Montana State University

AC 506-801: Group Counseling in Addiction Settings

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Oct 23-Dec 15, 2017
Credit: 3 graduate
Instructor(s): Kathryn Franklin

Restricted to students in Addiction Counseling Certificate

Course Description

**You must apply to be in the Addiction Counseling Certificate program to take this course**

Formerly known as LAC 506

Please use CRN 24988 to register

This course will provide students with the foundational concepts of group counseling as it relates to the addiction settings. Topics will include group development theory, membership roles, establishing an alliance, skills of group, multicultural issues, leadership styles and skills.

Meeting Place and Times


Participants login to the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule. It is necessary to connect at least 4 - 6 times per week and spend approximately 16 hours per week while the course is in session, either online or offline working on course related assignments, to stay current and successfully complete this 3 credit graduate course.


Kathryn Franklin, PhD.
Katey Tuchscherer Franklin currently works as the administrative Program Director in the Addiction Counseling Program, and also the Clinic Director and Clinical Supervisor at the Human Development Clinic at Montana State University in the department of Health and Human Development. Katey is dually licensed as a Licensed Certified Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a K-12 School Counselor in Montana. Katey has been working as a Counselor with children, adults and families for ten years, and transitioned to the University setting in 2011. Katey also taught in the Masters Counseling program and undergraduate Community Health program at MSU. Katey provides individual advising for students in the Addiction Counseling Certificate program. When not working, Katey enjoys being outside, swimming, skiing and camping with her family.


Students must be admitted to the Addiction Counseling Certificate Program.

Time Commitment:

16- hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method of delivery, you may require more time.

Tuition and Fees

If you are accepted into a qualified online program, see the appropriate MSU Online Only Tuition and Fee table below:

If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedules.

Required Books/Materials

  • Groups: A Counseling Specialty (6th ed.)
    Author(s): Samuel Gladding
    Pearson Education, Inc. (2011)
    ISBN-10: 0137051522
    This book can be purchased online at or for approximately $120
  • Recommended Reading:
    Journal for specialists in Group Work
    Journal of Counseling and Development
    Both journals can be viewed through the MSU library online journals.

Computer Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.

This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.

For More Information

For course information: Please contact the instructor, Katey Franklin at

For information about the Addiction Counseling Program: Please contact Hilary Becker at or 406-994-2379

How to Register

You must be accepted as a student to Montana State University to take this course.

Learn how to apply.

After your application has been accepted, you will register via MSU's online registration system, MyInfo.

Registration requires a PIN number. Learn how to find your PIN.

Once you have your PIN, learn how to register through MyInfo.

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