VCU faculty and practitioners from our nationally recognized Department of Rehabilitation Counseling in the School of Allied Health Professions embed the latest translational research in program content so counselors can incorporate the most effective methods into their clinical practice. We also offer courses for professionals in the law enforcement, education and health care fields and for community members, that provide relevant and timely information. VCU currently ranks 4th among masters level rehabilitation and mental health training programs in the nation.
Each noncredit pathway meets the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Counseling educational requirements for certification as a substance abuse counselor. Many of our continuing education modules will be offered online to maximize ease of use and accessibility. Each module will be available for one week; you can participate anytime within that week. Modules consist of two 20-minute lectures/presentations; one application-based activity and an interactive discussion experience with your instructor and classmates. Modules are designed to provide 2.0 contact hours. Alternative formats may be utilized based upon instructional content and goals.
Face-to Face trainings may be offered particularly for skill development content, such as clinical supervision training and individual and group counseling. More information will be provided regarding these training options as they become available.
Pathway to Your Goals
Do you want to be a Certified Addiction Counselor, provide face-to-face clinical supervision, or just take a course or two to incorporate the latest research into your clinical practice? Are you a professional in the law enforcement, education or health care field, and need the latest information on addiction and recovery to better serve your community?