This certificate is designed for individuals with an interest in alcohol and drug use disorders.  Students receive foundational knowledge in the biomedical, cultural, historical and psychological aspects of alcohol and associated dependency. They receive knowledge about clinical treatment and assessment of alcohol and drug use disorders and learn how to work effectively in the field through an independent study practicum/internship/research placements.

Pre-requisite:

Students must have a bachelor’s degree, graduate degree or be currently enrolled in a graduate program.

Curriculum Requirements:

Courses

Course Number

Credits

Foundations in Alcohol Studies: Biology, Psychology & Sociology Provides a review of the essential information about alcohol’s acute and chronic effects on biology and behavior and the sociology of its use and misuse.

18:821:680

3

Independent Study of Alcohol-Related Issues

Opportunity to pursue an area of interest concerning alcohol use and misuse under the supervision and guidance of a faculty member.

18:821:679

3,3

Practicum: Clinical Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders

Prerequisite: Previous experience in direct patient care. Required for students in degree programs that provide specific training in counseling or psychotherapy, such as clinical psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.), counseling psychology, social work, or psychiatric nursing.

18:821:681

3,3

TOTAL

 

15

*Note: These courses do not fulfill CADC educational requirements.