Program Offered: Residential, Online, or Mixed
Total Credits: 23-30
The Adler Graduate School offers a Certificate in Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling. This 23-30 credit certificate requires successful completion of a combination of required courses and internship components.
The Certificate in Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling emphasizes the progressive approach to working with people who have both mental health and substance use disorders, helping the client and therapist move toward a more holistic, integrated, and positive outcome.
*There are two start terms for Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling certificate applicants: spring and fall. Please note the correct start term on your application.
You may be allowed to transfer up to 9 credits of previous graduate-level coursework from an accredited institution. Credits must appear on a graduate transcript.
Licensure and Certificate Completion
Depending on previous academic degree(s), courses completed, and internship activities, graduates from the COD Certificate Program are prepared to apply for the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) license in Minnesota*. Students may choose to continue their education in a Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with an emphasis in Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling.
Adler Graduate School cannot guarantee licensure to any student. Licensure status is determined only by the State Licensing Boards based on the student’s location. Adler Graduate School will not be held liable for Board decisions regarding licensure or changes to competencies and requirements.
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