Addictions Counseling Graduate Certificate

Overview 

The Addictions Counseling certificate is a 12-credit certificate designed to prepare students for licensure and certification as addictions specialists. The certificate can be completed as a standalone option or while pursuing the CMHC master’s degree. Current students, alumni of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, and individuals with an earned master’s degree in a relevant helping professions field from an accredited institution are eligible to apply. Up to 6 credits may be applied to both the certificate and the CMHC master’s degree. For students seeking both the master’s degree and the certificate, the certificate is awarded when all of the requirements for both the certificate and the degree have been met. For individuals seeking only the certificate, the certificate is awarded when the student has met all certificate requirements. The Addictions Counseling certificate, a 12 credit hour graduate certificate, meets the academic requirements for the Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) certification and the NBCC Master Addictions Counselor (MAC).

Licensure

The Addictions Counseling certificate, a 12 credit hour graduate certificate, meets the academic requirements for the Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) certification and the NBCC Master Addictions Counselor (MAC).

 

Goal 1: Addiction Counseling Certificate students demonstrate knowledge and skills foundational to the counseling speciality area of addiction counseling.

Goal 2: Addiction Counseling Certificate students demonstrate knowledge and skills specific to addiction counseling settings, including treatment of co-occurring disorders in a variety of settings.

Goal 3:Addiction Counseling Certificate students make professional and ethical decisions using sound clinical judgment based on research, standards and best practices established for addiction counseling.

 
CNS 565Addictions Counseling3
CNS 570Special Topics in Counseling3
CNS 575Family Systems and Addictions3
CNS 580Diag, Treat & Recov in Addict3
Total Hours12