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New UST Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling leads to rewarding career

Are you interested in a career change? Do you already have a two-year or four-year degree? Suppose you answered yes to those questions and are passionate about helping people struggling with addiction and related mental health issues. In that case, you will want to know the University of St. Thomas-Houston is announcing a new certificate to prepare you to be a licensed chemical dependency counselor.

Study at your own pace. The Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling program through The Kolbe School of Innovation and Professional Studies at UST is fully online and asynchronous to suit students with varying life commitments.

Complete the Certificate in One-and-a-half Years

UST Assistant Professor Dr. Sana Vawda, LPC, LCDC“When enrolled full-time, our Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling program can be completed in only one-and-a-half years,” said UST Assistant Professor Dr. Sana Vawda, LPC, LCDC. “We also have excellent partnerships in the Houston and Dallas areas where we can place students for hands-on practicum, so they can deepen their understanding and refine their skills.”

UST’s Drug and Alcohol Certificate program fully meets the requirements for LCDC-Intern licensure in the State of Texas. In our program, students gain comprehensive knowledge and practical skills. From theoretical foundations to real-world applications, UST provides a holistic learning experience.

Get Into a Highly Rewarding Field

Helping people to overcome substance abuse is a challenging and gratifying career where a counselor intern with an LCDC can make a positive difference.

For more information on the new Certificate program opportunity and UST’s Associate of Applied Science in Drug and Alcohol Counseling program, go here