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IT'S ONLY A TEST: Mastering the Substance Abuse & Addiction Counselors Exam


Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 3:00 PM (EST)

IT'S ONLY A TEST: Mastering the Substance Abuse &...

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ARE YOU READY? If you or someone you know is looking for a weekly time of study and accountability, this 12 week intensive course is ideal. The intensive will cover all the information provided in the 3 hour Boot Camp but in more detail. Weekly we will tackle a different topic, complete written assignments and have Q&A sessions.
Dec 30, 2017 $497.00 $13.42
1 of 2 Payments 12-WEEK INTENSIVE Dec 30, 2017 $248.50 $7.20
2 of 2 Payments 12-WEEK INTENSIVE Dec 30, 2017 $248.50 $7.20
Study Guide / Workbook
This is a interactive study guide to assist you with preparing for the ADDICTION Counselors exam. Please send a email to with the address where you would like the book shipped.
Dec 30, 2018 $50.00 $2.24
DEC 9th 2017 Boot Camp 1-4pm LIVE Dec 9, 2017 $147.00 $4.67
Did you missed the seated & the online "Boot Camp Course"? It's Only a Test : Mastering the Addiction Counselors Exam ACCELERATED ABSENTEE PLAYBACK PACKAGE is just for you. For a nominal fee you will gain access to the handouts, practice test, PowerPoints, Private FB Group, Video Playback from the last training, and a audio recording a training course "THE WORKS" which covers: Neurobiology of Addiction, Pharmacology, 12 Core Functions & Global Criteria, Treating Veterans, Culural Compentency and MORE!!!
Dec 30, 2019 $97.00 $3.42
DEC. 9th Boot Camp 1pm -4pm LIVE OPTION
This ticket is for those persons who are making plans to attend the training in-person Sat. Dec. 9th, 2017 @ 8025 North Point Blvd. Suite #265, Winston-Salem NC. ***SPECIAL BONUS - FREE copy of the STUDY GUIDE included
Dec 9, 2017 $147.00 $4.67
Dec. 9th Boot Camp 1pm -4pm ONLINE / ZOOM
This ticket allows individuals to participate in the training online via ZOOM. Log in information will be sent to your email address.
Dec 9, 2017 $97.00 $3.42
Nov. 25 STUDY SESSION 11am - 1pm Nov 25, 2017 $47.00 $2.17

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“Preparing for the Addiction Counselors


& Clinical Supervisors Exam (CCS)”

The following training schedule is provided for your consideration and preparation for the exam. In this intensive BOOT CAMP individuals will be empowered with the necessary tools to become a Certified and/or Licensed Substance Abuse Professional (CSAC, LCAS & CCJP) and or Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS). The instructor’s simple / eclectic style of teaching has proven to be very effective among all who participate.

The training day is filled with hands-on practical exercises, practice test, audio and visual aids to make learning fun & memorable. Please note that this “Boot Camp: Preparing for the Addiction Counselors & Clinical Supervisors Exam” consist of a series of topics.

 Each course offers NCSAPPB approved hours of training.

All sessions will start at 1pm and end no later than 4:15pm.



 2017 Training Schedule:                              

MARCH 11th, 2017

JUNE 10TH, 2017

SEPT 9TH, 2017

DEC 9TH, 2017




This BOOT CAMP will enable the participant to achieve the following objectives in accordance with the information presented in this class:

  1. Define & discuss the terms “core functions” and “global criteria”. Identify the differences in the function of the various roles of the Substance Abuse Professional.
  2. Review and Discuss drug addiction as a brain disease & how use changes the brain.
  3. Understand characteristics and effects of major classes of psychoactive substances
  4. To review signs & symptoms of withdrawal
  5. Identify the basic pharmacokinetics of drug use.
  6. Discuss medications used to treat substance use disorders.
  7. To understand the importance of accurately assessing the symptoms of substance-related disorders by providing an “introductory” overview of the diagnostic criteria of substance-related disorders outlined in the DSM-5.
  8. Define Ethics & give examples of the five ethical principles in counseling and review the NCSAPPB Code of Ethical Conduct
  9. Describe the history, life cycle & prevalence of HIV/AIDS. Discuss ethical issues with HIV/AIDS infected substance abusers in treatment.
  10. Define co-occurring disorder as it relates to substance abuse and other mental health disorders.
  11. Explain the prevalence of co-occurring disorders with regards to the substance abusing population and other groups
  12. Define counseling, techniques and various therapeutic approaches, its founder and basic premise.
  13. Describe fundamental characteristics of the following psychotherapies: Psychoanalysis, Person-Centered, Gestalt, Reality, Rational Emotive Behavioral, Behavioral and Solution-Focused therapy.
  14. Demonstrate through practical exercise, the ability to utilize basic, intermediate and advanced counseling skills.



Demonstrate an awareness of the dynamics of addiction & criminal behavior, the criminal justice system & process for case management, monitoring and participant supervision.

      • Compare and contrast criminal thinking with addictive thinking.
      • Identify the symptoms of psychiatric conditions commonly associated with criminality as outlined in the DSM-5.
      • Identify relevant laws, jurisdictional regulations, and criminal justice process ( correctional settings and sentencing options)
      • Review and discuss criminal justice theories: punishment, rehabilitation, restorative justice and deterrence.
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Define clinical supervision & the three fundamental purposes.

Compare and contrast counseling, clinical supervision, and administrative supervision.

Discuss the theories, roles and modalities of Clinical Supervision in the field of addiction.

Review and Discuss Domains of Clinical Supervision

Counselor Development

Professional and Ethical Standards

Program Development and Quality Assurance

Performance Evaluation


Treatment Knowledge




$147 per person to attend the training live and in person.


$97  per person to attend online via zoom


Course materials & training reminders will be sent via email 5 days prior to the event. To register and/or pay by phone contact K*Metamorphosis Counseling Services 336-422-7729. For any additional questions please free to email

Saturday 1pm - 4pm

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Have questions about IT'S ONLY A TEST: Mastering the Substance Abuse & Addiction Counselors Exam? Contact K*METAMORPHOSIS COUNSELING SERVICES

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8025 North Point Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 3:00 PM (EST)

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Kendra Davis, Clinical Substance Abuse Trainer, is a 1999 & 2009 graduate ofWinston-SalemStateUniversity, where she earned both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology (1999) & a Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (2009). She is an Internationally Certified, Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor who is licensed by both the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium and the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) as a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS), and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS). She has obtained professional certification as a Certified Criminal Justice Addiction Professional & Clinical Supervisor (NCSAPPB) and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist by the National Association of Forensic Counselors.

In October of 2009, the Winston-Salem Chronicle featured an article reflecting on the life changing work of Kendra Davis at the ForsythCorrectionalCenter, where she was responsible for the development & implementation of a rehabilitation / re-entry program for inmates and recently released offenders who desire to break the cycle of crime and punishment.  

While counseling individuals with substance abuse disorders, sex offenders and those who are currently incarcerated are her area of expertise, she has also worked in other positions in the community throughout her career that reflect her character as a “true humanitarian”.

In 2010, Kendra established K*METAMORPHOSIS, a counseling organization whose vision, mission and philosophy was birthed out of the desire to fill a much needed treatment gap in the community. The organization’s mission is to utilize a holistic approach to restore fallen humanity. This organization was built on the belief, that individuals like that of a caterpillar, who at one time did not look like very much, limited by his/her surroundings, but after having gone through a process called “metamorphosis”, their life changed drastically! With that in mind this organization believes that individuals are capable of changing from the inside out and will successfully transitioning from one phase in their life to another. This organization is committed to empower individuals with the necessary tools, to recover with dignity and respect. 

Kendra’s motto: “Your past failures will not dictate your future, or hold you hostage unless you allow it!”

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