Resources for the SUD Counselor
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The membership website for CADTP.org
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)
Official website of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Informational website for the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
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.
California MAT Expansion Project
The official website of the California MAT Expansion program.
California Opioid Dashboard
The California Opioid Dashboard. Statistic on overdose deaths by County, and more.
Evolution of Certification
Compare CADTP to other Certifying Agencies in California
Make payments and upload documents.
Resources for Counselors
Addiction Counseling Competencies. The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice.
A downloadable resource for Motivational Interviewing.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Information related to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).
Cannabis Awareness & Prevention Toolkit
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National Drug Court Month Toolkit
NADCP’s National Drug Court Month Toolkit has everything you need to make May a success.
Substance Use Disorder County Access Lines
A complete list of phone numbers and contact information for all California County SUD Treatment Access Lines.
CADTP Certification Fees
List of processing fees for each application
Relevant Articles and Resources for the SUD Counselor.
Watch the CADTP Webinar Series recordings here.
Continuing Education Bulletin 13-03
CADTP requirements for continuing education units (CEU’s) due at renewal.
Counselor Regulations 2006
A downloadable resource for Counselor Regulations.
CADTP Uniform Disciplinary Guidelines
Guidelines for ethics violations
DHCS AOD Certification Standards
BH Information Notice 20-006 AOD Program Certification Standards
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.
CADTP Counselor's 2019 Survey Results
Results for CADTP’s 2019 Counselor Survey.
CADTP Counselor's 2020 Survey Results
2020 CADTP Counselors’ Survey
CADTP Counselor's 2021 Survey Results
CADTP’s Annual Survey Results for 2021.
CADTP Counselor's 2022 Survey Results
CADTP’s Annual Survey Results for 2022.
CADTP Counselor Survey Responses 2022
The process was simple. I was able to secure an internship as soon as I became registered. I work a full time job and intern afterward and hope to transition soon to full-time counseling. Thank you for your help in achieving my goals!
I refer all colleagues to CADTP because I KNOW they will have a better experience. You guys have been able to streamline what can be a stressful and anxiety producing process. I love how your communication is prompt and direct, and always solution focused. CADTP is honestly one of the better companies I have dealt with in any capacity, and I mean that sincerely- I appreciate your support and am hoping you guys are around for a long time!
Customer service is Great! Even during the pandemic, staff got back to me within 24 hrs. I asked questions and they were very patient with me.
It was a pleasure to work with CADTP. The experience was helpful and completed with ease. When I emailed for assistance I received a response the same day. Everybody was a pleasure to work with that I encountered.
Dr. Jessica Rodriguez
LAADC-S, ICAADC, MAC, SUDCCIV-CS, BSP, CTRTC, CIP, CTP, CTS, FSS
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.”