NAATP and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation announce Joint Initiative to further education, competence, and professionalism in addiction treatment.
The National Association and Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies are pleased to announce a new member benefit for NAATP Provider Members. Hazelden Betty Ford will offer a $4500 scholarship to employees of NAATP member facilities who enroll in a degree program or $220 off three-credit courses at the Graduate School of Addiction Studies. This offering will help employees attain higher education, provides members the opportunity to promote from within, and enhances professionalism in the field.
NAATP Executive Director Marvin Ventrell said, “NAATP is pleased by the opportunity to make higher education more accessible to the employees of our members. This joint initiative helps drive professionalism and is a great service for members, their employees, and consumers of addiction treatment services.”
“I was very pleased to hear about the relationship between NAATP and the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School,” said Dr. Annie Peters, a NAATP Board Member, and Chief Clinical Officer for Harmony Foundation. “Having witnessed first-hand the caliber of education and competency of the student body at the Graduate School, I feel confident that this relationship offers NAATP members a valuable benefit.”
The benefit was approved at the 2017 Annual Board Meeting held in May, and furthers NAATP’s Mission to provide leadership, advocacy, training, and member support services to ensure the availability and highest quality of addiction treatment.
“The Graduate School looks forward to further educating NAATP members who are already making significant contributions to the field,” said Dr. Valerie Slaymaker, Chief Academic Officer and Provost at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction. “Through our degree programs and courses, we hope to educate current and future leaders in addiction counseling who provide evidence-based integrated care for substance use and co-occurring disorders. This relationship between the Graduate School and NAATP is a natural fit, and I look forward to the positive impact NAATP members will make after gaining knowledge from our world-class faculty.”