Counseling - Addictions Counseling

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Certificate: Addictive Disorders - Credits: 9 (program code: 0863)

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. Add the Addictive Disorders 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.

This certificate is appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about addiction. It is beneficial to individuals in education, mental and behavioral health, criminal justice, medical professions, employee assistance programs and other fields that work with individuals affected by addiction. 

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100% online delivery)

Curriculum - Certificate: Addictive Disorders Counseling

Course Credits
Select three courses from the following:  
CED 760  Gambling Addiction  3
CED 761  Addiction and the Family 3
CED 762  Assessment and Evaluation of Substance Use Disorders and Advanced Group Skills 3
CED 788  Contemporary Topics in Counselor Education (must be in area of addiction) 3
Total 9


Students in the Addictive Disorders program receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. Each student is assigned to an academic adviser from the time they are accepted into the program of study. Advisers work with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it relates to their program of study.

Program Website 

For Additional Information

Phone: 866-595-6348

Program Faculty

Grafton Eliason, NCC, LPC, Ed.D. (Duquesne University), M.Div. (Princeton Theological Seminary), M.Ed., B.A. (Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania), Professor, Coordinator Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Elizabeth Gruber, NCC, LPC, Ph.D. (Duquesne University), M.S. (Youngstown State University), B.S. (Bowling Green State University), Chair, Professor

Robert Mehalik, LPC, NCC, A.B.D. (Waynesburg University), M.S., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Assistant Professor, Clinical Field Coordinator, Certificate Coordinator

Jeff Samide, NCC, LPC, Ed.D., M.Ed. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), B.A. (Saint Vincent College), Professor

Jacqueline A. Walsh, NCC, LPC, Ph.D. (Kent State University), M.S., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Professor

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