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Behavioral Health/Addictions and Substance Use Disorders

Earn a Professional Addictions Counseling Certificate

The Certificate of Completion in Professional Addictions Counseling (CCL) is designed to provide addictions specific education to practicing behavioral health professionals. Courses focus on self-help groups, the recovery process, relapse factors, family dynamics, and the various medical, emergent, and intervention models. This program has also been designed to help professionals meet their educational requirements for state and/or national addiction certification requirement, as well as gain continuing education credits.

State Requirements

Licensing and certification requirements vary by state. Please use the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) network link below to locate your state requirements.

Check Your State Requirement

Program Prerequisites

Students must have an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree in behavioral health or a related field.

Admission Criteria: None

Required Courses Credits: 8
ASD285II Multicultural Aspects 1
Students must choose a total of 7 credits from the following list of seminars. Seminar courses may be repeated up to four times each.
ASD285 Addictions Seminar 1
ASD285AA Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders Seminar 1
ASD285BB Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Seminar 1
ASD285CC Addiction Review Seminar 1
ASD285DD Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment Seminar 1
ASD285EE Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Seminar 1
ASD285FF Street Drugs Seminar 1
ASD285GG Addictive and Medical Plants Seminar 1
ASD285HH Intervention and Treatment for Addictions and Substance Use Disorders Seminar 1
ASD285KK Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care Seminar 1
ASD285LL Gambling Addiction Seminar 1
ASD285MM Sexual Addiction Seminar 1

Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives Credits: 3-6
ASD220 Family Dynamics and Addiction 3
ASD250 Group Interventions 3
ASD280* Addiction and Substance Use Disorders Practicum 6
ASD294 Advanced Foundations: Review for Addiction and Substance Use Disorders Counselor Licensing/Certification Exams 3

Program Competencies

  1. Explain multicultural aspects of counseling in addictions and substance use disorders. (ASD285II)
  2. Assess current knowledge and research in addictions, disorders, domestic violence, substance abuse, intervention, recovery, and treatment. (ASD285AA, ASD285BB, ASD285CC, ASD285DD, ASD285EE, ASD285FF, ASD285GG, ASD285HH, ASD285KK, ASD285LL, ASD285MM)
  3. Identify various community resources available for treating addictions. (ASD285)
  4. Summarize techniques, strategies and treatment modalities recommended for special groups of patients. (ASD285)

Program Notes:

  • The total amount of credits required for this certificate is 11-14
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.
  • * indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
  • Licensing and certification requirements vary by state.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.00