“Preparing for the Addiction Counselors
& Clinical Supervisors Exam”
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) 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.
Certificates of Completion will be provided at the end of each session.
DIFFERENT TOPICS ARE OFFERED MONTHLY, PARTICIPANTS MAY REGISTER FOR ONE OR ALL OF THESE SESSIONS.
Sessions are held once a month on Sunday, see dates & topics below.
All sessions will start at 4pm and end no later than 7:15pm.
Apr. 17, 2016 Diagnostic Assessments: DSM-5 & ASAM
May 22, 2016 Workings with Difficult Clients
Jun 26, 2016 Basic Pharmacology
July 24, 2016 Group Counseling Techniques
Aug. 28, 2016 Ethics, HIV&AIDS
Sept. 25, 2016 “THE WORKS”
Oct. 23, 2016 CLINICAL SUPERVISION
Nov. 13, 2016 Key Strategies to Master Test Questions
Dec. 18, 2016 12 Core Functions & Global Criteria
*** THE WORKS WILL INCLUDE A SHORT REVIEW OF THE FOLLOWING: 12 CORE FUNCTIONS, THEORIES & TECHNIQUES, MASTER TEST QUESTIONS, PHARMACOLOGY, AND DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENTS.
This BOOT CAMP will enable the participant to achieve the following objectives in accordance with the information presented in this class:
- Define & discuss the terms “core functions” and “global criteria”. Identify the differences in the function of the various roles of the Substance Abuse Professional.
- Review and Discuss drug addiction as a brain disease & how use changes the brain.
- Understand characteristics and effects of major classes of psychoactive substances
- To review signs & symptoms of withdrawal
- Identify the basic pharmacokinetics of drug use.
- Discuss medications used to treat substance use disorders.
- 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.
- Define Ethics & give examples of the five ethical principles in counseling and review the NCSAPPB Code of Ethical Conduct
- Describe the history, life cycle & prevalence of HIV/AIDS. Discuss ethical issues with HIV/AIDS infected substance abusers in treatment.
- Define co-occurring disorder as it relates to substance abuse and other mental health disorders.
- Explain the prevalence of co-occurring disorders with regards to the substance abusing population and other groups
- Define counseling, techniques and various therapeutic approaches, its founder and basic premise.
- Describe fundamental characteristics of the following psychotherapies: Psychoanalysis, Person-Centered, Gestalt, Reality, Rational Emotive Behavioral, Behavioral and Solution-Focused therapy.
- Demonstrate through practical exercise, the ability to utilize basic, intermediate and advanced counseling skills.
- 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
Professional and Ethical Standards
Program Development and Quality Assurance
Course fees are $65 per person
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 12pm - 3pm
Sunday 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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K*METAMORPHOSIS COUNSELING SERVICES
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!”