Counseling - Addictions Counseling

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Certificate - Advanced Addictions Counseling - Credits: 9 (program code: 0862)

Program Description

Addictions counselors work with clients to determine addictions and mental health issues and lead them on a path to recovery and eliminating triggers. Adding the Advanced Addictions Counseling graduate certificate to a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling. Professionals in the addictions counseling field work as counselors, addictions experts, group support leaders, and educators.

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100% online delivery)

Admission Criteria

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Students in the Advanced Addictions Counseling program receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned to an academic adviser from the time he/she is accepted into the program of study. Advisers work with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it relates to their program of study.

How to Apply

  • Complete the Graduate School Application online
  • Submit the non-refundable $25 Application Fee
  • Mail official transcript to:School of Graduate Studies and Research
    • California University of Pennsylvania
      Box 91, 250 University Ave.
      California, PA 15419
  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above, email (, or fax (724-938-5712) 

Application Questions

Phone: 724-938-4187

Program Website

For Additional Information

Phone: 866-595-6348

Program Faculty

Grafton Eliason, Ed.D., B.A.(Duquesne University), M.Ed. (Shippensburg University), M.Div. (Princeton Theological Seminary), Associate Professor
Phone: 724-938-4123

Elizabeth Gruber, NCC, LPC, Ph.D. (Duquesne University), M.S. (Youngstown State University), B.S. (Bowling Green State University), Professor, Field Site Coordinator
Phone: 724-938-1567

John Patrick, CRC, NCC, LPC, D.Ed. (Pennsylvania State University), M.S. (University of Scranton), B.A. (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania), Professor
Phone: 724-938-4452

Jeff Samide, NCC, LPC, Ed.D., M.Ed. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), B.A. (Saint Vincent College), Associate Professor
Phone: 724-938-4123

Jacqueline A. Walsh, NCC, LPC, Ph.D. (Kent State University), M.S., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Professor
Phone: 724-938-4123