Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant Certificate
The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant Certificate is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to assist clients in the recovery process under clinical and administrative supervision. Topics and skills include assessment, case management, crisis intervention, client education, and community resources.
A student who is interested in transferring into a four year undergraduate program in the area of alcohol and substance abuse can complete the certificate through electives in the Associates in Arts Human Services Concentration at Cape Cod Community College.
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Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.
Upon successful completion of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Assistant Certificate, students are able to:
- Recognize a broad range of services that addictions professionals provide.
- Understand a basic connection between social issues such as poverty, mental health, domestic violence, and addiction.
- Practice observation and interpersonal communication techniques.
- Demonstrate ethical practices when working with diverse populations.