From the Desk of Executive Director, Jeffrey QuammeUpdates from the CCBFebruary 4, 2015
Professionalism –It is the backbone of our vocation. The directors and staff of the CCB are committed to the advancement of professionalism for ourselves and for our certified professionals. It is our expectation that our certified professionals here in Connecticut will lead the way, for the benefit of our clients, our agencies and also for the profession as a whole. As we tell the individuals that we serve, the little things DO matter, and we do pay attention to them, including:Document submission- before completing and submitting any forms, please make sure that you have read them fully and can complete them according to the guidelines printed on them. Most of the documentation errors that we see could be avoided by reading and understanding what is being asked for. This is most often the case when it comes to renewal applications which lack documentation of the hours required. Errors such as this can delay the processing of your applications and possibly put you at risk of lapse or expiration.
U.S. Mail – There has been a significant increase in letters and parcels received with postage due. Please ensure that you have attached the proper postage before mailing. As of February 1, 2015, the CCB will refuse anything from the U.S. Postal Service with postage due. Please be sure that it is correctly stamped or metered.
Address/Phone/Email Changes – If you move, or change contact information, simply send us an email to make sure that we have the ability to contact you. We want to be able to reach you should we have questions or concerns, so please make sure all contact information is up to date.
We appreciate your adherence to these updates. It will make it easier for us to get you the information that you need in a more timely fashion.
CCB's Medication Assisted Treatment Expertise
February 4, 2015
Wallingford, CT – In addition to the workforce development role we play in Connecticut, including credentialing, testing and training, the CCB has become a sought after entity for consultation, support and expertise on a national level as well. We make sure that the quality and preparation of the addictions workforce here in Connecticut is recognized by lawmakers, policy makers as well as by our IC&RC affiliates in the United States and abroad. Some of the work that we have done that is directly related to standards and credentialing include serving on the Co-Occurring Disorders and finance committees at the IC&RC, serving as a subject matter expert and item writer for IC&RC exams, and being appointed to the IC&RC negotiating team in collaboration talks with NAADAC.