An exploratory course to examine the world of self-advocacy. Participants will enhance skills and learn about resources for individuals with developmental disabilities, including how to start a self-advocacy group, speak up for their rights, advocate for others, and how to teach the community about the rights of people with disabilities.


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Nine Sessions | 18 Hours

ADVOC: $50



These classes meet the educational requirements established by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) for individuals who wish to prepare for a career in substance abuse counseling and those who are looking to obtain a CASAC-T. Upon completion of the 350 hours of training, you will be eligible to take the state examination.
This education requirement is comprised of four sections that are divided into eight modules. All CASAC courses may be taken individually and in any sequence. Please note: It would be beneficial to the prospective student to meet or speak with the coordinator of the program prior to enrolling in classes to gain an understanding of the scope of work in the classes, OASAS’s credentialing process, and other essential information for someone who is considering a career in addiction counseling.

All courses are suitable for aspiring substance abuse professionals and some are suitable for a layperson. The eight modules must all be completed for graduation from the program. For further information concerning the credentialing process, please call 800.482.9564.

These proficiency requirements are listed as four sections:

  • Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse—85 Hours

  • Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling—150 Hours

  • Assessment, Clinical Evaluation, Treatment Planning, Case Management, Patient/Family, Community Education—70 Hours

  • Professional and Ethical Responsibilities—45 Hours

Assessment Treatment Planning, Clinical Evaluation

Mondays and Thursdays

6:00 PM-9:00 PM | July 29- September 16| No Class: September 2

14 Sessions, 40 Hours

CAC 3-01: $500 (Textbook not included)


Section A: Neurochemistry of Addiction Pharmacology


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | October 15- February 4 | No Class: December 24 and December 31 

15 Sessions, 45 Hours

CAC 1-02: $500 (Textbook not included)


Section B: Group Counseling Theory


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | September 25- February 5 | No Class: October 9, December 25 and January 1

17 Sessions, 50 Hours

CAC 2-02: $500 (Textbook not included)


Section C: The Family and Substance Abuse 


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | October 10–February 20 | No Class: November 28, December 26 and January 2

17 Sessions, 50 Hours  

CAC 2-03: $500 (Textbook not included)