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The Invitation to Change: A Short Guide is a practical guide to the 9 core topics of the Invitation to Change Approach, the helping approach at the core of everything we do.

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What is ITC Certification?

CMC:Foundation for Change offers a certification process to those attending our trainings. Certification will indicate deeper expertise in the Invitation to Change (ITC) than what is gained through the workshop experience alone.

ITC Certification can be useful with employers, clients, colleagues, or others, to show that you have spent enough time with the ITC Approach through training and supervision to effectively incorporate the model into your work.

Level 1 Certification also indicates approval from CMC:Foundation for Change for you to begin running an ITC community group, which we will guide you through during the Level 1 Certification Protocol.

Earning certification is also a great opportunity to increase your interaction with our organization so that we can continue to collaborate!

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Complete a full, 16-hour training hosted (or co-hosted) by our organization.

Step 1

Complete ITC Certification protocol hours

Step 2

To become certified in the Invitation to Change Approach, the first step is to complete a full, 16-hour training hosted (or co-hosted) by our organization.

The next step is to complete ITC Certification protocol hours, which currently include the following:

Some professional trainings will include optional Certification protocol, allowing you to complete the 2-day training and then the rest of the curriculum shortly after. If you take a 2-day training (or have taken one within the last year) without Certification protocol, you may contact us to sign up to take these hours when they are offered as part of another training.

Participation in the Level 1 ITC Certification protocol will also give you access to:

Group Leader materials
Monthly community meetings
Level 1 Facebook Group

As of 2022, CMC:Foundation for Change hosts quarterly professional trainings that offer the opportunity for Level 1 Certification, including a full 2-day ITC workshop and Certification protocol. To be notified of these trainings, you can sign up here.

If you want to arrange a training specially for your organization, contact [email protected].

*Certificates of completion are available for any training upon request and indicate only that the participant has attended a training.

For family and community members:

If you are not a professional in the fields of mental health or recovery specifically but have personal experience with substance use (your own or in your family/community), and you are interested in starting an ITC Community Group, we are happy to give you training and support. If you’re not sure whether our quarterly professional training applies to you, please reach out and we can discuss your options.

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Level 2 & Train-the-Trainer

Our certification programs continue to grow, and we are currently building out two new initiatives: Level 2 Certification and an Invitation to Change Train-the-Trainer program! Our Train-the-Trainer program is under development, and will undergo a pilot period over the next 12 months. Stay tuned for a 2023 launch.

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