Online Addiction and Substance Use Related Disorders Graduate Certificate
Addiction and substance abuse is one of America's top public health concerns, and there is a growing need for a well-trained workforce. The addiction and substance use related disorders certificate pairs state-of-the-art research from internationally recognized experts in addictions with expertise from licensed psychologists and counselors with decades of substance abuse treatment experience.
Next start date: 01/09/2023
Total classes: 7
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 21
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Is licensure or certification required to practice as an addiction counselor?
Yes. All states require either licensure or certification to practice as an addiction counselor. Most states have multiple levels of licensure, typically a bachelor’s-level license that requires ongoing supervision and a master’s-level license that allows independent practice. For example, Arizona has three licensure levels:
Licensed Substance Abuse Technician (LSAT)
- Requires a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral-health related field (with coursework in the seven core content areas covered in the addiction certificate program) and a passing score on a substance abuse licensure exam administered by the IC&RC or NAADAC.
Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC)
- For applicants already holding an LSAT: complete 1600 hours of supervised work experience that includes 100 hours of clinical supervision.
- For applicants without an LSAT: a master’s degree in a behavioral-health related field (with coursework in the seven core content areas covered in the addiction certificate program and a 300-hour substance abuse practicum) and a passing score on an advanced substance abuse licensure exam administered by the IC&RC, NAADAC or NBCC.
Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC)
Substance abuse counseling certificate courses
This 21-credit addiction studies certificate is made up of courses that explore evidence-based treatments, comorbidity, psychopharmacology and multicultural counseling. Courses include:
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Assessment and Diagnosis
Comorbidity in Substance Use Related Problems
Group Therapy for Substance Use Related Problems
Evidence-Based Interventions for Substance Use Related Problems
Multicultural Issues Related to Substance Use Related Problems
What jobs can you get with an addiction studies certificate?
The addiction studies certificate serves the needs of aspiring professionals and current behavioral health employees seeking additional education in addictions and substance use disorders. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
Substance abuse counseling certificate admission requirements
Applicants to the addiction and substance use related disorders graduate certificate must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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