Addictions Studies Certificate

The department offers a 15 graduate credit certificate in Addictions Studies for students who wish to concentrate in this area but who may not have completed the appropriate placements in PSYC 671, 672, and 673 or who may be from other programs within the University. Students from other institutions are also welcome to enroll. Students may or may not have already earned a master’s degree.


Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
PSYC 511 Psychopharmacology: Medication Uses and Side Effects 3
PSYC 614 Substance Abuse Education and Counseling  3



Students must select nine credits from the following courses:


Course Number Course Name Credits
PSYC 511 Behavioral Addictions 3
PSYC 511 The Psychology and Spirituality of the 12-Step Program 3
PSYC 511 Counseling Strategies for Dealing with Addictive Disorders 1
PSYC 511 Dual Diagnosis in the Treatment of Addictions 1
PSYC 511 Infectious Diseases including HIV / AIDS 1
PSYC 511 Trauma and Addictions 1


For more information, contact:
Psy.D.: Jed Yalof, Psy.D. phone: (610) 647-4400 x3505
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Sister Jeannine O'Kane, IHM, Ph.D. phone: (610) 647-4400 x3021
School Counseling: Marie McGrath, Ph.D. phone: (610) 647-4400 x3021


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