The certificate in substance abuse counseling provides students with the practical skills and basic techniques needed to provide services to individuals with addictions. This specialized area of counseling requires specific knowledge of theory and applied techniques in addition to general counseling knowledge and skills. The certificate is open to students enrolled in graduate programs as well as applicants holding a masters or baccalaureate degree. These courses meet the academic requirement for the North Carolina Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) credential and 180 of the 270 hours required for the certification as a substance abuse counselor (CSAC) credential.
The program requires the completion of 12 s.h. of coursework as follows: