If you are working in the ﬁeld of addictions, or if you have a counselor or other therapist who works with addictions, these professional organizations may be important to you. Contact them if you have questions about certiﬁcation, about the qualiﬁcations of addictions professionals, or even if you have complaints about a person who may be certiﬁed by them.
These Organizations all advocate ethical standards among their members, or those they certify. They are concerned with providing initial and ongoing training of addictions professionals. They are active in lobbying efforts to try to improve the quality of treatment for their members’ clients.
Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) supports professionals working in EAP positions. Formerly called ALMACA, this organization also offers a national certiﬁcation, called Certiﬁed Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP).
4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 740
Arlington, VA 22203
The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) is the Only national or international organization for professionals who work in the ﬁeld of eating disorders. It is not just for people with an addiction or Twelve-Step orientation. IAEDP certiﬁes eating disorders counselors and therapists, but certiﬁcation is not necessary for membership. Anyone working exclusively or substantially with eating disorders should join.
PO Box 1295
Pekin, IL 61555-1295
The National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors is a membership organization that provides everything from lobbying in Washington to malpractice insurance for its members. It has a large annual conference and is afﬁliated with most state counselors’ organizations. It offers a national certiﬁcation for alcohol and drug abuse counselors, called National Certiﬁed Addiction Counselor (NCAC).
1001 N. Fairfax St, Suite 201
Alexandria, VA 22314
The International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium is an organization for credentialing professionals in the addiction and prevention profession, including:
- Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ADC)
- Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (AADC)
- Clinical Supervisor (CS)
- Prevention Specialist (PS)
- Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP)
- Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP)
- Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate (CCDPD)
- Peer Recovery (PR)
298 South Progress Ave.
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Updated 12 Sep 2015
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