CNS831 Addictions Counseling Syllabus

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       Undergraduate: CNS431 Addictions Counseling

       Graduate: CNS831 Addictions Counseling



Course Description: This course provides the tools necessary for counseling addictions including the basic Christian models of addictions, the Christian 12 Steps, Freedom from addictions, assessment, and record keeping for drugs, alcohol, sex, relationships, and eating addictions.


Text Book: Conquering Chemical Dependency by McGee and McCleskey


Additional Graduate Text Book: Freedom From Addictions by Neil Anderson




1. First read and fill out the workbook, underline important passages and insights in Conquering Chemical Dependency.

2. Watch each DVD and take any additional notes. Prepare for the open book final


3. Write a 5 page paper on a particular type of chemical dependency such as addiction to alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine, crack, heroine, marijuana, or tobacco. Use your Bible or additional resources to expand on what you have already learned citing at lest 3 additional sources.

4. Write 3 page paper on how you used or would use the Christian 12-step method to help someone overcome a chemical dependency. Discuss particularly how you would use each of the 12 steps.

5. For graduate credit students are required to write an additional 5 page paper on how you have or would use the additional addiction counseling models material in the videos to increase the effectiveness of the 12 step program citing at lest 3 additional references.

6. Take the open book test that will be E-mailed to you fter you complete the papers.  You may use your notes, book, or the DVDs for reference.

7. Submit your papers and final examination to Word of Life Institute for grading via E-mail at

Lesson 1: Understanding Addictions

Lesson 2: Theories of Addictions

Lesson 3: Alcohol Addiction

Lesson 4: Drug Addiction

Lesson 5: Addictions of Love

Lesson 6: Eating Disorders

Lesson 7: 12 Step Recovery

Lesson 8: Other Recovery Models

Lesson 9: D/A Assessment

Lesson 10: Record Keeping and Licensure



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