Addictions Counseling - Graduate Certificate
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
The Addictions Counseling graduate certificate prepares students with all the requisite training hours for licensure eligibility as a chemical dependency counselor in Ohio, issued by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.
The first course in the certificate provides all necessary training hours for certification as a chemical dependency counselor assistant in Ohio. Course content includes the following:
- theories and models of addiction and addictive behaviors;
- pharmacology (i.e., review of substances typically misused, as well as medications used to treat symptoms of substance use disorders);
- screening and diagnostic assessment of substance use and co-occurring disorders;
- case conceptualization and treatment planning using the American Society of Addiction Medicine criteria;
- evidence-based practices in addictions (e.g., motivational interviewing, contingency management); and
- legal and ethical considerations in addictions counseling.
Experiential training is infused throughout the curriculum (e.g., use of simulated clients in the classroom) and culminates in a practicum in the field at an approved counseling facility under the supervision of an approved licensed behavioral health provider.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
- Bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- Goal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score
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Graduate Certificate Policy for the College of Education, Health and Human Services
- Students seeking a graduate certificate must maintain a minimum 3.000 grade point average. A graduate certificate student who receives a combination of more than 8 credit hours of B- or lower grades, or more than 4 credit hours of grades lower than C is subject to dismissal. Students who are unable to maintain academic standards of the College are subject to dismissal for academic reasons. Grades of C- or below are not counted toward completion of the certificate.
- Certificates must be completed within six years after the first graduate enrollment.
- No more than 2 credit hours of workshop may be used toward a certificate.
- Before being eligible to be awarded a Certificate, students must be admitted to the Certificate program.
- Students currently in a graduate degree program may also apply to a certificate program. Their degree seeking coursework may be applied to the certificate coursework with advisor approval. The courses must be completed within six years and satisfy certificate course requirements.
- Students who have a previous graduate degree and are not currently seeking another graduate degree may transfer a maximum 6 credit hours with advisor approval. These credits may include hours from another KSU program, or from another accredited institution, if the following conditions are met: (1) courses were at the graduate level; (2) a grade of "A" or "B" was earned; (3) credit will be less than six years old at the time the certificate is conferred at Kent; and (4) student was admitted as a graduate student at the time the course was taken.
- Some program areas may be more restrictive. Students are advised to consult their program.
|CES 67662||FOUNDATIONS OF ADDICTIONS COUNSELING||3|
|CES 67664||THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING||3|
|CES 67665||TREATMENT PLANNING IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING||3|
|CES 67666||EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING||3|
|or CES 67668||MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING|
|CES 67692||PRACTICUM IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING||3-6|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||15|
|Minimum Certificate GPA|
- Students declared in a doctoral degree should enroll in the doctoral level version of these courses, if offered.