August 28, 2013 Blog

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

As the summer comes to its unofficial close, we have again scheduled full day certification overview courses, as well as a new offering, Preparing for the Certified Addiction Counselor Application and Examination Processes which I will be co-training with Mary Kay O’Sullivan. This course will review the overall certification process in the morning, and cover the exam process in the afternoon, including test taking skills and practice exams. Registration information for these courses can be found in the DMHAS Education & Training Fall catalog, on the CCB website, or by clicking HERE. Certification process coaching sessions occur on a walk in basis every Wednesday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. unless specified on our website. As a reminder, coaching sessions are for professionals who have application materials for CCB staff review and not a general orientation to the overall process.

The practice exams for both the Certified Addiction Counselor and Certified Clinical Supervisor computer based examinations are active and available for access through our website. Each presents a realistic testing experience which simulates the actual testing process. For only $49, you will get a 50 item exam based on the same domains covered in the IC&RC exam, with a score report that shows your performance in each domain. In addition, the practice product looks EXACTLY like the real exam. It is truly a one of a kind practice exam product, and the only one done collaboratively with the actual testing company that produces the credentialing exams! Prevention Specialist and Co-Occurring Professional practice exams are also under development.

We have a limited number of autographed copies of David Powell’s book “Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling” which were signed and sold at the Connecticut Clinical Supervision Conference in May of 2012 available for $35 each. These books sell on Amazon from $40-$133 for an unsigned version. It is a great resource for anyone in our field, whether they be a supervisor, are planning on becoming a supervisor or simply want to be able to get more out of your own clinical supervision. For information, email us at info@ctcertboard.org.

Just a reminder that as professionals, we represent not only ourselves and our agencies, but also the field of addiction counseling as a whole. Our good work, adherence to the highest ethical standards and ongoing professional behavior are keys to helping to advance our profession and protect those we serve.


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