Maryland Endorses Co-occurring Disorders Professional credential (CCDP)

Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration’s Office of Workforce Development & Training has endorsed MABPCB’s reciprocal co-occurring disorders credential on their website as the next step for those who have taken the state’s co-occurring training. Here is what it states:

OWDT no longer offers the Co-Occurring Disorders Speciality Training Certificate.  For information on becoming a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP), please go to The Maryland Addiction Professional Certification Board website, and follow the links to “Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional Manual & Application 2013″ and “CCDP Candidate Guide”.  For additional information and/or questions, please contact the MAPCB at or 1-866-537-5340. (

If you are someone who has taken Maryland’s COD Specialty Training, much of that training can be applied to the CCDP. Please take a look at the credential and see if this can enhance your standing in the workforce, as many others have already done.

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Friday’s Weather

For all those coming to tomorrow’s Supervision Training in Westminster, please allow for travel time due to inclement weather. Class is scheduled to begin promptly at 9am.

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MABPCB would like to thank everyone for their interest in the Supervision Training on 11/14/14.  Unfortunately, we have fulfilled the mandated attendance & are unable to accept additional requests.  We do apologize for this matter and hope that in the future we can satisfy your requests.  As always, please continue to view the website for upcoming trainings.  Thank you!

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New 5 Day WRAP Training in Aberdeen, MD

On Our Own of Maryland is giving a full 5 day WRAP training in early December. Please get your registrations and payment in to them early to reserve your spot.  Brochure and registration form can be found below. Aberdeen is in lower Harford County along the 95 corridor. It is about a 30 minute drive from Baltimore. Please call the number on the brochure for more information.



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Last Supervision Training for 2014

MABPCB is holding their last Supervision Training for 2014 on November 14 at Access Carroll in Westminster, MD. This course provides continuing education for Certified Clinical Supervisors (CCS), training for Certified Alcohol & Drug Approved Supervisors (CADAS), and provides those who supervise Peer Recovery Specialists the special information they need to do their job well. Cost is $75 for most. There is a reduced rate of $60 for those who have an open application with MABPCB. Seating is still available for those who have yet to register. Here is the flyer and registration: Supervision Training flyer Westminster 11-14-14.

This is a repost of the October 20 notice, so if you have already registered we will see you there. You do not have to register again.

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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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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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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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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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