American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Addictions & Recovery

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Dear Friend:

Why can’t they STOP?… How many times have you heard this plea of desperation from the loved one of an addict? Or how many times have you caught yourself thinking or saying that to someone you love out of disappointment and frustration?

Did you know that according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2006 more than 22 million people needed treatment for addiction? And the problem continues to escalate! This is a war!

That’s why I love the Bible verse Paul gave us in Philippians 4:13, that says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.” With God, we can overcome addictive behaviors. Because of Christ, we believe in the capacity for change!

Addiction is now the NUMBER ONE public health issue in the United States.

As Christians, God wants us to be His instrument of healing and restoration.

The good news is that with today’s incredible medical and scientific advances that have refined the way we understand addictions, and with the application of spiritual transformation and renewal, we can offer real hope.

Earn Your Certificate in Addiction & Recovery

I challenge you today to be the vehicle of HOPE God has called each and every one of us to be. Enroll in Light University’s Addiction and Recovery Counselor Training Program and build the skills, expertise and confidence necessary to be better equipped to work with substance and behavior addictions.

I can’t wait to see how God is going to use this new recovery training program. We’d love to be a part of your life!

Sincerely,

Timothy E. Clinton, Ed.D., LPC, LMFT
President, AACC

Unit 1: Addiction and Addicts: Foundational Principles

ADAR 101 Addictions and Recovery: An Introduction

Presented by Tim Clinton, Ed.D.

ADAR 102 Theology and Addiction

Presented by Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min.

ADAR 103 Models of Addiction

Presented by David Jenkins, Psy.D.

ADAR 104 The Neurobiology of Addiction

Presented by Mark Lasser, Ph.D. and Todd Clements, M.D.

ADAR 105 The Addictive Cycle

Presented by Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

ADAR 106 Trauma and Addiction

Presented by Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A.; Gary Sibcy, Ph.D.; and Daniel Amen, M.D.

Unit 2: Chemical Dependency and Addiction

ADAR 201 Biological Aspects of Chemical Dependency and Addiction

Presented by Michael Lyles, M.D.

ADAR 202 Depressants

Presented by Michael Lyles, M.D.

ADAR 203 Perscription Drug Abuse

Presented by Michael Lyles, M.D.

ADAR 204 Stimulants

Presented by Michael Lyles, M.D.

ADAR 205 Hallucinogenics

Presented by Todd Clements, M.D.

ADAR 206 Inhalants

Presented by Todd Clements, M.D.

Unit 3: Behavioral and Process Addictions

ADAR 301 Sexual Addiction

Presented by Mark Laaser, Ph.D.

ADAR 302 Eating Disorders and Food Addiction

Presented by Linda Mintle, Ph.D.

ADAR 303 Gambling Addiction

Presented by Greg Jantz, Ph.D.

ADAR 304 Adrenaline Addiction

Presented by Arch Hart, Ph.D.

ADAR 305 Spiritual Addiction/Abuse

Presented by Ken Nichols, Psy.D.

ADAR 306 Performance Addictions: The Search for Significance

Presented by Eric Scalise, Ph.D. and Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A.

Unit 4: Treatment Issues and Protocols

ADAR 401 Models of Treatment

Presented by David Jenkins, Psy.D. and Paris Finner-Williams, Ph.D., J.D.

ADAR 402 Screening, Assessment, and Referral

Presented by Marian Eberly, RN, MSW, LCSW and Paris Finner-Williams, Ph.D., J.D.

ADAR 403 Dual Diagnosis and Comorbidity

Presented by Gary Sibcy, Ph.D.

ADAR 404 The Obsessive-Compulsive Continuum

Presented by Gary Sibcy, Ph.D.

ADAR 405 Adolescents and Addictions

Presented by Leroy Scott, Jr., M.S., M.Div., LHMC

ADAR 406 Spiritual Applications

Presented by Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

Unit 5: Recovery and Transformation

ADAR 501 Beyond Codependency

Presented by Jennifer Cisney, M.A. and Debra Laaser, B.S.

ADAR 502 The Family and Recovery

Presented by David Stoop, Ph.D.

ADAR 503 Marital Recovery from Addiction

Presented by Mark Laaser, Ph.D. and Debra Laaser, B.S.

ADAR 504 Step-based Approaches and Relapse Prevention

Presented by John Baker, M.B.A.

ADAR 505 Legal/Ethical Issues & Social Policy

Presented by Paris Finner-Williams, Ph.D., J.D.

ADAR 506 Biblical Transformation and Renewal

Presented by Eric Scalise, Ph.D.

 

BEST OFFER
Option 1 – Pay in Full: $349

Option 2 – Payment Plan
(Call 1-800-526-8673 for interest free financing)

FAQs

Q. Is this program flexible enough to fit my busy schedule?

A. Definitely. Light University is the epitome of flexibility, allowing you to design any schedule that is convenient for you. There is no deadline in which you must be finished with your coursework. You can study when and where you like and take as long as you like to complete your lessons.

Q. Is residency required for me to complete my program of study?

A. No. The entire course of study is on DVD for your convenience. You can view and review your lessons as often as you like. It is that simple. The DVD’s, along with the complete study guides, will lead you each step of the way.

Q. Will I receive a certificate when I am finished with my program of study?

A. Yes. You will receive a beautiful certificate from Light University signifying the completion of the entire program of study. Your certificate does not, however, certify you to counsel. That would be the decision of your local church pastor or counseling minister.

Q. Will I receive ongoing support and encouragement from the AACC once I have completed my studies?

A. Yes. You will receive a one-year free membership in the AACC when you enroll in the complete Caring for People God’s Way curriculum. An $109 value free! You can renew that membership once it expires and continue to receive the resources available to you from the AACC.

Q. Can I use Breaking Free as a training program for lay counselors in my ministry?

A. Yes. We have special rates available for group training programs. Call the office of Light University for more information (1-800-520-2268).

Q. Will there be other programs of study available to me in Light University once I complete Breaking Free

A.Yes. We are currently developing specialized units that will provide additional areas of study for those who wish to continue their training.

Q. Is college credit available for this training?

A. Yes. Please call our offices for details.

World-class Faculty

   
  Daniel Amen, M.D. John Baker, M.B.A. Todd Clements, M.D. Tim Clinton, Ed.D., LMFT  
 
   
  Marian Eberly, RN, MSW, LCSW Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. Marnie Ferree, M.A., LMFT Paris Finner-Williams, Ph.D., J.D.  
 
   
  David Jenkins, Psy.D. Arch Hart, Ph.D. Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min. Greg Jantz, Ph.D.  
 
   
  Debbie Laaser Mark Laaser, Ph.D. Michael Lyles, M.D. Linda Mintle, Ph.D.  
 
   
  Ken Nichols, Psy.D. Eric Scalise, Ph.D. Leroy Scott, Jr., M.Div. Gary Sibcy, Ph.D.  
 
         
  David Stoop, Ph.D.