The Catholic University of America’s Community-Based Integrated Substance Use Training Program (CB-ISTP) is a 1-year program leading to a certificate in integrated substance use treatment. This program is fully funded through a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration and there are no costs to enrolled trainees. This comprehensive program, designed for masters-prepared social workers, advanced practice nurses, professional counselors, and doctoral-level health psychologists, empowers you to make a lasting impact in prevention, treatment, and recovery.

The CB-ISTP will enroll up to 12 trainees each year. Interested applicants need to complete an online application and submit a copy of their current vitae, transcript from the program where they received their masters degree, and a short letter from their employer supporting the application to the program.

Program Highlights

  • In-depth understanding of U.S. substance use services
  • Proficiency in the neurobiology of substance use disorders
  • Skills to navigate language, stigma, and social impacts
  • A theoretical foundation for addressing health conditions
  • Evidence-informed prevention and treatment strategies
  • Insight into medication use for co-occurring disorders

Key Courses

  • Foundations of Addiction Science I and II
  • Integrative Seminar in Substance Use I, II, & III
  • Two semesters of clinical externship experience
  • NCSSS student and professor talking

    Ready to Take the Leap? Apply Now

    To apply, select “Graduate Admission,” and log in with your credentials. Choose “Certificate” and navigate to the National Catholic School of Social Service, Certificate Programs, and Community-Based Substance Use Training Program (CB-ISTP).