The field of substance abuse treatment, unfortunately, is not adequately covered in most academic settings; therefore, effective supervision is necessary to assist in the development of competent substance abuse professionals.
Historically, substance abuse professionals have generally been caring, empathetic individuals who have recovered from their own substance issues with little to no academic training. As these individuals are effective, the field of substance abuse treatment is moving toward evidence based practices and thus creating the need for a unified approach. Supervision is the method to give all substance abuse professionals the ability to be competent, evidenced based and self-aware.
MAAP offers the the clinical supervisor credential to bring validity and credibility to the supervision process for the future professionals of this field. Supervision is more than discussing cases and locating solutions. Supervision focuses largely upon the development of the supervisee’s confidence, ability, competence, knowledge, practical application, networking, etc. in clinical as well as administrative arenas.
Anyone possessing the CCS credential will be recognized as having the knowledge, skill and ability to provide appropriate supervision for future substance abuse professionals. The CCS credential will signify that the possessor has received appropriate training to provide the type of supervision that will improve the future of this field. MAAP is offering this credential to ensure the future of the field to progress, improve and mature with the ever changing client, laws and funding sources.
Prerequisite: CADC, CADC-I, CADC-II, or CAADC.