Arizona State University
University Senate

Senate Motion #2019-25


Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Lili Wang, Chair

Date of First Reading: November 26, 2018

Date of Second Reading: January 28, 2019

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Department of Psychology – for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Addiction and Substance-Use Related Disorders

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.   

Rationale: The graduate certificate program for Addiction and Substance-Use Related Disorders provides the foundational and theoretical knowledge necessary to pursue state licensure and provide counseling services in the field of addiction and substance use disorders. Addiction and substance abuse is one of America’s top public health problems and there is a growing need for a well-trained workforce. Through conversations with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, the State of Arizona has no curriculum available for professionals with a Bachelor’s degree or higher who would like to obtain state licensure for substance abuse counseling.     



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