Professor: Dr. George Gonzalez, Ph.D., LMFT-S, LPC-S, Certified Addiction Specialist-Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist

The programme in Addictions Studies with an emphasis in Addictions Counseling Therapy is developed and instructed by Rev. Father Prof. Dr. Dr. George Gonzalez (USA), a Catholic priest and long-time university lecturer in Addiction Counseling and Marriage and Family Counseling. He is a psychotherapist and clinical psychologist with numerous certifications and licences. He holds a Doctorate in Ministry, and Doctorates in Social Sciences, and Psychology.

The programme in Addiction Counseling Studies (ACS) addresses general areas of counseling psychology such as theories of personality, counseling theories and techniques, testing and measuring, ethics in counseling, group counseling, marriage and family counseling, statistics, and research methods; as well as particular areas of Addiction Counseling such as pharmacology and addictions, assessment methods in addictions counseling, drug abuse and counseling, alcoholism and addictions counseling, children and addictions, including a final thesis. Students need to pass the following 10 core courses of the curriculum:


ACS 530-Counseling Techniques and Theories (3 credit hours)

ACS 502-Ethnic and Multicultural Counseling (3 credit hours)

ACS 600- Group Counseling Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)

ACS 580-Ethics in Counseling (3 credit hours)

ACS 531-Family Issues & Addictive Disorders (3 credit hours)

ACS 525-Pharmacology & Addictions (3 credit hours)

ACS 560-Assessment Methods in Addictions Counseling (3 credit hours)

ACS 595-Drug Abuse & Counseling (3 credit hours)

ACS 529-Co-Occuring Disorders 3CH

ACS 535- Counseling Chemical Dependency Adolescents (3 credit hours)

ACS 650- Thesis (6 credit hours)