Certificate Programs > Addiction Studies
The Addictions Studies Certificate Program is designed for students to develop their professional skill base for work in fields of substance abuse and mental health. While it is not a recognized credential in the field, this certificate satisfies partial requirements for the Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). Interested students are encouraged to contact the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) for more information.
Drug and alcohol use represent significant public health concern across the global community. The far-reaching primary and secondary impacts of addiction require social work practitioners pursuing Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions (AODA) counseling to be competent across multiple problem areas. The Certificate Program in Addictions Studies is designed to introduce this specialized base of knowledge and skills to new students, and to provide more advanced instruction to working professionals in the field.
The Certificate Program in Addictions Studies requires satisfactory completion of the following:
- SW 891 (2 cr, summer) Special Topics in Social Work: Substance Use, Treatment, and Professional Competency
- SW 876 (2 cr, spring) Substance Use, Mental Health and Co-Occurring Disorders
- One additional course (2-3 cr) related to addictions, such as one of the following:
- PHM 431 (3 cr) Pharmacology of Drug Addiction
- SW 891 (2 cr) Special Topics in Social Work: Early Intervention in Child Abuse and Neglect
- Specialized field placement related to addictions, either in the generalist or advanced year
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Contact PersonAlan Platt, JD, LMSW, CAADC