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Academic Programs

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Undergraduate Minor and Certificate Programs
Graduate Certificate and Specialization Programs
Gambling Specialization Courses (Online)
Contact Information
Other Resources

 

CASAT/UNR Undergraduate Minor and Certificate Programs

Undergraduate Minor Program

Overview of the two minors in addiction services that are available through CASAT including course sequence & class descriptions. More Information

Minor and Certificate Program in Addiction Treatment Services

The minor, available to all students, is particularly designed for those who are majoring in a health or social service field and are interested in the addiction treatment field as a supplement to their major.  Those students majoring in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, and Nursing may find this minor particularly useful.  The minor with certificate program is for students who intend to work as CADC’s (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors) or intend become involved in the prevention sciences field.

For more information on the undergraduate minor and certificate program for addiction treatment services, visit the Mountain West ATTC webpage.  More Information


Minor in Substance Abuse Prevention Services (Not currently being offered)

The minor in Substance Abuse Prevention Services is available to all students and is particularly designed for those who are majoring in a health or social service field and are interested in the addiction prevention field as a supplement to their major.  Those students majoring in Social Work, Psychology, Education, and Human Ecology may find this minor particularly useful.

For more information on the undergraduate minor in substance abuse prevention services, visit the Mountain West ATTC webpage.  More Information

CASAT/UNR Graduate Certificate and Specialization Programs

Advanced Certificate Program in Addiction Treatment and Prevention Services

An 18-credit advanced certificate in addiction treatment and prevention services is designed for graduate level students or post master’s degreed individuals who are interested in enhancing their body of knowledge specific to addiction services.  It is also useful to other licensed professionals wishing to increase their addiction treatment knowledge and skill.

For more information on the graduate advanced certificate program in addiction treatment and prevention services, visit the Mountain West ATTC webpage.  More Information

Addiction Treatment Services Specialization for Master's-level Students in HDFS

Students who seek the Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) may specialize in Addiction Treatment Services. 

For more information visit, the HDFS link above, or click here for more information.

CASAT/UNR Gambling Specialization Courses (Online)

CAS 439R/639R– Exploring Gambling Behaviors (3 Credits/45 hours)

This course will orient students to the definitions, history and incidence of problem and compulsive gambling. Students will learn the characteristics of compulsive gambling behaviors, stages of progression of the disorder of pathological gambling, distinctions and connections to other addictions, as well as the effect on families and communities relative to financial, legal, and social issues. Students will gain an understanding of the impact of gambling in Nevada as an industry and the prevalence of the problem in Nevada compared to other states and countries.

Exploring Gambling Behaviors (CAS 439/639) has been approved by the National Council on Problem Gambling for 30 hours.

Also approved by NY OASAS (New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services). Visit the web link for specific approvals of sections and designations.

CAS 440/640: Treatment of Compulsive Gambling (3 credits/45 hours)  Currently not being offered.

Provides a thorough understanding of counseling strategies for compulsive gambling. Provides knowledge and skills to utilize when assessing, planning and implementing treatment. Clinical implications to and applications for individual, family, financial and legal issues of gambling addiction provided. Prerequisite: CAS 439/639.

Treatment of Compulsive Gambling (CAS 440/640) has been approved by the National Council on Problem Gambling for 45 hours.

Also approved by NY OASAS (New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services). Visit the web link for specific approvals of sections and designations.

CASAT Contact Information

CASAT’s Academic Coordinator:

Meri L. Shadley, Ph.D., MFT, LADC
University of Nevada, Reno, CASAT – Mail Stop 279
(775) 784-6265 or (866) 617-2816

Contact Terra Hamblin for additional information as well.

University Contact Information

If this is your first class you have attended ant the University of Nevada, Reno, or if you are a continuing student and did not attend the previous semester, you will also need to submit the university application form. Go to www.ss.unr.edu/admissions to obtain this form.

Other Resources (not academic)

CASAT SAPTA-sponsored Workshops

CASAT Prevention Distance Learning