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Behavioral Sciences Courses and Programs

UC San Diego Extension seeks to serve those in the counseling and therapy community by providing opportunities to obtain specialized training for career start-up or advancement.

Licensed professionals and interns are invited to add new tools to their therapist's tool kit, learn about a variety of therapeutic methods, benefit from networking opportunities, add value to their resume, increase their earning potential, and earn CE credit.

Individuals interested in a career in substance abuse counseling can enroll in a certificate program designed to provide the full range of knowledge and experience needed to become certified.

Instructors are working professionals. Courses are taught in the evenings, on weekends, or online for the convenience of adult learners. Certificate programs offer maximum flexibility for completion.

Come and join the community of learners who strive to equip themselves with the skills and knowledge to enable positive change in those they serve.


"I am not what happened to me.

              I am what I choose to become."

Carl Jung


Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling

Prepare for a challenging career in the field of substance abuse counseling and earn associate level certification through the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC). Learn more

Certificate Program in Play Therapy

Earn Extension's certificate documenting concentrated study in play therapy specific topics, while satisfying the educational requirement of the Association for Play Therapy toward becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Learn more

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