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Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals
The Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals is an autonomous arm of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.The certification board is committed to the setting of counselor standards and protection of the public good.
The certification board engages in the following functions:
Certifies counselors above and beyond their license to provide counseling services;
Administers licensure and certification examinations;
Certifies providers of continuing education;
Monitors and enforces counselor ethics; and,
Works to promote counselor reciprocity.
The Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals is a proud member of IC&RC, which protects the public by establishing standards and facilitating reciprocity for the credentialing of addiction-related professionals. The largest organization of its kind, IC&RC represents more than 40,000 professionals worldwide.
Associate Prevention Specialist (APS)
The Associate Prevention Specialist designation is intended for individuals pursuing competency in the field of substance abuse prevention or those with sustained employment in the field. APS designation is available for current prevention staff who are interested in pursuing this designation including staff currently employed at a substance abuse prevention entity.
Peer Mentor/Peer Recovery Coach Designation(PM-PRC)
TCBAP is now offering a new designation, the PeerMentor/Peer Recovery Coach Designation. The application and requirements for this newdesignation can be foundhere.
Congratulations to our new TCBAP Board of Directors (2013-2016)
Neville Pottinger, Teresa Sawyer and Sandi Simpson
News from the field
Dr. Phyllis Gardner of Texarkana, Texas was elected IC&RC President at the IC&RC Fall meeting. Dr. Gardner is aProfessor of Sociology at Texarkana College.Dr. Gardner holds a doctoral degree in Sociology from Texas Woman’s University and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, and Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor. She has served the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals in various capacities since 1990 and is a past president of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.
Julie Stevens, TCBAPVice Chair, of Georgetown, Texas was presented with the IC&RC President's Award at the IC&RC fall meeting. Julie serves as a delegate from Texas to IC&RC and serves as Chair of the Prevention Committee. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Baylor University and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist.
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