FSU to Offer Certificate Program in Substance Abuse Studies
Beginning fall 2013, Fayetteville State University (FSU) will offer The Certificate Program in Substance Abuse Studies. This program has been strategically selected to meet workforce demands and enhance career opportunities in health care. The Certificate Program in Substance Abuse Studies meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) credential administered and is approved by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Certification Board. The LCAS credential is rapidly becoming the qualification of choice for managed care and insurance companies.
This graduate certificate program provides structured and applied instruction that is directly related to the needs of individuals and families suffering from the devastating effects of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs (ATOD). The program also provides professional development opportunities to train social workers, psychologists, school social workers, and counselors, educators on the dynamics of substance misuse, substance abuse and substance dependence, particularly in terms of its impact on marginalized populations and on military families.
The curriculum includes courses in the areas related to substance abuse and substance dependence treatment, programs and services as well as courses addressing knowledge, skills and attitudes specific to clinical social work practice with families struggling with substance related disorders. Specifically, the four courses (12 credit hours) offered are: Social Work Practice with Chemically Dependent Families; Substance Abuse Intervention; ATOD: Biomedical Basis; and ATOD: Social Work Practice with Culturally Diverse Population. Students must have either a master’s or higher degree and be a mental health professional who serves or plans to provide services to substance dependent individuals and/or their families; be a graduate student pursuing a degree in social work, psychology, counseling or sociology; or have a bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling or sociology.
FSU is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers nearly 60 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. With nearly 6,000 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.
For more information visit http://www.uncfsu.edu/sw or call 910-672-1210/1250.