Resources for the SUD Counselor

Upcoming Events • Useful Links • Payment Portal

Welcome to the CADTP Counselor Resource Center

CADTP.org

The membership website for CADTP.org

Department of Health Care Services

The official website of the California Department of Healthcare Services.

SAMSHA

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

ASAM

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.

Payment Portal

Make payments and upload documents.

Resources for Counselors

TAP 21

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

Motivational Interviewing

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

Join CADTP Counselor Newsletter
CADTP Newsletter Archives

BLOG

Relevant Articles and Resources for the SUD Counselor.

Webinar Recordings

Watch the CADTP Webinar Series recordings here.

Certification Resources

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.

IC&RC Exam - Special Accomodation Form

Please complete the form and send with exam application to request a special accomodation for your exam.

IC&RC Exam Retake Application

Once you have waited the 90 day waiting period to retake the IC&RC exam, you may complete the exam retake appclation and submit to the CADTP certifcation office for processing. 

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

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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Submit your listing in the contact form to the right. Be sure to include all of the important details including:

  • Name of event
  • Data and time
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  • Link to registration
  • Contact person
  • Contact phone and email

We will let you know when the event is published or if we have any questions. Thank you for your interest in being included on the CADTP Counselors Calendar of Events.

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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.”