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Addiction Recovery Specialization Completes Reaccreditation

The School of Social Work (SSW) MSW program offers an Addiction Recovery Specialization which equips students with the skills, knowledge, and experience to work with populations experiencing substance use disorders.

Upon graduation, participating students are immediately eligible to apply for the Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist-Associate credential from the North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board (NCASPPB), under Criteria C. This provides an expedited path to full licensure.

The specialization, officially recognized as the LCAS Criteria-C program, recently completed a review by the NCASPPB. This led to our reaccreditation, extending our accreditation for the next three years. The review led to significant changes to the curriculum, including the addition of one class, the inclusion of specialization modules, and the introduction of a Practicum Seminar specifically for those students in the specialty.

“Dr. David Fitzpatrick’s demonstrated commitment to the Criteria C Certificate is deeply valued by our School. I appreciate his expertise and leadership in successfully helping our School provide this specialty opportunity for our students,” said Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson, Executive Director and Head of the School of Social Work.

The SSW became a Criteria C School during the 2019-2020 academic year, with four participating students at the time. Currently, the program has approximately 30 participating students. The eligibility criteria make the specialty available to both traditional and advanced standing students.

For more information, or to apply to participate in the specialty, visit here!