In its effort to enhance the international prevention and treatment workforce international education providers are being identified to disseminate training and offer professional development and education in their countries and regions.
The appointment of Education Providers is to ensure that:
- the training and education meets current and evidence-based standards
- trainings are offered to those with the requisite skills and training to train others
- the resources and materials used to develop trainings are based on current and evidences-based materials of an acceptable international standard
Who can be an Education Provider?
Any organisation that provides training in the drug demand reduction field can become an Education Provider. They may include the following:
- Training organisations
- Colleges and universities
- Organisations working in the field of drug demand reduction that conduct training events
One important pre-requisite is that the training content of an Approved Education Provider course must be relevant to the work of addiction professionals. Hence, potential providers are required to demonstrate this by the description of the course, goals and objectives, the outline of the course content and how the course relates to the UPC and UTC.
Another strategy that is being used to disseminate the UPC and UTC is through the university system where universities integrate the curricula into an existing course or a new course that can be offered at the undergraduate, postgraduate and graduate level. In other words, the participating university becomes an approved university education provider.
Some of the benefits gained by becoming an Education Provider include:
- It highlights a continuing education provider’s commitment to quality education and dedication to excellence.
- The provider status will identify a training programme as meeting the internationally-approved standards of education developed for those involved in sibstance use disordrs and prevention.
- Programme participants are assured that the continuing education hours provided will be accepted towards credentialing. At the moment credentialing is provided by the ICCE Commission and is accepted in the countries where ICCE operates an other countries participating in ICCE initiatives.
Those identified as ICCE providers will also gain:
- A listing in the ICCE Directory of Approved Education Providers which is published online
- Co-host cost-sharing initiatives in collaboration with ICCE
- The opportunity to post your events in the ICCE Chronicles
- The use of the ‘Colombo Plan ICCE Education Provider’s logo on your website and in your publications
All Education Providers undertaking UPC and UTC and related training will be requested to provide student data to ISSUP for the purpose of record keeping and administration.
Education Providers are encouraged to prepare their students to take a Credentialing examination currently provided by ICCE.
With respect to becoming an Education Provider there are certain steps to be followed. This are under development with respect to Education Providers not operating through ICCE.
Current Education Providers
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.
The University of South Florida (USF) is a global research university that is committed to developing international partnerships and dissemination of evidence-based approaches in behavioral health and other areas. USF serves more than 47,000 students and has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as having “very high” research activity ($459 million in annual research expenditures), and as a “community engaged” campus. The university offers more than 230 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and is home to the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, and the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, which is a national leader in behavioral health research, education, and training.
Coordinating Center for UTC
The UTC Coordinating Center for North American Universities at USF collaborates with the Colombo Plan-ICCE and the U.S. Department of State/INL and other partner agencies to disseminate the UTC curriculum within universities in the U.S. and Canada. The Coordinating Center at USF also helps to develop a network of universities that are interested in implementing undergraduate and graduate academic programs for addiction professionals, including programs that incorporate part or all of the UTC curriculum.
rhp [at] usf [dot] edu (Roger Peters), Director
Iowa State University’s Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute
Ames, Iowa, U.S.A.
Iowa State is an international university, as reflected by its mission statement: “Create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.” It currently serves more than 36,000 students and wholeheartedly supports the goal of sharing knowledge beyond the campus borders. As the world has gotten smaller, the scope of Iowa State's mission has increased; faculty, staff, and students are dedicated to improving lives around the nation and the world.
The Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute (PPSI) is a multidisciplinary, non-profit research institute housed at Iowa State University. PPSI’s mission is to conduct practical prevention research focusing on high quality delivery of evidence-based interventions designed to promote capable and healthy youth, adults, families, and communities. Specifically, it addresses a range of primary knowledge gaps in the field of prevention science. Through this work it currently is emphasizing the development of implementation systems and training-technical assistance infrastructures for broader dissemination of evidence-based interventions. PPSI continually builds its network of collaborating scientists and practitioners, both nationally and internationally, to support its mission.
Coordinating Center for UPC
The UPC Coordinating Center for North American Universities at PPSI collaborates with the Colombo Plan-ICCE, the U.S. Department of State/INL, and its Steering Committee members to disseminate the UPC curriculum within and through universities in the U.S. and Canada. Its primary goal is to engage universities in building their collective capacity to support and conduct UPC trainings, with increasingly broad dissemination, by building on the foundation of existing prevention and education infrastructures. Current efforts, incorporating pilot research, are guiding the development of a network of university-connected providers for the implementation of undergraduate and graduate academic prevention programs, including those designed for prevention-affiliated professionals from a variety of fields.
rlspoth [at] iastate [dot] edu (Richard Spoth), Director
Applied Prevention Science International
Applied Prevention Science International (APSI) was created to assist in helping international policy makers and practitioners to apply prevention science to address substance use and other behavioral problems within their communities and to adopt, implement, and sustain evidence-based prevention interventions, surveillance systems, and evaluation approaches.
APSI provides technical support and advice, coordinating the interface between science, policy, and practice. Currently, APSI staff is assisting in several ongoing projects. These include the coordination of curriculum development of the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) for the Colombo Plan’s Drug Advisory Programme bringing together teams of prevention scientists representing a range of research domains. These experts focus on family-, school-, workplace-, environment-, and media-based prevention interventions as well as monitoring and evaluation and community-implementation systems.
APSI has been the lead organization to train Master Trainers on UPC in Asia, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere and is currently working with a group of European NGOs and university to bring UPC to Europe. In this role, APSI has developed a training guide specifically designed for the training of UPC and includes four Master Trainers on its staff.
APSI staff have also participated in the preparation of the International Standards for Drug Use Prevention published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as well as a number of other reports and papers published by CICAD, the drug use control office of the Office of American States, and the European Drug Prevention Quality Standards.
APSI staff has served on the Boards of the U.S. and E.U. Societies for Prevention Research and have published both in peer-reviewed journals, have edited books on drug use epidemiology and on prevention and have contributed to other books on prevention.
zili [dot] sloboda [at] apsintl [dot] org (Zili Sloboda), President
Prague, Czech Republic
Department of Addictology
1st Faculty of Medicine
Coordinating Center for UPC/UTC
mmiovsky [at] adiktologie [dot] cz (Michal Miovsky), Head
Korean Association of Addiction Professionals (KAAP)
Training Programme on UTC
The Korean Association of Addiction Professionals (KAAP) is a non-profit organisation of professionals, people in recovery, graduate students and general population who are involved or interested in the field of addiction treatment. Established in the year 1998 in South Korea, the organisation functions and provides training, organises national level examination and credentialing programmes and monitors the quality of service delivery offered by its credentialed addiction professionals. Most of the KAAP staff includes psychologists, social workers, nurses, recovering counsellors, teachers, pharmacists, health administrators, etc are certified as KAAP Addiction Professional I or II.
KAAP has been an ICCE-approved Education Provider for Republic of Korea on Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders.
lovepdd [at] naver [dot] com (Dr. Sea-Jin Ju), President
T.T. Ranganathan Clinical Research Foundation
Training Programme on UTC
The TT Ranganathan Clinical Research Foundation, Chennai, India is a pioneer, voluntary organisation dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of people addicted to alcohol and other drugs. The organization was established in the year 1980 as a day care centre for treating alcohol dependence. In 1985, the therapeutic services were extended to drug dependent persons as well. In 1987, the TTK Hospital established a 75 bed treatment and rehabilitation centre offering a month-long residential programme. Later, it extended the scope of activities by including a two month programme, a relapse intervention programme, a vocational rehabilitation unit in addition to strengthening its prevention, training and publications units. TTK Hospital is now widely known in the region for it good practices, quality of care and efficiency in drug treatment and rehabilitation. The organisation is recognised as a Regional Resource and Training Centre for drug demand reduction by the Government of India, the Colombo Plan and UNODC. It also has three senior trainers trained by the ICCE who are currently assisting the ICCE in the implementation of the training and credentialing initiative in the region.
TTK has been an ICCE-approved Education Provider on Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders for India and South Asia.
ttrcrf [at] gmail [dot] com (Dr. Shanthi Ranganathan), Hon. Secretary
Training Programme on UTC
Dhaka Ahsania Mission has been implementing drug prevention and treatment programmes for many years. DAM is the first ICCE-approved NGO in Bangladesh that provides education for addiction professionals. The International Center for Credentialing and Education of Addiction Professionals (ICCE) of Colombo Plan has recognized Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) for enhancing the capacity of professionals in drug treatment. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in this regard between ICCE and DAM on 9 October, 2016. Its main objective is to increase professionals' knowledge and skills so that they may provide proper treatment to drug users and their rehabilitation.
DAM, in collaboration with ICCE, organises training on the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) across the country. The basic level UTC curriculum is a set of eight training curricula covering a broad spectrum of substance use disorder treatment.
iq_masud [at] yahoo [dot] com (Iqbal Masud), Head of Health Sector
National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Training Programme on UTC
The National Rehabilitation Center (NRC) was established upon the insightful directives of His Highness the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 2002 to establish a national addiction response centre. The NRC is mandated for prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and research for drug and alcohol addiction. Subsequently more functions were added such as surveillance, human capacity building, as well as policy and legislative development and advocacy to serve the community at large. It aims to be a national and regional centre of excellence.
NRC has been an ICCE-approved Education Provider on Universal Treatment Curriculum Substance Use Disorders (UTC) for UAE and Middle East.The NRC intends to become a regional training hub for Middle Eastern countries on Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorder (UTC) and the Universal Prevention Curriculum(UPC).
Shamil [dot] Wanigaratne [at] nrc [dot] ae (Dr. Shamil David Wanigaratne), Psychology Consultant, Senior Advisor to the Centre's Director General
Dangerous Drugs Board
Quezon City, Republic of Philippines
Training Programme on UPC
The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) leads the campaign against drug abuse and illicit trafficking in the Philippines. It was established in 1972 through Republic Act 6425 composed of only seven national government agencies as members. In 2002, the law was repealed by Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 to give more teeth to the law and to respond to new challenges against drugs. The law mandates the DDB to develop and adopt comprehensive, integrated, unified and balanced national drug abuse prevention and control strategy. It is composed of seventeen (17) ex-officio members, who are heads or secretaries of other government agencies in the country.
DDB has been an ICCE-approved Education Provider on Universal Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use.
tcpineda [dot] ddb [at] gmail [dot] com (Felipe L. Rojas, Jr.), Secretary or info [at] ddb [dot] gov [dot] ph
Training Programme on UTC and Recovery Coach
Oneness Group runs treatment centers for individuals afflicted with various addictions and also owns shops and other business ventures that serve as an employment platform for individuals in recovery and as a bridge for them to re-enter society.
Within Japan, Oneness Group operates 6 day-care treatment centers that provide therapy programs and other services as well as 8 night-care residences where the clients stay at night.
Oneness Group plans and organises seminars and workshops presented by overseas experts namely from the Colombo Plan, United States of America and Europe, where addiction treatment is much more advanced. These events cater for individuals with addictions, their family members/ friends, helping professionals and public administrators.
Oneness has been an ICCE-approved Education Provider on Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (UTC) and Recovery Coach (RC) for Japan.
yazawa [at] garden-ag [dot] org (Mr. Yuji Yazawa), President & CEO or soutenable [at] gmail [dot] com
Thammasat University Faculty of Nursing & Princess Mother National Institute on Drug Abuse Treatment
Training Programme on UTC
The Thammasat University Faculty of Nursing was established on June 28, 1996 as the fourteenth faculty of Thammasat University. The faculty of Nursing, Thammasat University aims to be one of Thailand’s foremost leaders in nursing education, technology, research, ethics, and a model of health promotion. Their motto is “Bringing researchers for the development of organisation and bringing democracy for the unit”. The faculty offers Bachelor degrees, Master degrees and training programmes for continuing education.
veviroj [at] hotmail [dot] com (Dr. Viroj Verachai), Director
Princess Mother National Institute on Drug Abuse Treatment (PMNIDAT), Ministry of Public Health
Training Programme on UTC
The Princess Mother National Institute on Drug Abuse Treatment (PMNIDAT), Ministry of Public Health began operations on 1 January 1959 with two sections. The first section, the withdrawal treatment facility that was under the responsibility of Department of Medical Science, Ministry of Public Health could accommodate 1,000 patients. The second section, the rehabilitation facility that was under the responsibility of the Department of Skill Development, Ministry of Interior could accommodate 3,000 patients. Other than providing treatment services for addicts, PMNIDAT, or better known as Thanyarak Institute, also focuses on developing academic work such as doing research and developing knowledge and technology in medical science about addiction.
Makati City, Philippines
Training Programme on UTC and Recovery /Coach (RC)
Living Free Foundation, Inc (LFFI) is a non-profit organisation focusing on the recovery and continuing care activities of individuals and families affected by substance use disorder. LFFI has been in operation since August of 1998. It started with 5 women who wanted to help families recover from the effects of SUD using their lived-experience of someone who was affected with SUD.
A team with years of experience and passion for helping individuals with substance use disorder and their families or significant other delivers LFFI’s services.
It provides education and mentoring programmes as one of its main activities. LFFI conducts training in other parts of the Philippines at least 3-4 times a year.
dancermalyn [at] gmail [dot] com (Ms. Ma Elena Cristobal), President, or livingfreefoundation98 [at] gmail [dot] com
Suello Village, Baguio City, Philippines
Training Programme on UTC and RC
Serenity in the Steps (SITS) was formerly known as Serenity at the Quarry with address at the Steps, Gulf view Horizons, Suello Village, Baguio City, Philippines 2600. Serenity in the Steps is a Counselling and Consultancy facility focused on servicing treatment needs of People with Substance Use Disorder. Mr. Clemente Abella Jr, the Program Director is a Licensed Guidance Counsellor of the Professional Regulatory Commission of the Philippines (PRC) and an ICCE Level III International Certified Addiction Professional. He has been in the field of SUD recovery since 1993.
SITS has several ICCE Certified Addiction Professionals in its rosta and is in close coordination with top medical professionals. SITS also outsources closed door residential and halfway house services as part of its integrated holistic program to graduates and colleagues. Licensed Clinical and Counselling psychologists are in the SITS network. They are on call on need basis. SITS has active outreach services through its radio program and city jail meetings. Advocacy activities include training and seminars on addiction and codependency. It has strategic partnerships with the Catholic Church (Diocese of Baguio) and Baguio City Social Welfare Department. SITS has recently submitted application to be an accredited Counselling Provider of Professional Regulatory Commission of the Philippines (PRC – Counselling Board)
junjun2005 [at] gmail [dot] com (Mr. Clemente Abella Jr), Proprietor
MBP Ayalaalabang Muntinlu, Philippines
Training Programme on UTC and RC
Sixteen years ago, Seagulls was born in a small house in Barangay Guinhawa in Tagaytay City. It went through the usual birth pains and had to struggle very hard to exist. Through sheer determination and its fervent pursuit of its mission to save lives, it metamorphosed into one of the most trusted and professional entities in the field of substance use treatment and rehabilitation in the Philippines. It is also gaining popularity in addressing other forms of addiction and behavioral disorders. It has built a known reputation as a professional organization and having in its fold some of the best and certified professionals identified in the field. It is presently housed in a sprawling property alongside the ridge of a volcano amidst a panoramic view of one of the world’s best tourist attraction.
Named after a popular bird in a fictional novel, Jonathan Livingston Seagulls, who braved all odds to achieve the impossible and create a difference, Seagulls continues to kindle the same spirit as Jonathan had and keeps that spirit burning to fulfil its mission – to bring to a whole the shattered pieces of the individual’s broken life.
chitcastillo [at] gmail [dot] com (Ms. Teresita Cambe-Castillo)
Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences
Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Post-Graduate Diploma in Addiction Science
Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS), founded in the year 2005, is a private independent University College in Cyberjaya, Malaysia and officially established on 23rd October 2005 under the Private Higher Education Act 1996. CUCMS operates from its main campus located at Jalan Teknokrat 3 that can accommodate 2500 students. The University College started off humbly with minimal number of operational staff and academics, and its growth to date has proudly more than double the initial set up. CUCMS received its first group of seventy-one (71) students who joined the Faculty of Medicine and 14 students who joined the Faculty of Pharmacy. In 2006, the first group of Foundation in Science (Medicine/Pharmacy) students joined the two-semester programme as they prepared themselves for either an undergrad course in Medicine or Pharmacy. Now, for the 2013/2014 Academic Session, there are more than 129 Pre- University students, 676 Diploma students, 1,019 undergraduate and 31 postgraduate students enrolled at CUCMS and of the total enrollment, approximately 80 percent live on campus. CUCMS envisions being a university of international standing and a leading medical institution in the region. Presently, CUCMS has the distinction of being the only Medical Sciences university college in Cyberjaya, catering not only for its immediate surroundings, but throughout the country as well internationally.
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi 75300, Pakistan
Training Programme on UTC
Drug Free Pakistan Foundation (DFPF) is the partner organisation of New Horizon Care Centre (NHCC), has been working since 2002 in the field of Drug Treatment and Prevention. Over the years NHCC has largely expanded its programs and currently operating four addiction treatment centers and 19 outreach/ drop in centers while DFPF has vast experience in organisation drug prevention programmes to all segments of society by implementation comprehensive Drug Free School Programmes, Pakistan Youth Congress, Community Empowerment Programmes, training for Law Enforcement officials to strengthen their role in drug demand reduction and several other initiatives.
siddiqui20p [at] hotmail [dot] com (Ms. Farheen Naveed), Director
Kasih Mulia Foundation
Training Programme on UTC
Kasih Mulia Foundation (KMF) is a non profit organization, founded in October 21, 1998 by Father Lambertus Somar MSC. KMF vision is to provide service of loving care for humanity everywhere; especially to handle drug problems pre-emptively, preventively, curatively and consecutively within the network of cooperation with all stakeholders. It is in support and appreciation of KMF, that Kedhaton Parahita Integrated Rehabilitation Center, located in Sentul City Bogor, was officially opened by The President of the Republic of Indonesia , DR. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on August 20, 2005. Since the beginning Kasih Mulia Foundation has received tremendous support from individuals, organizations and governmental agency in its effort to educate future leaders in the addiction counseling field. To this date KMF continuously establish corporation and partnership with stakeholders such as the National Narcotics Board Republic of Indonesia (BNN), the Department of Social Welfare and other organizations.
Kasih Mulia Foundation is an ICCE-approved Education Provider for Indonesia on Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorder (UTC) and Recovery Coach (RC).
educationykm [at] gmail [dot] com (Mr. Sharif Hamid), Director (Education Provider)
Training Programmes on UTC
Support for Addictions Prevention and Treatment in Africa (SAPTA) is a Kenyan-based international NGO founded in 2004 by Dr.William Sinkele. SAPTA has a five key strategic foci:
- Evidence-based substance abuse prevention programmes, especially for school-based and work-based (EAP) programmes;
- SUD Treatment: SAPTA has four outpatient programs in Nairobi; one is for profit; three are funded programs for those who inject drugs;
- Recovery and Research: SAPTA is promoting a recovery-based approach to addiction. SAPTA is involved in several past and present research programmes around alcohol and HIV and ART adherence; and will possibly be involved in research with those who inject drugs concerning HIV and Hepatitis C;
- Advocacy: SAPTA has been one of the strongest advocates in sub-Saharan Africa for alcohol risk reduction;
- Training and Capacity-building: SAPTA offers educational programmes in relation to SUD treatment and management.
SAPTA is an ICCE-approved Education Provider for Kenya on Universal Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use (UPC) and Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use (UTC).
sinkele [at] gmail [dot] com (Dr. William Sinkele), Executive Director
Training Programmes on UTC
Mian Afzal Trust Hospital (MATH) is working on substance use training, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in Pakistan since 2001 with funding from national and international donors. MATH also collaborates with educational institutions for various activities such as training, awareness sessions and students internship programmes. MATH team is consisted of trainers, psychiatrists, doctors, clinical psychologists, programmes experts, HIV/AIDS prevention experts, counsellors, outreach workers and paramedics.
MATH is an ICCE-approved Education Provider for Pakistan on Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use (UTC).
surathor [at] yahoo [dot] com (Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore), Executive Director