Baltimore City Housing Vouchers Now!

Open Enrollment ONLINE ONLY from October 22 to October 30.

See this reminder — for anyone needing housing who fits into the criteria (info on this site: and or CALL 410-396-5666. Web-based application ONLY. There are walk-in sites, see the attachment and links. First time in over 10 years the HCV voucher has been open in Baltimore City. See this FAQ for more information: Section 8 Baltimore City waiting list_faqs1–21-14.

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A Reminder!

MABPCB is sponsoring an Ethics workshop on November 7 at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, the old Montgomery General Hospital. If you are in need of a 6 hour class for recertification, or for certification toward the peer recovery specialist credential, this is where you want to be. We offer both IC&RC and NAADAC approved training, so the 6 CEUs will work in both Maryland and the District of Columbia. MABPCB is an approved provider with the MD Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, and the MD social work board accepts NAADAC-approved CEUs. So, if you work in any segment of the behavioral health field, this class is for you. Here is the registration form again for those who missed it the first time: Ethics Training November 7 2014. See you there!

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WRAP Workshop, Part II

The second in a series of workshops, begun last week, will continue this Friday and Saturday. If you did not get the chance to sign up then, here is the brochure for this second event. Pricing is similar. Place and time are the same. 2 DAY REGISTRATION BROCHURE at BCRI on 24-25

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New Jobs

There are two new job announcements on the Jobs page, where else? If you are looking or know someone who is, please have a look and see if it works for you. As always, we appreciate feedback on anything we post!

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Supervision Training November 14

MABPCB will hold another Supervision Training on November 14 at Access Carroll in Westminster, MD. This training is for Certified Clinical Supervisors (CCS), Certified Alcohol & Drug Approved Supervisors (CADAS), and Peer Recovery Specialist approved supervisors (can use toward RPS). Do you know different supervision needs of addiction counselors and peer recovery specialists? If you do not, this is the course for you. Cost is $75 for most. There is a reduced rate of $60 for those who have an open application with MABPCB. Seating is limited, so reserve your seat now. Here is the flyer and registration: Supervision Training flyer Westminster 11-14-14.

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Recovery Coach Academy Trainings Now!

There are Two (2) RCA trainings happening in October. One is in Montgomery County, and the other is in St. Mary’s County. Both are the week of October 20. Each is 4 days, and you must attend all 4 days. Register for whichever one is closest to you.

The Montgomery County link is here: ROSC RCA Training 10.20.14

The St. Mary’s link is here: Recovery Coach Academy Flyer Final 2014 Registration for this one expires October 10. 2014.

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New Training Rates for Board Workshops

Trainings offered by MABPCB will have a discounted “student” rate for those who have an open application for one of the credentials the board offers: CCDC, CCDP, CCJP, CPRS, or CCS. This rate will be $60 per one day session. The regular rate for those holding a MABPCB or other professional credential is $75.

If you have been waiting to open an application, now is the time to make that move. MABPCB has two trainings this Fall on which the new rates apply. They are the Ethics course on November 7 and the Supervision course on November 14. Both these courses will have information for peer recovery specialists as well as addiction and other counselors.

MABPCB is planning to offer a test prep course for those readying for the CPRS exam, and a revised test prep course for those sitting for the CCDC/CAC-AD/CSC-AD exam that will change in late December/early January (more on the exact date later). These will both be offered at a discounted rate.

You may call or email the Board for more information on these trainings or to open an application. As always, stay posted on our latest updates by following us at the link or Liking us on Facebook.

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WRAP Workshop, October 20 & 21

“Introduction to Mental Health Recovery including WRAP” will be held at Baltimore Crisis Response on October 20 & 21. Cost is $95. Please contact workshop presenters for CEU information. Click on the following link for registration. 2 DAY WRAP REGISTRATION BROCHURE at BCRI

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Ethics Training November 7 in Montgomery County

We will hold our Ethics training this year at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. It is open to certified and licensed counselors, co-occurring disorders professionals, peer recovery specialists, and others who work in behavioral healthcare. Six CEUs are provided via the IC&RC and NAADAC. Cost is $75. Click on the following flyer for more information and registration. Ethics Training November 7 2014

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A New Name

The Board met this morning and decided on a new name that is reflective of the direction it is going in. As soon as it is recorded with the State the name will be reported here.

What does this mean for you? For one, you can be assured that the Board took into consideration all of the certified persons we serve and upheld the integrity of your credential. For another, we looked toward the future and determined what would best define our role in the behavioral health landscape.

The Board looks forward to continuing to serve you for many years to come and wants you to know we are right there with you.

– David Barnes, President

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