For the past 37 years, the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC
), a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA), has provided a home for offender counselors and eventually addictions counselors.
Based on an anticipated return rate of 33%, 800 participants were selected to receive surveys, 400 from AMHCA and 400 from IAAOC
. This would produce a sample of 264 subjects which is well above the recommended level suggested by Fowler.
Because spirituality is relevant to all counseling areas, I encourage IAAOC
members to submit manuscripts on spirituality in the addictions to the ASERVIC journal, Counseling and Values.
Bryce Hagedorn's thought-provoking perspective, as well as the position of the IAAOC
Committee on Process Addictions.
Even with these limitations, the intent of this needs assessment was to secure a preliminary professional response to the need for the new diagnosis to see whether it matched the endorsement by IAAOC
I want to acknowledge that none of these accomplishments would have been possible without the authors, editorial board, and IAAOC
A lot of work has gone into drafting these standards by your very own IAAOC
Addiction Counseling Standards Committee, IAAOC
Executive Committee, and various members of the CACREP Board and the CACREP Standards Revision Committee.
When petitioned by the executive committee of IAAOC
to become JAOC's new editor, I jumped at the opportunity and truly felt honored to continue the tradition that had been established by so many talented editors before me.
members want to use them and share data with us, they can contact me personally.
Although we would like to see a more equal representation of authors from higher education and practitioners or clinicians, it was encouraging to note that the majority of articles were related to clinical issues that are likely to be of interest and applicable for the majority of IAAOC
members who work in practitioner-oriented environments.
Addictions and offender counselors have contributed to existing literature via the International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors' (IAAOC
's) professional journal, the Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling (JAOC).
TC: Well, what I think you would find is that the MAC profile, in comparison to the NCC profile, is probably like the IAAOC
[International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors] membership profile to the ACA membership profile.