Alcohol & Drug Abuse (SPADA)

Graduate Certificate

Western Michigan University

Multi-disciplinary in its approach to substance abuse, SPADA provides a balanced orientation to theory and practice, considers a breadth of contemporary issues and emphasizes all methods for dealing with the problems of substance abuse. This 21-semester hour program (18 hours coursework, three hours field practicum) addresses varied aspects of service delivery such as continuum and network of care, prevention, assessment, treatment and clinical supervision. Intended for working professionals and graduate students in counselor education and counseling psychology, occupational therapy, psychology, public administration, biological sciences, social work, sociology and other related disciplines.

Course credit hours may be applied to the educational requirements for the Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor (CAAC) Credential and the Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) Credential.

Western Michigan University (Suite 201)

Kim Stevens, Regional Coordinator
Phone: (231) 995-1846
Fax: (231) 995-1789
E-mail: kim.stevens@wmich.edu

Teresa Jacobs, Office Associate
Phone: (231) 995-1788
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Bachelor's Program:

  • Freshwater Sciences & Sustainability 

Master's Program:

  • Counselor Education (Clinical Mental Health & School)

Graduate Certificate Program:

  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse (SPADA)

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