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IC&RC changes case study portion of counselor exam

January 9, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) is replacing the long written case presentation on its Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) examination.

Capacity crisis: Workforce shortages cast shadow over Golden State

September 6, 2016  |  Pete Nielsen, MA, CADC II
The advocacy community in California again is calling for a licensure measure for substance use treatment professionals in the state, after another failed effort in this year's legislative session.

Accreditation takes on added importance

June 29, 2016  |  Rebecca Flood
Licenses and certifications are not enough of a determinant of quality for addiction treatment and recovery facilities, Rebecca Flood states in a look at accreditation.

Florida introduces master's-level professional credential

October 23, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Florida's newly available Master's Level Addiction Professional credential reflects directions being pursued in an increasingly managed care-influenced service system.

Addiction counselors eligible for expedited licensure in Nevada

October 12, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An emphasis on healthcare workforce development in Nevada led to adoption of an expedited licensure law for professionals in good standing in another state.

Joint Commission offers new perinatal care certification

July 24, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
The certification program will cover labor through postpartum care in order to improve and maintain the health of newborns and their mothers. An organization must be in compliance with both accreditation and certification requirements to achieve the certification.

New master's program will emphasize counseling and prevention

March 10, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A new master's program at Syracuse University will meet New York state training requirements for credentialed substance use counseling and prevention professionals.

CODAC receives health home accreditation

January 22, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
A primarily methadone and buprenorphine treatment program for opioid addiction, CODAC now possesses an accreditation that helps acknowledge that its patients receive more than a daily dose of methadone, and are being offered comprehensive care.

SPECIAL SERIES: Treatment centers have capacity to lessen chance of sexual misconduct

September 28, 2014  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
In the final installment of a series, Alison Knopf looks at how addiction treatment facilities can organize and supervise treatment to reduce the risk of inappropriate sexual behavior toward patients.

Two new regional conferences for addiction professionals set for 2015

April 22, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
Vendome Healthcare Media will be hosting both an East Coast and West Coast conference in addition to its National Conference on Addiction Disorders for 2015.

NAADAC's certification body offers expanded access to national credential

April 2, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) has extended a one-time offer that should allow more working professionals to receive its national credential.

Education institute founder Greg Lovelidge dies at 65

November 22, 2013  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Greg Lovelidge, whose Texas-based Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies has been a potent influence in the initial and continuing education of counselors, died on Nov. 18.


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