Become an Advocate for Healing and Transformation in the Field of Addiction Treatment

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Los Angeles – Graduate and Undergraduate Options

BA in Liberal Studies, Addiction Studies Concentration
Learn to use prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies that emphasize client strengths. Personal and professional experience can be turned into academic credit through our unique prior learning program. Students gain real-life addiction counseling experience through placement at our diverse internship training sites. Students may apply to Fast Track into the accredited MA in Clinical Psychology program.  Offered on-campus.

MA in Clinical Psychology with Addiction and Recovery Specialization

In this rigorous, cutting edge, graduate level program, students learn traditional approaches as well as explore the space that exists for innovative approaches amid shifting treatment paradigms. Coursework builds professional competency by providing tools and experiential learning opportunities that prepare students to graduate with the knowledge, skills, and insight to understand and respond effectively to those whose lives are impacted by addiction. Offered on-campus.


Seattle – Graduate Level

Addiction Studies Certificate – Graduate

With a focus on developing multicultural counseling competencies, you accomplish these goals through a combination of required coursework, electives and a supervised internship. The Certificate combines online and in classroom time to allow for the flexibility and convenience of completing course work using digital resources, as well as benefiting from the face-to-face interaction of in classroom instruction and peer discussion. The certificate can be added to the MA in Counseling with Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree. Offered low-residency.


New England – Post Master’s Level

The Substance Abuse/Addictions Counseling Certificate

The Substance Abuse/Addictions Counseling Certificate program will enable clinicians to understand specialized issues related to substance abuse counseling, current treatment trends, advocacy efforts, and be able to communicate with and effectively support persons presenting with substance abuse treatment needs and support their recovery efforts. The Addiction Studies Certificate is open to students with a graduate degree in an allied mental health profession or a graduate student in such a profession. All courses are consistent with CACREP accreditation requirements. Each course is three credits, and is offered in an online format.  Offered online.