Volume 35 | January 2023

The New Year is an exciting time for reflection, goal-setting and new beginnings. Starting a new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past year, think about what you want to achieve in the months to come, and take steps to make it happen. It's a time to reset, set new goals, and pursue your dreams.

The New Year is also a great time to focus on your career. You can take advantage of the fresh start to evaluate where you are in your career, and determine where you want to be. You can use the start of the year as an opportunity to refocus and build the career you want. The CADTP team is here to support all your certification needs as you pursue your goals and achieve your dreams!

January Newsletter Highlights

  • The CADTP Customer Survey results are in!
  • Read the article, Understanding the SUD Counseling Competency Framework, and download the document as a resource.
  • Mark your calendar for the Spring Conference!
  • Read the news articles on the fentanyl crisis in California.
  • Explore training opportunities and counselor resources.
  • January is National Mentoring Month. Learn how you can use mentoring to further your career.

All Our Best,

Feature Articles and News
The 2022 Survey Results Are In!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to share your thoughts, feedback, and ideas with us.

Please know that we take all feedback seriously. The survey is a tool that allows us to align our business with your expectations so that we can deliver the best SUD Counselor certification services to you!
Understanding the SUD Counseling Competency Framework
Substance use disorder (SUD) counseling is an important and highly specialized field of mental health counseling that requires a unique set of skills and knowledge.
The Substance Use Disorder Counseling Competency Framework: An Overview
To assist professionals in their efforts, the Substance Use Disorder Counseling Competency Framework is a comprehensive guide that outlines the foundational skills, knowledge, and abilities that counselors need to effectively work with clients who are struggling with SUD.

This framework is the result of a joint effort between the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It is designed to provide a set of standards that counselors can use to evaluate, develop, and enhance their practice as they work with clients who are struggling with SUD.

This overview will provide a brief look at the essential components of the framework, including its purpose and structure, as well as its implications for SUD counselors and the clients they serve.

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Fentanyl in the News
CADTP Spring Conference
CADTP Spring Conference
Theme: Spring Forward with Purpose

Palm Springs

May 17 & 18, 2023

Mark Your Calendar!

Registration opens February 1, 2023

Training Opportunities
California Reducing Disparities Project: A Closer Look at The Work, The Data and The Improvements to Health Equity

February 1, 2023 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (PST)

A Virtual Conference
Join us to learn about the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) -- a statewide 36 site mental health disparities demonstration project. A panel presentation, moderated by Josefina Alvarado Mena, will highlight five Community Defined Evidence-Based Practice (CDEP) Implementation Pilot Projects.

Questions that will be answered for the work you do to support and empower people seeking services:
  • Are you curious about Community Defined Evidenced-Based Practices?
  • Do you want to know how California Reducing Disparities Project recognizes and highlights community practices that are instrumental for system change?
  • Have you thought about how historically unserved, underserved, and inappropriately served communities can benefit from Community Defined Evidence-Based Practices?

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

  • 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?

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Initial Training
A Virtual Training
March 2, 3 & 9, 2023 | 9:00am - 1:30pm

  • 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?

Register Early! (Limited space)
Online Training Discounts
Did you know that you can search the CADTP Counselor Website for discounts on online and in-person training?

Go to CADTP CEU Provider Directory and click on Discounts.
Resources for the SUD Counselor
NAADAC Knowledge Center Resources for SUD Counselors. Find a wealth of resources especially for you at NAADAC.
Check out the considerable number of resources for SUD counselors at Therapist Aid. 24 customizable worksheets, interactive tools, and so much more!

Raising the Bar on Short-term Education

The center for Higher Purpose is an approved educational provider for disabled students who have a barrier to employment. See if you qualify for a full-ride scholarship!

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Check out all of the resources on the CADTP Counselors Website
January is National Mentoring Month
Looking for a great way to start your New Year?
Participate in National Mentoring Month.

Established in 2002 by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership & Harvard TH School of Public Health, the campaign aims to raise awareness about the need for more Mentors in society as well as encouraging more people to actively become mentors to young people.

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