Addictions and Rehabilitation

Understanding Addictions and Rehabilitation

Individuals struggling with addiction require knowledgeable professionals with a thorough understanding of theories of addiction, how addiction affects the user, the recovery process, and empirically supported treatment interventions and approaches. The addictions and rehabilitation specialization at NCU is designed for individuals interested in gaining knowledge of case management, clinical supervision, clinical supervision leadership strategies, rehabilitation needs of special populations, and evidence-based practices in addiction rehabilitation. This specialization introduces you to topics such as the history of alcohol and other drug treatment models as well as integrated theories of addiction and rehabilitation. By working with mentoring professors who all hold doctoral degrees, you will gain in-depth knowledge that will prepare you for careers in addiction rehabilitation.

The NCU Difference

Northcentral University’s Department of Psychology delivers PhD, master’s, bachelor’s, and graduate certificate programs in psychology that emphasize the knowledge, skills, practical application and values that are integral to the field. NCU’s education approach was developed to meet the needs of your busy life and schedule. Ideal for self-starters and independent thinkers who want a premier education with unprecedented flexibility, we use a unique one-to-one learning model that pairs one student with one doctoral professor for each course. With no teaching assistants, you learn directly from experts who provide personal feedback and professional insights. With NCU’s online learning model, there are weekly starts for every program or course. None of our programs have residency requirements, allowing flexible access to you no matter where you live. When you enroll in NCU to earn an advanced degree in psychology, you will become part of a community of professionals who are already making a difference around the world.

“My time at NCU made me work hard and find my inner strength. Being a student taught me the terms struggle, fight, determination, motivation and willpower.” – Regena Weatherford, PhD in Psychology (2015)

Note on Licensure: NCU’s psychology programs are not licensure programs and do not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.

At A Glance

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
Post-Master's Cert 18 6 19 months View Course Catalog

Beyond the specialized courses designed to help you expand your abilities in your chosen field of study and profession; NCU offers the following benefits to students and alumni:

Unmatched Flexibility
Many online programs offer the ability to take courses without leaving your home, but few offer weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations. The option to turn in your assignments as early in the week as you want, provide you the ability to schedule school around your life, not the other way around.

100% Doctoral Faculty
Whether you are completing your bachelor's degree, pursuing your graduate degree, or on the path to earning your doctoral degree, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
Not only will you learn from a doctor in the field, but you won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor to get personalized mentoring.

Post-Master's Certificate in Psychology Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to analyze theories and principles in psychology to inform professional contexts.
  • Students will be able to examine research methods and data analysis in psychology.
  • Students will be able to apply psychological principles and research to personal, social, and organizational issues.

*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

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