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Developed in association with the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, this certificate raises the quality of professionalism in addictions counseling. Following a three-level, developmental approach to the critical issues contributing to substance abuse, the curriculum begins with a thorough foundation in the biomedical, cultural, historical and psychological aspects of chemical dependency. It then covers the knowledge needed to work effectively in the field and culminates with intervention instruction, career-preparatory courses and internship options, providing practical experience to ensure you remain effective and positive in this demanding field. Learn the most current, evidence-based approaches to prevention, assessment, treatment and continuing care from UC Berkeley–approved instructors, who are leaders in the field. This drug and alcohol certificate program is approved by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), formerly known as California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.