A Clinical Training Institution (CTI) is an individual or legal entity registered with the Department of State Health Services to supervise a chemical dependency counselor intern.
To become a registered CTI, an organization shall:
(1) provide activities in an array of the KSA dimensions, including assessment and counseling;
(2) serve a predominantly substance-abusing population;
(3) employ a full time QCC as the CTI coordinator;
(4) be in good standing with applicable licensing and regulatory agencies;
(5) agree to comply with applicable rules; and
(6) submit a complete application.
The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes (KSAs) include the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of addictions counseling as defined by CSAT Technical Assistance Publication (TAP 21) "Addictions Counseling Competencies: the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice."
Treatment facilities that may qualify as a CTI include:
- a public or private hospital;
- a detoxification facility;
- a primary care facility;
- an intensive care facility;
- a long-term care facility;
- an outpatient care facility;
- a community mental health center;
- a health maintenance organization;
- a recovery center;
- an ambulatory care facility; or
- any other facility that offers or purports to offer treatment.
Other facilities that may qualify as a CTI include:
- a school;
- a federal facility;
- a criminal justice facility; or
- a church
Both the application for registration and the renewal form are available on our "Applications/Forms" web page.