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April 20,2018

IBC Announces its 3rd Annual C.A.R.E. Conference

September 27-28, 2018
Lutheran Church of Hope – 925 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines

Day one of this year’s conference will feature 3.0 hours on “Ethics in the Digital Age,” lead by Scott Breedlove (MO).  Mark Sanders (IL) will be back as our keynote on Friday morning to speak on “Tailoring Addictions Treatment: A Focus on the Unique Needs of Men and Women Seeking Recovery.”  Friday afternoon will consist of 2 concurrent sessions to choose from:  “Self-Care” with Scott Breedlove or “Opioid Pain Killers and the Heroin Epidemic” with Pat Reinert and Al Fear.

Download the Conference Registration Form which includes speaker bios and list of nearby hotels. Also download list of nearby restaurants.

Download a full Conference Agenda and description of sessions.

Would you or your agency like to exhibit at our conference? Download an Exhibitor Agreement.

January 23, 2018

Training Series - Spring 2018 trainings announced

IBC’s Training Committee has developed a 6-part training series geared toward professionals just starting out, but also for more experienced professionals who would like to brush up on some topics. Each training is offered in both the Cedar Rapids and Des Moines area, and all 6 trainings in the series will occur within 12 months. Each training is a separate 3-hour training – you may register for whichever ones you wish. Sign up below for the May training -  "Documentation: Progress Notes, Releases, Correspondence, etc."

Documentation: Progress Notes, Releases, Correspondence, etc. – May 4, 2018 in Cedar Rapids (Angie Davis, presenter) and in the IBC office (Sharaine Conner, presenter)
A necessary skill of any professional is that of documentation.  How and what do I write?  To whom am I writing it?  Are there different ways to say the same thing?  How much is determined by my employer, and what is expected by state or national guidelines?  This installment tackles the subject of correspondence and documentation.  Participants will be presented with standard correspondence and documentation as well as challenged with ethical dilemmas related to correspondence and documentation.
Registration form for Cedar Rapids training
Registration form for Ankeny training

1/22/18

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December 13, 2017

Mark Your Calendars

The 2018 C.A.R.E. Conference is scheduled for September 27-28, 2018.

More information will be available in the coming months.

December 12, 2017

Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training

The next Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) is scheduled for February 28-March 1 and March 28-29, 2018 at the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center in Johnston, IA.   

Costs for lodging and meals to attend the training are the responsibility of each agency/individual.  Participants are required to attend all four days of the training.  This training will be cancelled if less than 15 people register.  

For additional information and to register, click here. Those registered for the February 28 -March 1 training session will be auto-enrolled into the March 28-29 session.

Sepember 22, 2017

Training Series - December trainings announced

IBC’s Training Committee has developed a 6-part training series geared toward professionals just starting out, but also for more experienced professionals who would like to brush up on some topics.  We will offer one training every month (most will be held in the Des Moines and Cedar Rapids areas), so that all 6 trainings will occur within 12 months.  Each training is a separate 3-hour training – you may register for whichever ones you wish.  Training topics include:

  • Professional Boundaries and Dual Relationships – Scheduled for June 16 from 9:00-12:15 at the IBC office. (Download registration form, link to more information)
  • Assessment and Evaluation – Sharaine Connor will offer this training at the IBC office on August 4 from 1:00-4:15 (Download registration form), and Angie Davis will offer this training in Cedar Rapids on August 11 from 12:30-4:00 (Download registration form, link to more information)
  • Group Facilitation – October.  Sharaine Connor will offer this training at the IBC office on October 6, 2017, 8:30-Noon (Download registration form), and Angie Davis will offer this training on October 6, 2017, 12:30-4:00 at St. Luke’s Hospital at 810 1st Ave. NE in Cedar Rapids (Download registration form).
  • ASAM Guidelines and Treatment Planning – DecemberThis training is now full. Sharaine Connor will offer this training at the IBC office on December 1, 2017, 12:30- 4:00 (Download registration form), and Angie Davis will offer this training on December 8, 2017, 12:30-4:00 at St. Luke’s Hospital at 810 1st Ave. NE in Cedar Rapids (Download registration form).
  • Helping Individuals with Substance use Disorders – Date to be determined
  • Documentation:  Progress notes, releases, correspondence, etc. – Date to be determined
June 16, 2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT CERTIFICATES

Effective July 1, 2017, all certificates will be emailed, rather than sent by U.S. mail. The emailed certificate will be in color and suitable for printing on paper or cardstock by the recipient.

March 17, 2017

IBC website now posting Open Positions

IBC now offers a service for both job seekers, and for agencies with jobs to fill! Job seekers can find open positions listed on the Jobs page. Click on the job title for detailed information on the position and the application procedure. Agencies wishing to have a position promoted on the IBC website can fill out a Job Posting Form and send it to IBC along with the required fee.

February 4, 2017

New Inactive Status Request forms

To simplify the inactive status request process, new "Inactive Request" forms are now available for each credential on the Request Voluntary Inactive Status page. Complete the form online, save it to your computer, and email it to IBC at info@iowabc.org. You may also print and mail the form to the IBC office with the applicable fee.

January 31, 2017

Website Tips

You may have noticed that the website redesign required the renaming of pages and files. We recommend that you find the files you need and update your bookmarks.  Forms relevant to certification/recertification can be found on the Certification page and other downloadable forms can be accessed on the Resources page.  The search feature located at the right hand side of the page header is also helpful for finding information or specific files.

Those of you with Windows 10 may be using the new Edge web browser. The Edge browser can view PDF files but does not support fillable forms. You will need to use a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat to use the fillable forms on the IBC website. To download a PDF file to your computer and open it with your PDF viewer:

  • Right-click on the link to the PDF file, select "Save Target as..."
  • Select a location to save the file where you can find it again
  • Open the file with your PDF reader
  • Fill out the form and save.  It may now be emailed or printed and mailed to IBC.

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