School of Social Work

Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling

The Five Course Certificate is for the student pursing a concurrent degree in any area. It is also appropriate for the student who has completed a degree and wishes a concentration in this area.

The certificate in Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling provides a practice-oriented knowledge base including teaching both concepts and applications.

The major objectives of the certificate program are:

  • Preparation of students for employment in substance abuse treatment settings;
  • Increase students awareness and understanding of alcohol and other drug abuse in society;
  • Provide current information on alcohol and other drug abuse treatment and practice; and
  • Provide current information, knowledge and skills in working with substance abusers and their families.

Course Requirements (15 cr)

Required Courses:

  • HSRV-H 202 Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Abuse (3 cr)
  • HSRV-H 304 Basic Counseling Skills (SWK S331 for BSW students) (3 cr)
    • Prerequisite or Co-requisite HSRV-H 202
  • HSRV-H 302 Psychological Aspects of Alcohol & Drug Abuse (3 cr)
    • Prerequisite or Co-requisite HSRV-H 202
  • HSRV-H 323 Social Systems Aspects of Alcohol & Drug Abuse (3 cr)
    • Prerequisite or Co-requisite HSRV-H 202
  • HSRV-H 401 Treatment Seminar in Alcohol and Drug Abuse (3 cr)
    • Prerequisite: HSRV-H 202, H302, H304, and H323

Faculty/Staff

Lisa Steiner Coordinator of Alcohol/Drug Certificate Program Office TR156 (765) 973-8408
Ed FtizGerald Director of Social Work Office TR152 (765) 973-8422
Kim Johnson Assistant Professor Office TR152 (765) 973-8536
Sheila Armstead Clinical Assistant Professor/Practicum Coordinator Office TR170 (765) 973-8534
Linda Melody-Cottongim Sr. Administrative Secretary Office TR150 (765) 973-8535