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Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor

There is a great demand for credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselors (CASACs) who have a sound clinical foundation, as well as sensitivity to the diversity of the client population. This program is designed for health and human services professionals, educators, clergy, and employee assistance personnel who wish to enter or advance in the field.

Prerequisites:

Minimum Education Requirements: High School Diploma or Equivalent (TASC)

Prospects must submit

A program application ($25) and (1) complete all required courses with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better; (2) attend at least 80 percent of classroom instruction for each course; and (3) maintain an overall grade average of ā€œB.ā€ A certificate of completion is awarded after satisfactory completion of each course.

Course Requirements:

Credential applicants are required to complete 350 clock hours of course work covering 4 categories of knowledge. This training is provided under New York State OASAS Provider # AI 0157.

Overview of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
ASC 01 / 13 sessions / 40 hours / LEHC / $415
Diversity of Treatment Interventions and Approaches
ASC 02 / 15 sessions / 45 hours / LEHC / $465
Counseling Issues II: Family Counseling and Relapse Prevention
ASC 27 / 13 sessions / 40 hours / LEHC / $415
Treatment Planning, Clinical Documentation and Discharge Planning
ASC 31 / 10 sessions / 30 hours / LEHC / $315
Ethics, Ethical Practice and Counselor Wellness and Responsibility
ASC 42 / 15 sessions / 45 hours / LEHC / $465
Human Growth and Personality Development
ASC 26 / 10 sessions / 30 hours / LEHC / $315
Counseling Issues III: Communicable Diseases and Special Populations
ASC 28 / 12 sessions / 35 hours / LEHC / $365
Counseling Issues I: Individual and Group Counseling
ASC 24 / 15 sessions / 45 hours / LEHC / $465
Assessment, Clinical Evaluation, Case Management and Referral
ASC 33 / 13 sessions / 40 hours / LEHC / $415
CASAC Exam Preparation Course
Prerequisites: completed most coursework/significant CASAC direct service hours. (This course cannot be used to fulfill the OASAS 350-hour education and training requirement.)
ASC 60 / 3 sessions / 9 hours / LEHC / $165

CASAC Credential Information:

Satisfactory completion of 350-hours of education/training, supervised practical training, and documented work experience as well as passing the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS-OASAS) written examination are required for a the Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) designation. For complete information on the CASAC credentialing process in NYS, please go to: https://www.oasas.ny.gov/sqa/credentialing/casacprocess.cfm

Coordinator Contact:

Rory Gilbert
Email: rory.gilbert1@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8864
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