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Graduates will gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to recognize the signs and symptoms of substance abuse, understand crisis intervention and relapse prevention strategies, develop substance abuse prevention and recovery programs, treat individuals and families affected by addiction, and make ethical decisions as a human services professional. This certificate may meet the educational (didactic) requirements for addiction credentialing, such as the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) and the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor-Assistant (CSAC-A) in Virginia.
Accredited by Council for Standards in Human Service Education
Courses are aligned to meet SAMHSA core competencies for addiction practice
Finish in six courses (18 credit hours)
Courses available on-campus or online
May meet the didactic education requirements for the Virginia Board of Counseling Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
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This course develops the professional identity of the student as a practitioner of substance abuse services while introducing the student to the signs and symptoms of substance abuse, the recovery process and relapse prevention methods. Prerequisites: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or better and HMSV 343W with a grade of C or better.
This course explores effective crisis intervention, examines prevention strategies, and develops students' ethical decision making within human service practice. Prerequisite: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or higher and HMSV 343W with a grade of C or higher.
This course explores effective substance abuse treatment planning and intervention strategies through lectures and experiential learning and examines research trends in the substance abuse field. Prerequisites: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or better, HMSV 343W with a grade of C or better and HMSV 447 with a grade of C or better.
Students entering the Certificate program in Addiction Prevention & Treatment should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Students transferring from other institutions are required to have a transcript analysis to ensure that the appropriate prerequisite requirements are met. Students' prior coursework will be evaluated by an advisor at the time of admission to the certificate program.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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Available for one student annually that meet with requirements
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