Through convenient, highly-quality specialized training, the Addictions Counseling certificate program prepares you for a rewarding career of returning normalcy and peace to the life of victims through advanced recovery methods. You will help others overcome the harms of addiction and assist them in mitigating the regional and national substance abuse crisis. The requisite skills that you will learn will allow you to become a better communicator, supporter, and advocate for the sensitive epidemic that has negatively affected the health of victims, their families, and our communities.
This certificate is offered by AU New England
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.
This certificate program is open to those with a graduate degree in an allied mental health profession or a graduate student in such professions. The program can be tailored to individual needs based on the courses offered below. All courses are consistent with CACREP accreditation requirements. Each course is three credits, and is offered in an online format.
(12 credits required; program can be tailored to individual needs)
Issues in Addictions Recovery (3 credits)
Integrated Approaches to Addictions Counseling (3 credits)
Family Approaches to Addictions Counseling (3 credits)
Advanced Issues in Addictions Recovery (3 credits)
Process Addictions (3 credits)
Social Justice and Advocacy in Addictions Counseling (3 credits)
This certificate will educate and train students and practicing professionals in substance abuse counseling, and prepare these persons for credentialing as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MLADC), respectively. While this certificate will provide the academic requirements for licensure, graduates of this certificate program may still need to meet additional state requirements that include passing a licensure exam and completion of their post-master’s clinical supervision requirements.
How to Apply
- Complete the online admissions application, including:
- Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
- Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
- Non-refundable $50 application fee
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
- Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
- There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
- Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
- Master’s and Certificate Programs do not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials, and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.
Official transcripts should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516
All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
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