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Evidence-based

VCU faculty and alumni from our nationally recognized Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, and other expert addiction practitioners, weave the latest translational research into a wide selection of course offerings. By incorporating evidence-based research, participants will be able to identify and apply the most effective techniques and information into professional practice. We offer courses to develop counselor skills, and to provide relevant and timely information to professionals in the law enforcement, education and health care fields, and to community members.

Continuing education units (CEUs) are available for professionals and counselors.

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The VCU Department of Rehabilitation Counseling is ranked 4th in the nation among master-level rehabilitation and mental health training programs by U.S. News & World Report.

To learn how this noncredit certificate program can apply towards the training requirements for licensure, visit the Virginia Board of Counseling website.

Pathways to Your Goals

Explore the latest information on addiction and recovery in a combined setting of professionals and community members. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for each course, as well as having access to online transcripts. Learn more about our noncredit pathways to help you meet your goals:

  • VCU Noncredit Certificate in Addiction Studies (for CSAC educational requirements)
  • VCU Addiction Studies Clinical Supervision Certificate
  • VCU Continuing Education in Addiction courses for professionals & community members

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If you answer yes to any of the following questions, we have a pathway for you.

  • Do you want to fulfill the continuing education component required to become a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, provide face-to-face clinical supervision (if a licensed or certified substance abuse counselor), or just take courses to incorporate the latest research into your clinical practice?
  • Are you a professional in the health care, law enforcement, education or other field, and want to better serve your community and earn CEUs?
  • Are you a family member, friend, or community member seeking information?
  • Are you currently a mental health counselor manager looking for supervisor training?

Affordable Quality

We’re passionate about providing quality interdisciplinary programs at affordable prices. In addition to purchasing individual courses, participants can take advantage of bundle pricing, group discounts, and flexible payment plans so that you can find the right fit for your needs.

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