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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Nick’s Place Recovery Walk September 27

Nick’s Place 1st Annual Recovery Walk 

Saturday, September 27, 2014 9:00am-12:00pm

Greenbelt Park

6565 Greenbelt Rd.

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Laurel Picnic Area

(signs will direct you)


Featured Speaker:




Author, Joani Gammill


“The Interventionist” and “Painkillers, Heroin and the Road to Sanity: Real Solutions for Long-term Recovery from Opiate Addiction”


Joani will share her personal experiences and the work she does helping other families.


Participant Information:

There is no registration fee for the Walk. All participants are encouraged to collect donations from family members, friends, co-workers, and business associates.


All walkers raising $100 or more will receive a token of appreciation and special recognition on behalf of Nick’s Place. 

 Contact Information:

Nick’s Place, c/o Rhea McVicker, 4604 W. Caroline Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705 – 301-937-0455


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MAPCB Endorses New Youth Co-Occurring Disorders Course

The University of Maryland, School of Medicine and Maryland’s DHMH, Behavioral Health Administration have just released the Youth Co-Occurring Disorders: Behavioral Health Provider Training Series, a free online series of 19 small web-based trainings designed to “inform our behavioral health workforce about current knowledge, resources, best practices and strategies needed to support the behavioral health of youth and their families.” Each training provides CEUs for a variety of disciplines. See documents below for instructions.

MAPCB will allow up to ten (10) online CEUs to be applied toward the CCDP recertification. Other MAPCB credential holders may elect to use these courses as well, as long as they meet domain requirements and are not greater than one-quarter of the hours requirement. Of course, these trainings are open to any professional, no matter their certification or licensing board.

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Guide to navigating COD Training_FINAL revised 8.12.14 lb

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Addiction Counselor Exam Changing at End of Year

For those of you preparing to take the exam for CCDC, CAC-AD or CSC-AD, the exam content will be changing in late December or early January, according to the IC&RC, the owner of the exam. The Eight Domains have been consolidated into Four Domains, and new job tasks have been written to reflect current best practices, the DSM5, and co-occurring disorder material.

If you can take the exam before the change takes place, especially if you have a completed application, it is best to do so. For those applying for the CAC-AD or CSC-AD, please contact the BOPCT at your earliest convenience to register for the exam. MAPCB will provide a low-cost testing taking training soon.

Here is the link to the new domains and job tasks: New Addiction Counselor Domains and Job Tasks

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Anonymous People in Howard County September 26

See the following flyer for information on this event . . . and something a little extra!


CEUs for peer recovery specialists and social workers are available.

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Revised Final List of Grandfathered CPRS

Denise Marcell Camp
Allen Darell Sweatt
Amy Appel
Amy Elizabeth Green
Angel Clark
Angeline T. Bowers
Atavia Norman
Audralina Sherman
Beth Dara Terrence
Brandee M. Izquierdo
Brendan Patrick Welsh
Bruce Wayne Lamb
Carlton Hill
Carmela A. Texiera
Charles E. Roe, Jr.
Charles L. Williams
Coriless Faye Jones
Dale L. Baker
David Lee Cannamore
Debbie S. Anderson
Deborah A. Corley
Deborah L. Sapulos
Deirdre L. Bolden
Diana M. Brown
Douglas G. Moore
Edmund P. Mercanti
Edward Jones
Edwin S. Rich
Elizabeth A. Murrow
Elizabeth Ann Murphy
Erlene Frances
Gregory BerAnthony Hendricks
Gregory D. Harris
Heather Marie Coates
Hillena (Hillu) Beyene
Jacquelyn Pettis
James Colvin Frazier-Bey
James E. Smith
Jamie Lynn Miller
Jayme Ann Severn
Jeff Towers
Jennifer A. Tuerke
Jenny Hesse
Jessica R. Bull
John M. Keller
Judith Belinda Wooldridge
Kabir Singh
Karen F. Cornish
Keia S. Briscoe
Kelly L. Foxwell
Kendall Renee Pryor
Kenneth S. McRae
Kessia Patricia Prather
Kheninh Daniels
Margaret McDonald O’Brien
Mark Andre Tomick
Marsha Richardson
Mary Beth Twigg
Mary K. Franks
Mary Minard
Melanie D. Jones
Melanie Ruth Craig
Melissa L. Johnson
Melvina L. Hall
Miriam L. Yarmolinsky
Myra Richardson
Myrel Dyson, III
Neil Jay Dodrill
Patricia A. Smith
Patricia Leigh Summers
Purnell Flamer
Ramelo Bruce Johnson
Robert E. Alston
Robert E. Gambel, III
Robert E. Hodge, Jr.
Roger C. Scofield, Jr.
Sabrina L. Schram
Sandra Zack
Shadell Mia Canty
Shane Chambers
Stacia D. Smith
Tena K. Bergeno
Terrence R. Coger
Tiffinee M. Scott
Timothy Cornwell
Townsend Scott Pendleton
Tricia L. Lawrence-Cross
Valerie G. Wallace
Wayne Anthony Allen, Sr.
William C. Brocar
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Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Application

Please be advised that MAPCB is no longer accepting the CPRS application marked 2013. Please use the one marked June 2014. The grandfathering period is over and the previous version no longer applies. Also, for anyone considering withdrawing their application because it did not meet grandfathering standards, there is a charge of 50% of the application fee to cover review costs. We advise all who are in that category to continue to complete the application requirements and prepare for the exam. There is a $50 exam fee.

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What a relief! CPRS grandfathering ended yesterday. Thank you to all who applied. The Peer Recovery Subcommittee will continue to work on submissions that were emailed, faxed or postmarked by 11:59 pm last night. Our expectation is that approval letters will be out by June 15 and your certificate will be in your hands by July 1. For those who were unable to successfully complete their package by the deadline, please do not be discouraged, but continue to complete your submissions. The Board is ready to support you in your progress. Please contact the Board to discuss your needs. We will help steer you in the right direction.

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