Do you know that the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics ranks substance abuse counseling among the top growing occupations through 2016? Taking part in the noncredit Substance Abuse Certificate Program can help professionals in social workers, mental health providers, clergy, and other human service professionals enhance and advance their careers.

The Substance Abuse Certificate Program provides practical information and skills to help  make real differences in the lives of substance abusers.

Program Benefits:

  • acquire comprehensive, research-based information about substance abuse
  • learn effective ways to respond to substance abusers and their families
  • gain confidence when working with people who abuse substances
  • learn how to directly apply the information and skills to your work setting
  • fulfill up to 36 approved hours toward the 360 hours of specialized substance abuse education for the WI Dept. of Regulation and Licensing.

This affordable series of courses gives practical tips and tools put to use right away, and importantly, the hours earned in this program can be applied toward becoming a state-certified counselor. Classes are held at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St in Madison, from 9 am to 4 pm; each costs $140.

Register for individual classes or complete the series:

Fundamentals of substance abuse and addiction – Monday, March 26
Substance abuse, families, and trauma-informed care – Tuesday, March 27
Effective screening, assessment, and treatment models – Monday, April 23
Cultural competency in treatment and recovery – Tuesday, April 24
Effective models for treatment – Monday, May 21
Motivating clients for change through Motivational Interviewing (MI) – Tuesday, May 22