FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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Certificate in Addictions

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Certificate programs are offered as options to students in the graduate program. Coursework may be started as part of the MSW program of study, but in some instances may require additional credits (courses).

The social work certificate in addictions provides specialized clinical training for social work students and professionals working in the addictions field. The specific objectives of the certificate are to:

  1. Provide generalist and advanced clinical social work practice for MSW students specializing in addictions.
  2. Provide advanced clinical social work practice for continuing education for professionals working in the field of addictions.
  3. Respond to the needs expressed by local social service agencies that the School of Social Work provide specialization in social work practice with addictions given the characteristics and needs of the South Florida community.

The State of Florida requires that for professionals to practice in the field of addiction, they must be certified or licensed. This certificate program will meet all of the classroom educational requirements laid out by the State of Florida for certification through the Florida Certification Board.

Required Courses (30 Credits Total)
SOW 5105 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I or BSSW equivalent 3 Credits
SOW 6125 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II-Psychopathology 3 Credits
SOW 5324 Theory and Practice w/ Groups or BSSW equivalent 3 Credits
SOW 5342 Theory and Practice with Individuals & Families 3 Credits
SOW 5629 Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations or BSSW equivalent 3 Credits
SOW 6351 Clinical Interventions in Couples & Family Social Work Practice 3 Credits
SOW 6435 Evaluating Empirically Based Social Work Practice 3 Credits
SOW 5710 Current Issues in Addiction Practices 3 Credits
SOW 6114 Assessment & Treatment of Addiction & Related Problems 3 Credits
SOW 6711 Prevention of Addiction & Related Problems 3 Credits

This certificate meets all of the educational coursework requirements of the Florida Certification Board for the Certified Addiction Professional (CAP).

The Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) designation is a professional substance abuse credential for those persons who are assessing, developing, and providing substance abuse treatment services and plans.

Certified Addiction Professionals primarily focus on counseling those addicted to drugs and alcohol or abusing a substance. Their role in the treatment of addiction is a primary one and they are often saving lives.

For information and applications for the certificate, please go to Enrollment Services.

Certificate Application Form

CONTACT US

School of Social Work

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Modesto Maidique Campus, AHC5 576
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305-348-5880
Fax: 305-348-5312

Mary Helen Hayden, Ed.D., LCSW, DCSW
Director

 

Kelly Sydnor, MSW
Student Services Coordinator and MSW Advisor
Phone: 305-348-5841
Email: ksydnor@fiu.edu