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Welcome to the CADTP Counselor Resource Center

The membership website for

2020 Spring Conference Registration Form

Registration form for the CADTP Spring Conference

Tap 21

Addiction Counseling Competencies. The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice.

2019 CADTP Counselor Survey

The results of the 2019 CADTP Counselor Survey.

Department of Health Care Services

The official website of the California Department of Healthcare Services.


The official website of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Informational website for the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

California Opioid Dashboard

The California Opioid Dashboard. Statistic on overdose deaths by County, and more.

Substance Use Disorder County Access Lines

A complete list of phone numbers and contact information for all California County SUD Treatment Access Lines.

Continuing Education- Bulletin 13-03

CADTP requiremtns for continuing education units (CEU’s) due at renewal.

Resource Links

California MAT Expansion Program

The official website of the California MAT Expansion program.

DUI MAT Integration/Outreach Project

The official website of the DUI MAT Integration/Outreach Project. A partnership between DHCS, CADTP, and the MAT Expansion Project.

Cannabis Awareness & Prevention Toolkit
Motivational Interviewing

A downloadable resource for Motivational Interviewing.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

A downloadable resource for information related to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).


The official website for the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Counselor Regulations 2006

A downloadable resource for Counselor Regulations.

MHSUDS Information Notice 18-035 Oversight of Certifying Organizations

A downloadable resource: MHSUDS Information Notice 18-035 Oversight of Certifying Organizations 

IC&RC ADC Candidate Guide

Candidate Guide for the IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor Examination.

DHCS AOD Certification Standards
BH Information Notice 20-006 AOD Program Certification Standards

Payment Portal

Access the Payment Portal to make payments and upload documents.

Recent Articles

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Resources

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California’s Hub & Spoke System

California's Hub & Spoke System is an essential component of the MAT Expansion Project launched in 2017 as a coordinated response to the opioid crisis. Funding for the project comes from the State Targeted Response (STR) to the Opioid Crisis...

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The Paradigm Developmental Model Of Treatment

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Medi-Cal Healthier California for All

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TAP 21

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Motivational Interviewing

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

In addition to CADTP events, CADTP posts non-CADTP events as a service to our Counselors. CADTP is not responsible for non-CADTP events including, but not limited to, registration, payments, or outcomes. Links to registration and payment are included in the event listing as available. To submit an event for posting, go to: Submit an Event.

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  • How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
    8:30 am-4:00 pm
    April 10, 2020

    6060 Sunrise Vista Drive #1110-E, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

    6060 Sunrise Vista Drive #1110-E, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

    5.5 CEU’s, $45.00

    Join international trauma expert and author, Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. to learn how sensation-based treatment (as opposed to emotional or rational-based treatment) can be effective for trauma treatment. He will discuss the important principles in successful trauma treatment, and use his own successful renegotiation of a personal traumatic event as an example. Representing the full scope of his life’s work and discovery, Dr. Levine will discuss the evolutionary underpinnings of trauma. The day will include an in-depth review of how trauma is related to the ethnological concept of tonic immobility, the importance of the so-called “primitive” Vagus system, and how its connections through the viscera and body are a key ally in trauma therapy. Objectives: Articulate the four major developmental stages that increase vulnerability to trauma and how to recognize them in your clients. Determine the naturalistic mechanics of trauma and survival responses of flight, fight, freeze and collapse as it relates to clinical treatment. Discover the evolutionary underpinnings of trauma and the Polyvagal theory and their clinical implications. Demonstrate the importance of “Bottom-Up” processing versus “Top Down” processing to improve treatment outcomes. Analyze the effects of stress on somatic and emotional syndromes in clients. Incorporate Dr. Levine’s simple containment tools in order to more effectively engage your client in trauma therapy. He also presents areas of; Child Development: The Signs of Trauma in Each Developmental Period; The Naturalistic Mechanisms of Trauma; Understanding our primary survival tactics and how they play out in the body: Flight, fight, freeze and collapse; Traumatic Reactions; Spirituality and Trauma.

    9:30 am-4:30 pm
    April 10, 2020

    801 Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

    801 Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

    This training will be an interactive overview of key sections of Title 9, Chapter 3 that directly relates to DUI program administration, management, and direct client services. This training will promote real life scenarios with examples of successful implementation of regulation. Through the review of Title 9 the attendees can assess their procedures for compliance with regulations and identify areas for enhancement of program services.


    Cost: $40

  • Phase II Brainspotting
    8:30 am-4:30 pm
    April 11, 2020

    6060 Sunrise Vista Drive #1110-E, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

    6060 Sunrise Vista Drive #1110-E, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

    The BSP Phase 2 Live Video training will be facilitated by Dr. David Grand.  It will include an extensive review of Outside/Inside Window with an emphasis on how to clinically interact with clients during Brainspotting. We will then learn refinements of the process including how and when to titrate activation up or down. You will be learn several  important new 3 Dimensional Brainspotting concepts using the “Z-Axis” of Brainspotting close and far and Convergence Therapy which expands the Z-Axis to activate the vagus nerve through the ocularcardiac reflex. Additional technical refinements will be presented including “Rolling Brainspotting,” with slow eye tracking stopping briefly on each Brainspot, “Selfspotting” which allows vulnerable clients to locate their own Brainspots and Body Gridwork which is a method to identify, interconnect and release spots in the body holding pain and stress.  Some of the objectives are:  live demonstration and attendees understand how to; Review components taught in Brainspotting (Outside and Inside Window), define Frame and Focus Brainspotting Diagnosis and Treatment, demonstrate 3 Dimensional Z-Axis and convergence Therapy, sefine and demonstrate Rolling Brainspotting, Selfspotting and Body Gridwork, will be introduced to several important applications. This includes One-Eye Brainspotting, the “Z-Axis” of Brainspotting close and far, this includes Convergence Therapy which expands the Z-Axis to activate the vagus nerve through the ocular cardiac reflex and more.

    Cost is $70.00 and admin/paypal fee of $5.00.

    You will earn 7’s but you must on time, complete all of the require hours for the CEU certificate.

    We provide breakfast nutrition, coffee, tea and water.  BYO, many places to eat within walking distance. 


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  • Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma, SUD, Healing, Narratives, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing and more
    8:30 am-4:30 pm
    April 25, 2020

    6060 Sunrise Vista Drive #1110-E, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

    6060 Sunrise Vista Drive #1110-E, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

    Call (916) 529-2343 – Call when you arrive.

    The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and household challenges and later-life health and well-being. The original ACE Study was conducted at Kaiser Permanente from 1995 to 1997 with two waves of data collection.

    Once we understand how the past can spill into the present, and how a tough childhood can become a tumultuous, challenging adulthood, we have a new possibility of healing. As one interviewee in my new book, Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal, said when she learned about adverse childhood experiences for the first time, “Now I understand why I’ve felt all my life as if I’ve been trying to dance without hearing any music.” Suddenly, she felt the possibility that by taking steps to heal from the emotional wounds of the past she might find a new layer of healing in the present.

    Cutting-edge research tells us that experiencing childhood emotional trauma can play a large role in whether we develop physical disease in adulthood. In Part 1 of this series we looked at the growing scientific link between childhood adversity and adult physical disease. This research tells us that what doesn’t kill you doesn’t necessarily make you stronger; far more often, the opposite is true.

    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)—which include emotional or physical neglect; verbal humiliation; growing up with a family member who is addicted to alcohol or some other substance, or who is depressed or has other mental illness; and parental abandonment, divorce, or loss — can harm developing brains, predisposing them to autoimmune disease, heart disease, cancer, depression, and a number of other chronic conditions, decades after the trauma took place.

    Recognizing that chronic childhood stress can play a role—along with genetics and other factors—in developing adult illnesses and relationship challenges, can be enormously freeing. If you have been wondering why you’ve been struggling a little too hard for a little too long with your emotional and physical well-being —feeling as if you’ve been swimming against some invisible current that never ceases — this “aha” can come as a welcome relief. Finally, you can begin to see the current and understand how it’s been working steadily against you all of your life.

    We provide breakfast nutrition and beverages. There are many places to eat within walking distance.  We have a full service kitchen so you can bring your lunch, warm up food etc.


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