Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor

The program provides training for those who wish to maintain or begin a career in the field of alcohol and chemical dependency counseling. Special efforts are made to assist participants meeting or exceeding the educational requirements set forth by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) for the Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) designation and the Credentialed Prevention Professional (CCP) and Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS). For more information on CASAC go to: http://www.oasas.ny.gov/.

Spring 2014 Training Schedule

Cost: Courses below are $50 per person. Special pricing is available for agencies that send groups of people.
Location: All courses will be held at GST BOCES in Hornell, NY.
Registration: See our registration page for the non-credit registration form and payment information.

Self Help Groups
Monday, Feb. 10, 5 - 8 p.m.
Students gain knowledge of the clinical issues related to the use of selected, recognized Twelve Step programs and other self-help groups.
3 Clock Hours
CASAC Section 1
CPP Section 1
CPS Section 1

Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Monday, Feb. 24, 5 - 8 p.m.
Students gain an understanding of basic principles and rationale surrounding motivational enhancement therapy.
3 Clock Hours
CASAC Section 1
CPP Section 1
CPS Section 1

Addiction Counselor Ethics
Monday, March 10, 5 - 8 p.m.
Students gain an awareness of the importance of ethical professional practice to assure the health, safety, and recovery of persons suffering from addiction and their families.
3 Clock Hours
CASAC Section 4
CPP Section 3
CPS Section 3

Working with Resistant Clients
Monday, March 24, 5 - 8 p.m.
Students will gain the necessary information and skills that will better prepare them to intervene and respond to the resistant, potentially violent, and violent client behaviors to improve treatment outcomes, communication, and the safety of staff and clients.
3 Clock Hours
CASAC Section 2
CPP Section 3
CPS Section 3

Compassion Fatigue
Wednesday, April 2, 5 - 8 p.m.
Students gain an understanding of the balance of work and home life while working in the helping field.
3 Clock Hours
CASAC Section 4
CPP Section 3
CPS Section 4