Learn the 12 core functions of an addiction counselor and explore the history, major theories, techniques, and strategies in the field of substance addiction and intervention. This program is for Indiana residents only, as it includes a practicum course that must be completed on campus.
In this 18-credit hour program, you will apply the counseling skills needed to address the mental health needs of diverse clients—concentrating on prevention, intervention and crisis management. You will utilize strategies for helping clients identify addiction’s impact on their life, relationships, health, and the benefits of living without addiction. Emphasis is placed on critical analysis of one’s own previous attitudes and beliefs surrounding mental health issues, substance use, and culturally diverse groups—and how these may influence future clinical work.
This program is intended for:
- Working professionals in the higher education, mental health, counseling, social work, and psychology fields
- Graduate students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a field related to psychology or counseling
- Graduate students seeking a certificate on their way to degree completion
- Those desiring a credential from a highly-ranked university to demonstrate their expertise to employers
Coursework for this certificate may partially fulfill requirements for Indiana licensure as a Licensed Addictions Counselor Associate, dependent on each student’s academic background. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services licensing board to clarify their eligibility for licensure.