Montana State University

LAC 501-801: Chemical Dependency Counseling

Mar 14-May 08, 2016
Credit: 3 graduate
Cost: $975.15 dist. res: $1,255.05 dist. non-res
Instructor(s) Sabrina Hadeed

Restricted to students in Addiction Counseling Certificate

Course Description

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

This course will provide an overall introduction to addiction counseling. The class will also provide an introduction to the assessment and treatment of alcoholism and other chemical dependencies, with emphasis on the application of specific clinical strategies to this specialized problem area. Since substance abuse may underlie or coexist with a variety of other problems, including family violence, mental illness, health issues, etc., the mental health professional trained in the assessment and treatment of chemical dependency will be better able to assess and intervene appropriately.

Meeting Place and Times

This course is taught online. Course participants login and participate at a time of day that is convenient for them. It is recommended that participants login at least 4 to 5 times per week and plan on spending 16 to 18 hours per week (combination online and offline) for 8 weeks to successfully complete this 3 credit course.


Sabrina Hadeed, MA.

Time Commitment

16-18 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 taking only online courses this semester, please see the MSU Online Only Tuition and Fees (PDF) table.

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

Required Books/Materials

  • Capuzzi, D. & Stauffer, M. D. (2011). Foundations of addictions counseling (2nd ed.). New Jersey: Pearson.
    ISBN-10: 9780137057788
    This can be purchased for approximately $115 on
    **Please note that the above text is the same text book used in LAC503 and LAC505**
  • Moyers, W.C. (2007). Broken: My story of addiction and redemption. London: Penguin.
    ISBN-10: 0143112457
    This can be purchased for approximately $15 on
  • Sheff, D. (2008). Beautiful boy: A father's journey through his son's addiction. New York: Houghton-Mifflin.
    ISBN-10: 0547203888
    This book can be ordered on for about $15 dollars or less

Computer Requirements

  • Computer running Windows XP Service Pack 3 or newer or Mac OS X.5 (Leopard) or higher
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Internet access

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

For More Information

Contact: Sarah Hendrikx

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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