Dr. Kirk Bowden earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Northcentral University, a Master of Arts with a focus in Counseling from Ottawa University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Brigham Young University. Dr. Bowden is the Director of the Counseling and Addiction Studies Program at Grand Canyon University. He serves on the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners and on the board of directors of the International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education. Dr. Bowden is a subject matter expert for California Board of Behavioral Sciences. He has served as a steering committee member of on the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment's (CSAT) Partners for Recovery and on the steering committee of SAMHSA/CSAT's Higher Education Accreditation and Competencies expert panel. Dr Bowden has developed and written more than 20 internet college courses on the subject of Addiction of Counseling.