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Web-based Addictions Certificate Program

The Addictions Certificate Program (ACP) 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 CE contact hours are designated as formal classroom education hours, rather than home study contact hours.

All tracks are now available for registration.

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The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) http://www.aswb.org., through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period 5/15/2017-5/15/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

  • Track 1: Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 ethics and 24 general continuing education clock hours.
  • Track 2: Social workers participating in this course will receive 30 general continuing education clock hours.
  • Track 3: Social workers participating in this course will receive 30 general continuing education clock hours.

Participants who complete the entire certificate are eligible to earn both 90 hours of Certified Addictions Counselor contact hours (as defined and honored by the Michigan Association for Addiction Professionals/MCBAP, see http://www.mcbap.com/), as well as 90 hours of social work continuing education credits.

MCBAP has several certification levels, each with its particular eligibility requirements in the areas of experience, education, direct supervision and testing. Participating in the U-M ACP would jump start your pursuit of a MCBAP credential by providing up to 90 pre-approved education contact hours toward that portion of your MCBAP portfolio/application. For the Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CAADC) credential, a total of 180 education contact hours are required, and for the higher-level Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC) credential, a total of 270 education contact hours are required.

For all of the additional details about the requirements of each of the different MCBAP credentials please visit the http://www.mcbap.com/Require.htm page of their website.

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.

  • Robert W Kirchoff

    Robert W Kirchoff

    MD

    Associate Consultant, Division of Hospital Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic

  • Mark Lowis

    Mark Lowis

    LMSW, MINT

    Instructor of the U-M Addictions Certificate Program

    University of Michigan School of Social Work

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