Asia Pacific Certification Board
The Asia Pacific Certification Board (APCB) is a multinational body providing the structural framework in credentialing mental health professionals from the Asia-Pacific region as having met ethical, knowledge and skills standards as Certified Substance Abuses Therapists (CSAT). APCB has established standards for addictions Therapists that are transportable across national borders. In addition, providing a basis for setting professional standards for the profession can only lead to more innovation, research and sharing of what works in addictions care throughout the region. Experience in Singapore has also shown that credentialing has led to a higher level or respect for therapists in the field through competency based certification programmes.
To establish and promote standards of care amongst addiction professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, so that people may receive optimum care in their recovery.
Goals of APCB are:
Provide an internationally recognized certification for addiction Therapists
Promote uniform professional and ethical standards for addiction professionals
Increase the understanding of addictions and recovery across the Asia-Pacific region
Increase international visibility and respect for addiction treatment professionals in the Asia Pacific region
Promote uniform professional standards in addictions sub-specialty disciplines like problem gaming, sexual addictions etc
In order to achieve its goal, APCB shall strive to:
Be active in forming international symposiums, workshops, conferences and research in the areas of substance and behavioral addiction
Providing information on substance and behavioral addictions
Providing members with online and onsite professional education and skills training courses
Be active in liaising with its sister boards within the Asia Pacific region and internationally maintaining common goals of addiction treatment and research
Be active in maintaining a database of addiction professionals in various countries
To maintain an active administrative office for the Asia-Pacific Certification Board
Certified professionals with APCB will have reciprocity with many certifying bodies in other countries. For reciprocity process and/or a listing of member boards, please call the APCB Office.