Offered Through the Department of Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy
in the School of Health and Human Services
B210 Education Building
Web site: www.stcloudstate.edu/elcp
Department Chairperson: Dr. Manijeh Daneshpour
Department Secretary: Ms. Sandi Radzak
Certificate Coordinator: Dr. Leeann Jorgensen
Graduate Faculty: Jorgensen, Livingston, Tacker, Vesely
- This certificate is offered on-campus and is also available for completion on-line.
- Applications to the Addictions Certificate program are due February 1 for a fall semester start and October 1 for spring semester.
- This certificate program provides academic and experiential training intended to prepare persons in counseling for chemical dependency counselor licensure.
- Our curriculum prepares you for the Minnesota License Alcohol and Drug (MLADC) comprehensive examination and to become credentialed as a Board Certified Counselor (BCC).
- Prospective students should study additional details and forms on the LADC license process.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Addictions Graduate Certificate Program
- Questions on state licensing, accreditation and internships are addressed. Click here to read details.
To be admitted to the Addictions Certificate program, applicants must:
- Apply for admission to the Addictions Graduate Certificate Program through the School of Graduate Studies.
- Have a completed baccalaureate degree in related field.
- If the bachelor's degree does not include course equivalents, students will be asked to complete the following undergraduate courses: CPSY 323/4 Theories of Counseling, CPSY 325 Helping Skills, and CPSY 327 Group Counseling.
- The GRE examination is not required for graduate certificate admission consideration.
- Submit a statement of intent that includes reference to addictions in your life (direct or indirectly).
- Provide three recommendation forms.
- Provide written verification of one year of abstinence from drugs if in recovery.
- Successfully complete a personal interview with faculty from the chemical dependency training program and representatives of the chemical dependency profession. Interviews are conducted each semester.
- Careful attention will be given to previous work experience, academic background, scholarship, interpersonal skills, and commitment to the field of addictions.
Application Deadlines Specific to the Program
The following program reflects the curriculum available at the time the bulletin was printed but does not necessarily represent the requirements at the time an applicant applies for a program. It should be noted that some additions, deletions, or changes may have been approved through the curriculum process after the printing of the bulletin and it is the responsibility of the applicant to check on changes which might affect her/his program. Course work in the Addictions certificate program may be modified to meet shifting licensing and profession needs. It is vital that students stay in contact with the certificate coordinator, Dr. Leeann Jorgensen, for current program details.
- CPSY 502. Professional Issues in Addictions, 3 credits
- CPSY 537. Foundations of Addictions, 3 credits
- CPSY 538. Addictions Counseling in Selected Populations, 3 credits
- CPSY 539. Diagnosis, Intervention and Treatment of Addictions, 3 credits
- CPSY 545. Chemical Dependency Internship, 12 credits*
- CPSY 684. Psychopharmacology, 3 credits
NOTE: *Students completing six credits of internship as CPSY 696 or CPSY 545 as part of their master's degree program will complete six additional credits beyond the master's degree as required to meet the internship requirements for addictions licensure.
Chemical Dependency Internships
- An additional 440 hours of supervised training in an outpatient treatment setting are required to complete the requirements. Sites include public and private treatment facilities for adolescents and adults, regional human service centers, and veterans' hospitals.
- Acceptance for internship requires approval of the internship review committee following the completion of all course work.
Dr. Leeann Jorgenson, Co-Coordinator
Addictions Graduate Certificate
St. Cloud State University
720 South Fourth Avenue
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
Certain undergraduate and graduate certificates at St. Cloud State University prepare students for employment in specific fields and do not result in a degree. Federal law requires publication of data associated with those programs of study, including approximate program costs, program length, and employment statistics. The Minnesota State Colleges and University's (MnSCU) Chancellor's office has provided this report containing the aforementioned information for all required programs.
- Addictions Certificate (pdf).