Substance Use Disorders

At a glance

What: High-quality workshops and certificate programs designed to help human-service professionals grow their knowledge, maintain their certification, help their clients, and advance their careers.

Who: Taught by leading researchers, UW-Madison faculty, and qualified professionals specializing in substance use disorders.

Certification: Programs satisfy multiple professional licensure requirements for psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers.

Questions? Contact program coordinator Hannah Wagner at or 608-265-4267.


Upcoming programs
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Thu, Dec 7; 9am-4:30pm Fri, Dec 8; 9am-5:30pm  •  $350
Mon-Tue & Fri, Apr 16-17 & Jun 1, 9am-4pm  •  $490 includes Motivational Interviewing Text
Wed, May 9, 9am-3pm  •  $150
Featured programs
Get the knowledge and practice experience you need for successful MI practice.
Flexible certificate option
Need a flexible certificate option? Gain the trusted UW-Madison education and experience that will prepare you to become a highly sought-after certified Wisconsin substance abuse counselor (SAC) or clinical substance abuse counselor (CSAC). Available for the first time in the UW Flexible Option format, the Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) Counselor certification program features a curriculum developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty in cooperation with industry professionals. Visit» for more information.