Drug and Alcohol Certificate

The Drug and Alcohol Certificate is a dynamic, hybrid post-master's certificate that prepares counselors, social workers and other allied health professionals for work with relapsing, addicted clients and their families.

What Will I Learn?

You will learn how to apply relapse prevention methods, understand opiate addiction and medically assisted treatment, co-occurring approaches and the dynamics of addictive families.

What are the requirements for this degree?

There are three courses in this program.

To be eligible for admission to the program, applicants must:

  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Submit a completed application.
  • Have official undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts sent to Shippensburg University.

You may enroll in all three courses or just one.

The Graduate Catalog provides details about program requirements.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

You can utilize this post-master's training for work in a variety of treatment facilities (inpatient, outpatient, partial, private practice).

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have on Campus?

Each class has two face-to-face meetings on a Saturday, the first one meeting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and then four or five weeks of online instruction followed by a second face-to-face meeting. Engaging discussion, written assignments and presentations along with outside activities are a part of the certificate.

You will be immersed in current approaches to relapse prevention and opiate addiction as you work through a relapse prevention workbook. You will watch videos on treatment approaches with co-occurring disorders and the work necessary with addictive families.