Whether you're a licensed clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, addictions counselor, registered nurse or psychologist, UC Berkeley Extension is the approved provider you want for your professional development and licensing needs—and the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Noncredit Program Award by the University Professional Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) for eight professional programs in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Our instructors are leading researchers and clinicians who offer the latest approaches to challenging issues you face every day, from treating patients with mood or anxiety disorders to facilitating grief counseling groups to diagnosing psychiatric disorders in children or older adults. You can also earn a professional certificate in alcohol and drug abuse studies, one of the best and first of its kind in the country, developed with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Most courses are held in Berkeley, San Francisco, Belmont and online.

Find courses in the following areas:

Take Courses With Berkeley Faculty

David Presti, Ph.D., Extension Honored Instructor, teaches neuroscience in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. He worked for many years in the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco.

Practical Clinical Psychopharmacology: From A to Z (Adderall to Caffeine to Zoloft)
Review the pharmacologic and behavioral aspects of medications used in the treatment of depression, psychosis, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and other psychiatric conditions. Learn more.

Ann M. Kring, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at the UC Berkeley. She is currently a member of the Executive Board for the Society for Research in Psychopathology and also associate editor for the Journal of Abnormal Psychology

DSM-5: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities
Examine the major changes made to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), including the rationale and scientific bases for the changes, and discuss the process of DSM-5 development, the controversies surrounding DSM-5 and how changes to DSM-5 can affect research and practice. Learn more.

Meeting Licensing/Relicensing Requirements and CE Credits

The continuing education (CE) credit for each course, if available, is listed after the course title in the online and print catalogs. We use the following abbreviations:

CAADAC: California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (provider 4C-99-416-0803), continuing education for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors;

LCSW/MFT: courses that meet the qualifications for CE credit for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE 1505);

BRN: Board of Registered Nursing (Provider 00226);

CE credits for psychologists: UC Berkeley Extension is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. UC Berkeley Extension maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Contact the Behavioral Health Sciences Department

For General Psychology and Counseling and Psychotherapy, extension-counspsych@berkeley.edu | (510) 643-3883

For Public Health and Health Management and Health Advocacy, extension-publichealth@berkeley.edu | (510) 642-1061

For Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies, extension-alcoholdrug@berkeley.edu | (510) 642-1061

For the Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions, extension-counspsych@berkeley.edu | (510) 643-3883

Stan Weisner
Behavioral Health Sciences