Effective interventions for substance use disorders and addictive human behaviors require empathy and insight. Salve Regina University’s Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in substance use disorders provides the holistic knowledge and clinical competencies needed to utilize best practices in the treatment of these disorders and behaviors.
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 disorders certificate explores ethical and confidentiality considerations, neurotransmission and the impact of chemical substances on the brain, and the selection of effective treatment interventions. Students learn to formulate and implement individual treatment plans, and have opportunities to practice evidence-based interventions that support healing.
Salve Regina's graduate certificate in substance use disorders is designed for students who hold a master's degree in mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, health care or a related field and are seeking continued professional development and personal growth.
- HLC620: Theory and Overview of Substance Use Disorders and Treatment
- HLC621: Ethics and Confidentiality in Substance Use Disorders
- HLC622: Neuroscience of Chemical Dependency
- HLC623: Treating Substance Use Disorders: Effective Intervention for Healing
- HLC509: Theories of Counseling
- HLC515: Assessment and Treatment Planning
- HLC516: Group Counseling and Group Work
- Or the equivalent courses from an accredited institution
Additional prerequisites may be required depending upon the student's academic and/or professional background. Courses may be used to complete the credits needed to meet licensing requirements.