Alcohol and Drug Counseling Graduate Certificate

Certificate: Alcohol and Drug Counseling
Department: Counseling and School Psychology 
Course Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 15 credit hours
Delivery Format: Online
Prerequisites: Completed mental health license or active enrollment in a program leading toward licensure as a mental health counselor

The Alcohol and Drug Counseling certificate offers courses required for Alcohol and Drug Counselor licensure allowing clinical mental health counseling students and Mental Health professionals in the field to gain the education necessary to hold this specialty license. After completing the certificate, students will have the knowledge and ability to apply ethical standards of the profession. Students will develop a culturally diverse population perspective of addiction counseling including interventions to treat various client populations, understanding of theories of addiction and addictive behaviors, and be able to demonstrate application of individual and group counseling theories, assessments, and interview skills, to address client concerns. 

Coursework is pre-approved to lead to licensure in the state of Nebraska; those residing elsewhere should check that the course requirements are the same to obtain licensure in their state or country. 


Required (15 credit hours*)

Take all of the following:

CSP 807P - Clinical Treatment Issues in Addictions Counseling (3 credit hours)
CSP 808P - Assessment, Case Planning, and Management of Addictions (3 credit hours)
CSP 809P - Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Addictions (3 credit hours)
CSP 885 - Practicum in Counseling and Guidance (3 credit hours)
CSP 892 - Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3 credit hours)

*Courses are subject to change. 

How do I get started? 


1Request information about the program to learn more.

2. Apply to the program.

3. Contact UNK Online with any questions:

University of Nebraska at Kearney - Online
Phone: 308-865-8800