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Addiction Counseling Certificate

Preparation of addiction professionals is becoming more important in response to the advances in research. Our curriculum is designed to prepare counselors, as well as related professionals such as social workers, criminal justice personnel, psychologists, and nurses, for effective practice based on TAP 21 competencies defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the federal government. Students examine the theoretical foundations and research about substance abuse and learn clinical evaluation, treatment planning, referral processes, service coordination, counseling, educational methods, documentation and professional/ ethical responsibilities.

All classes are available in a Web-based, online format. Internships are arranged in the student's local community. Contact the Human Services Department for more information at

Certificate of Completion in Addiction Counseling Audit Sheet

Related Sites of Interest 

Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board (BSRB)
National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
TAP 21 competencies 

Contact Us

Washburn University
Human Services Department
Benton Hall Room 311
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621
Phone: 785.670.2116
Fax: 785.670.1027