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

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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

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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.

DISCLAIMER

The opinions expressed herein are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of CSAT, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). No official support of or endorsement by CSAT, SAMHSA, or DHHS for these opinions or for particular instruments, software, or resources described in this document is intended or should be inferred. The guidelines in this document should not be considered substitutes for individualized client care and treatment decisions.

PUBLIC DOMAIN NOTICE

All materials appearing in this volume except those taken directly from copyrighted sources are in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission from SAMHSA/CSAT or the authors. Do not reproduce or distribute this publication for a fee without specific, written authorization from SAMHSA’s Office of Communications.

ELECTRONIC ACCESS AND COPIES OF PUBLICATION RECOMMENDED CITATION ORIGINATING OFFICE

Copies may be obtained free of charge from SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) by calling 800-729-6686, 301-468-2600, or TDD (for hearing impaired) 800-487-4889 or electronically through www.ncadi.samhsa.gov.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice. Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) Series 21. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 06-4171. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2006.

Practice Improvement Branch, Division of Services Improvement, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 06-4171 Published 2006

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CONTENTS
Curriculum Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v 1998 National ATTC Curriculum Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v 2005 Update...
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