Addiction Studies program offered by WVU College of Education and Human Services
The minor in Addiction Studies prepares addiction professionals for employment in substance use disorder treatment and related settings, and prepares students in a variety of fields with basic knowledge in addictions. The program also offers many opportunities for students to gain experience that can lead to graduate education and certification or licensure in counseling and other helping professions. The first of its kind (at the university level) in West Virginia, the WVU minor in Addiction Studies is an on-campus 15 credit hour, clinically-focused program that offers a service component and meets partial requirements toward state addiction certification. It is available to all disciplines of study across WVU.
WVU Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry named Center of Excellence in Addiction
The Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute has been named a Center of Excellence in Addiction and was awarded a four-year, $2.9 million grant by the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources. It is the only addiction program in the state to be recognized as a Center of Excellence by the WV DHHR. The grant will allow the department to provide training on evidence-based approaches to addiction treatment and coaching through WV Project ECHO.
WVU School of Nursing partners with Yale to introduce IPE related to addiction
The WVU School of Nursing has begun implementation of training for nurse practitioner students (for eligibility for the waiver upon graduation, licensure, prescriptive authority and DEA/SAMHSA registration), along with a partnership with Yale to introduce BSN students to IPE related to these topics. School of Nursing nurse practitioners also lead COAT therapy groups and provide medical management.