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Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Substance Abuse

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Substance Abuse seeks to expand the number of behavioral health professionals
ready to work in inter-professional and integrated health settings with populations impacted by substance use disorders (SUD)
in the Memphis and greater Midsouth region.  The certificate is designed for students concurrently pursuing or already holding
a degree in one of the following programs: School of Social Work, Department of Counseling Educational Psychology & Research,
and the Department of Psychology.
 

Admission Requirements

The certificate is designed for students concurrently pursuing or already holding a degree in one of the following programs:
School of Social Work, Department of Counseling Educational Psychology & Research, and the Department of Psychology.
 
  • Resume
  • Official Transcript
  • Short essay - In 1-2 pages please share why you are seeking a certificate in clinical social work. Please include a brief autobiographical statement and relevant academic, internship, volunteer, and/or work experience.
  • Three references with their addreses, telephone numbers and email addresses (persons who may be contacted  in reference to the applicant's competencies and ability to work with populations impacted by substance use disorders (SUD).
 

Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Substance Abuse Requirements

Interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Substance Abuse - 12 hours

Core Course - Students are required to take the following course (3 credit hours):

  • SWRK 7949 Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Elective Courses - Choose three courses (9 credit hours) from the following:

  • SWRK 7005 Psychopathology
  • SWRK 7013 Treatment of Trauma
  • SWRK 7023 Advanced Social Work Practice Aross Systems
  • SWRK 6061 Substance Abuse Treatment
  • COUNS 6783 Alcohol/Drug Abuse Services
  • PSYC 7207 Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 7412 Psychopathology
  • PSYC 7705 Neuropsychopharmacology
  • PSYC 7434 Clinical Psychotherapies

Retention Requirements

All students are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.  Should the students cumulative GPA fall below that mark,
a period of one semester will be allowed to correct the deficiency.  At the discretion of the chair, the director of graduate studies in the student's
college, and the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, this period may be extended one additional semester.  No more than 6 hours
of "C-," "C," or "C+" will be applied toward meeting graduate requirements.  "D+," "D," and "F" will not be applied towards the graduate
degree requirements.  All students who fall below a GPA of 3.0 one semester, and all students who earn a grade of "D+," "D," or "F" will
be automatically referred to meet with program retention committee the following semester.
 

Graduation Requirements

  1. Students must complete all four required courses with an average grade of B (3.0) or higher for a total of 12 credit hours
  2. Students may earn no more than 3 credit hours of C+, C, C- grades.