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Web-Based Addictions Certificate Program

The Addictions Certificate Program is designed for direct clinical practitioners - social workers, nurses, and psychologists - who deliver or plan to deliver behavioral healthcare services to addicted populations that may present with additional complex and comorbid mental health and physical health needs. Participants will gain assessment, intervention, and consultation knowledge and skills for practical application in the workplace, and will link with a peer learning community to discuss and explore new skills and ideas.

All ACP content has been pre-approved by the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) and is applicable for "specific" continuing education contact hours. Because of the unique design features of the University of Michigan Addictions Certificate Program, these CEU contact hours are designated as formal classroom education hours, rather than home study contact hours.

Track 1 is available now.  Tracks 2 & 3 will launch in 2016.

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Our Addictions Certificate Program is a web-based, self-paced, remote-learning experience, providing 90 hours of instruction across three 10-module tracks:

  • Track 1: Addictions Treatment Foundational Skills
  • Track 2: Addictions Treatment Processes and Clinical Interventions
  • Track 3: Addictions Treatment with Complex & Comorbid Populations

Each module includes:

  • Pre-recorded instructor-led sessions
  • Monthly opportunities for real-time online Q & A with the program director
  • Additional resources relevant to each topic

Remote-access technology will make it possible for participants to connect for discussion with peers and the program director. To interact in real-time, participants will need access to high-speed Internet and a computer with a camera and microphone. You do not need special skills to participate successfully. We will provide detailed, user-friendly instructions and technical support.

Advisory Board and Faculty

The Addictions Certificate Program instructional team is a highly skilled and experienced group of addictions professionals committed to training the next generation of practitioners in both reliable time-tested practice knowledge and methods, as well as the most cutting-edge evidence-based intervention skills. With advisory input and oversight from the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP), and the Michigan Department of Community Health's Bureau of Substance Abuse and Addictions Services (MDCH-BSAAS), the resulting program is designed to equip participants with core knowledge and skills for meeting the treatment needs of today's substance-involved populations.

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  • Carolyn Hartford

    Carolyn Hartford

    LMSW, CAADC
    Instructor of the U-M Addictions Certificate Program
    University of Michigan School of Social Work
  • Charles L. Wilson

    Charles L. Wilson

    MSW
    Program Supervisor, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Division
    Washtenaw County Public Health Department
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