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University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Psychology, Addiction and Recovery Specialization, MA

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MA in Clinical Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy, Addiction and Recovery
AU Los Angeles
Credits for Degree: 90 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom and low-residency
Standard time to completion: 48 months

Program Overview

The Addiction and Recovery (A+R) Clinical Psychology Specialization consists of 17 units of focused coursework and clinical training that prepares students to work in a variety of settings providing compassionate, client-centered treatment to individuals with substance use and related disorders. The focus of the A+R Specialization is to promote understanding of addiction from a multidimensional perspective and to expand beyond the limitations of a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment.

The A+R Specialization:

  • Presents an integrated understanding of substance use and related disorders from a biological, psychological, socio-cultural-political, and systems perspective.
  • Prepares students to competently engage as MFT professionals with the ability to provide psychoeducation, assessment, case conceptualization, diagnoses, and delivery of innovative, evidence-based, and client-centered interventions.
  • Places an emphasis on cultivating a deep understanding for the complexity of addiction along with the skills necessary to effectively work with the pain and suffering that seeds addiction.

Current Tuition and Fees

University Tuition and Fees  

3 units A+R Electives

Clinical Training: Note, at least 75 hours of direct-client-contact hours in clinical training must be earned with clients being treated for substance use disorders in an approved addiction treatment setting.

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