The Certificate in Addiction Studies* prepares students for employment as professional Drug and Alcohol Counselors.
This program equips students:
1. For the examination given by the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors required to receive certification as a CAADAC Level I Counselor**.
2. With education, skills, and experience to provide supervised professional substance abuse counseling to individuals and groups.
3. With academic preparation from a Christian world view which supports a wholistic approach to addiction recovery.
The following courses are required for the Certificate in Addiction Studies:
|Introduction to Psychology (PSYC100) OR Interpersonal Process (PSYC222)||3 units|
|Small Group Communication (PSYC322)||3|
|Counseling Skills (PSYC331)||3|
|Cross Cultural Counseling (PSYC332)||3|
|Abnormal Psychology (PSYC351)||3|
|Psychology of Addiction (PSYC352)||3|
|Community Psychology (PSYC430)||3|
|Case Management (PSYC433)||3|
|Professional Skills (PSYC460)||3|
|Practicum I (PSYC475c)||3|
|Practicum II (PSYC475d)||3|
|Total units for Certificate:||36 units|
*This certificate may be earned independent of other course work or as part of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.
**Requirements to sit for the examination includes 315 hours of specified course work and 255 hours of field praticum. This program meets those requirements.