AN INSPECTOR CALLS:
THE VALUE OF STANDARDS/ACCREDITATION
At the end of the presentations by Jeff Wilbee of IC&RC, Nikki Migas of Carf and David Finney of CSCI , attendees will be able to apply standards to running a successful service, value outcomes, and organise and raise the profile and credibility of the addiction-treatment profession.
Jeff Wilbee is president of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), the ‘gold standard’ accreditation for addiction therapists which is recognised in over 69 countries. He comes to that elected position as executive director of the Canadian Addiction Certification Federation, with over 30 years’ experience in the addictions and community-corrections fields. Along with his international work, he is an adviser to the Canadian Addiction Workforce Development Task Force and a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.
Jeff has spoken about addictions to audiences across North America as well as Europe. He is working with Ukesad and the UK Professional Creditation Board of Alcohol & Drug Counsellors to promote and implement high-quality accreditation this side of the Atlantic.
David Finney is the lead person in CSCI, the Commission for Social Care Inspection, responsible for overseeing the regulation of residential-rehabilitation services in England. He has links with the National Treatment Agency, Department of Health, EATA and many individual rehab services. Within CSCI, he promotes training of inspectors and formulates policy.
His 33 years of service in social care have encompassed child-care social work, family therapy, various management roles and 12 years in inspection.