This graduate certificate is designed for graduate students and working professionals
from a range of mental health education backgrounds who wish to provide comprehensive
mental health and substance abuse treatment through inpatient and outpatient care.
Those who complete this certificate may also pursue the Licensed Alcohol and Drug
Counselor (LADC) credential.
This certificate helps meet an overwhelming national need within the mental health
field by equipping future and current professionals with the specific tools to address
and treat substance abuse and addictions.
Successful completion of the graduate certificate program requires 18 credit hours
of graduate-level coursework in counseling and counseling psychology and human development and family science. There are six core courses, including a three-credit hour field experience (internship)
where you will complete a minimum of 300 hours at a drug/alcohol counseling site.
Credit hours are transferable to additional graduate degree programs.