Drug/Alcohol Addiction Counseling Program


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This certificate program aspires to prepare Christians to offer competent counseling services to individuals, families, and groups who struggle with the effects of Substance Use Disorders.  The program offers the number of hours that the Tennessee State Board of Alcohol and Other Drugs of Abuse Counselors requires for licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor.  Students who complete all six courses receive the Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counseling Studies.

The 2015 Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counseling (DAAC) program is a cohort style program which will include 3 sessions beginning with a mandatory orientation on August 28, 2015, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  Each session consists of 2 classes, one on Friday evenings from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, and the other on Saturday mornings from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm lasting for 10 weeks.  All classes meet on the main campus in Memphis.

August 28, 12 pm-2 pm.
A two hour meeting with prospective/enrolled students in which they are made familiar with the (a) overall aim of the program, (b) the content of the program, (c) MTS policies regarding grades and attendance, (d) our expectations of their computer skills.

2015 DAAC Schedule

Session 1
Begins: September 4, 2015
Ends: November 14, 2015
AC10000 ~ Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling
AC20000 ~ Co-Occurring Disorders

Session 2
Begins: January 8, 2016
Ends: March 19, 2016
AC30000 ~ Special Topics in Substance Abuse Treatment
AC40000 ~ Domains of Substance Abuse Treatment Part 1

Session 3
Begins: April 1, 2016
Ends: June 25, 2016
(no classes during Commencement week)
AC50000 ~ Domains of Substance Abuse Treatment Part 2
AC60000 ~ Selected Topics in Substance Abuse Counseling

Addiction Counseling Certificate

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Memphis Theological Seminary recently completed the rigorous process of obtaining recognition by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) as an Approved Academic Education Provider (provider #AP-020).  Ms. Shirley Beckett Mikell, Director of Certification and Education for NAADAC, observes that MTS is one of only twenty academic institutions in the United States that “hold the distinction of NAADAC recognition as an Approved Academic Education Provider.”
Courses offered by NAADAC Approved Education Providers meet the requirements of the National Certification Commission for applicants seeking initial certification as addiction counselors, or those re-certifying.  In addition, many states automatically accept training hours from NAADAC Approved Education Providers towards state certification or re-certification requirements.