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.

2015 CASAC Training
CASAC January & February 2015
Tuesdays & Thursdays (Evening Track)

Date
Part
Course
Instructor
Time
Credit
Section
01/06/2015
1a
*EF-CF & SO: Topic:
1)
ASAC to work effectively
2)
Genograms
3)
Theory to practice with families
Manny Rosa
6pm to 9pm
12
2
01/08/2015
1b
01/13/2015
2
01/15/2015
3
01/20/2015
4a
*EF-CF & SO: Topic:
4)
Maintaining commitment to recovery
Brenda Wheat
6pm to 9pm
12
2
01/22/2015
4b
01/27/2015
4c
01/29/2015
4d
02/03/2015
1
*THD & RSA: Topic:
Various theories (physical and psychological)
Luis Laboy
6pm to 9pm
12
2
02/05/2015
2
02/10/2015
3
02/12/2015
4
02/17/2015
1
*HW & CD: Topic:
Medical issues including HIV, AIDS, STD's, TB and Hepatitis
Manny Rosa
6pm to 9pm
12
2
02/19/2015
2
02/24/2015
3
02/26/2015
4

Course Title:
*Effects on Family - Counseling Families and Significant Others (24 Hours)
*Theories of Human Development and The Relationship to S.A. (12 Hours)
*Health, Wellness and Communicable Diseases (12 Hours)

Saturdays (Day Track)

Date
Part
Course
Instructor
Time
Credit
Section
01/10/2015
1
*A&E: Topic:
Skills necessary to ATOD related problems (treatment readiness and sharing of assessment results)
Reggie Williams
9am to 4pm
24
3
01/24/2015
2
01/31/2015
3
02/07/2015
4
02/21/2015
1
*TP, CRK & DP: Topic:
1)
Knowledge of the cooperative process
2) Knowledge of the components of the treatment
Luis Laboy
9am to 4pm
24
3
02/28/2015
2

Course Title:
*Assessment and Evaluation (24 Hours)
*Treatment Planning, Client Record Keeping and Discharge Planning (24 Hours)

CLOSED Saturday - February 14th, 2015 - Presidents Day Weekend

CASAC March & April 2015
Tuesdays & Thursdays (Evening Track) - Click to Expand

Date
Part
Course
Instructor
Time
Credit
Section
03/03/2015
1a
*A&E: Topic:
1)
Skills Necessary to ATOD Related Problems: Screening & Assesment Ins
Wayne Clark
6pm to 9pm
12
3
03/05/2015
1b
03/10/2015
1c
03/12/2015
1d
03/17/2015
2a
*A&E: Topic:
2)
Determining Treatment Readiness, Sharing of Assessment Results
Luis Laboy
6pm to 9pm
12
3
03/19/2015
2b
03/24/2015
2c
03/26/2015
2d
03/31/2015
1a
*TP-CRK & DP: Topic:
1)
Knowledge of the Cooperative Process
2)
Knowledge of Components of the Treatment
Manuel Rosa
6pm to 9pm
12
3
04/02/2015
1b
04/07/2015
2a
04/09/2015
2b
04/14/2015
3
*TP-CRK & DP: Topic:
3)
Knowledge of Roles and Tasks
4) Knowledge of Content of Client's Records
5) Progress Notes, Discharges, etc.
6) Skills to Utilize New Technologies
Danny Andujar
6pm to 9pm
12
3
04/16/2015
4
04/21/2015
5
04/23/2015
6
04/28/2015
1a
*CMR & SC: Topic:
1)
Knowledge Develops Skills Case Management
Manuel Rosa
6pm to 9pm
12
3
04/30/2015
1b

Course Title:
*Assessment and Evaluation (24 Hours)
*Treatment Planning, Client Record Keeping and Discharge Planning (24 Hours)
*Case Management, Referral and Service Coordination (12 Hours)

Saturdays (Day Track) - Click to Expand

Date
Part
Course
Instructor
Time
Credit
Section
03/07/2015
3 & 4
*TP-CRK & DP: Topic:
3)
Knowledge of Roles and Tasks
4) Knowledge of Content of Clients’ Records
5) Progress Notes and Discharge, etc.
6) Skills to Utilize New Technologies
Luis Laboy
9am to 4pm
24
3
03/14/2015
5 & 6
03/21/2015
1
Preparation for CASAC
Computer Based Examination
Reggie Williams
9am to 4pm
12
0
03/28/2015
2
04/04/2015
1
*CMR & SC: Topic:
1) Knowledge - Develops Skills in Case Management
2) Knowledge on Documentation of Service Coordination
Brenda Wheat
9am to 4pm
12
3
04/11/2015
2
04/18/2015
1 & 2
*PF & CE & P: Topic:
1) Training Techniques
2) Abuse Prevention
3) Theories & Models
4) Importance of life skills
Brenda Wheat
9am to 4pm
12
3
04/25/2015
3 & 4

Course Title:
*Treatment Planning, Client Record Keeping and Discharge Planning (24 Hours)
*Case Management, Referral and Service Coordination (12 Hours)
*Patient, Family and Community Education and Prevention (12 Hours)
*Preparation for CASAC Examination (12 Hours)
*Case Management, Referral and Service Coordination (12 Hours)
*Patient, Family and Community Education and Prevention (12 Hours)

CASAC May & June 2015


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CASAC July & August 2015


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