Advanced Studies in Trauma, Addictions & Recovery


  • East Falls Campus
  • College of Health Professions

Degree Earned

  • Certificate

Program Length
4 courses (1 academic year: summer,  fall and spring semester)

Program Type

  • On Campus

Program Leadership

Name: Jeanne Felter, PhD, LPC
Position: Chair, Department of Counseling & Behavioral Health
Name: Nicole G. Johnson, PhD, LPC, ACS, CAADC, CCDP-D, BC-TMH
  • Program Director
  • Assistant Professor
Name: Yoon Suh Moh, PhD., LPC (DC, PA), NCC, CRC, BC-TMH, BCN
  • Assistant Program Director
  • Assistant Professor

Program Contact

Name: Sheryl Cooley
Position: Administrative Assistant

The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Trauma, Addictions & Recovery provides professionals with an expert 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: masters-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 courses in the summer, fall and spring semesters.