The Department of Counselor Education in Fairfield's Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP) offers two Advanced Training Certificates:
This 18-credit, 6-course program is based on competencies established by the Connecticut Certification Board for Drug and Alcohol Counseling. Completion of these courses is required in order to sit for the certification exam that leads to licensing as a licensed or certified alcohol/drug use counselor. NOTE: Required supervised training is not provided through this program.
These courses can also be used to complete annual professional development requirements for many professionals, including licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, psychologists and addiction counselors.
The 6 required courses are:
Richard W. Madwid
Richard W. Madwid, MS, LPC, LADC, CCS has 27 years of experience in the mental health field working with youth, adults, families, school systems, residential care facilities, hospitals and universities providing a variety of education, prevention, early intervention and treatment services. He holds an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Western Connecticut State University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. Professor Madwid has been an adjunct professor at Fairfield University for 14 years. His teaching and clinical interests include family therapy, treatment issues of children and adolescents, addictions, community agency management and clinical supervision. Professor Madwid has researched and lectured nationally in the area of the effects of contemporary music on youth development. He has maintained a private practice throughout his career specializing in adolescents, adults and families.