Addiction Studies Graduate Certificate

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Required Courses
ADST 501RELAPSE PREVENTION2
ADST 504ADOLESCENT ADDICTION ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT4
ADST 512PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIONS OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS4
ADST 520CASE MANAGEMENT4
ADST 530ADDICTION TREATMENT WITH FAMILIES AND DIVERSE POPULATIONS4
ADST 535LAW AND ETHICS FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS4
ADST 542SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT OF CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS4
ADST 544TREATING CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS4
Total Credits30
 Optional Practicum

Students who are not currently working in a treatment agency may benefit from the practicum experience. Practicum hours may count toward Washington state certification required hours.

ADST 595ALCOHOL/DRUG PRACTICUM I1-4
ADST 695ALCOHOL/DRUG PRACTICUM II1-4

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate the competency-based knowledge and skills required for working in addiction treatment;
  • understand the underlying causes of addictions and approaches to intervention, including assessment, treatment, relapse prevention, case management and self-help;
  • recognize the potential for substance-use disorders to mimic a variety of medical and mental health conditions and the potential for medical and mental health conditions to co-exist with addiction and substance abuse;
  • describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health and social effects of psychoactive substances on the person using and significant others;
  • recognize the social, political, economic and cultural context within which addiction and substance abuse exist, including risk and resiliency factors that characterize individuals and groups in their living environments.