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University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5538 Sociology, Gerontology, and Substance Abuse Studies LAN 203A , Box 167


LaDonna McCune's educational background includes degrees in liberal arts, sociology (with an option in chemical dependency), criminal justice management and administration and a doctorate in higher education administration with a minor in sociology. She is a licensed alcohol/drug counselor (LADC) and an Oklahoma board approved supervisor. Additionally, she is a nationally certified gambling counselor (NCGC-II). She has experience as a facilitator for the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative and Kay County, Oklahoma’s Co-Parenting through Divorce. McCune is trained in the National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA) and suicide prevention (QPR) curriculum. She also has experience as an Alcohol/Drug Substance Abuse Course (ADSAC) facilitator. McCune worked as a counselor for 23 years in both outpatient and inpatient facilities as a substance abuse counselor, gambling counselor and a youth and family counselor. Her interest lies in the dynamics of individuals and families dealing with substance abuse and compulsive gambling.     

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Substance Abuse Studies
  • Substance Abuse in Special Populations
  • Advanced Group Dynamics
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Advanced Human Development Substance Abuse
  • Advanced Family Counseling Co-Occurring Disorders
  • The Addictive Process
  • Compulsive Gamblin
  • Cultural Sensitivity in Addiction Treatment
  • Professional Principles in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Freshmen Orientation
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Corrections
  • Criminal Law
  • Advanced Criminal Justice Organizations
  • Probation & Parole
  • Corrections Internship
  • Correctional Counseling
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Personal & Social Development
  • Juvenile Delinquency

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

McCune, L.  (2005) A Qualitative Study of Community College Faculty Defined Through the Lens of Sociological Theories Related to Professionalism and De-Professionalism, Oklahoma State University 

McCune, L. Killian, J. K. & Montoya, B.  (Oct/Nov 2016)  Advanced Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment  Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Grant 

Killian, J. K., McCune, L., Montoya, B. (Oct//Nov 2016) Adolescent Neurology: Structures and Functions of Addiction  Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Grant 

Montoya, B., Killian, J. K., McCune, L. (Oct/Nov, 2016) Adolescent Substance Abuse Education for Para-Professionals and Parents  Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Grant 

McCune, L. (January 7-8, 2017) Gambling and other Addictions Treatment Curricula Development Seoul Cyber University  Seoul, South Korea

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