ADVOCACY UNLIMITED: THE PATH TO EMPOWERMENT
This course examines strategies for self-advocacy and empowerment within personal and professional settings. Participants will enhance their skills and learn more about the resources available to individuals with developmental disabilities. Course topics include how to start a self-advocacy group, speaking up for one’s rights, effectively advocating for others, and teaching the community about the rights of people with disabilities.
NYS-CREDENTIALED ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR (CASAC) TRAINING
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: Prospective students should speak with the CASAC coordinator prior to enrolling in order to gain an understanding of the scope of work in the classes, OASAS’s credentialing process, and other essential information for understanding a career in substance use disorder 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
Section II: Module I Substance Abuse Counseling Theory
Section IV: Module I Ethics for Substance Abuse Professionals
Section III: Module I Assessment, Treatment, Planning, and Clinical Evaluation
Section III: Module II Case Management