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. Arizona State University's online 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: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 7
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 21
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How do I know if an addiction studies certificate is a good fit for me?
If you’re passionate about helping those struggling with addiction and looking to provide a full range of evidence-based services, ASU Online's substance abuse counseling certificate may be perfect for you. Substance use and addiction constitute one of the largest preventable health problems facing the U.S. today, but less than 20% of those in need receive any substance use treatment, and only a small fraction of those in treatment receive evidence-based treatment.
The addiction studies certificate complements other behavioral health and medical programs at ASU Online, including:
- Doctor of Behavioral Health – clinical.
- Master of Science in forensic psychology.
- Master of Science in nursing.
- Master of Science in psychology.
- Master of Social Work.
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)
Substance abuse counseling certificate courses
This 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 can I do with an addiction studies certificate?
Substance abuse counselor careers can be incredibly rewarding and offer a wide variety of experiences. Jobs are available in substance abuse treatment centers, community mental health agencies, primary care, integrated health, military, criminal justice, hospitals and schools. Additionally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, substance abuse counselor jobs are projected to grow 23% from 2020 to 2030, which is much quicker than the average rate. 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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