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Alcohol & Drug Counseling


Program Objective: To enable you to provide guidance and support to people in recovery.

Program Description: Become an advocate in helping others battle addiction as you understand:

Our graduate certificate program will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Analyze and apply theoretical and conceptual theories of addiction to develop appropriate professional practice skills.
  • Examine addictive processes associated with addiction including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and interventions.
  • Integrate a variety of models, theories, and research-based approaches to diverse cultural populations as well as co-occurring disorders.

Program Outcomes: The certificate is designed to provide students with the requisite knowledge to pursue a career or seek advancement in the field of addictions. The certificate specifically focuses on biological, sociological, and psychological perspectives, adolescent counseling, group counseling, psychopharmacology, and co-occurring disorders while providing an emphasis on applying what you learn in the field.

Students are provided with the opportunity to:

  • Receive advanced graduate education in areas of counseling and human services.
  • Facilitate additional career development efforts and goals

Students who wish to enroll in this graduate certificate program are required to have a bachelor’s degree. 

Students may complete this certificate for personal or professional edification or may work towards completing requirements for an alcohol and drug counseling credential. While the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate is not designed to fulfill licensure requirements in an individual state, the program can be used to partially fulfill licensure requirements. Professional credentials vary by state and include requirements outside of education, which may include exams, background checks, work experience, and more. Post University does not guarantee licensure. It is ultimately the responsibility of individual students to be in charge of their own licensure process and to make sure that all requirements are met in obtaining licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body.

The following tables show whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Licensure Disclosure by State

Clinical Mental Health Licensure Disclosure by State

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