The Substance Use Disorders graduate certificate program is intended for graduate students or social service workers pursuing increased knowledge in substance use disorders. Students will develop general and specific competencies aligned with the "core functions and practice dimensions of addiction counseling" outlined by the New Hampshire board of licensing for alcohol and other drug use professionals, including intake, assessment, treatment planning, case management, referral, crisis intervention, record keeping, and the counseling of individuals, groups, and families.
Students will learn alongside other social work professionals as well as graduate students and have the opportunity to earn continuing education units (CEU) to meet the requirements for state licensing or re-licensing, such as a Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW), Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC), or Master Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (MLADC), through the New Hampshire Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals. Course credit may also be gained for future use in a full-time graduate program such as the Master of Social Work.
Offered through the UNH Department of Social Work, the certificate requires students to complete a series of four three-credit courses within two years. Classes meet on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings in a six-week format, and are conveniently located at the UNH Graduate School’s Manchester Campus in the Millyard.
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