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New Mexico  Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc. 

Are You Interested in...

We are looking for board members to join NMCBBHP as a member who want to serve with our board.  We are looking for individuals who are willing to actively participate to serve on committees work, participate in board meetings and moving our organization forward.  We are looking for people who have had a lot of experience in the field. Do you think you have something to offer? Do you want to get involved?  


When you become a board member you will be able to earn up to 20 CE hours every two years and receive a 25% discount of your renewal fee. If you are interested, please email us at info@nmcbbhp.org with your experience and expertise that you will come with to serve on the board.  You can also send us your name and email for more information below.



Board Members


CHAIR - Ginny Adame, SCPS

VICE-CHAIR - David Lente, CADC

TREASURER - Lojann Hooee, CADC

SECRETARY - Janna Vallo, CPS

SECRETARY - Rebecca Leppala, CPS

CADC Representatives:  Jennifer Charley

CFS Representative:  Monica Miura

CPSW Representatives:

  • Russell Liles and Taren Hill

Executive Director:  Frank Magourilos, SCPS

Administrator:  Jennifer Sandoval, CADC​


​​​Our Mission

The New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals (NMCBBHP) is a member of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (IC&RC/AODA) for the purpose of credentialing qualified alcohol and drug counselors, criminal justice professionals, and prevention specialists.

The IC&RC standards for certification are commonly recognized by 73 agencies representing more than 40,000 certified professionals internationally, including Indian Health Services, U.S. Military, and U.S. Federal Court Administrators.

IC&RC and NMCBBHP are committed to public protection through the establishment of quality, competency-based certification programs for professionals engaged in the prevention and treatment of addictions and related problems.

The New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals (NMCBBHP offers the IC&RC International Written Professional Examination four (4) times per year. This Exam is required for CADC, CS, CPS and CJP Certification.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Please Join us for the General Board Meeting

Friday. April 27, 2018

Location: To be determined

You can earn up to 3 CE hours for attending.  


 Check back here for updates


Please email us at info@nmcbbhp.org for any questions.




What do members do?​

The authority of the NMCBBHP is derived from those persons who are dedicated to service as Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Clinical Supervisors, and Prevention Specialists and who are most affected by certification and embodied in the individual providers Recognition of certification is voluntary. The credibility of this certification results from the standards which are maintained, the performance level established by the NMCBBHP and, most important the professional competence and integrity of Certified Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor, Certified Prevention Specialist, and Certified Clinical Supervisor.

CERTIFICATION BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Review applications and notify applicants of decisions.
  2. Administer written and oral examination; determine the ability of the applicant to satisfactorily demonstrate knowledge and skills of the certification level.
  3. Assess the applicant's competence and ethics to meet the Standards of Professional Alcoholism and/or Drug Abuse Counselors, Prevention Specialist.
  4. Issue certificates.
  5. Approve or deny re-certification applications according to requirements.
  6. Review reports and documentation of professional standards violation of unethical conduct by certified and take appropriate actions.
  7. Approve and issue certificates for reciprocity under IC&RC/AODA guidelines from member states.
  8. The process of application and the deliberation of the New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals (NMCBBHP) are designed to determine whether or not the applicant meets the "Standards and domains credentials offered. That determination is the province and responsibility of the Certification Board, and in making application; the applicant agrees to submit to the Board's procedures and to accept its determination. Upon completion of the testing, a committee of Certification Board members' will consult with each other and decide to recommend approval or denial. The application will be notified of the Board's decision within approximately 30 days following completion of testing.