Behavioral Health Sciences
Behavioral Health Sciences
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. Learn more at a free information session.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies (EDP 402222)
Developed in association with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, this certificate is accredited by the Commission for Alcohol and Drug Counselors Program (CADCEP) and meets all of the educational requirements for membership in the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC). Learn more.
Health Advocacy (EDP 402503)
With an increasingly complex and dynamic health care system in the United States and an aging population, there is a growing need for an informed group of health advocates who are qualified to advise patients and their families on health care issues. Learn more.
Designed for professionals with bachelor's degrees, the curriculum consists of a range of upper-division psychology courses that are required or strongly recommended by graduate and professional schools in social work, counseling and psychology. Learn more.
Child and Adolescent Treatment (EDP 402206)
Stay current in your work with children, adolescents and their families through a series of advanced and topical workshops. Learn more.
Learn more about Extension—without making a commitment. Come to a free, no-obligation information session to discover how we can help you achieve your goals. Learn more about courses and programs, meet other prospective students, talk to instructors and staff and ask questions.
Enroll in a free information session, or call (510) 642-4111 to reserve your space.
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Meeting Licensing/Relicensing Requirements and Continuing Education Units
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.
For Public Health and Health Management and Health Advocacy, email email@example.com or call (510) 642-1061.
For Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 642-1061.