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Counselor/CDP Registration Requirements and Forms

CDPT Registration Requirements and Forms
Washington State Department of Health - Chemical Dependency Professional Program
http://www.doh.wa.gov/...emicalDependencyProfessional.aspx
Information on the NAADAC Addictions Counselor Level 1 test: 
http://www.ptcny.com/clients/NCC/

Current Educational Requirements for Chemical Dependency Interns and Chemical Dependency Professionals
The Department of Health Licensing is the certifying agency for Chemical Dependency Professional for everyone who did not begin their internship prior to July 1, 1999. Under the state’s umbrella, students are required to complete special academic competencies: WAC 246-811-0303



What are the minimum education requirements for chemical dependency professional certification?

  1. The minimum education requirements are:
    1. An associate’s degree in human services or related field from an approved school; or
    2. Successful completion of ninety quarter or sixty semester college credits in courses from an approved school.
  2. At least forty-five quarter or thirty semester credits must be in courses relating to the chemical dependency profession and shall include the following topics:
    1. Understanding addiction;
    2. Pharmacological actions of alcohol and other drugs;
    3. Substance abuse and addiction treatment methods;
    4. Understanding addiction placement, continuing care, and discharge criteria, including American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria;
    5. Cultural diversity including people with disabilities and its implication for treatment;
    6. Chemical dependency clinical evaluation (screening and referral to include comorbidity);
    7. HIV/AIDS brief risk intervention for the chemically dependent (4 hours);
    8. Chemical dependency treatment planning;
    9. Referral and use of community resources;
    10. Service coordination (implementing the treatment plan, consulting, continuing assessment and treatment planning);
    11. Individual counseling;
    12. Group counseling;
    13. Chemical dependency counseling for families, couples and significant others;
    14. Client, family and community education;
    15. Developmental psychology;
    16. Psychopathology / abnormal psychology;
    17. Documentation, to include screening, intake, assessment, treatment plan, clinical progress notes, discharge summaries, and other client related data;
    18. Chemical dependency confidentiality;
    19. Professional and ethical responsibilities;
    20. Relapse prevention;
    21. adolescent chemical dependency assessment and treatment;
    22. Chemical dependency case management; and
    23. Chemical dependency rules and regulations.

Chemical Dependency The following matrix shows where the WAC requirements are covered in the Chemical Dependency Professional Program at Olympic College.


Guide to Courses that Meet WAC 246-811-0303 Requirements (Olympic College, May 2009)


Courses covering

topic title

Credits

a

Understanding addiction

HSSA& 101

5

b

Pharmacological actions of alcohol and other drugs

HSSA& 101

c

Substance abuse and addiction treatment methods

HSSA& 101

d

Understanding addiction placement, continuing care, discharge criteria, ASAM

HS 112
HS 275/6

3
5

e

Cultural diversity including people with disabilities and its implications for treatment

HS 110

3

f

CD clinical evaluation (screening and referral to include comorbidity)

HS 112 or

HS 113 or
HS 275/6

3

g

HIV/AIDS brief risk intervention for the chemically dependent

HS110

h

CD treatment planning

HS275/6

i

Referral and use of community resources

HS 107

5

j

Service coordination (implementing the treatment plan, consulting, continuing assessment, and treatment planning)

HS 275/6

k

Individual counseling

HS 113

l

Group counseling

HS 114

3

m

CD counseling for families, couples, and significant others Individual counseling

HS 120

3

n

Client, family, and community education

HS 105

3

o

Developmental psychology

PSYC& 200

5

p

Psychopathological/abnormal psychology

PSYC& 220

5

q

Documentation to include screening, intake, assessment, treatment plan, clinical reports, clinical progress notes, discharge summaries, other client related data.

HS 112
HS 113
HS 114

r

CD confidentiality

HS 110

s

Professional and ethical responsibilities

HS 110

t

Relapse Prevention

HS 120

u

Adolescent CD assessment and treatment

HS 115 (Fall 2009 -)
(otherwise HS 112)

2

v

CD case management

HS 112

w

CD rules and regulations

HS 110



Course

Olympic College Course Titles

Credits

HSSA&101

Introduction to Addictive Drugs

5

HS 105

Alcohol and Drug Prevention

3

HS 107

Introduction to Human Services

5

HS 110

Diversity, Ethics and the Law

3

HS 112

Case Management

3

HS 113

Individual Counselling for CD Professionals

3

HS 114

Group Counselling for CD Professionals

3

HS115 Adolescent Treatment and Addiction (Fall 2009 -) 2

HS 120

Relapse Prevention/Family Counseling

3

HS 275

HS/CDP Practicum I

5

HS 276

HS/CDP Practicum II

5

PSYC& 200

Lifespan Development

5

PSYC& 220

Abnormal Psychology

5



Chemical Dependency (MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS)
In order to be considered eligible to become a state-certified Chemical Dependency Professional, the applicant must be registered as a Counselor with the Department of Health Licensing. The internship hours must be completed within an agency certified by the Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (DASA). The minimum educational requirement for a Chemical Dependency Professional is the completion of a two-year college degree (90 credits) or its equivalent in a certified college program, including the required competencies.


  • Applicants who have a two-year degree must complete a 2500-hour internship in a DASA certified program, including minimum hours in specific clinical areas.
  • Applicants who have a four-year degree must complete a 2000-hour internship in a DASA certified program including specific areas as above.
  • Applicants who have at least a master’s degree must complete a 1500-hour internship in a DASA certified program including specific areas as above.


Reviewed 8/15/2013