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Sovereign Health Institute now offering CCAPP training

01-25-17 Category: News & Announcements

Sovereign Health Institute now offering CCAPP training

Those interested in becoming professional alcohol and other drug (AOD) counselors can now receive their training at Sovereign Health, as the leading behavioral health treatment provider with facilities nationwide has received certification by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) as a CCAPP-approved school. Nationally accredited and recognized by the California Department of Health Care Services as an AOD counselor certifying organization, CCAPP also serves as a liaison between government, consumers, and program owners and directors.

“One of the factors that makes Sovereign Health unique is that, in addition to providing comprehensive mental health and addiction/dual diagnosis treatment services to our patients, we’re also proud to serve the clinical population,” said Sovereign Health’s Chief Scientific Officer Veena Kumari, Ph.D., C. Psychol., AFBPsS. “We provide clinical training across a wide range of treatment modalities for behavioral health care professionals looking to further their careers.”

Education is CCAPP’s key competency and at the core of its mission. “We’re thrilled to have Sovereign Health as one of our CCAPP-approved schools,” said CCAPP’s Chief Executive Officer Pete Nielsen, M.A., CADC II. “There is such a need in California, as well as throughout the United States, to have even more programs and schools providing behavioral health treatment to patients in need.” As a CCAPP-approved school, Sovereign will be able to continue to develop the best and brightest in clinical leadership, Nielsen said.

Some AOD counselors practice general alcohol and drug addiction counseling, while others choose to specialize in the care of certain populations, such as adolescent addiction. A demanding and sometimes frustrating profession, AOD counseling can also be extremely rewarding. AOD counselors are in a unique position to save lives and help families that are going through crises. These counselors regularly enjoy the satisfaction of seeing dramatic improvements in their patients over a relatively short period of time. In addition, there is a nationwide demand for AOD counselors, so graduates from CCAPP-approved programs are in high demand.

About us 

Sovereign Health is a leader in the treatment of individuals with substance abuse, mental health problems and dual diagnosis in our many different specialized programs. Our experienced treatment teams provide comprehensive care and ongoing aftercare to help ensure lasting recovery. We also offer clinical professionals continuing education opportunities such as seminars, CCAPP training, fellowships, webinars and other events. To find out more about our programs, please call our 24/7 helpline.

About the author 

Dana Connolly, Ph.D., is a senior staff writer for Sovereign Health, where she translates current research into practical information. She earned her Ph.D. in research and theory development from New York University and has decades of experience in clinical care, medical research and health education. Sovereign Health is a health information resource and Dr. Connolly helps to ensure excellence in our model. For more information and other inquiries about this article, contact the author at

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