Addiction & Recovery Counseling
The goal of the Addiction & Recovery Counseling Program is to
prepare students to become counselors with strong competencies in drug
and alcohol addiction, prevention and treatment. We focus on meeting
the needs of diverse and low-income urban communities, using a harm
reduction approach. We are committed to providing:
-Knowledge of the current trends of drug education, prevention and policy
-Skills to work with people and systems in clinical settings
-Skills to apply research and theory within diverse settings
Our vision statement: "Transform life experiences into
the skills for successful work in the field. Guide students in their
journey from passive learners to active participants. Nurture the
growth of lifelong learners while embracing their diverse backgrounds
Who We Are
The Addiction & Recovery Counseling Program is housed in the Health Education Department at the Ocean Campus of City College of San Francisco. An active Community Advisory Board of practitioners, program faculty and staff, graduates, and community members provides input on all aspects of the program.
Our faculty members are committed to working with students of all backgrounds to ensure success. We provide a variety of resources, including Student Success classes and assistance for students who are returning to school after interrupted academic histories.
Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to
demonstrate the following:
- Distinguish the ethical skills necessary for professional employment as an addiction, treatment and recovery counselor in health care settings
- Explain the content and skills necessary for counselor certification in the field
- Synthesize client-centered counseling skills, harm reduction and motivational counseling concepts, and cultural humility
- Integrate substance use, addiction and recovery research into professional practice.