Online Certificate in Advanced Addiction Studies

Certificate in Advanced Addiction Studies


CPAAS - Certificate in Advanced Addiction Studies

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Advanced Addiction Studies: a Unique and Innovative Graduate-Level Program

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Advanced Addiction Studies (CPAAS) is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to work with individuals struggling with substance use disorders. The impact of addiction on the individual, families, and society is addressed.

The sequence of courses in the Certificate in Advanced Addiction Studies (CPAAS) offers a holistic and integrative approach to working with substance use and related disorders. Individualized services informed by evidence-based practices are explored. Areas covered include theories of addiction, current intervention techniques, ethics, communication skills, comprehensive case management, documentation, and the recovery process. Strong consideration is given to culture, diversity, stigmatization, and special populations as related to substance use recovery. A model of personal and professional growth is presented to promote resilience and longevity for counselors in the field of addiction.

The Certificate in Advanced Addiction Studies (CPAAS) provides 270 hours of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) specific education. Please see the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) website at www.ccapp.us for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) specific education needed for career steps. A minimum grade of "B" is required to receive the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Advanced addiction Studies (CPAAS).