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Continuing Education Quiz—Building a curriculum

May 1, 2008
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Earn continuing education credits by taking this quiz on the article that begins on page 8 of this issue. A grade of 70% or above will earn you a certificate of completion for two nationally certified continuing education hours. This is an open-book quiz. After reading the article, complete the quiz by circling one of the three multiple-choice answers for each question. Please give only one response per question. Incomplete answers will be marked as incorrect. Send a photocopy of the page along with your payment of $35 (NAADAC members) or $50 (nonmembers). Please complete fully the information section below; print clearly.

Building a curriculum

1. This form of funding in the 1970s began to support the training of individuals to work with patients with alcohol use problems.

a. Federal Medicaid funds

b. Federal block grants

c. State general funds


2. At the same time, this federal agency established specialized training for persons counseling individuals with illegal drug problems.

a. Office of National Drug Control Policy

b. Health Resources and Services Administration

c. National Institute on Drug Abuse


3. As organizations for certified counselors began to form, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) focused its efforts on:

a. Designing an undergraduate curriculum.

b. Developing graduate-level academic standards.

c. Advocating uniform credentialing policies across states.


4. The move toward national certification from groups such as NAADAC came with state and national exams testing counselors on:

a. 12 core functions of counseling.

b. 12 principles of ethical practice.

c. 12 focus areas of addiction science.


5. NAADAC and the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) teamed up in 1995 to bring about this new credential.

a. Master Addiction Counselor

b. National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level 1

c. National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level 2


6. The author states that a typical assignment that introduces college psychology students to the addiction field involves:

a. Interviewing a person in recovery.

b. Visiting a residential treatment center.

c. Attending an AA meeting.


7. A committee established by the Addiction Technology Transfer Centers sought to define an addiction counseling skill set and came up with this total number of practice dimensions, including treatment planning and case management.

a. 4

b. 8

c. 12


8. As managed care moved toward reimbursement of master's-level providers, payment for addiction services still lagged behind that of mental health because of a perceived lack of this in the addiction field.

a. Treatment data

b. Follow-up care

c. Diverse treatment approaches


9. The author writes that this number of states require addiction counselors to receive ethics training.

a. 8

b. 14

c. 20


10. West and colleagues believe that addicts will continue to be looked at as second-class citizens unless the counseling professionals who serve them:

a. Receive better compensation.

b. Receive education built on a national standard.

c. Form closer alliances with managed care.







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