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The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) Series


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Treatment 1 Choke Cherry Road Rockville, MD 20857


A number of people deserve recognition for their tireless and dedicated work on this document. The publication was originally conceived and written by the National Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Curriculum Committee. The Committee, one of six national committees designed to serve the ATTC Network, comprises representatives from several ATTC Regional Centers and the ATTC National Office. This group was responsible for the original 1998 publication and for the 2000 draft on which this updated edition is based (see page v). A second Committee convened in 2005 to update and finalize the current document (see page vi). Karl D. White, Ed.D., and Catherine D. Nugent, M.S., served as the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) ATTC Project Officers. Christina Currier served as the CSAT Government Project Officer. This publication was produced by JBS International, Inc. (JBS), under the Knowledge Application Program (KAP) contract number 270-04-7049. Lynne MacArthur, M.A., A.M.L.S., served as the JBS KAP Executive Project Co-Director; Barbara Fink, RN, M.P .H., served as JBS KAP Managing Project Co-Director; Dennis Burke, M.S., M.A., served as KAP Deputy Director for Product Development; and Jennifer Frey, Ph.D., served as the KAP Deputy Director for Knowledge Application. Other JBS KAP personnel included Elliott Vanskike, Ph.D., Senior Writer; Wendy Caron, Editorial Quality Assurance Manager; Frances Nebesky, M.A., Quality Control Editor; and Pamela Frazier, Document Production Specialist.


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