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Addiction Studies Undergraduate Certificate

CCAPS Certificate Programs
College of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Summer 2016. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Interested students should refer to the MPS in Addictions Counseling website at: http://cce.umn.edu/master-of-professional-studies-in-addictions-counseling or the MPS in Integrated Behavioral Health website at: http://cce.umn.edu/ibh
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 20 to 30
  • Degree: Addiction Studies Certificate Undergraduate Level
The curriculum in the Addiction Studies Undergraduate Certificate provides students with a strong theoretical and practical foundation in evidence-based treatment modalities, counseling skills, professional and ethical responsibilities, and client advocacy. The program offers two track options: self designed and service provider.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 60 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students must select one of two sub-plans: Service Provider or Self-Designed. Students must complete the certificate within four years of the admission date.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Service Provider
Required Core Courses
Foundation Courses
ADDS 5011 - Foundations in Addiction Studies (2.0 cr)
ADDS 5021 - Introduction to Evidence Based Practices and the Helping Relationship (3.0 cr)
ADDS 5031 - Applied Psychopharmacology (2.0 cr)
ADDS 5081 - Multicultural Foundations of Behavioral Health (3.0 cr)
Mid-Level Courses
ADDS 5041 - Methods and Models I: Motivational Counseling (2.0 cr)
ADDS 5071 - Foundations of Co-occurring Disorders (2.0 cr)
Advanced Courses
ADDS 5051 - Methods and Models II: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (2.0 cr)
ADDS 5061 - Foundations of Group Work (3.0 cr)
ADDS 5091 - Assessment and Treatment Planning I (3.0 cr)
ADDS 5121 - Professional Seminar 1: Internship Prep (1.0 cr)
Internship
Students must take 4 credits.
ADDS 5996 - Internship in Behavioral Health (1.0-4.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Three credits from courses related to Addiction Studies and approved by the Addiction Studies Adviser. Elective courses may require prerequisites that are not part of the certificate program requirements and cannot be used towards certificate completion.
Self-Designed
Required Core Courses
ADDS 5011 - Foundations in Addiction Studies (2.0 cr)
ADDS 5031 - Applied Psychopharmacology (2.0 cr)
ADDS 5071 - Foundations of Co-occurring Disorders (2.0 cr)
ADDS 5081 - Multicultural Foundations of Behavioral Health (3.0 cr)
or FSOS 3426 - Alcohol and Drugs: Families and Culture (3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Eleven credits from courses related to Addiction Studies and approved by the Addiction Studies Adviser. Elective courses may require prerequisites that are not part of the certificate program requirements and cannot be used towards certificate completion.
 
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ADDS 5011 - Foundations in Addiction Studies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01942 - AddS 5001/AddS 5011
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theoretical perspectives/concepts related to etiology of alcohol/drug dependency/abuse. Emphasizes bio-psycho-social models of addiction/disease: psychodynamics, social learning, contingency, family systems. Connection of theory to empirical research.
ADDS 5021 - Introduction to Evidence Based Practices and the Helping Relationship
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01937 - AddS 5002/AddS 5021
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Initiating, conducting, and terminating a counseling relationship. Use of self in counseling process. Nature/process of helping. Evidence-based practices/theories. Reading, discussion, written exercises, role-play, observation, feedback, out-of-class practice.
ADDS 5031 - Applied Psychopharmacology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01938
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
This course provides a comprehensive survey of the basic concepts of psychopharmacology and psychiatric conditions for which psychoactive medication presents an appropriate intervention strategy. It is intended to be an introduction into the field and is designed to provide a working knowledge base to enable students to more competently address the experiences of their clients taking prescribed psychotropic medications.
ADDS 5081 - Multicultural Foundations of Behavioral Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
What is culture? How might culture, cultural practices, and history be significant in the use/abuse of substances? How is culture relevant to the attitudes/practices in the prevention/treatment of substance use/abuse? Multicultural counseling and cultural competence in addiction counseling. People as individuals. Clinician's own cultural worldview/ other cultural worldviews.
ADDS 5041 - Methods and Models I: Motivational Counseling
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Concepts of motivational interviewing. Spirit of MI. Primary counseling skills. Working with resistance. Identifying/eliciting change talk. Transitioning into change, negotiating treatment plan. Strengths/shortcoming of MI.
ADDS 5071 - Foundations of Co-occurring Disorders
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01940
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Understanding mentally ill/chemically abusive or dependent client. Intervention, advocacy, education, support for client/those part of his/her environment. Social, environmental, multicultural factors that contribute resources for these clients.
ADDS 5051 - Methods and Models II: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Components of cognitive model. Assessment, case formulation, automatic thoughts, core beliefs, cognitive restructuring, behavior change elements, therapeutic relationship. Learn, practice, master key concepts.
ADDS 5061 - Foundations of Group Work
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01939
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designing/facilitating therapy groups. Intra-/inter-personal dynamics, leadership skills, developmental aspects, ethical issues. Application to therapy of chemically addicted individuals. Lectures, discussion, experiential exercises, small groups, readings.
ADDS 5091 - Assessment and Treatment Planning I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01941
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Core addictions counseling. Clinical assessment, case management, documentation treatment planning, ethical issues. Students begin process of securing internship.
ADDS 5121 - Professional Seminar 1: Internship Prep
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Prepares students for successful entry into field of substance use disorder counseling by focusing on facets that are critical to their professional development. Through discussions, experiential learning activities, guest lectures and site visits, students gain further understanding of the internship placement process and requirements, settings that fit their individual training and career goals, requirements for initial licensing and renewal, the testing process, models of professional development, the importance of professional advocacy and associations, self-care and requirements and benefits of clinical supervision. Professional ethics, including state rules, statutes, codes of conduct and regulations for practitioners and agencies are also addressed. Students will also develop their job search skills and apply them to secure a field placement for the internship seminar.
ADDS 5996 - Internship in Behavioral Health
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Internship provides Addiction Studies students with practical experience in settings where substance abuse and/or co-ocurring mental health treatment services are offered. The internship experience allows students to relate academic and theoretical learning to settings outside the classroom. General counseling skills, awareness and influence of self in the counseling process and competency in the 12 Core Functions are enhanced through clinical experience, on-site individual supervision and peer group supervision.
ADDS 5011 - Foundations in Addiction Studies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01942 - AddS 5001/AddS 5011
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theoretical perspectives/concepts related to etiology of alcohol/drug dependency/abuse. Emphasizes bio-psycho-social models of addiction/disease: psychodynamics, social learning, contingency, family systems. Connection of theory to empirical research.
ADDS 5031 - Applied Psychopharmacology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01938
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
This course provides a comprehensive survey of the basic concepts of psychopharmacology and psychiatric conditions for which psychoactive medication presents an appropriate intervention strategy. It is intended to be an introduction into the field and is designed to provide a working knowledge base to enable students to more competently address the experiences of their clients taking prescribed psychotropic medications.
ADDS 5071 - Foundations of Co-occurring Disorders
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01940
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Understanding mentally ill/chemically abusive or dependent client. Intervention, advocacy, education, support for client/those part of his/her environment. Social, environmental, multicultural factors that contribute resources for these clients.
ADDS 5081 - Multicultural Foundations of Behavioral Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
What is culture? How might culture, cultural practices, and history be significant in the use/abuse of substances? How is culture relevant to the attitudes/practices in the prevention/treatment of substance use/abuse? Multicultural counseling and cultural competence in addiction counseling. People as individuals. Clinician's own cultural worldview/ other cultural worldviews.
FSOS 3426 - Alcohol and Drugs: Families and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: FSoS 3426/5426
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Psychology/sociology of drug use/abuse. Life-span, epidemiological, familial, cultural data regarding use. Fundamentals of licit/illicit drug use behavior. Variables of gender, ethnicity, social class, sexuality, sexual orientation, disability.