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University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Addiction Studies, Certificate

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Certificate in Addiction Studies
AU Seattle
Credits for Degree: 15 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 15 months

Program Overview

The Antioch University Seattle Addictions Studies Certificate (ASC) Program is an opportunity to learn about current approaches to treating Substance Use Disorders, effective trauma-informed interventions, and the social justice issues many clients with SUD’s and mental health issues face.

The (ASC) will not only fulfill the Washington State Department of Health education requirements for the Substance Use Disorder Alternative Learning option, but the curriculum will be based on the most recent, cutting edge theories, practices, and techniques made available by the leaders in this field. The Addictions Certificate Program will include a framework to address larger socioeconomic and political issues connected to treating addiction, the social justice issues that these clients, and the agencies treating them face, as well as an orientation to various treatment center milieus and cultures.

The spirit of our program is in service of integrating the fundamentals of addiction counseling that have proven to be effective, the explosion of neuroscience research supporting the strong relationship between trauma and addiction, as well as cutting edge clinical interventions that honor the relationship between mental health issues, attachment injury, trauma, and addiction.

The purpose of the Addiction Studies Certificate is to prepare students and professionals with the knowledge and clinical skills required to become an SUDP in the State of Washington via the SUDP Alternative Learning path. The ASC aims to increase participants’ knowledge and skill to provide for the therapeutic needs of clients struggling with substance use disorders and mental health issues. Students and professionals who complete this Certificate will be knowledgeable and clinically competent to treat significant others as well, as this curriculum is heavily influenced by family systems theories. Aligned with our mission statement, course curriculum is infused with learning experiences that raise awareness about social justice issues related to addiction treatment and skills to become an ally and advocate. Antioch University Seattle will be providing a graduate-level, integrated, cutting edge program to educate counselors with a desire to work with individuals suffering from addiction.

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