The Mentorship Program is open to all Illinois Certification Board, certified professionals. Its goal is to provide support for certified addiction professionals regarding a variety of issues, including career advancement, educational opportunities, stress and burnout. A directory of mentors is available on this website for consultation. Mentors have agreed to be available for informal coaching, education, and support. Mentors are volunteers who have more than 10 years experience and have agreed to comply with the ethics code for ICB mentors.
It is hoped that ICBs Mentoring Program will result in enhanced career development for addiction professionals in Illinois and ultimately increase worker retention and fulfillment.
*Summary, Strengthening Professional Identity: Challenges of the Addictions Treatment Workforce, Dec. 2006