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ATTC Resources

Addiction Counseling Competency Tools:

Addiction Counseling Competency Rating Forms – tool to assess counselor proficiency in the Addiction Counseling Competencies by Mid-America ATTC.

Performance Assessment Rubrics for the Addiction Counseling Competencies – companion document to The Competencies. A tool for assessing proficiency in the practice dimensions by Northwest Frontier ATTC. (2nd edition)

Technical Assistance Publication #21 (TAP 21), Addiction Counseling Competencies: Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes of Professional Practice - lists the 123 competencies necessary for proficient practice

Technical Assistance Publication TAP 21-A, Competencies for Substance Abuse Treatment Clinical Supervisors - designed to specifically address functional responsibilities and essential skills of the clinical supervisor

Toolbox Training – a Substance Abuse Educational Series for Helping Professionals. Curriculum offered by Prairielands ATTC based on the SAMHSA TAP #21, Addiction Counseling Competences and was developed by a group of treatment supervisors and directors. Included in the curriculum are the NIDA Principles of Effective Drug Treatment.

Additional Tools and Resources:

Primary and Behavioral Health Integration: Guiding Principles for Workforce Development - The Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce prepared this publication for the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS).

The Change Book: A Blueprint for Technology Transfer - publication written by the ATTC Network to assist the treatment workforce in not only applying but ultimately adopting new science into treatment services.

The Training Point: An Uncommon Learning Exchange for Addictions Trainers - seven week course designed to enhance knowledge and abilities in addiction training

Addiction - catalog of addiction-related distance education opportunities offered by organizations around the world.

Ask a Professional - get all your questions answered by addictions and recovery established leaders in the field.

ATTC Resource and Publications Catalog - directory of ATTC Network products and resources, including curricula, videos, presenter materials, trainings and more.

Alcoholism: The Science Made Easy (ASME) - library of cutting-edge research articles taken from the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research and rewritten in lay terms.

Certification Info – resource listing basic state, national and international licensing and credentialing information for alcohol and drug counselors

Directory of Addiction Study Programs (DASP) – comprehensive list of institutions offering a certificate, associate, bachelor, master and/or doctoral program in substance use disorders.

Eye on the Field - monthly electronic magazine which features important topics in substance abuse treatment and provides useful tools for practitioners and administrators

PFR/ATTC Network Leadership Institute - intense leadership preparation program designed to cultivate the development of future behavioral healthcare leaders.

Mid-Atlantic ATTC’s Center of Excellence in Motivational Interviewing - providing resources and training to interested clinicians, researchers, and educators


Find additional ATTC Resources and Tools in The Workforce Development overview section of this Website.


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