Effective interventions for substance use disorders and addictive human behaviors require empathy and insight. Salve Regina University's graduate certificate in substance use disorder foundations provides a holistic understanding of these disorders and introduces students to the scientific foundations for treatment.
Incorporating Mind, Body and Spirit
In keeping with the University’s mission, our graduate certificate prepares students to work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful by expanding knowledge and understanding in the field of substance use disorders.
The substance use disorder foundations certificate develops an understanding of the changes that occur during substance use and explores ways to identify and serve the needs of diverse populations who experience substance use disorders. Working closely with a program director, students learn to incorporate the best in counselor education training with a holistic perspective.
Salve Regina's graduate certificate in substance use disorder foundations is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking professional development and personal growth. Students in good academic standing who would like to continue their studies may apply to the M.A. in holistic counseling or M.A. in holistic clinical mental health counseling program and carry the credits forward.
- HLC504: Holistic Foundations
- HLC505: Interpersonal Helping Skills
- HLC523: Understanding Substance Use Disorders: The Science and Application
- HLC524: Identification of Special Population Needs within the Context of Substance Use