Texas Tech University

Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Addictions and the Family

Graduate Certificate in Addictions and the Family

The Graduate Certificate in Addictions and the Family provides specialized training to mental health providers who work with families and individuals struggling with substance abuse and other addictive behaviors. Course offerings focus on very diverse topics and include family systems theories, systemic treatments of addiction, family dynamics of addiction, and professional development issues.

Coursework requirements include a total of 18 credit hours: 12 credit hours focus on family systems theories, the impact of addiction on family dynamics, systemic treatment, and issues in professional development; and 6 credit hours chosen from courses in systemic evaluation, developmental issues in therapy, and couple/sex therapy. Additional coursework and clinical experience is required for clinicians seeking to be a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.

Graduate Certificate:

Addictions and the Family
Created to provide specialized training to mental health providers who work with families and individuals struggling with substance abuse and addictive behaviors.

Hours/Courses Required:

18 hours

Required:
MFT 5322
MFT 5370
ADRS 6301
ADRS 6315

Elective: (must complete 2 of the following)
MFT 5304
MFT 6303
MFT 6305
ADRS 6329

College/Department:

Human Sciences/Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences