The Certification Board is a full member of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) and as such, reviews, approves and issues certification and licensure for addiction counselors who meet certification criteria.
PBHCC prioritizes workforce development and capacity building as a strategic priority issue. The council's primary workforce development strategy is to develop local expertise with professionals for substance abuse prevention and treatment
As a regional organization, the PBHCC represents six (6) Pacific Island Jurisdictions- American Samoa (AS), the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau
NAADAC's 'Foundation of Addictions Training of Trainers
June 19 - July 3, 2014, Honolulu, Hawaii
Accepting Applications for anyone interested in becoming a Behavioral Health Paraprofessional throughout the Pacific Region.
Opportunity to complete training and certification in addictions treatment and substance abuse prevention.
The Collaborating Council (CC), representing the six (6) U.S. territories and associated Pacific Island Jurisdictions, an Initiative sponsored by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) was organized in May 1997 in Palau as the Pacific Substance Abuse and Mental Health Initiative (PSAMHI). At the September 1999 meeting held in Guam, PSAMHI members worked on its incorporation of Articles and Bylaws thereby incorporating the Pacific Substance Abuse and Mental Health Collaborating Council (PSAMHCC). In 2009, the Council embraced the need to fully integrate substance abuse and mental health services across the spectrum from to prevention, treatment and recovery. By council resolution the organizational name was officially changed to Pacific Behavioral Health Collaborating Council (PBHCC).
Marshall Islands' 25th CADCA National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA’s 11th Prevention Day
Closing Ceremony by the Kumit Bobrae Coalition,
February 2, 2015, Marshall Is.