Learn how to help those battling addictions.
Worcester State now offers organizations a credit-bearing Addictions Counseling Certificate which can be offered onsite to your staff. Originally piloted with our partners at Spectrum Health Systems, this program allows staff to earn a formal credential in Addictions Counseling, along with 24 transferable credits that can be used towards an undergraduate degree.
This certificate focuses on the basic competencies associated with helping people in recovery from substance use disorders, and provides students with content knowledge in addictions counseling that map to core competencies outlined by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS). Worcester State has been recognized by the BSAS as an approved Addictions Education Provider.
- Online application and $30 Application Fee
- Student must have a high school diploma or GED/HiSet
- Evidence of successful completion of PS-101 or its equivalent (if needed, we can build this prerequisite course into the course sequence of the certificate.)
Organizations interested in offering this certificate onsite to a group of staff should contact Dr. Teresita Encarnacion, Director of the Center for Business and Industry at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 508-929-8560.