Mental Health Pre-Social Work - Addiction Studies (MHS.ADS.CA)

Certificate of Achievement

The addiction studies certificate is designed to provide students with the required knowledge and skills need to pursue employment in the field of substance abuse and addiction, as well as the Certified Addiction and Drug Counselor license for the State of Michigan. Students will complete 12 credits related to substance abuse and treatment and 9 credits in mental health related courses which will enhance their experience and competence in the area of addiction.

These courses meet the 300 educational hours required by the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). In order to obtain credentialing from MCBAP, students must also complete 6000 practice/clinical hours working with substance use disorder clients at a program licensed by the State of Michigan as a substance use disorder services provider, receive 300 hours of direct supervision in Substance Use Disorder services and take the appropriate examination.

To learn about the license and work requirements, you may refer to MCBAP website:

Mental Health Pre-Social Work - Addiction Studies​ program webpage

Full Time - Mental Health Pre-Social Work - Addiction Studies program plan example

Major Requirements
MHS 1500Introduction to Addictions3
MHS 1510Assessment, Intervention and Treatment Planning in Addiction3
MHS 1520Co-Occurring Disorders3
MHS 1530Diversity in Addiction3
MHS 2010Ethics and Values in Mental Health3
MHS 2300Interpersonal Theory and Practice3
MHS 2400Group Dynamics in Social Work and Mental Health Practice3
Total Credit Hours21

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.

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