The IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) Academy curriculum is a weeklong training designed to prepare individuals based in the six U.S.-affiliated Pacific Jurisdictions to successfully pass the IC&RC ADC certification exam. The duration of the ADC Academy is forty hours of content spread across five full days of training. Funding for the development of the ADC Academy was provided by the Pacific Behavioral Health Collaborating Council (PBHCC). The curriculum is broken into five modules/days, which include:
Day 1: Introduction to the IC&RC ADC Performance Domains and Review of Psychoactive Drugs
Day 2: Core Competencies of Addiction Counselors – Knowledge and Skill Acquisition of Screening, Intake, Orientation, Assessment, Treatment Planning, and Counseling
Day 3: Core Competencies of Addiction Counselors – Knowledge and Skill Acquisition of Case Management, Crisis Intervention, Client and Family Education, Referral, Report and Record Keeping, and Consultation
Day 4: Core Competencies of Addiction Counselors – Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Day 5: Course Review and Test-Taking Strategies
This training was developed by Dr. Thomas E. Freese, PhD (Director of Training of UCLA ISAP and Director of the Pacific Southwest ATTC), Alex R. Ngiraingas, MEd, CSAC II, ICADC, ICPS, and Dr. Christopher C. C. Rocchio, PhD, LCSW, CSAC, ICADC (Clinical Specialist, UCLA) in August of 2018 under contract number 2018-002 by the University of California Los Angeles, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (UCLA ISAP) and the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Center (PSATTC) for the Pacific Behavioral Health Collaborating Council (PBHCC). Additional resource provided by SAMHSA, grant number UR1TI080211.
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