Moving forward
Creating the fabric that
will “Cover California”
Where do we begin to
build a new future?
We start with our core…
with what
makes us
That recovery centers us
In our profession, that
treatment works
In our contributions and the
inherent value of those we
• Stronger as one organization
• More unified as a profession
• The answer and the solution
• The entity that leads
California into the future
We have an opportunity
Believe and
Or, we can….
…hesitate, waiver, and ignore
that our world is changing.
• The Department of Alcohol and Drug
Programs is gone, there is no voice
• The Affordable Care Act is moving
forward without us
• Our field is poised to become an adjunct
to other disciplines, or relegated as “peer
• There are plans to cross train and
integrate all of us out of a job
• Competition between organizations
has produced the “lowest common
• When one voice is essential for
success, there are many…. No one is
Who is providing AODA services
under the Affordable Care Act?
*From search for behavioral health/CD services
Your scope is being absorbed:
*From Office of Statewide Health Planning Department report given by CA Social Work Education
We have two choices….
Believe and
Or, waiver and be done.
The following outline will
show you HOW we can….
Believe, and become:
the fabric
that “Covers
The California Consortium of
Addiction Programs & Professionals
The Fabric that will
Cover California
Step One to Believe
and Become:
Recognize our unique histories
and our MUTUAL strengths
Organizational Histories
• 1967 CAARD formed, 1972 CAARH formed
• 1980/1983 CAAC/CAARH begin credentialing counselors
• 1987 CCBADC created, 1996 CAARR Institute forms
• 1995, 1996 - CAARH becomes CAARR and creates the
CAARR Institute
• 2007 CAADAC and CAARR recognized by ICE and ADP
• 2012 CAADAC/CAARR join forces to create CCCO
and UCC
Advocacy Histories
• 1986 - 2008 CAADAC advocates for legislation to recognize AODA
counselors in CA (eight bills in all)
Where would we be if all the
legislation we created and other
• 2004 CAADAC and CAARR fight for stronger ADP regs package.
COs have opposed over the past
• 2008 CAADAC and CAARR have opposing views on two-tier
bill (passes
and then
• 2007 – now CAARR opposes and kills NIMBY bills (several per
• 2009, 2010, 2012 CAADAC and CAARR unite on legislation
• 2013 CAADAC and CAARR agree to joint legislative activities.
Our histories have lead us to recognize
we are bound to one future
Step Two to Believe
and Become:
Adopt ONE career ladder
CCAPP Career
One State,
One Profession,
One Set of Standards
CCAPP Career Ladder:
Licensed Advanced
Alcohol and Drug
Clinical Supervisor
of Alcohol/Drug
Certified Reciprocal
CCBADC Registered or certified individuals will automatically
be placed in respective credential they currently have.
But, Where will I BELONG?
•Each applicant matriculates where his or her
education and experience is documented
•Seamless transition into new certification
•Credentials will reflect what is already practice
•One career ladder raises the value of EVERY
•Credential name changed, quality has and will
NOT change
Step Three to Believe
and Become:
Teach the SAME thing.
• 26 learning sites
• 27 classes
• in-depth array of CEU classes
• web conference training capacity
• sober living institute
• CAARR management workshops
• Diverse education
• DOT SAP Course
• Vast CEH provider network (On
line and regional workshop)
• Distance Learning for Addiction Studies
• IC&RC affiliation
• 50 approved schools
CCAPP Combined Strengths:
Over 75 years of experience in AODA
and policy
COORDINATED education systems to
prepare all professionals for all modalities
Endless possibilities for
The most extensive geographic reach
grantin writing
and research
the state of California
UNIFIED approach that propels
counselors through the career ladder
Step Four to Believe
and Become:
ONE stop shopping…
Better discounts and
CCAPP Strengths:
Combined revenues of over $2 million annually
Combined individual membership and
certification base of over 6,500
Combined agency membership
base of over 500
Over 6,000,000 hours of service
and 4,275 treatment/SLE beds
CCAPP Organizational Efficiencies
Centralized administration, member, accounting and
legal services
New and enhanced website, publications, public
relations and advocacy
Shared conferences,
Shared certification systems (ethics boards, portfolio
etc.) withPROFESSION.
one NCCA fee
Coordinated tests that reflect career growth
Increased conference attendance
Step Five to Believe
and Become:
Bring it all TOGETHER.
The California Consortium of
Addiction Programs & Professionals
Invested in Change:
Representatives from both boards have conducted a
combined total of 2,000 hours of work
Executive directors have
forged a relationship
Legislative committee
members work in tandem
Subcommittees have crafted
solutions for nine months
Commitment is 100%...
everyone stays at the table
Proposed Organizational Model:
Weaving a new future
California Consortium of
Addiction Programs and
Membership Board
501 C (6)
501 C (3)
Education & Training
501 C (3)
Membership Board
501 C (6)
Corporate name: California Consortium of Addiction
Programs and Professionals, CCAPP
Purpose: To promote excellence in the delivery of
services focused on substance use disorders and their
associated problems by providing the highest level of
advocacy, competence, and ethics among addiction
programs and professionals.
Focus: Membership, advocacy, and governance
Adoption: Creation of new bylaws and restated
articles of incorporation (voted by the membership)
Alignment: ICE and DHCS transfer of approvals
501 C (3)
Corporate name: CCAPP Credentialing Board
Purpose: To license and certify qualified addiction
focused professionals towards attaining the highest
professional standards.
Focus: Conferring designations of quality and
competency throughout the career ladder
Adoption: Creation of new bylaws and restated
articles of incorporation (voted by the membership)
Alignment: ICE and DHCS transfer of approvals,
IC&RC jurisdiction replacement
Education & Training
501 C (3)
Corporate name: CCAPP Institute
Purpose: To provide education and technical assistance
regarding addiction, treatment, recovery and
associated problems.
Focus: To develop and distribute educational
materials and programs to professionals and the
communities they serve.
Adoption: Creation of new bylaws and restated
articles of incorporation (voted by the CFAAP Board)
Alignment: BPPE transfer of approvals
Member Involvement and Leadership
Membership Categories: A. Individual B. Program
Districts: Nine geographic locations determined by
population data
CCAPP Board: Comprised of 18 members (nine
individual members – nine program members) with two
year terms
CCAPP Institute and Credentialing Board: Members
appointed by CCAPP from nominations made by members
Transition: Due Diligence Committee will become the
founding board which will be utilized for a period not
to exceed two years
Officers: Voted by the members of each board
Timeline for Implementation of Consolidation
Membership Vote: October 2013
Incorporation Filings: January 2014 articles and bylaws
for each corporation filed and sent for IRS for approval
(up to nine month turnaround)
IC&RC jurisdiction application: Upon approval of
incorporation. (possible six month turnaround)
ICE Approval: Upon approval of jurisdiction by IC&RC
(possible six month turnaround)
DHCS Approval: Upon ICE approval. Unknown
Transfer of credentials: Upon completion of all prior
The new fabric is strong
It weaves all our
strengths together
1.Recognize our unique histories and
our MUTUAL strengths
2.Adopt ONE career ladder
3.Teach the SAME thing.
4.One stop shopping.
5.Bring it all TOGETHER.
Counseling: The business of
Believing and Becoming
Every day we ask our clients to…
• Embrace change, even when it is
• Accept that forces beyond
themselves are guiding them to a
better future
• Be selfless in their actions
As an organization,
don’t we owe it to
them to do the
We have two choices….
Believe and
Or, waiver and be done.