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Post Degree Certificate in Addiction Studies
This certificate program is intended for those students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a professional major that interfaces well with Addiction Studies. Because of the education and professional training that the student brings to the program from that discipline, it is possible to provide a curriculum of course work and field experience in Addiction Studies totaling 18 credit hours that prepares the student to work effectively on behalf of those adversely affected by addictive disorders. The post degree Certificate meets the education and internship requirements for the Certified Addictions Counselor credential (CAC) awarded by the State of Michigan.

Degree Requirements

Curriculum - three components:

1. A core of four required courses totaling 12 credits:
ADS 1000 Introduction to Substance Abuse 3
ADS 1200 Assessment, Referral, and Treatment Methods 3
ADS 2410 Techniques of Individual Counseling 3
ADS 4360 Family Theory and Therapy 3

2. One elective course totaling 3 credits from the following:
ADS 4170 Chemical Dependence and Youth 3
ADS 4210 Gambling and Sexual Addiction 3
ADS 4430 Group Methods 3
ADS 4470 Employee Assistance Programming 3
ADS 4500 Prevention and Intervention in Substance Abuse 3
ADS 4600 Spirituality and Recovery 3
ADS 4950 Addictive Populations 3

3. A clinical component totaling three credits to be fulfilled as a field placement of 300 hours in an addiction prevention or treatment agency. For those students who do not wish a clinical certificate, it is possible to substitute a second ADS elective in place of the internship.
ADS 2420 Addiction Counseling Internship 3
Total: 18 cr. The certificate will be awarded when the student has met all other requirements for the bachelor's degree.

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