Advanced Studies in Trauma, Addictions & Recovery


  • East Falls Campus
  • College of Health Professions

Degree Earned

  • Certificate

Program Length
4 courses (1 academic year: minimum one week pre-fall, and fall and spring semester)

Program Type

  • Hybrid

The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Trauma, Addiction and Recovery provides professionals with an advanced understanding of the potential impact of trauma on physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development and further provides training in identifying, diagnosing and treating co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. The Certificate consists of four classes (for credit or continuing education) designed for professionals who master’s level clinical mental health professionals, physicians, nurses, OTs, PAs or for students currently enrolled in one of the aforementioned graduate programs. The Certificate prepares graduates to become a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).


Classwork can be completed in as little as one academic year, with an intensive four day class to begin the curriculum, and subsequent classes on Saturdays throughout the fall and spring.