Program Offered: Residential, Online, or Mixed
Total Credits: 23-30
The Adler Graduate School offers a Certificate in Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders. This 23-30 credit certificate requires successful completion of a combination of required courses and internship components.
The Certificate in Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders emphasizes the progressive approach to working with people who have both mental health and substance use disorders, helping the client and therapist move toward a more holistic, integrated, and positive outcome.
*There are two start terms for COD certificate applicants: spring and fall. Please note the correct start term on your application.
You may be allowed to transfer up to 9 credits of previous graduate-level coursework from an accredited institution. Credits must appear on a graduate transcript.
Licensure and Certificate Completion
Depending on previous academic degree(s), courses completed, and internship activities, graduates from the COD Certificate Program are prepared to apply for the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) license in Minnesota*. Students may choose to continue their education in a Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with an emphasis in Co-Occurring Disorders.
*State licensure requirements change frequently. The student is responsible for ensuring they meet their own state's requirements.
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