This three course certificate addresses the needs of counselors already in the field of counseling who possess a Master's degree in counseling or a related discipline and are in need of specific information and education on relapse prevention-opiate addiction and treatment methods, issues of concomitant mental health and addiction, and family issues/adult children of alcoholics, relationship impairment due to addiction. For those students who need coursework for re-certification or licensure needs, these courses can be utilized for those purposes.
These three courses are offered in a blended format over the course of a year (Summer/Winter/Summer) and meet twice for each class face-to-face (one at the beginning and one at the end) with five weeks online in between. The face-to-face classes are offered on weekends which appeals to the full-time practitioner. Upon completion of the third course students will be granted a certificate in alcohol and drug studies by the University. Students may also decide to enroll in all three courses or just one course, the option is available for any combination.