CASAC Training Program

RESEARCH & TRAINING

Freedom Institute for Research and Training on the Addictions The Institute participates in many research projects through Columbia University New York State Psychiatric Institute which is part of the Clinical Trials Network of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In addition, the Institute provides CASAC training to staff, area residents interested in becoming CASAC credentialed addiction specialists, and VESID or other training program participants who are seeking training as they change their life from participating in addiction to helping others to overcome addictive behaviors. All courses offered by the Institute are evidence based and reflect the knowledge based on outcome of many research studies

Our CASAC Training Center offers a wide range of training curricula directed towards meeting the classroom education requirements for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services; Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor designation. All trainers and courses are approved by NYS OASAS for certification, recertification and grand-parenting of credentials (when applicable). All courses are evidence based and reflect the latest in research findings. Narco Freedom is part of the NIDA clinical trials network and has easy access to research findings as they are identified. The courses offered are generally between 6, 12, 15 and 18 hours in length.

For more information on OASAS approved Narco Freedom, Inc. C.A.S.A.C./C.P.P courses, go to www.oasas.ny.gov and click on to ‘providers’ field and then to ‘training catalogue’ field.

2014 CASAC Training
CASAC May & June 2014
Tuesdays & Thursdays (Evening Track)

Date
Part
Course
Instructor
Time
Credit
Section
05/01/2014
1
*BKP & PE: Topic:
1)
Alcohol & Tobacco
2)
Brain & Other Parts
3)
Pharmacology
4)
The Nature of Addiction
TBA
6pm to 9pm
12
1
05/06/2014
2
05/08/2014
3
05/13/2014
4a
05/15/2014
4b
*BKP & PE: Topic:
4)
The Nature of Addiction
5)
The Natural History of Alcoholism
TBA
6pm to 9pm
9
1
05/20/2014
5a
05/22/2014
5b
05/27/2014
6a
*BKP & PE: Topic:
6)
Genetic Factors
7)
The Bio-Psychosocial Model of Addiction
TBA
6pm to 9pm
9
1
05/29/2014
6b
06/03/2014
7
06/05/2014
1a
*OAF: Topic:
1)
The History of Alcohol and Drugs
2) Terms and Concepts Related to Theory
TBA
6pm to 9pm
12
1
06/10/2014
1b
06/12/2014
2a
06/17/2014
2b
06/19/2014
3
*OAF: Topic:
3)
Cultural Systems
4) Risk & Protection Factors
5) Prevention, Treatment, Recovery
TBA
6pm to 9pm
9
1
06/24/2014
4
06/26/2014
5a

Course Title:
*Basic Knowledge: Physical & Pharmacological Effects (30 Hours)
*Overview of the Addiction Field (30 Hours)



Saturdays (Day Track)

Date
Part
Course
Instructor
Time
Credit
Section
05/03/2014
1
*IC: Topic:
1)
Diagnostic Criteria
2) Communication Skills
3) Skills and Techniques
TBA
9am to 4pm
24
2
05/10/2014
2a
05/17/2014
2b
05/31/2014
3a
06/07/2014
3b
*IC: Topic:
3)
Skills and Techniques
4) Aspects of Recovery
5) Addiction Medications
TBA
9am to 4pm
24
2
06/14/2014
4a
06/21/2014
4b
06/28/2014
5

Course Title:
*Individual Counseling (48 Hours)

CLOSED Saturday - May 24th, 2014 - Memorial Day Weekend

CASAC July & August 2014
Tuesdays & Thursdays (Evening Track)

Date
Part
Course
Instructor
Time
Credit
Section
07/01/2014
5b
*OAF: Topic:
5)
Prevention, Treatment, Recovery
6)
The Continuum, Relapse and Recovery
TBA
6pm to 9pm
9
1
07/03/2014
6a
07/08/2014
6b
07/10/2014
1
*DI & TA: Topic:
1)
Specific Therapy Models
2)
Medication Treatment
3)
Non-Traditional
4)
Intervention & Treatment
TBA
6pm to 9pm
12
1
07/15/2014
2
07/17/2014
3
07/22/2014
4
07/24/2014
1
*I-DC: Topic:
1)
Various Tools
2)
DSM, OASAS, etc.
TBA
6pm to 9pm
6
1
07/29/2014
2
07/31/2014
1
*K-12 STEP & MAG: Topic:
1)
Principles of the 12 Steps
2) Mutual Aids
TBA
6pm to 9pm
6
1
08/05/2014
2
08/07/2014
1
*TT/S: Topic:
1)
Toxicology Screening Options
TBA
6pm to 9pm
3
1
08/12/2014
1a
*IC: Topic:
1)
Diagnostic Criteeria
2) Communication Skills
TBA
6pm to 9pm
12
2
08/14/2014
1b
08/19/2014
2a
08/21/2014
2b
08/26/2014
2a
*IC: Topic:
2)
Communication Skills
TBA
6pm to 9pm
12
2
08/28/2014
2b

Course Title:
*Overview of the Addiction Field (30 Hours)
*Diversity of Intervention and Treatment Approaches (12 Hours)
*Introduction to Diagnostic Criteria (6 Hours)
*Knowledge of 12 Step and Mutual Aids Groups (6 Hours)
*Toxicology Testing/Screening (3 Hours)
*Individual Counseling (48 Hours)



Saturdays (Day Track)

Date
Part
Course
Instructor
Time
Credit
Section
07/12/2014
1
*GP: Topic:
1)
Counseling/Groups
2) Addiction Medications
3) Group Therapy
4) Group Dynamics
5) Support Groups
TBA
9am to 4pm
30
2
07/19/2014
2
07/26/2014
3
08/02/2014
4
08/09/2014
5
08/16/2014
1
Preparation for CASAC
Computer Based Examination
Reggie Williams
9am to 4pm
12
0
08/23/2014
2

Course Title:
*Group Counseling (30 Hours)
*Preparation for CASAC Examination (12 Hours)

CLOSED Saturday - August 30th, 2014 - Labor Day Weekend

CLOSED Saturday - July 5th, 2014 - Independence Day Weekend

CASAC September & October 2014
Tuesdays & Thursdays (Evening Track)

Date
Part
Course
Instructor
Time
Credit
Section
09/02/2014
3a
*IC: Topic:
3)
Skills and Techniques
TBA
6pm to 9pm
12
2
09/04/2014
3b
09/09/2014
3c
*IC: Topic:
3)
Skills and Techniques
4)
Aspects of Recovery
TBA
6pm to 9pm
12
2
09/11/2014
3d
09/16/2014
4a
09/18/2014
4b
09/23/2014
4c
*IC: Topic:
4)
Aspects of Recovery
5) Addiction Medications
TBA
6pm to 9pm
12
2
09/25/2014
4d
09/30/2014
5a
10/02/2014
5b
10/07/2014
1a
*GP: Topic:
1)
Counseling/Groups
2) Addiction Medications
TBA
6pm to 9pm
12
2
10/09/2014
1b
10/14/2014
2a
10/16/2014
2b
10/21/2014
3a
*GP: Topic:
3)
Group Theory
4) Group Dynamics
TBA
6pm to 9pm
12
2
10/23/2014
3b
10/28/2014
4a
10/30/2014
4b

Course Title:
*Indivdual Counseling (48 Hours)
*Group Counseling (30 Hours)



Saturdays (Day Track)

Date
Part
Course
Instructor
Time
Credit
Section
09/06/2014
1
*CSP/CC: Topic:
ATOD Prevention-
Treatment Needs Of Particular Population And Development Of Skills Necessary To Effectively Counsel Individuals In Those Populations
TBA
9am to 4pm
30
2
09/13/2014
2
09/20/2014
3
09/27/2014
4a
10/04/2014
4b
10/18/2014
1
*EF-CF & SO: Topic:
1)
ASAC to Work Effectively
2) Genograms
3) Theory to Practice With Families
TBA
9am to 4pm
24
2
10/25/2014
2 & 3


Course Title:
*Counseling Special Populations/Cultural Competence (30 Hours)
*Effects on Family - Counseling Families and Significant Others (30 Hours)

CASAC November & December 2014

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