Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences
Request Info Visit Apply
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. Although not required, we strongly encourage previous successful experience with graduate coursework in mental health related fields as this program is quite rigorous, writing intensive, and is best suited for those with a clinical background.
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.
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.
Elective: (must complete 2 of the following)
Human Sciences/Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences