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A Researched-based, Experiential Model for Teaching a Required Addictive Behaviors Course to Clinical Counseling Students
Mark T. Blagen
In the last year, an article published in both Counselor Education and Supervision (Salyers, Ritchie, Luellen & Roseman, 2005) and Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling (Salyers, et al., 2006), highlighted the important issue of including an addictive behaviors course as a CACREP requirement. As many counseling programs consider moving to 60 semester hours and as state licensing requirements and other factors influence CACREP and non-CACREP programs to require an addictive behaviors course, several important factors must be considered. This article discusses one of these important factors and describes a researched-based model that has been effective in addressing this factor.