R A D A C T

Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training Program

Welcome to the RADACT website

Janet and Virginia look forward to working with you to meet your training needs. RADACT provides training throughout Alaska for persons seeking certification as a chemical dependency counselor, a behavioral health counselor, or a clinical supervisor.

All of RADACT classes are open to the public. Individuals can register for a class that is available to them by contacting Virginia on the form below or by telephone at 907-563-9202.

RADACT provides the following venues for training towards certification:

LOOK FOR IN PERSON CLASSES COMING TO YOUR AREA!!! RADACT is coming to an in person meeting in your area..

Counselor Technician Training Academy: The Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training (RADACT) Program is sponsoring a 12-day Counselor Technician Training Academy from Monday, September 12, 2022, through graduation Friday September 23, 2022, at the RADACT Office, 3901 Old Seward Hwy Ste 8, Anchorage. Download application here.

On-Site Training: Usually, on-site trainings offered in the following nine communities: Anchorage, Barrow, Bethel, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Nome, Sitka. On site trainings are anticipated but may be held via zoom.

Correspondence Courses: Always available. Due to rising costs RADACT is raising the cost of the correspondence courses starting on January 1, 2022. The updated brochure will reflect the new cost and all orders after December 31, 2021, will be charged the new rates.

Cultural Aspects on Alaska Native Wellness and Recovery: A video course on Cultural Aspects on Alaska Native Wellness and Recovery.  This is an 8-hour course divided into four sessions with a five-question test for each session. The course provides information on traditional lifestyles and practices of Alaska Natives. It discusses Alaska Native traditional health/healing practices and remedies, cultural values, and traditions. The course also discusses cultural history, barriers, and challenges to health care, thirteen traditional Native activities, medicinal plants, application of traditional healing, diet, and spirituality. Learn more by clicking Video Course tab above.

Zoom Courses: Some classes may be held via ZOOM.

Announcements

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND WATCH FOR THE APPLICATIONS:

Counselor Technician Academy Application Available Now September 12- September 23, 2022
Chemical Dependency Counselor ONE coming October 24- November 4, 2022

Correspondence Courses price increase occurred January 1, 2022. Due to rising costs, RADACT raised the cost of the correspondence courses starting on January 1, 2022. The updated brochure will reflect the new cost and all orders will be charged the new rates.

RADACT added a new correspondence course “Behavioral Health Services for Alaska Natives” that will fulfill the niche for individuals looking for an Alaska Native studies course.

 

RADACT Classroom Classes

LOOK FOR IN PERSON CLASSROOM CLASSES COMING TO YOUR AREA!!! RADACT is coming to an in person meeting in your area. We are working on in person classes in Kodiak, Nome, possibly Juneau and Fairbanks. We look forward to seeing Alaska again!

Please select a community to view a list of available and upcoming classroom courses.

Alaska Map

Zoom Courses

All classes available are listed on the RADACT web site under Zoom Learning.

Each course is an independent course, which means that students need to register for each specific course they would like to take rather than registering for the RADACT program.  To register for a Zoom course, click Zoom Learning for the list of courses currently available, the course description, cost and registration information.

Video Course

Welcome to the RADACT video course on Cultural Aspects on Alaska Native Wellness and Recovery.  This is an eight-hour course divided into four sessions with a five-question test for each session.

The course provides information on traditional lifestyles and practices of Alaska Natives. It discusses Alaska Native traditional health/healing practices and remedies, cultural values, and traditions. The course also discusses cultural history, barriers, and challenges to health care, thirteen traditional Native activities, medicinal plants, application of traditional healing, diet, and spirituality.

To register for the course, you can contact RADACT via email or by telephone at 907-563-9202.  The cost of the course is $80.  When the funds have been received by RADACT, we will email or fax you all the course information which includes – Power Point handouts for taking notes, handouts, registration, demographic, and course evaluation forms, the test for each session, and the course password.

When you follow the link to the course session, you will be asked for your password to view the video. This password was provided to you when you signed up and paid for the course. If you have not paid for the course yet, please contact RADACT to make arrangements.

While viewing the course, you can use the video controls to stop or replay the video as many times as required for review and note taking.

Here are the links to access the course

Session 1  45 minutes

Session 2  53 minutes

Session 3  34 minutes

Session 4  54 minutes

Your password will expire on the first of each month. Please contact RADACT for a new password if you have not completed the course or have any other questions.

Correspondence Courses:

RADACT offers various correspondence courses for both counselor technician, level 1 certification, and courses for recertification.  Each course can be purchased independently of the other courses.  Click Correspondence Course for a list of the correspondence courses, the course description, the cost of the course and the purchase information.  Correspondence courses are available in the following formats:

  • CD
  • Flash drive
  • Hard copy
  • Email

RADACT continually updates and adds new courses.  Check “Announcements” below for any updates.

Announcements:

RADACT has added a new correspondence course “Behavioral Health Services for Alaska Natives” that will fulfill the niche for individuals looking for an Alaska Native studies course.

About RADACT

The Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training (RADACT) Program strives to increase the educational level of individuals entering or working in the behavioral health counseling field by providing courses to meet various degrees of experience and expertise. RADACT, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing training opportunities to individuals beginning their journey towards chemical dependency/behavioral health counselor certification, clinical supervision and administration. RADACT provides, coordinates and delivers on-site training. RADACT also provides correspondence classes and offers a three-week intense training academy. RADACT’s offices are located in Anchorage, Alaska in the University Mall. Click the Location/Contact tab above for contact information.

Executive Director and Founder

Janet Carter

In 1992, Janet relocated to Anchorage from Kodiak, where she lived for eleven years. In Kodiak, she served as both trainer and director of the South Central Area Alcohol Training (SCAAT) Program. She started RADACT in her living room and held, once again, the positions of both trainer and director. Janet earned a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology/Counseling from the University of Washington. As RADACT’s Executive Director, she seeks out financial resources, writes all applicable grants, and oversees the general workings of the program.

Office Hours and Contact

RADACT Office Hours: Please call for office hours. 907-563-9202.

Contact RADACT
Phone 907-563-9202
Fax 907-562-7948
Email us.

RADACT Location:
The Regional Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor Training Program
3901 Old Seward Hwy, Suite 8, In the University Center Mall
Anchorage, AK 99503

 

 

RADACT Office

RADACT's Office in the University Mall  RADACT’s office can be found in the main University Mall hallway. Come in the center entrance near the jewelry shop and walk to the left down the hallway.
RADACT’s comfortable waiting room is decorated with Alaskana. RADACT's reception area
RADACT's onsite classroom The spacious class room offers comfortable seating for lectures and discussion groups.