Addiction Studies Licensed Professionals Graduate Certificate

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Admission Requirements

Completion of a bachelor’s or master’s degree with a cumulative GPA ≥3.0.

Students attending this program must already be licensed in one of the health care professions listed below:

  • advanced registered nurse practitioners;
  • ​marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, advanced social workers or independent clinical social workers;
  • psychologists;
  • osteopathic physicians;
  • osteopathic physician assistants;
  • physicians;
  • physician assistants.
Required Courses
ADST 502COUNSELING THEORIES FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS2
ADST 505ADDICTION GROUP COUNSELING2
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
Total Credits20

Student Learning Outcomes: students will: 

  • understand the underlying causes of addictions and approaches to intervention, including assessment, treatment, and case management;
  • describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health and social effects of psychoactive substances on the person using and significant others;
  • identify and describe professional codes of ethics that define the professional context within which the counselor works, in order to maintain professional standards and safeguard the client;
  • identify the basic components necessary to conduct an effect group session;
  • understand a variety of models and theories of addiction counseling.