Introducing Accredible Pathways

Explore New Horizons with Pathways for CADTP Counselors

CADTP is happy to introduce Pathways, a dynamic and empowering feature designed exclusively for you through our digital credential platform, Accredible. Welcome to a chapter in your professional journey as a CADTP counselor!

What is Pathways?

Pathways is not just a feature; it’s a roadmap to success tailored for CADTP counselors. This innovative tool is here to guide you through a seamless and enriched learning experience, providing a route to achieve your career goals.

How to Get Started

Embark on your Pathways journey in just a few simple steps:

  1. Log in to your Accredible account.
  2. Navigate to the “Pathways” section.
  3. Explore the available achievements and select EARN when you have completed and are ready to submit.
Registrants pathway to SUD Counselor Certificaiton

The Pathway to SUD Counselor Certification

SUD Counselor Formal Education Badge - Pathways

Earn your SUD Formal Education Achievement

      1. Submit your official transcripts to CADTP.
        • The transcripts need to be sent directly from the college. They can either be emailed to in**@ca***.org or mailed to 1026 W El Norte Pkwy PMB 143 Escondido, CA 92026
      2. Once CADTP receives the official transcripts we will review and approve the education. (Please allow 30 days for this process) Note: if you did not take the specific courses required or education is not specifically in alcohol and drug counseling you will have to complete the education review application.

If the education is approved you will receive your SUD Formal Education Achievement badge!

Education Review Form
SUD Counselor Work Experience Badge - Pathways

Earn your SUD Work Experience Achievement

      1. Submit the SUD counselor work verification form to CADTP’s system, Revver: Submit Registrant’s Work Experience Here

Download the SUD Counselor Work Verification Form here: SUD Counselor Work Verification Form

Once CADTP has received and verified that you have completed a minimum of 2,080 hours of work as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor you will be awarded with your SUD Work Experience Achievement Badge!

Work Verification Form
SUD Counselor Exam Badge - Pathways

Earn your SUD Counselor Exam Achievement

        1. Submit the CADTP Exam and Certification Application to the CADTP certification office.
          • This can be mailed or emailed. (if you have already received your first two achievement badges you do not need to submit the education or work experience again!)
        2. Once the exam application is approved you will be sent an email to schedule your exam. Once you have taken the exam the official results will be sent to CADTP within 4 weeks.
If you pass the exam, you will receive your SUD Exam Achievement Badge and be awarded your Substance Use Disorder Counselor Certifcation (SUDCC)!
CADTP Exam Application

Log into your Accredible account to experience the new CADTP Pathways: Track Your Progress on the Pathway to Becoming a Certified SUD Counselor!

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CADTP Pathways for SUD Counselors

Dr. Jessica Rodriguez

Dr. Rodriguez was named the Executive Director of Gateway Corp in 2012.  Gateway Corp was developed as a non-profit, public charity and founded October 27, 2011. November 2014, she developed a clinical hub for Gateway Corp called OnSite Strategies. OnSite is also a United States Trademark.

She has held the position of CEO, Clinical Director, Lead Educator and Clinical Trainer as well as the Clinical Business Developer. She has fulfilled the roles of a clinical consultant, professional development consultant and has clinically supervised many SUD/addiction counselors, mental health professionals and addiction and family interventionists for over 12 years.

She has been active in the mental health field since 1995. She has also clinically trained throughout the US and provides clinical oversight for several organizations in California.

Dr. Rodriguez released her first book, “When the Rainbow Ends a Shadow from Heaven Appears” in 2017.” Her newest book, “The Cart, From Adversity to Collateral Beauty” is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2022.

Dr. Rodriguez is currently a writer for Rapporteur Magazine. Her focus is about Mental Wellness also covered topics to include ACE’s, trauma, anxiety, and Systemic Racism.

Adriana Popescu, Ph.D.

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a licensed clinical psychologist and empowerment coach with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She specializes in treating addictions and trauma, and has directed a number of treatment programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Founder and CEO of Firebird Healing, a trauma healing program, and the Clinical Director at Avery Lane, an innovative and holistic treatment program for women with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders and trauma.

Adriana has contributed to a number of books, including TJ Woodward’s Conscious Being Workbook, the Conscious Recovery for Addiction and Conscious Recovery for Mental Health Workbooks, and the Conscious Creation Workbook, all of which she co-authored with him.

She has a private practice in San Francisco and travels around the world speaking, coaching, and facilitating transformational and empowering workshops. She also hosts a fascinating podcast called Kaleidoscope of Possibilities – Alternative Perspectives on Mental Health.

Adriana loves to bring the most innovative and effective tools to her work, empowering people to overcome their imagined limitations, release their self-judgments, and discover the brilliance within – creating a life of infinite possibilities.

Her first book, “What If You’re Not as F*cked Up As You Think”, was released in October.

Aven Armstrong-Sutton, Ph.D(c), RSW

Clinical Services Manager at Kinark Child and Family Services

Aven L. Armstrong-Sutton has been a practicing licensed social worker for over a decade. With diverse experience in settings such as health promotion, foster care, youth homelessness, outpatient mental health & addictions, and student support services, Aven currently serves as a Clinical Services Manager at Kinark Child and Family Services, managing a Live-In-Treatment Program and three outpatient treatment programs. Maintaining a part-time private practice, Aven’s multidisciplinary and integrative approach focuses on trauma and resilience among under-served communities.

June Price Tangney, Ph.D

Dr. Tangney received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA. She is currently University Professor and Professor of Psychology at George Mason. She is a Recipient of International Society for Self and Identity’s Distinguished Lifetime Career Award and Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science and of APA’s Division of Personality and Social Psychology.

Dr. Tangney is coauthor (with Ronda Dearing) of Shame and Guilt, coeditor (with Ronda Dearing) of Shame in the Therapy Hour, coeditor (with Jess Tracy and Richard Robins) of The self-conscious emotions: Theory and research, and coeditor (with Mark Leary) of the Handbook of Self and Identity. She has served as Associate Editor for Self and Identity, Consulting Editor for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Assessment, Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, and Journal of Personality, and is currently Associate Editor of American Psychologist.

Her research on the development and implications of moral emotions has been funded by NIDA, NICHD, NSF, and the John Templeton Foundation. Currently, her work focuses on moral emotions among incarcerated offenders. She draws on theory and research in psychology and criminology to develop novel interventions that leverage inmates’ moral emotions and prosocial values. A recipient of GMU’s Teaching Excellence Award, Dr. Tangney strives to integrate service, teaching and clinically-relevant research in both the classroom and her lab.

Christina Veselak, MS, LMFT, CN

Founder and Director of the Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition

Christina T. Veselak, MS, LMFT, CN, is the founder and director of the Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition, which teaches practitioners around the world how to use diet, along with amino acid and nutrient therapy, to help prevent cravings and recurrent drug use. She has been a licensed psychotherapist working in the SUD treatment field since 1985 and a certified nutritionist specializing in mental health and addiction recovery since 1993.

Sean Bezdek, LMFT, MBA

Sean is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience working in mental health and substance abuse settings, in inpatient, PHP, and private practice. He holds b a master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Philips Institute and an MBA from Baker College.

Sean’s clinical practice has specialized in working with Personality Disorders, Couples, Adolescents, and individual suffering from chronic mental illness. As a clinician Sean enjoys working with clients who can be resistant to traditional treatment and believes in the philosophy of “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink. BUT you can feed them saltines to make them thirsty!”

Sean is the Program Director for Akua Mind Body’s Sacramento inpatient mental health program. His prior leadership experience includes oversight of acute inpatient, utilization management, hospice/palliative care, home health and skilled nursing. Sean’s approach to management is to ensure the work that needs to get done gets done. “Our job is patient care. This include everything from making coffee to running groups. There is not one person who is more important that the other when it comes to providing exceptional care to the clients we serve.”