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The College of Professional Psychology, hosted by the APA Practice Organization, historically had provided a way for psychologists to have a credential speaking to their proficiency in the area of addictions treatment. Specifically, there has been a certificate one could acquire so that they may demonstrate proficiency in the psychological treatment of alcohol and other psychoactive substance-related disorders. The Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP) plays an active role, along with Division 28, in helping to maintain the definition of this proficiency. At this time, the CPP is maintaining the certificate of proficiency for individuals who acquired it prior to 2011. SoAP is exploring avenues to re-instate it for individuals who would like to acquire it, while also examining other avenues for credentials in addiction treatment.

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