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Criminal Justice Counselor Certificate Training

Many states have added a specialization for people who want to work with offenders with co-occurring disorders  in the criminal justice system.  In order to meet the requirements of most states, we based our curriculum on the guidelines set by the state of Florida, which we found to be  the most directive/restrictive.
  • Courses are self-paced, but you can access instructors by email throughout the training program.
  • Preview some of the training materials on our YouTube Channel
  • Begin training immediately. 

Courses fall into the following categories

  • Dynamics of Addiction and Criminality
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Criminal Justice System and Processes
  • Screening, Intake and Assessment
  • Case Management and Monitoring
  • Counseling
  • Addiction



Courses include:

  • Addiction Overview 4 Hours
  • Theories of Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders 4 Hours
  • Patterns of Addiction and Sociological Impact 4 Hours
  • Triggers and Cravings 2 Hours
  • Relapse Prevention 10 Hours
  • Criminal Justice Behind Bars 15 Hours
  • TIP 50 Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment (15 Hours)
  • TIP 51 Addiction Treatment and the Special Needs of Women (20 Hours)
  • Overview of Sex and Porn Addiction (4 Hours)
  • Ethics, Legal and Professional Identity 30 Hours
  • Mental Health Issues in Jails and Prisons (32 Hours)
  • Correctional Mental Health (16 Hours)
  • TIP 44: Addictions Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System (30 Hours)
  • Treatment Plan Implementation 10 Hours
  • TIP 30 From Institution to Community Case Management, Referral and Service Coordination TIP 27 (20 Hours)
  • Counseling Addicted Offenders: Thinking for Change Best Practice (30 Hours)
  • Substance Abuse Group Counseling TIP 41 (20 Hours)
  • TIPs 46 & 47 Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment (30 Hours)
  • Documentation Overview 2 Hours

By signing up for this track, you will be able to study at your own pace and prepare for certification (and maybe even a raise).