Our Addiction Certificate graduates are prepared to apply for the Minnesota Licensed Addictions and Drug Counselor license and for work as counselors in the treatment of addictions at hospitals, mental health centers, post-secondary schools and treatment centers.
Although it's not a requirement, many students in the certificate program are simultaneously enrolled in related master's programs.
Students entering the program are required to complete a statement that reflects the direct or indirect impact of addictions in your life, successfully complete an interview with faculty and representatives of the chemical dependency profession and provide written verification of one year of abstinence from drugs if you are in recovery.
You'll complete internships in inpatient and outpatient treatment at sites such as treatment facilities for adolescents and adults, regional human service centers and veterans' hospitals as a requirement for graduation.
Graduates of our Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate program finish with the knowledge, skill, and passion to improve the well-being of individuals, families and social systems within their diverse and multicultural setting. Our combination of classroom and hands-on experiences prepares students to seek their Marriage and Family Therapy license.
Our program, with its doctorate-level faculty, master's program in marriage and family therapy and convenient class scheduling, has earned accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.
Our practicum experiences give students full exposure to the rigors of the field with strong support from professionals and faculty, preparing them for careers in a variety of health and community settings.