CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR ASSISTANT (CDCA)
The Ohio Chemical Dependency Counselor Professionals Board (OCDP) allows individuals to become certified in the state of Ohio as a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA). After completing a 40 hour course by an approved provider individuals may become certified as a CDCA. Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. is an approved provider offering intensive course packages which covers all areas of the CDCA education requirements. For additional information on the certification requirements please view the state’s website at www.ocdp.ohio.gov or call the Ohio Chemical Dependency Counselor Professionals Board at 614-387-1110.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR ASSISTANT (CDCA)
Forty (40) hours of chemical dependency specific education in the following areas. Please call (216) 486-1900 for current schedule.
- Theories of Addiction (5 hours)
- Counseling Procedures & Strategies with Addicted Populations (14 hours)
- Treatment Planning (7 hours)
- Assessment & Diagnosis of Addiction (3 hours)
- Legal & Ethical Issues Pertaining to Chemical Dependency (6 hours)
- Group Process & Techniques Working with Addicted Populations (5 hours)
Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. offers two CDCA programs:
40 Hour CDCA Initial Series
30 Hour CDCA Refresher Series
Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. is currently able to offer course packages which cover all areas of the CDCA educational requirements.
Per the OCDP Board 4758-6-01
The Scope of Practice for Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistants (CDCA) is as follows:
A) An individual holding a valid chemical dependency counselor assistant certificate may do both of the following in addition to practicing chemical dependency counseling:
(1) Perform treatment planning, assessment, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, case management, and education services as they relate to abuse of or dependency on alcohol and other drugs;
(2) Refer individuals with nonchemical dependency conditions to appropriate sources of help.
(B) An individual holding a valid chemical dependency counselor assistant certificate may practice chemical dependency counseling and perform the tasks specified in paragraph (A) of this rule only while under the supervision of any of the following:
(1) An independent chemical dependency counselor-clinical supervisor, independent chemical dependency counselor or chemical dependency counselor III licensed under this chapter;
(2) An individual authorized under Chapter 4731 of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery;
(3) A psychologist licensed under Chapter 4732 of the Revised Code;
(4) A registered nurse licensed under Chapter 4723 of the Revised Code if such supervision is consistent with the scope of practice of the registered nurse;
(5) A professional clinical counselor, independent social worker, or independent marriage and family therapist licensed under Chapter 4757 of the Revised Code if such supervision is consistent with the scope of practice of the professional clinical counselor, independent social worker, or independent marriage and family therapist.
(C) Perform tasks identified and listed in paragraph (KK) of rule 3793: 2-1-08 of the Administrative Code as they relate to abuse of or dependency on alcohol and other drugs. These tasks may only be performed while under the supervision of one of those individuals designated in paragraph (K) of rule 3793:2-1-05 of the Administrative Code.
(D) A chemical dependency counselor assistant may not practice as an individual practitioner.
All workshops are presented at our main campus located at 22639 Euclid Avenue, Euclid, Ohio 44117. Please call our Professional Development Department at (216) 486-1900 to register or for more information.