Certificate in Substance Use Disorder Counseling
Utah Valley University

Program Details

A Certificate in Substance Use Disorder Counseling is offered by Utah Valley University. Courses examine the concepts and practices of major therapeutic systems, with a focus on substance use disorders. Students can pursue either the base certificate or an advanced option.

Counseling issues such as ethics and professionalism will be discussed, as well as skills and techniques for both individual and group counseling. Students will learn important processes including relationship development, interviewing, initial assessment, and intake procedures. A supervised internship will be completed in the student’s local community to provide real world work experience. 

Topics studied in this online substance abuse counseling program include:

  • Psychology
  • Human development life span
  • Dynamics of addiction
  • Psychopharmacology for the substance use disorder counseling field
  • Professional development


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Official high school and/or college transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities