Graduate Certificate in Addictions Counseling

Expand your skills and understanding as a counselor and make a difference in the lives of those struggling with addiction. 

The Graduate Certificate in Addictions Counseling is a 12-credit hour certificate program designed for practicing counselors. Students will gain the education and skills to counsel people encountering challenges with addiction and substance abuse. 

Students will learn about the various biological, cultural, economic and psychological aspects of substance abuse and the treatments used to address addictions. The program will allow students to examine the impacts of addictions on the family and society and learn about the techniques used to support individuals and families impacted by addiction. 


The certificate consists of four courses: Addictions and Family Systems, Substance Abuse and Society, Addictions Counseling and Transpersonal Counseling: Theory, Research and Practice. 

Application to the Certificate Program

Apply online.  Select Degree/Certificate seeking, Graduate, School of Education, On-Campus, Certificate- Addictions Counseling.

Current students in the school of education who want to add a certficate to their current degree program will complete a different online application.  Please select Current Student Certificate Election.

Addictions Certificate Program Contact

[[dgutierrez,Daniel Gutierrez]]
Associate Professor of Counselor Education
(757) 221-1824