Spring 2017 in Kingston, NY
February 10, 2017
SUNY Ulster Offers both Day & Evening Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor Certificate (CASAC) Training in Spring 2017
Kingston, NY - SUNY Ulster’s Department of Continuing and Professional Education continues to offer Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor training. Offering both a day and evening program, SUNY Ulster attendees can complete their requisite training in 6 and 12 months respectively. The FAST Track day program will start on Tuesday, April 18, the evening program, already in session, has ongoing enrollment. With a curriculum approved by New York State’s Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), the 350 hours of training represents the first step for those seeking full credentialing.
With a projected 17 percent employment growth rate by 2024 in New York State, CASAC’s specialized clinicians are on the front lines helping in the recovery of those suffering with substance use disorders. CASACs fill a need in a wide variety of clinical settings and the relevance of their training extends to professionals working in schools, hospitals, human service advocacy agencies, and beyond. SUNY Ulster has trained hundreds of CASAC counselors through a curriculum that addresses diagnostic assessment, evaluation, intervention, referral, alcoholism, and substance abuse counseling in both individual and group settings.
In addition to providing the entire 350-hour training, SUNY Ulster’s program can be individualized for students who already possess approved hours through previous academic study. Re-credentialing courses are also offered for those holding full CASAC credentials.