Program Overview

Tiffin University offers a Post-Master Certificate in Addictions Counseling for students who want to work in analyzing, treating, and preventing relapses of patients who suffer from addictive behaviors or drug or alcohol addiction. All social groups in society have different forms of addiction problems, including drugs, alcohol, gambling, binge eating, smoking, hoarding, and a variety of other behaviors that result in a psychological or a physiological need to continue those behaviors. Through the program, students will develop advanced skills to help counsel those with disorders requiring understanding psychology and developmental issues in treatment of addictions.

Students will take part in a curriculum that emphasizes the development of counseling abilities with advanced development of practical skills. Those classes include lifespan development, cultural competence in counseling, research and program evaluation, testing and appraisal, advanced counseling theories in prevention and intervention, and supervision and ethics.

Upon completion of the certification, students will have demonstrated the necessary educational qualifications for counseling roles for addiction counseling services. Those qualifications include demonstrating the ability to apply sound ethical, legal, and business practices in the work of an addiction counselor, to demonstrate the ability to implement counseling, prevention, and intervention services related to addiction counseling, to promote diversity and advocacy as related to addiction counseling, to employ various assessment techniques to appropriately intervene in meeting the needs of diverse addiction clientele, to use evidence-based research literature to inform practice in meeting the needs of diverse addiction clientele, and to use diagnostic tools to diagnose addiction and other disorders in diverse clientele.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Hold a masters degree.

    School Overview

    Tiffin University was established in 1888 and has nurtured a student-centered setting and a strong sense of real community for our students, faculty and staff. TU has successfully transitioned from traditional seated students to a mixture of seated and online students, from across the country and around the world. Tiffin University provides a personal and practical education for motivated students who want real-world experience and results.

    Tiffin University awards associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, many of which can be earned completely online.


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