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For those who wish to serve families and individuals affected by drug dependency, a career in substance abuse counseling can be an incredibly rewarding path. If this interests you, then consider earning Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse degree.

Offered through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this program can qualify you to meet state, national and international licensure or certification standards for professional treatment counselors and prevention specialists. One setting in which professionals like these often work is rehabilitation facilities. If this career path interests you, then read on for advice on caring for your own health while working in a rehabilitation clinic:

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Offered through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Grand Canyon University’s online counseling degrees can help prepare you for a variety of career paths and advanced education options. Are you considering a degree in counseling because you’d like to pursue a career as a counselor? If so, then read on for some study tips for counseling students that may help you succeed while completing this program:

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Are you interested in helping individuals make changes in their lives by pursuing a career in counseling? If so, then the Master of Science in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program could offer you the ideal educational foundation to achieve your professional goals. Offered through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this professional counseling with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy degree program offers students comprehensive training that can prepare them for licensure in Arizona and national certification.

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At Grand Canyon University, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers degree programs that can prepare you for a meaningful career in counseling or psychology. For example, the Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse program covers counseling theories and crisis intervention, and can prepare you for a career as a counselor working in rehabilitation clinics and mental health centers. Our Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sport Psychology, on the other hand, can ready you for a career in performance arts coaching or athletic coaching and training. Continue reading to learn about counseling vs psychology:

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By Jessalyn Johnson
English Literature Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Grand Canyon University is proud to offer several master’s degrees for those who desire to go into fields pertaining to human services. The Master of Science in Mental Health and Wellness is a program for students who wish to advance their career in human services, healthcare or education.

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Substance abuse is a significant problem in the United States, and the need for addiction counselors is expected to grow. If you’re considering pursuing a career in substance abuse counseling, then Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse program can provide you with the academic foundation that you need to enter this field. When it comes to substance abuse and addiction, one component that counselors in the profession must consider when working with patients is their family dynamics. Continue reading to learn more about this topic.

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in social service? If so, then consider our Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an Emphasis in Social Work degree. Offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this sociology with an emphasis in social work degree can prepare you for a rewarding career in the exciting fields of social work and human services.

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While perusing the psychology programs offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, you may have stumbled upon our Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Geropsychology. This program is ideal for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in fields such as psychology, nursing, sociology or communications, and who are interested in working with aging populations. Continue reading to learn about the nature of professional geropsychology:

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Are you passionate about helping others find the greatness within them? If so, then the Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sport Psychology from Grand Canyon University may provide you with the ideal professional and academic foundations to pursue your career goals. Offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the BS in sport psychology was designed for individuals with an interest in sports, health, fitness, performing arts or mental health fields. The following are just a few examples of the potentially rewarding careers that graduates of our program may go on to pursue:

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