Thomas Jefferson University

Department of Counseling & Behavioral Health
Advanced Studies in Trauma, Addiction & Recovery Certificate

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).

Program Length

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

Program Format

Hybrid (on campus and online)


Specialization - same as CTC program  | See More


Rolling Admissions


Need transcripts, an interview with coordinator and program director

1 Jun

Deadline FOR FALL
  • Application Materials to Graduate Admissions

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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.

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Contact Us

Office of Graduate Admissions

East Falls Campus
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497

Phone: 215-951-2943

Program Information

Sheryl Cooley
Community and Trauma Counseling

Phone: 215-951-0253