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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Community, Family and Addiction Sciences

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Sterling T. Shumway, Ph.D., Chairperson

Professors: Ivey, Whiting
Associate Professors: Jordan, Kimball, Prouty, Shumway, Smith
Assistant Professors: Bradshaw, Cravens, D’Sauza, Morelock, Soloski
Associate Professor of Practice: Springer
Instructor: Comiskey

CONTACT INFORMATION: 271 Human Sciences Bldg., 1301 Akron Ave. Box 41250, Lubbock, TX 79409-1250, T 806.742.3060, F 806.742.0053, www.hs.ttu.edu/cfas

About the Department

The department supervises the following degree programs and certificates:

  • Bachelor of Science in Community, Family and Addiction Sciences
  • Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Graduate Certificate in Addictions and the Family

Vision. The vision of the Department of Community, Family and Addiction Sciences (CFAS) is to enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities. To achieve this vision, the department offers programs of study in human services, addictive disorders and recovery studies, and marriage and family therapy.

The Institute for the Study of Addiction, Recovery, and Families is housed in the department. The Institute oversees the Center for Family Systems Research and Intervention, the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities, and the Center for Addiction Recovery Research.

Within the department there are opportunities to collaborate with faculty members in research; to experience different aspects of programs through internships, classroom apprenticeships, and independent studies; and to participate in student organizations and activities. The department is committed to being an active and contributing member of the college, university, and surrounding communities. As a result, faculty, staff, and students are actively engaged with many university groups, community groups, and agencies in an effort to enhance the experience of students and improve the quality of life for others.

Undergraduate Program

Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies

Established in 1986, The Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities (CRC) at Texas Tech (formerly known as the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery) assists individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and eating disorders with their pursuit of a college education. The CRC has created a community support and relapse prevention program, which provides an environment in which recovering students can focus on staying sober without delaying their educational goals. The CRC was selected to receive support from the federal government to develop a model to replicate collegiate community support and relapse-prevention programs at other universities.

The CFAS department offers a comprehensive curriculum in addictive disorders and recovery studies meeting all educational requirements, but not the practicum requirements, for a student to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas. The ADRS courses are currently offered both in face-to-face as well as distance education/online formats. Students enrolled in many majors across the university take classes in this curriculum.

Graduate Program

For information on graduate programs offered by the Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences, visit the Graduate School  section of the catalog.

Program Offerings & Course Descriptions


    Bachelor’sUndergraduate Minor


      Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies (Undergraduate Courses)Community, Family, and Addiction Services (Undergraduate Courses)

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