Behavioral addictions, process addictions, addictions education
Addictions Counseling, Counselor Education
Changes in CACREP standards and DSM-5diagnoses reflect the need to train counselors in the screening and treatment of behavioral/process additions (BPAs). This guide presents foundational issues counselor educators and supervisors may consider when developing an addictions course inclusive of BPAs. It also highlights components of a sample syllabus for a BPA course, including student learning outcomes (SLOs), course topics, materials, and activities/assignments. Developing curricula inclusive of BPAs is a way for counselor educators to begin to advocate for comprehensive addictions curricula within existing counselor education programs, in order to improve the competency of the counselors they train.
Holman, L. F., Carlisle, K. L., Rapp, M., Moro, R., Baker, C., Cartwright, A. D., & Hicks-Becton, L. (2019). A Guide to Integrating Behavioral/Process Addictions into Counselor Education Programs. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 12(1). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/jcps/vol12/iss1/7