Substance use disorders and behavioral addictions are complex health concerns that frequently co-occur alongside mental and physiological health issues. Many clients seeking counseling services are dealing with disorders that can create dependence. The Addiction Counseling Professional Certificate will expand and enhance the practice by clinical practitioners providing services to individuals and others impacted by substance use disorders and behavioral addictions.
This Professional Certificate was developed using competencies and guidelines published by SAMHSA and NAADAC. Individuals who earn this Professional Certificate may become valuable members of integrated care teams engaged in delivering recovery-oriented systems of care to their clients. Earning this Professional Certificate demonstrates a desire to practice competently and ethically within one's scope of practice, as determined by education, training, and supervised experience.