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Contemporary Theory in Addictive Behavior
Graduate Certificate in Counseling

Take your career in behavioral health to the next level with a focused course of study on addiction and addictive behaviors. Learn theories of addiction treatment, explore interventions for substance use disorders, and examine contemporary issues impacting addiction.

This certificate is not designed to meet state licensure requirements for the counseling professions.

Integrated addiction treatment standard

Capella University is an Approved Education Provider of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.

Flexible, engaged online learning

Gain real-world skills with a combination of online, theory-based coursework and in-person learning experiences.

Classes start April 10

Use the code WINTER to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • 100% Online
  • 4 Core courses
  • 1 Elective

Reduce your tuition by $1,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $1K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your certificate. Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details.

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