Post Degree Certificate In Addiction Studies

Director: Daniel Duryea, Ph.D., CRC
Reno 236
4001 W. McNichols Rd.
Detroit, MI 48221-3038
313-578-0413
duryeadg@udmercy.edu

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 21 credit hours that prepares the student to work effectively on behalf of those adversely affected by addictive disorders.

Addiction Counseling Certification
The State of Michigan sponsors the Certified Addictions Counselor credential (CAC). It is strongly recommended in this state and many others that any professional who counsels chemically dependent clients have this certification. The Post Degree Certificate in Addiction Studies provides all the educational and internship hours required for the CAC, should the graduate choose to apply for it. Additional requirements (examination and clinical hours) are the responsibility of the graduate.

Curriculum
The Curriculum has three components:

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


2. Two elective course totaling 6 credits from the following:
     
ADS 4170 Chemical Dependence and Youth   3 credits
ADS 4210 Gambling and Sexual Addiction   3 credits
ADS 4430 Group Methods   3 credits
ADS 4470 Employee Assistance Programming   3 credits
ADS 4600 Spirituality and Recovery   3 credits
ADS 4950 Addictive Populations   3 credits


3. A clinical component totaling three credits to be fulfilled as a field placement of 300 hours. (A non-clinical
certificate can be awarded to those students who choose to take a third ADS elective in place of the internship.)

     
ADS 2420 Addiction Counseling Internship   3 credits


Total Credit Hours: 21