This curriculum integrates sophisticated, psychodynamically-oriented clinical understanding with the latest evidence-based knowledge regarding screening assessment and treatment of individuals with alcohol and other drug disorders, as well as smoking, gambling and sex addiction, and their family members. This program incorporates up-to-date information addressing the intersection of addiction with the unique issues and treatment approaches of those working with various populations, including families and children of substance abusers.
S. Lala Ashenberg Straussner, DSW, CSW, CEAP, BCD, CAS
"The Post-Master's Certificate Program in Clinical Approaches to the Addictions offers a consistently high quality of education for social workers and other professionals interested in advancing their knowledge by combining addictions, counseling, and psychodynamic understanding in this field. Our graduates have gone on to become leaders in the field of substance abuse treatment."
Kimberly Seelbrede, MSW
Private practice; Graduate, Post-Master's Certificate in Clinical Approaches to the Addictions
"The program offered an interdisciplinary approach that allowed me to deepen my understanding of addictions and my clients by crossing professional boundaries and learning the unique challenges, obstacles, and rewards that other professionals face in their respective fields. It's the integrative approach that makes the program so appealing, reminding us that we are all interconnected, whether we are involved in policy, administration, research, or direct service."
- A psychodynamically-oriented clinical understanding of the current drugs of abuse and patterns of abuse
- Understanding and treating non-chemical addictions such as eating disorders, gambling and sexual disorders
- The latest evidence-based knowledge regarding screening, assessment, and treatment of individuals with substance use disorders, including tobacco addiction. Trends in treatment, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, self-help and uses of medications
- Interventions with families and children of substance abusers, adolescents, women, involuntary clients, and trauma victims
- Case studies integrated throughout the program
This certificate is awarded upon the completion of 25 sessions for a total of 50 class hours. Sessions are held weekly on Mondays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, from September through April.
NASW-approved CEUs: 50
OASAS-approved credit units:
- CASAC (50)
- CPP (43.5)
- CPS (32)
- CASAG-G (2)
- CPP-G (2)
Semester 1 (6:45pm to 8:45pm):
- September 9, 16, 23, 30
- October 7, 21, 28
- November 4, 11, 18, 25
- December 2, 9
Semester 2 (6:45pm to 8:45pm):
- December 16
- January 6, 13, 27
- February 3, 10, 24
- March 3, 10, 24, 31
- April 7
The cost of this certificate program is $1,750, which includes registration fee and cost of an online compendium of readings.
Available discounts include:
- 25% discount for NYU Silver School of Social Work MSW/PhD alumni.
- 25% discount for field instructors currently working with NYU Silver School of Social Work graduate students.
- 25% discount for applicants who have already completed two or more NYU SSSW certificate programs.
- 15% discount for applicants who have already completed one NYU SSSW certificate program.
- 25% discount for agency educational coordinators
- 25% discount for 3 or more applicants accepted from the same agency to this program.
Please note: discounts may not be combined.
Upon acceptance into the program, a $250 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place. This deposit is applied to the total cost of tuition. Tuition payments may be broken up by semester. The total cost of each semester is due before the start of each semester.
Complete an online application for this program. Applicants are required to attach a current resume and include a brief statement of interest with the application. The deadline to apply is August 1st, 2013.
The application for this Certificate Program consists of:
- The completed application form
- A statement of interest (300-500 words)
- A resume
Applicants will be notified of acceptance in a timely manner.
Questions about the certificate can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning
1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003