CCAPP invites you to become a
Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional (CCDP)
The Affordable Care Act calls for greater collaboration between addiction and mental health professionals and care for co-occurring disorders is complex and complicated - it requires specialized training. Substance abuse or mental health training alone doesn’t really prepare professionals for dealing with the interaction of both disorders, which are constantly influencing each other. Treating co-occurring disorders is a distinctive discipline, which blends the best of mental health and substance abuse treatment into a “third technology” – and the best way to do that is to hold a co-occurring disorders credential. The CCDP credential requires professionals to demonstrate competency through experience, education, supervision, and the passing of a rigorous examination.
Requirements for applying for the "CCDP" Credential:
“As my career has progressed, I find myself working more and more with interdisciplinary teams. The need for integration is on our doorstep with the Affordable Care Act. Getting my Co-occurring Disorders certificate gave me practical skills I didn't know I was missing. I was glad to see this certification offered by CCAPP, because CCAPP means quality wherever you find it!”
►A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in co-occurring disorder or behavioral science with a clinical application
►200 hours approved co-occurring disorder training in specific areas
► 200 hours of experience in the nine performance domain
►6,ooo hours of experience (4,000 hours of co-occurring specific work experience)
►Passing score on the ICRC co-occurring disorders professional written exam
You must pay for portfolio review and written exam at the time of submission.
Fees and Discounts
Benefits of CCAPP’s Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional:
►Reciprocity throughout the United States and many countries
►Recognition of skills and competencies required to treat clients in any setting
►Increased employment value for interdisciplinary work
►Better case management opportunities
►Ability to provide "cross training"
►The pride that comes with saying, “I’m a CCAPP CCDP!”