The Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies offers three certificate programs: Substance Abuse Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Vocational Evaluation. These programs allow students to acquire core content that may assist in becoming recognized or certified in certain specialized professional practice areas. The certificate is open to individuals with at least a bachelor's degree with a 2.7 GPA, and students enrolled in graduate programs at other universities or individuals with a master's degree from another university. Up to three courses taken as part of a certificate program also count as course credit for students enrolled or subsequently enrolled in graduate degree programs. Students need to apply through the ECU Graduate School and list the specific certificate program.
Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling
The courses for the Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling provide students with theories and techniques for this specialized area of counseling. These courses meet the academic requirement for the North Carolina Certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) or Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS). The other criteria for the state issued CSAC and LCAS credentials (e.g. two years of supervised substance abuse counseling practice) can be found on the website of the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board; www.ncsappb.org
The program requires the completion of REHB 6703, 6793, 6795, 6796 (12 s.h.). For more information contact Dr. Mary Crozier, the certificate coordinator (email@example.com or 252-744-6299).
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Certificate in Vocational Evaluation
The Certificate in Vocational Evaluation provides students with the basic knowledge and professional skills needed to work as an evaluator in applied settings. The certificate is open to graduate students as well as non-degree students with a baccalaureate degree. The courses meet academic requirements for the Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) credential.
The program requires completion of 12 s.h. of coursework. Required courses include REHB 6400, 6401 or equivalent, plus 6 s.h. of electives (usually REHB 6000 and REHB 6100 to meet PVE requirements) chosen in consultation with the coordinator, Dr. Steven Sligar (firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-744-6293).
Certificate in Employee Assistance Program Counseling
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counseling certificate is being discontinued and is no longer accepting applications as of 9/24/10.
Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling
The Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling provides basic knowledge and information needed to work as a professional in this specialized area. The certificate program includes specialized training in Rehabilitation Counseling and may prepare counselors to partially meet the basic academic requirements to be eligible to take the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Exam. Participants are required to be currently enrolled in a graduate counseling program or may enroll non degree if they possess a graduate degree in counseling.
The certificate program requires a minimum of 12 s.h. in the following courses: REHB 6000, 6010, 6100 and 3 s.h. of electives. Selected electives should be chosen in consultation with the certificate coordinator. The list of appropriate electives is available from the certificate coordinator and may be selected after consultation with the requirements of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.
Certificate programs should not be confused with any state or national certification or license.