Addictions and Mental Health Treatment Degree Program
Earning a BA degree in Addictions and Mental Health Treatment from Alvernia University prepares graduates to be impactful leaders in the dynamic field dealing with the prevention, intervention, treatment and sustained recovery from addictions and other forms of mental illness. The BA in Addictions and Mental Health Treatment provides students with a solid core of knowledge and skills to prepare them for professional positions in areas such as counseling, case management, prevention, administration and other areas in the exciting field of addictions and mental health treatment.
Learn from accomplished instructors
The Alvernia Addictions and Mental Health Treatment program’s commitment to excellence is exemplified through Alvernia’s faculty selection. Alvernia’s addictions and mental health treatment faculty members aren’t just teachers or college professors. They’re highly regarded experts in their respective fields who are committed to passing along their knowledge and expertise to students. Most importantly, they’re eminently qualified and eager to help you succeed as a future addictions and mental health treatment professional.
Addictions and Mental Health Treatment faculty members possess significant clinical and administrative experience in various settings related to addiction, mental health and other areas of the behavioral healthcare continuum. They understand the many challenges facing today’s addictions and mental health treatment professionals because they successfully deal with these challenges every day. They include seasoned clinicians, supervisors and managers, serve as board members of prestigious organizations, and routinely present at conferences both nationally and internationally.
Multiple learning options
Students in addictions and mental health treatment enjoy engaging classroom experiences offered at any of our three campus locations — Reading, Pottsville and Philadelphia. In addition, a BA in Addictions and Mental Health Treatment is available fully online.
Find a job after graduation
Due to Alvernia’s 40 years of experience delivering quality education in Addictions and Mental Health Treatment and the program’s practice-based focus, graduates enjoy an extremely high employment placement rate. Alvernia’s Career Development Office can provide further assistance to graduates with resume preparation, interview help and job search advice.
A BA in Addictions and Mental Health Treatment is highly valued by many fields, including:
- Mental Health
- Criminal Justice
- Children and Youth
- Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation
- Corporate EAP's
- Social Services
Alvernia’s Addictions and Mental Health Treatment courses are approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB), the foremost drug and alcohol credentialing organization in the state. Certification by the PCB is reciprocal among other U.S. states and internationally. A BA in Addictions and Mental Health Treatment fulfills the requirement for certification and re-certification of addiction counselors by the PCB.
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