Volume 34 | December 2022
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As the year comes to a close, the CADTP team would like to extend our warmest wishes for a happy holiday season.

We want to thank you for all of your hard work and dedication in helping those affected by substance use disorders. Your efforts have been invaluable in providing support to your clients and their families. You have gone above and beyond to provide assistance to those in need and to promote better understanding of the issues associated with SUD.

As we look to the future, we are excited and ready to continue our mission of providing the best services possible to all counselors who care for those affected by substance use disorders. We thank you for being part of our organization and we wish you all the best during this holiday season!

Please note the CADTP office holiday schedule: The office will be closed on Friday 12/23, Monday 12/26, Friday 12/30 and Monday 1/2.
Feature Articles and News
As We Celebrate the Holidays, Remember what you do, Really Matters
By Mark Stodola
On New Years Eve 2021, 13 people died in DUI/DUID crashes on California roadways, a number 4 times higher than 2020. As we enter the holiday season, there are 1,159 California families with an empty seat at the table as the result of the actions of an impaired driver. Ironically, the days around a major holiday, when many impaired drivers hit the road, such as Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) as well as New Years, are considered particularly dangerous.

Recent News Articles of Interest
CADTP Customer Service Survey Ends Friday!
Enter to WIN One of 8 $25 Gift Certificates!
Your opinion matters!

  1. Entries must be received by December 16, 2022.
  2. You must be a current certified or registered CADTP counselor.
  3. Only one entry per person. If you complete the survey multiple times, only one will be counted for the prize draw.
  4. There will be eight (8) gift cards awarded. 
  5. Winners will be notified by email no later than January 16, 2023.
California MAT Expansion Project
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Initial Training

A Virtual Training
March 2, 3 & 9, 2023 | 9:00am - 1:30pm

This training is for clinicians who work with children and adolescents and their families who have experienced trauma. Learn how trauma work could lead to post traumatic growth and resiliency.

Register Early! (Limited space)
  • Do you wish for a more structured process on how to meet your clients' needs when they have experienced trauma?
  • Do you want to instill hope, bring clarity to your work, and increase engagement of your clients and their caregivers in treating trauma?
  • Do you want to make a change in your practice that yields results, is short-term, and has measurable progress?
Strengths Model Care Management Workshop
February 27, 28, and March 2, 2023
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (PST) first two days
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST) on last day

Join Dr. Rick Goscha, co-developer of the Strengths Model, accomplished author, and international speaker and Ally Mabry, LMSW, Strengths Model implementation specialist, to learn how to make a positive impact in people's lives while keeping your work grounded and purposeful. Dr. Goscha and Ally Mabry have worked with organizations providing case management services around the world to make practice changes that lead to improved outcomes.

Why should you attend?
This workshop goes beyond the ideology of strengths by offering skills, tools, and interventions to help staff create space and open opportunities for movement, even during life challenges and debilitating symptoms people experience. 
  • Do you feel like each week is spent mostly addressing crises or "problems of the day?"
  • Would you like to find a more focused way to approach your work?
  • Do you find it difficult to operationalize recovery-oriented approaches and incorporate them into your case management practice?
  • Do you ever feel stuck or at a loss in how to help people you work with?
Last Chance for a Discount for CADTP Members in December! Take the ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Online Workshop and Earn 8 CEUs! Innovative, case-based online workshop for providers who are relatively new to the field of addiction medicine. Register today by using promo code CADTP22 to get a discounted rated of $99 per person. Expires: 12/31/2022.

CEU and Education Providers
Feature CEU Provider
Are you interesting in become an Alcohol and Drug Counselor?
ASCC offers an Alcohol and Drug Counselor Educational Program for people who want to become a professional counselor.

ASCC will train and equip you in a number of tasks associated with alcohol and drug abuse counseling.

Feature Course
Registrant Orientation – SUD Counselor Ethics, Confidentiality & Boundaries

All California certifying agencies require new SUD Counselor Registrants to complete 9-hours of continuing education on the combined topics of ethics, confidentiality, and boundaries, and submit proof of completion with the initial registration application.

This course, offered by AGMC Services, fulfills the 9-hour requirement and explores the obligations of an addiction counselor to adhere to accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct and continuing professional development.

Center for Higher Purpose
A California Non-Profit Educational Agency for disabled students who have a barrier to Employment. Apply to see if you qualify for a full scholarship to become a SUD Counselor! (click on the image to download the flyer.) Visit the Website
Welcome CADTP's newest CEU Provider!
Dedicato Outpatient Services is located on the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains located in beautiful, Pasadena, California. Dedicato's mission is to provide men and women with responsible and comprehensive substance abuse treatment in beautiful and safe surroundings and enhance the client’s ability to achieve optimal mental health and recovery from chemical dependency. Visit the Website
Resources for the SUD Counselor
Payment Portal
Pay your registration, certification, renewal and more online with a credit card through the secure payment portal.

You can also upload supporting documents at the same time!
We hope you enjoy this new time-saving and convenient feature.

Coming in 2023: Online registration and renewal! Complete your paperwork and payment in one easy step online!
Career Center
Did you know that the CADTP Counselors Website has a Job Board?

Look for open positions or post a job to the board at no charge at Search for a Job Opening.

CADTP provides employment opportunity notices solely as a service to the AOD/SUD counseling field and is not responsible for the hiring process or results thereof. To post a job, go to Submit a Job Posting.

Check out all of the resources on the CADTP Counselors' Website
Did You Know?
Comparing SUD Counselor Training Requirements Across All States
DPH-SAPC analyzed the SUD counselor training requirements in all 50 States to get a sense of how CA’s SUD counselor training requirements compares with states across the US in order to inform efforts to shape State policy and approaches to address the needs of this essential workforce.

Key takeaways:

  • Aside from 3 states where the minimum requirement is essentially a high school diploma or GED (Maine, South Dakota, & Washington), CA's 9.5 hour minimum for registered SUD counselors is the lowest across the country
  • 50% (25) of states do not even offer a registered SUD counselor category, meaning that their lowest level of SUD counselor is certified, which typically require at least 300 hours of training, plus clinical practicum hours. 
  • 60% (30) of states offer a licensed SUD counselor category. This is another area where CA is behind in terms of the SUD workforce.
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