Human Services (BAS)

Bachelors of Applied Science

Addiction Counseling

Preparation of addiction professionals is becoming more important in response to the advances in research. Our curriculum is designed to prepare counselors, as well as related professionals such as social workers, criminal justice personnel, psychologists, and nurses, for effective practice based on TAP 21 competencies defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the federal government. Students examine the theoretical foundations and research about substance abuse and learn clinical evaluation, treatment planning, referral processes, service coordination, counseling, educational methods, documentation and professional/ ethical responsibilities.

All classes are available in a Web-based, online format. However, the Kansas BSRB currently requires that two of the skills courses be taken at the physical location of the institution in order to be eligible. Internships are arranged in the student's local community. Contact the Human Services Department for more information at

Related Sites of Interest 

BSRB Licensing Application and Examination Information for LAC
Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board (BSRB)
National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
TAP 21 competencies 


Contact Us  

Washburn University
Human Services Department
Benton Hall Room 311
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621
Phone: 785.670.2116
Fax: 785.670.1027