Substance Abuse Studies Certificate
NSU is listed as a single-source provider of continuing education programs by the Florida Certification Board (FCB). The certificate program in substance abuse studies provides interested students with all of the necessary coursework required for certification from the Florida Certification Board SS #02. In addition to this coursework, students interested in state certification will also need to accumulate a portfolio of supervised clinical experience (not part of this Substance Abuse Studies Certificate program) and sit for the state certification exam. The program is designed so that interested applicants may pursue the academic coursework needed for certification without interrupting their current careers.
The FCB has three specialty areas for certification: Certified Addictions Professional (CAP), Certified Criminal Justice Addiction Professional (CCJAP), and Certified Addiction Prevention Professional (CAPP). NSU is the only single source provider in Florida that offers courses in all three specialty areas. These courses are mainly offered in the evening, but may also be available online and during the day. The substance abuse studies certificate includes six core and two counseling courses. This certificate program can be combined with any major and minor except the substance abuse studies minor and APS major with a concentration in substance abuse studies. A minimum of 9 credits must be exclusive to the certificate and cannot be counted toward any other majors/minors/certificate programs.Students pursuing a Substance Abuse Studies Certificate are required to participate in an exit interview and post-testing session prior to conferral of the certificate.
Substance Abuse Studies Certificate Program Learning Outcomes:
A successful substance abuse studies certificate program graduate is expected to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the physiological, psychological, and social aspects of substance abuse and dependence;
- Discuss effects of substance abuse on individuals, interpersonal relationships, and society;
- Explain current education, prevention, and intervention strategies designed to help those impacted by, at risk of, and with substance abuse disorders;
- Demonstrate basic documentation, treatment planning, and communication skills useful in the assessment and treatment of substance abuse disorders.
Substance Abuse Studies Certificate Requirements (24 credits)
PSYC 3550 Substance Abuse and the Family (3 credits)
PSYC 3570 Psychology and Physiology of Substance Abuse (3 credits)
PSYC 3580 Rehabilitation Strategies for Substance Abuse (3 credits)
PSYC 3600 Criminal Justice and Substance Abuse (3 credits)
PSYC 3620 Drug Prevention and Education (3 credits)
PSYC 3630 Ethical and Professional Developments (3 credits)
PSYC 3800 Current Psychotherapies (3 credits)
PSYC 4150 Group Counseling in Substance Abuse (3 credits)
The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the 2012-2013 edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.
Substance Abuse Studies Certificate
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