Addiction Professional Services
Private-practice / Clinical Supervisor (PCS) Exam

Developed, reviewed and validated by nationally-recognized subject matter and psychometric experts to test for the necessary skills and knowledge of an addiction professional in private practice and / or working as a clinical supervisor.

Exam Content Areas
Theories, Roles, and Modalities of Clinical Supervision
Supervisory Alliance
Critical Thinking
Organizational Management and Administration
Counselor Development
Professional and Ethical Standards
Program Development and Quality Assurance
Performance Evaluation

Study Guides
On-line Tutorial
PCS Exam Tutorial - Part 1
Includes introduction; tips for using the Tutorial and taking the exam; review of TAP 21-A Section II; review of The Clinical Supervisor Chapters 1.1 through 2.2
PCS Exam Tutorial - Part 2
Includes review of The Clinical Supervisor Chapters 2.3 through 3.6
PCS Exam Tutorial - Part 3
Includes review of The Clinical Supervisor Chapter 3.7 and Appendices B, C and D; review of The MAT Counselor Chapters 7, 11, and 17; and tips for taking the PCS Exam
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SME Panel

The Subject Matter Expert (SME) Panel members are recognized authorities as practitioners, administrators or educators in the field of addictions. The SME Panel evaluation of the PCS Exam was supervised and directed by nationally-recognized exam development expert, Daniel A Biddle, PhD.

Examination Psychometric Expert

Daniel A. Biddle, PhD

CEO, Biddle Consulting Group, Inc.

Subject Matter Expert (SME) Panel Members

Michael Belzman, PhD, MDAAC, M-RAS

CEO, Association of Christian Alcohol and Drug Counselors

Kimberly Bond, MA, MFT

President, Mental Health Systems, Inc.

Board Member, Therapeutic Communities of America

Board Member, California Association of Alcohol and Drug Program Executives

Vannessa Brown-Lindsey, Dr.AD, M-RAS

President / CEO, Another Choice, Another Chance

Kathy L. Christopher, JD, M-RAS

Dean of Academic Affairs, Breining Institute

Jana Cook, PhD

Project Scientist, University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry

Executive Committee, Forensic Addictions Corrections Treatment (FACT) Board of Directors

Warren Daniels, MA, CADC II, M-RAS

CEO / Executive Director, Community Recovery Resources (CoRR)

Chair, California Foundation for the Advancement of Addiction Professionals

Former President, California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC)

Wayne Kistner, JD

General Counsel, California Association for Alcohol / Drug Educators (CAADE)

Kathleen Klug, BA, RAS

Manager (Ret.), Driving-under-the-Influence Program, Breining Institute

Luky Maldonado, CAODC

Senior Vice President, Safety Center Incorporated

Chair, California Association of Drinking Driver Treatment Programs (CADDTP)

Shirley Rowland, Dr.AD, RAS

Senior Mental Health Counselor, CalWORKS Clinical Team, County of Sacramento

Theresa J. Russell, Dr.AD, MCA

Dean of Instruction, Breining Institute

Jim Sellars, MA, CADC II, SAP

Quality Management Coordinator, CRC Health Corporation

Chair, California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CCBADC)

Armond Urbano, RAS II, NCAC

Director, Training and Education, California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR)

Sally Wynn, Dr.AD, MCA, CSC

Principal, AOD Continuing Education LLP

Exam Development
Content areas evaluated by over 200 practitioners, administrators and educators from throughout the United States.
Exam questions evaluated and weighted by panel of
nationally-recognized subject matter experts (SMEs)
Exams psychometrically validated by
nationally-recognized exam expert