ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELOR COMMITTEE
PUBLIC SESSION AGENDA
January 24, 2008

I. CALL TO ORDER

This scheduled meeting will be called to order at 9:30 a.m.,the Committee will then immediately move to Executive Session to conduct Investigative Inquiries. The Committee meeting will take place in the Hudson Conference Room, 6th floor , 124 Halsey Street, 6th floor, Newark, New Jersey.

II. ROLL CALL

  Present Absent
Committee Chairman, Edward Reading ( ) ( )
Committee Member, Sylvia Lippe ( ) ( )
Committee Member, Norwood Allen ( ) ( )
Committee Member, Jamie V.C. Lugo ( ) ( )
Committee Member, Lorenzo Puertas ( ) ( )
Executive Director, Elaine L. DeMars ( ) ( )
Deputy Attorney General, Susan Berger ( ) ( )

Announcement of quorum

In accordance with Chapter 231 of P.L. 1975, more commonly referred to as the Sunshine Law, adequate notice of this meeting was provided by mail to the Office of the Secretary of the State of New Jersey, The Newark Star Ledger, The Trenton Times, The Bergen Record and The Courier Post.

IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of the December 14, 2007 Public Session Committee meeting will be moved for approval or amendment.

V. PUBLIC COMMENT

VI. LEGISLATIVE / REGULATORY

A. Legislative Fourth Quarter Report - Informational
October 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007

B. Richard Bowe, Executive Director, APCBNJ

A letter regarding the review of alcohol and drug counseling education is presented for Committee review.

VII. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT

VIII. APPLICATION PROCESSING

A. Application Review

The following applicants will be presented for Committee review:

A. CADC - Regular
B. LCADC - Regular
C. LCADC - Upgrade
D. LCADC - Grandfather
E. Written and Oral Examinations
F. Oral Examination Only

IX. DAS MATTERS

X. APCBNJ MATTERS

An e-mail highlighting December newsletter articles is presented as informational.

XI. OLD BUSINESS,

A. Gail Milgram, Ed.D., Professor/Director, Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies

1. Class Rosters - "Family Therapy for Addiction Counselors" and "Consultation"
2. January 10, 2008 e-mail regarding course domain review.

B. Continuing Psychology Education, Inc., Newark, New Jersey - Richard Shuman

Upon review of a booklet offering continuing education contact hours for LCADCs and CADCs, the Committee directed that a letter be sent to Continuing Psychology Education, Inc. to advise that the information is incorrect and misleading. Mr. Shuman’s response to the Committee’s letter is presented for Committee review.

XII. NEW BUSINESS

XIII. NEXT MEETING

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. at 124 Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey.

XV. EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Committee will move to Executive Session to review pending applications, discuss pending disciplinary and confidential matters.

XVI. REVIEW OF CREDENTIALS

Applications for licensure and certification will be reviewed and moved for approval.

XVII. ADJOURNMENT