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    Pacific Teams Up with White Bison, Inc. to Create an Online Wellbriety Certificate Program

    Apr 26, 2011

    The substance abuse treatment program has deep roots in the Native American community

    The University of the Pacific's Center for Professional and Continuing Education (www.pacific.edu/cpce) and White Bison, Inc. (www.whitebison.org) will debut its new Wellbriety Certificate program in September.

    Based upon the tenants and philosophy of the Wellbriety Movement, the program will cover healing strategies and practices as they relate to substance abuse and addiction in Native American populations. It also will teach the skills necessary to implement one of the popular substance abuse programs.

    The program is designed to help existing counselors and paraprofessionals advance in their careers by helping a vastly underserved population. Taken in conjunction with Pacific's Substance Abuse Counselor Certificate Program, it also can provide an additional employment gateway for people who are changing careers in the substance abuse field.

    The Wellbriety Certificate program was designed and developed over the course of four years by substance abuse professionals who have a long and successful track record in serving Native American people. More about the Wellbriety Movement can be found online at http://www.whitebison.org/wellbriety_movement/index.html.

    Pacific's new program will be taught fully online. The first class will start on September 6, 2011 with one class per month until the program concludes in March, 2012.

    For additional information about the Wellbriety Certificate, including program pricing, please contact Bob Bechill of University of the Pacific at 800-959-5376 or via email at bbechill@pacific.edu.