*Applicants can also be admitted conditionally if cumulative GPA is between 2.3 and 2.7

Admission Deadlines

The graduate counseling and addiction counseling programs review and admit new student twice a year. You are eligible to begin your program the following semester after you are admitted (i.e.., students admitted in the fall are eligible to start taking classes in the spring semester, and so on.) The deadline to have all required application materials submitted to the Graduate School is as follows:

  • Spring 2020: August 3, 2019
  • Summer 2020 or Fall 2020: December 1, 2019 
  • Spring 2021: August 7, 2020
  • Summer 2021 or Fall 2021: December 1, 2020
  • Only complete applications will be forward to the Department of Human Services office for review. Please check with the Graduate School at (937) 775-2976 to determine if your application is complete. After department review, successful candidates will be invited to a required group interview (successful candidates will receive an invitation via mail). Group interviews details are provided in the invitation letter.

Admission Process

2

Submit:

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Successfully complete an interview with program faculty.

Questions about the graduate school application?  Contact:

Graduate School
Location: 344 Student Union
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (937) 775-2976
Fax: (937) 775-2453
Toll-free Number: 1-800-452-4723
Email: wsugrad@wright.edu


Practicum

Prerequisites

  • CNL 6010 Counseling Theory and Practice, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 6020 Techniques of Counseling, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 6030 Statistics, Research and Program Evaluation for Counseling, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 6220 Group Background and Theory (OR) CNL 7220, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 7220 Group Process in Counseling (OR) CNL 6220, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 6200 Clinical Pathology in Counseling, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 7230 Assessment and Evaluation in Counseling, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 7260 Marriage and Family Counseling, 1 credit hour
  • CNL 7261 Systems Theory, 2 credit hours
  • CNL 7270 Counseling for Life-Span Development, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 7280 Legal, Professional, and Ethical Issues in Counseling, 3 credit hours
  • CNL 7290 Multicultural Counseling, 3 credit hours
  • RHB 7070 Biopsychosocial-spiritual Aspects, 3 credit hours
  • RHB 7300 Theory and Epidemiology of Addictions, 3 credit hours
  • RHB 7310 Treatment and Prevention of Addictions, 3 credit hours

Application for Practicum

Practicum Requirements

The following indicates the minimum requirements for counseling practicum placements (based on a 15-week semester).

On-Site Requirements Individual and Group Practicum (RHB 8650): The student is required to spend a minimum of 7 hours per week* (for a minimum total of 100 hours per semester) at his/her site; however, a site may require additional hours. Of the 100 hours, a minimum total of 40 hours must involve direct client contact. Of these 40 hours, at least 25 percent (10 hours) must be of individual counseling and at least 25 percent (10 hours) must be of group counseling. The remaining 50 percent(20 hours) may be a combination of counseling: individuals, groups, couples, families, consultation, and appraisal. In addition, 1 hour per week must be direct individual supervision of the practicum student by the site supervisor. For purposes of critique and evaluation, two videotapes are required. Intake interviews alone will not fulfill these requirements. Students have the responsibility for following site procedures, both for securing permission to tape and ensuing the confidentiality of the obtained tape. Students are strongly encouraged to exceed the minimum number of required counseling hours per week.

*Wright State University’s summer sessions are 12-week semesters. Students registered for Practicum during a summer semester will be required to spend a minimum of 9 hours per week at his/her site, in order to obtain the minimum 100 hours required for practicum. Students in the Addiction Counseling programs must have a site supervisor who is a PCC-S. 

Practicum Appendices 

*Note: All of these appendices and the information regarding them can be found in the practicum manual. 


Internship

Prerequisites

In addition to completing the requirements for practicum, the practicum (RHB 8650) must be completed.

Internship Requirements

The following are minimum internship requirements. Students must spend 100 hours on site for each credit registered per semester. Students are required to complete a total of 600 clock hours of experience in a clinical setting that works with individuals experiencing addiction issues. This setting must allow interns the opportunity to treat and diagnose mental and emotional disorders under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisor (LPCC-S) status. Students must spend a minimum of 240 hours in direct contact treating and diagnosis mental and emotional disorders. Students in the Addiction Counseling program are required to complete a total of 600 clock hours of experience in a facility that treats people with addictions and other mental and emotional concerns.  For paid internships, contact Dr. Mary Huber.

The student is required to complete a total of 6 credits of RHB 8670 for a minimum of 600 hours at his/her internship site. Two hundred and forty hours of the required 600 hours must be in direct service to the clientele of the agency. Credit hours may be divided over the desired number of semesters with the following requirements:

  • 1 hour per week minimum of direct supervision with the Site Supervisor per week.
  • 1.5 hours per week minimum of group supervision with the University Faculty Supervisor.

Students are also required to complete a log for the time spent at the internship site identifying tasks performed. At the end of the week, a personal reaction summary should be written regarding the student's experience at the internship site. These logs must be typed and submitted every three weeks or on the due dates specified in the syllabus.

All logs and evaluation forms MUST be submitted by 4 p.m.. the Tuesday of Finals Week to the university supervisor. It is the student's responsibility to make sure all forms and assignments have been submitted on time in order to receive their grade. Students who do not turn in required documentation by the deadline will receive an unsatisfactory grade.

Students must have an appropriate credentialed faculty supervisor and a PCC-S site supervisor. 

The entire application package consists of:

  • Resume
  • Verification of Professional Liability Insurance (photocopy of the insurance application and check will fulfill this requirement)
  • Copy of academic advising report from Wings Express
  • Verification of membership in professional counseling organization (ACA)
  • Appendix 1 (Application Form) (PDF)

This information must be submitted to the graduate assistant for practicum and internship. Students MUST reapply each semester they plan to take internship.

After the above information is received, you will be notified of your conditional acceptance and you will have approximately two weeks to submit the following to the graduate assistant for practicum and internship:

Additional Internship Appendices

*Note: All of these appendices and the information regarding them can be found in the internship manual. 

Internship may be accomplished in one of the following sequences:

Sequence 1: 2 credit hours per semester (for 3 semesters)

  • A minimum of 14 clock hours per week on site for fall and spring semester, and 17 clock hours per week on site for summer semester (minimum 200 clock hours per semester).
  • A minimum of 80 direct client contact clock hours. Additional requirements are detailed in the graduate counseling internship manual.
  • A minimum of 1 clock hour per week of direct face-to-face supervision with the LPCC-S Site Supervisor.
  • A minimum of 1.5 clock hours per week of group supervision with the University Faculty Supervisor.

Sequence 2: 3 credit hours per semester (for 2 semesters)

  • A minimum of 20 clock hours per week on site for fall and spring semesters, and 25 clock hours per week for summer semester at the site (300 clock hours minimum per semester).
  • A minimum of 120 direct client contact clock hours. Additional requirements are detailed in the graduate counseling internship manual.
  • A minimum of 1 clock hour per week of direct face-to-face supervision with the LPCC-S Site Supervisor.
  • A minimum of 1.5 clock hours per week of group supervision with the University Faculty Supervisor.

Sequence 3: 4 credit hour semester (for a combination of 2 credit hours one semester and 4 credit hours another semester)

  • A minimum of 27 clock hours per week at the site for fall and spring semester and 34 clock hours per week at the site for summer semester (400 clock hours minimum per semester).
  • A minimum of 160 direct client contact clock hours. Additional requirements are detailed in the graduate counseling internship manual.
  • A minimum of 1 clock hour per week of direct face-to-face supervision with the LPCC-S Site Supervisor per week.
  • A minimum of 1.5 clock hours per week of group supervision with the University Faculty Supervisor.

Sequence 4: 6 credit hour semester (Fall or Spring Semester Only)

  • A minimum of 40 clock hours per week at the site for fall and spring semester (600 clock hours minimum per semester).
  • A minimum of 320 direct client contact clock hours. Additional requirements are detailed in the graduate counseling internship manual.
  • A minimum of 1.5 clock hour per week of direct face-to-face supervision with the PCC-S Site Supervisor per week.
  • A minimum of 1.7 clock hours per week of group supervision with the University Faculty Supervisor.

Program Outcomes

The Addiction Counseling Masters program at Wright State University replaces the Chemical Dependency concentration and is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) until October 31, 2019. New students can be admitted to the Addiction Counseling program twice a year (Fall and Spring semester). All required courses for the program is offered in an online format, making it flexible for distance education students. Many required courses are also offered in the traditional classroom setting.

We currently have ___ (program has yet to admit students) students in our Addiction Counseling Program. Our department houses eleven full-time tenure track faculty who teach courses in the CACREP accredited curriculum, and one of these faculty members are dedicated entirely to Addiction Counseling program.  

We have a new PAID internship opportunity for graduates and undergraduates with the Cornerstone Project. There are 3 locations in our area: Springfield, Riverside and Washington Township. They treat over 800 clients with substance use disorders (SUD) in our area working with 12 physicians for counseling and drug treatment. Their website is http://www.cornerstone-project.com/ Pay to be considered- Minimum wage for undergraduates and practicum, a graduate internship could start at $10.00/hr.

During the 2018 reporting period, __ Wright State students graduated from our Addiction Counseling program. The passing rate for the National Counseling Exam (NCE) is ___. The expectation for our students graduating from the program is to become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs). Our students pass the NCE well above the national average. 

Download the Addiction Counseling Annual Assessment report below:

 


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