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Credit hours for Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC); Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP); Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS); Credentialed Alcohol Substance Abuse Counselor—Gambling (CASAC-G); and Credentialed Prevention Professional—Gambling (CPP-G). This course work is recognized and approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board through reciprocity.

Achieving Long Term Happiness from the Inside Out

$65.00
5.5 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 3), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Learn how to achieve happiness and create a fulfilling life. Discover what blocks you and keeps you from achieving real and lasting happiness. Learn how the unconscious mind creates your life experiences and how you can train your mind to create a life you love. Learn how the hearts path is your true authentic path to living a happy and fulfilling life.

Addictive Thinking

$40.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

There are many additions—shopping, Internet, work, sex, drugs, etc. This training will present evidence of unusual and self-defeating logic of addictive thinking and how to use this evidence to help people understand and recover from various addictions. The trainees will learn what addictive thinking is, examine its origins, and explore the importance of such thinking as conflict, guilt, shame, anger, managing feelings, defense mechanisms, spirituality and co-dependence.

The Adolescent Brain and Gambling: A Risky Partnership

$40.00
3 hours CPP/CPS (Sec.1) CASAC Renewal, CASAC-G and CPP-G (Sec. 1), NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

What is the connection between the brain and adolescent risky behavior? Why are adolescents so susceptible to impulsive behavior? How does gambling qualify as an impulse control disorder?

The first part of the training will deal with the adolescent brain and its maturation. The second part will explore the results of the latest OASAS Adolescent Gambling Survey which reports that 10% of adolescents in New York State have a gambling problem and an additional 10% are at risk for developing a gambling problem. These rates are 3 to 4 times greater than those of adult gamblers.

The Adolescent Brain Update

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

New research is constantly revolutionizing our view of the adolescent mind and explaining its mystifying ways. This seminar on the adolescent brain will provide insight for parents and educators who have been puzzled by this unique stage of life. Gaining knowledge of exactly what is “going on in there”—will lead to an understanding of the critical period that is created by the dramatic changes taking place in an adolescent’s brain. Learn what is known on how the brain functions, the role drugs play on it and what that means for adolescents and those who work or live with them. By understanding the changes that are taking place in the brains of their children and their students, as well as understanding why these changes are taking place, adults will be able to better guide teens through this often difficult span of years.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Primer

$120.00
12 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

A two day training with the following sections to be covered:

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Overview
  • Addiction/Alcoholism, Sign, Symptoms, and Stages
  • Identification, intervention, and referral
  • The alcoholic/addicted family system

Alcohol in the Family

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Addressing Children From Alcohol or Other Drug Afflicted Families: Actions You Can Take to Improve Their Life and Yours.

This training will introduce participants to the different behavioral roles that are developed within a family with an alcohol or other drug problem and provide ways for effectively dealing with those behaviors. The techniques describes are aimed at both reducing the difficulties experienced in working with these youth and the distractions they sometimes bring to the classroom, and providing ways to engage them in a positive manner, thereby providing them with opportunities to learn alternative behaviors.

Alcohol Server Education Program

$30.00

A program to provide distributors, retailers, and servers of alcohol with legal information, and ideas regarding improved business practices that could lead to possible insurance reductions.

The presentation includes the most current information regarding alcohol use, abuse and the law. Participants will be instructed in techniques and skills to avoid ethical and legal problems. One three hour session.

Anger Management Treatment

$45.00
3 hours, Section 1 CPP/CPS, CASAC Renewal, OASAS & PCB Approved

Participants will learn how to help their substance abuse and mental health clients develop skills that are necessary to successfully manage anger. Find out how anger is managed effectively, how to stop violence or the threat of violence, how to develop self-control over thoughts/actions and how to receive support from others.

Assessment and Evaluation of Clients with Chemical Dependency Issues

$35.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This training will help participants examine their own belief system and evaluate their personal style in dealing with those who present chemical dependency issues. Participants will define their interviewing style and review background in the DSM IV as it relates to chemical dependency diagnosis. Participants will be able to identify barriers in obtaining information to determine if their client is in need of further referral for evaluation.

Assessment and Evaluation Methods

$60.00
6 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

The morning session of this one day training will focus on understanding prevention research/science-based prevention; the purpose of needs assessment; designing and conducting assessments. The afternoon session will include an overview of program evaluation, elements of process evaluation, outcome evaluation and impact evaluation.

Beginning Awareness & Basic Educational Studies (BABES) Presenter Certification Training

$270.00 Registration Fee

$550.00 Kit Additional Fee
(Kit includes puppets, story books & curriculum)

17 hours, CPP & CPS (Section 2), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved.
Educational Incentive Program (EIP) is applicable.
15 hours credit in five Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) training categories.

In this 17 hour presenter certification training participants will familiarize themselves with the BABES program and application of the curriculum theory and practices throughout the seven story sessions. Trainees will feel confident in their ability to present the program while creating a safe and positive learning environment with the ultimate goal of developing healthy living skills for the children that they instruct/counsel.

Beginning Awareness & Basic Educational Studies (BABES) Training of Trainer Certification

$1070.00 (includes registration & training kit)

In this 17 hour course participants will be trained to be a trainer of presenters. Trainees will feel confident in their ability to train presenters with the necessary skills to deliver the BABES basic seven session program. Those interested must meet special criteria to qualify for this certification. Call Kathleen at 664-3608 regarding this prerequisite.

A Basic Overview of Alcohol and Other Drugs

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This course will introduce participants to the basics of alcohol and other drug use. Participants will be provided with an understanding of why people use substances, the basic types of drugs, and what each drug does to an individual, physically and psychologically. Recognizing signs and symptoms of an individual's use will also be covered, as will initial steps of getting someone help.

Behind the Mask: Gender & Gambling Preferences—Feminine Perspective

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC-G, CPP-G (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

The expansion of legalized gambling has created major adverse effects on the well-being of women. This training will examine such adverse effects as loss of intimacy and trust, loss of self-esteem, financial problems, the double standard applied to women gamblers, and how shame often inhibits women from seeking help for a gambling problem.

Binge Drinking and Safety Issues for Young Females

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Through this training the participants will become aware of the rising numbers of adolescent binge drinking and understanding the connection of risky behaviors and consequences, including safety issues with young females.

Bullying: STOP the “Imbalance of Power” — Get Involved

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Everyday youth are tormented with bullying behavior in various settings. This training will focus on the different types of bullying behaviors that exist within society, assess the characteristics of victims and bullies, and take a closer look at short term and long term consequences of bullying for all individuals involved. Participants will learn different strategies, programs currently available and resources for victims, parents, and faculty/staff on combating bullying.

“Chasing Dreams or Living Nightmares”: A Psychological Portrait of the Compulsive Gambler

$60.00
6 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC-G, CPP-G (Sec. 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Narrative – What compels a compulsive gambler to make such horrendous decisions that lead him down the road of self-destruction?

Participants will examine and attempt to understand the thought processes of two compulsive gamblers through the use of film study. James Caan (The Gambler, 1974) and Phillip Seymour Hoffman (Owning Mahony, 2003), portray compulsive gamblers who make choices that seem abnormal to most people; but to the compulsive gambler, those decisions appear to be very normal and rational. Learn what motivates the gambler and why is he unable to see what others can readily see.

Child Abuse: Traumatic Influences, Behaviors & Treatment

$45.00
3.5 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS and PCB Approved

The process of brain changes due to maltreatment starts as early as infancy. Infants/toddlers, children and adolescents who have been traumatized by emotional, sexual, physical abuse and/or neglect, suffer radical changes in their brain that predispose them to such disorders/symptoms as: ADHD, Schizophrenia, Conduct Disorder, Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, Dissociative episodes, aggressive behaviors, and the 3 types of flashbacks. In order to understand these consequences of trauma, and in order to offer treatment to these children, we need to understand these biological changes in the brain, and how these changes create acting out behaviors and symptoms of mental illness. This workshop will explore the neurobiology of trauma as well as the symptoms these neurological brain changes create.

Close Encounters of the Intercultural Kind, Human Communication Workshop

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in improving their intercultural communications skills. Participants will explore many vital issues that often effect successful communication across cultural lines. Topics will include the individual vs. the group; Low and high context cultures; contrasting views of the role of work; attitudes toward nature; implicit vs. explicit communication patterns; social control systems; some common mistakes and gift giving.

Close Encounters of the Interpersonal Kind, Human Communication Workshop

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in improving their interpersonal communication skills. Participants will learn how to penetrate the barriers that often stand in the way of genuine interpersonal communications. Personal rights, limitations and ethical considerations will be reviewed. As a result of this course participants will gain a better understanding to the communication process as it relates to interpersonal, nonverbal, intercultural and group context.

Club Drugs, Not Just for Clubs Anymore

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This three hour training will introduce participants to the different drugs falling under the loose heading of Club Drugs. The training will cover what the drug is, how it is used, and the effects the drug has on the user. Attention will also be paid to why certain drugs are used as "club" drugs, and how these drugs are used in our more rural communities which may not have "clubs."

Codependency and Family Issues in the Treatment of Addictions

$35.00
3 hours, CPP (Section 4), CASAC/CPS Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This training will focus on the irrational beliefs and dysfunctional behavior patterns that are learned early in families where verbal, physical or sexual abuse is prevalent. Learning self-esteem, empowerment, assertiveness and boundary setting skills can dramatically change the quality of life for such individuals. An overview of the participant's current state of being and/or understanding with an emphasis on skill building techniques will be presented.

Combating Toxic Messages by Analyzing Today's Media

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 3), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Media has a powerful influence on our lives and consuming media has both positive and negative consequences. Discover a new approach for protecting our children and adolescents from the unhealthy and negative effects of media by empowering them with a better understanding of the media and giving them control over the messages they receive.

Communication Skills

$30.00

A three hour training which focuses on four main types of communication: verbal and nonverbal communication, cultural aspects of communication, effective written communication, and mitigating the consequences of miscommunication.

Communication Skills - P103

$60.00
6 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This one day training concentrates on the four main types of communication: verbal and non-verbal communication, cultural aspects of communication, effective written communication, and mitigating the consequences of miscommunication.

Community Mobilization: Creating Power in your Community

$30.00
3 CASAC/CPP/CPS hours

As a result of this 3 hour training, participants will increase their understanding of and skill base for planning and implementing community organization efforts. The trainees will learn how to create power through key community leaders, gain support and manage change, identify appropriate mobilization tactics and demonstrate them.

Community Organization - P104

$120.00
12 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This two day training emphasizes the elements of community organizing, communication for community organizing, opportunities and obstacles, creating power through community leaders, elements of change, mobilization and technical assistance.

Compassion Fatigue: Recognizing & Coping

$45.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 3), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB APPROVED

Learn how empathy leads to compassionate fatigue and vicarious traumatization. Through this seminar participants will understand the symptoms and how it is different than burnout. They will learn ways of coping and self-care practices.

Compulsive Gambling Certification Training, OASAS Approved

$495.00
60 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CPP-G (Section 1)Initial & Renewal, CASAC-G 15 hours (Sec. 1 & 2); 20 hours (Section 3) and 10 hours (Section 4). CASAC/CPP/CPS Renewal NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This 60 hour training covers gambling specific prevention strategies with course work that provides knowledge focused specifically on problem gambling prevention (e.g., factors which affect gambling-related behavior, evidence-based prevention approaches; and promising gambling programs) and on community gambling assessments tools.

Compulsive Gambling Prevention Training

$350.00
30 hours, CPP& CPS (Section 1), CASAC-G 15 hours (Section 1) Initial and Renewal & CPP-G 10 hours each (Section 1,2 & 3) Initial and Renewal. CASAC/CPP/CPS Renewal NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This 30 hour Core curriculum prevention track includes course work that provides a broad overview of the problem gambling field and that provides knowledge to enhance skills and abilities to perform as a problem gambling prevention practitioner.

Coping with Triggers

$45.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

The purpose of the training is for therapists to discuss the negative effect that triggers can have on the recovery process. There are 6 common triggers that interfere with the recovery process:

  1. Stress
  2. Emotions
  3. Grief and Loss
  4. Resentment
  5. Fear of failure / success
  6. Loss of commitment to the recovery process

Each trigger will be discussed and coping strategies developed in the workshop to assist with resolving the 6 common triggers. The technique of mindfulness as well as Marlatt–Gordon Relapse Prevention Model will be discussed in relation to coping with triggers.

Counselor & Client Relationships

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 3), CASAC Renewal. NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Through this three hour training participants will examine their own process of initial interviewing, establishing healthy boundaries for themselves by combining knowledge of own skills and examining new methods of approach. The introduction of transference and counter-transference and stages client/counselor relationships will enable participant and a greater understanding of developing appropriate boundaries for a therapeutic relationship.

Counselor Wellness

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 3), CASAC Renewal. NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Each day we face our own personal issues as we become the "guides" for our clients, directing them to potential solutions to their own issues.

  • Do you feel overwhelmed with "things to do?"
  • Feel as if there is not time to take care of yourself?
  • Act on behalf of our clients and realize we are putting forth all of the effort?
  • Continue to handle the paperwork shuffle and always feel behind?

Counselor wellness is an important aspect of the helping professional. One area we often overlook is taking care of ourselves and making sure we are able to identify and adequately address our own needs. This training will focus on dealing with those overwhelming responsibilities and relying on your own strengths as well as expectations for building the therapeutic relationship.

Creating Environments for Empowerment

$40.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 3), CASAC Renewal, OASAS & PCB Approved

This workshop was developed for counselors of addictions and domestic abuse whom are actively seeking additional methodologies. It will assist counselors in their counseling efforts by offering clients alternatives when other treatment strategies fail. Anyone struggling with these issues are welcome to attend. Presented will be ideas, perceptions, powerful tools and keys that can help influence a greater awareness of self. The presentation is designed to efficiently and effectively penetrate the veil that constricts the healing process. Participants will understand that there are Laws or energies that influence every aspect of human life and how to utilize their nuances for empowerment. Participants will learn why people fail or struggle to create what’s really desired, yet, are successful in creating exactly what they do not desire.

Current Trends (Alcohol and Other Drugs)

$30.00

A half day training on the current drugs that are prevalent in our society. The education format includes instruction and group discussions on these current drugs.

Current Trends in the Drug World

$30.00
3 hours CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC renewal, NYS OASAS approved

This training will provide an overview of controlled and non-controlled substances that are being misused and abused in the community. We will take a deeper look at the different types of drugs that are making headlines today, including Heroin, Methamphetamines, Prescription Pain Medication, Over the Counter Drugs and Cannabis. We will explore each drugs appearance, physiological and psychological effects, methods of ingestion, and slang terminology. Lastly, we will discover different types of strategies that families, schools and communities can utilize to help combat these current trends.

Dangers Associated with Over the Counter and Prescription Drugs

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This training will look into current trends in the abuse, and misuse of over the counter and prescription drugs. Safe when used as directed these drugs have a darker and sometimes lethal side when used improperly or combined with other substances. Learn what is happening with these drugs, what the potential for danger is and how to safeguard your home and family.

Dealing with Children With Special Behaviors (Alcohol in the Family)

$30.00
2.5 hours, CPP (Section 3), CPP/CPS/CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS Approved. PCB Approved; NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Approved for Principles of Childhood Development & Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification and Prevention, Educational Incentive Program (EIP) is applicable.

This training will introduce participants to the different behavioral roles that are developed within a family with an alcohol or other drug problem and provide ways for effectively dealing with those behaviors. Results/strengths associated with each role will be reviewed and how the care giver/professional can build on these strengths. The techniques described are aimed at both reducing the difficulties experienced in dealing with these youth and providing ways to engage them in a positive manner.

Designing and Developing Effective Presentations & Training Sessions - P202

$60.00
6 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This one day training gives an overview of guidelines for designing and developing effective presentations and training sessions. The course covers project planning, analysis tasks, writing learning objectives, designing tests, designing structure and determining methods, the fun factor, the development process, pilots and evaluation.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Co-existing Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders

$30.00
3 hours, CPP (Section 4), CASAC/CPP/CPS Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment designed for difficult to treat mental disorders. This workshop will provide a practical application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to co-existing substance abuse and mental health disorders. Specific DBT strategies will be presented and issues specific to substance abusers will be discussed in the context of DBT.

Designer Drugs: The New Alarming Trends

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Government officials, treatment professionals and public safety personnel are continuously changing their strategies to combat the usage of emerging abused substances which have come to be called “designer drugs.” This training will explore the different types of designer drugs, including Synthetic Marijuana, Bath Salts and other analogues.  Participants will be trained in the recognition of the signs and symptoms of their use, as well as the dangers associated with these drugs.

Drug Free Work Place

$135.00 on-site training
1.5 hours

This half day training gives an overview of drugs in the workplace, including who the users are, why employees use drugs, how drugs enter the work site and what substances are abused. This training also focuses on rules and tips for taking action, including work drug policies, legal issues, drug testing and identifying problem employees.

E-Cigarettes: A General Overview

$45.00
4 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 4), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

E-Cigarettes, a popular trend in the tobacco world, are sweeping the nation. The presentation will shed light on this new product and the many risks involved.

The Effects of Cocaine Use on the Brain

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This training will provide an understanding of how cocaine affects various areas of the brain that will cause addition to the substance and the significance of cocaine use as it pertains to the short term and long term effects on the individual. It will include the medical consequences which will show the nature of cocaine addiction as a result of its impact on the brain functions.

Effects of Domestic Violence on Child Witnesses

$35.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PBC Approved

Participants will obtain a greater level of understanding of the short term and long term effects of familial violence on child witnesses. Covered will be the risks associated with children’s exposure to violence, clinical themes as a result of such exposure; and variables that influence a child’s reaction. The training will separate myths from fact regarding the role of substance abuse in domestic violence.

Ethics for Professionals

$30.00 or $60.00
3 or 6 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 3) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PBC approved

This course offers an understanding of professional concerns involved in ethical practice and provides guidelines for dealing with commonplace situations in which ethical issues arise.

Ethics for the Prevention Field

$20.00
1.5 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 3) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PBC Approved

This course offers an understanding of professional concerns involved in ethical practice and provides guidelines for dealing with commonplace situations in which ethical issues arise.

The Examined Life: Ethics, Values & Professionalism In the Field of Addictions

$40.00
3 hours, Section 3 CASAC/CPP/CPS, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

The Examined Life: Ethics, Values & Professionalism in Prevention is a 3 CASAC/CPP credit hour exploratory workshop to raise awareness of the importance of personal and professional ethical practice to assure the health, safety and recovery of those suffering from addictions. Participants will identify aspects of and obstacles to introspection. Foundations of ethics will be explored and discussed. A review of the CPP Canons of Ethical Principles and an ethical decision-making model will allow participants to evaluate ethics in professional settings in the field of addictions.

Exploring Prevention Ethics - P105

$60.00
6 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 3), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

As a result of this 6 hour training, participants will understand the NYS Code of Ethical Conduct for Prevention Practitioners and an Ethical Decision-Making model that helps prevention practitioners make ethical decisions for common ethical prevention dilemmas.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: The Basics

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PBC Approved

This training will provide information on the basics of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. It will include sections on Understanding FASD, Prevention and Risk Reduction, Symptoms and Difficulties of FASD, Diagnosis, Treatment and Strategies to Improve Outcomes.

As a childcare provider, you may qualify for a scholarship to offset training or course work required by the NYS OCFS regulations.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: What School Staff and Parents Need to Know

$30.00
3 hours, CPS/CSP (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PBC Approved

This training will provide basic knowledge and skills related to the identification of, diagnosis of and interventions and resources for children, who may be affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol and who may be experiencing the difficulties associated with FASD as well as their families, teacher or other human service professionals.

  • Beliefs and attitudes about FASD
  • What FASD is and how it can be prevented
  • How alcohol affects the fetus
  • How FASD affects a child's learning and behavior
  • Testimonial or case studies of affected children and caregivers
  • Simple Strategies for working with children with FASD
  • Suggestions for how school staff and and parents of students with FASD can work together to support affected children
  • Resources and next steps

The Four Components of Heroin Addiction

$45.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

The workshop will cover attachment issues related to heroin addiction and the reason that relapse issues occur. The culture of addiction will also be addressed to explain the continued bond between the using environment which interferes with the recovery environment. An understanding of the lifestyle and the love of the needle assists in encouraging follow through with treatment recommendations and to decrease the disenfranchised grief because the two topics are very often not discussed in treatment.

Gambling Away the Golden Years—You May Lose More Than Money

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS CASAC-G, CPP-G (Section 3), NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Participants will gain an understanding of how age, mental health, physical health and certain medications can impact on one’s gambling. Various types of financial exploitations seniors can be subjected to by family members and care takers will be reviewed and the services that are available for help.

Gambling: What Are the Chances It’s Affecting You?

No charge
2 hours, CPP/CPS/CPP-G/CASAC-G (Section 1), CASAC (Section 2), Renewal All, OASAS Approved

With so many gambling opportunities available in the areas surrounding Chautauqua County, it’s important to understand what problem gambling is. This training will focus on the different types of gamblers and forms of gambling that are surrounding the community. We will look further into the different populations that struggle with problem gambling and the resources available in the community. We will decipher the similarities and differences between problem gambling and other addictions. In addition, we will discuss prevention strategies and tolls that families, schools, and the community can implement to prevent underage gambling. Some drugs are in plain sight. This is a presentation to show the drug paraphernalia that youth use to hide different drugs.

Gangs

Cost: Call CASAC for details
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Presented will be four NYS Department strategies for dealing with unauthorized groups/gangs through zero tolerance. Reviewed will be the scope of the problem, current activity in the county and the discipline and convictions for participation.

Geriatric Mental Health Awareness

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approval

Participants will be provided with a broad overview of significant issues related to the aging population. The session will include discussions on counseling barriers; complications of alcohol and other drug abuse; adaptations of psychotherapy; psychotherapy with the person having Dementia; resources available; when it is time to consider a facility, care giving; and community assistance.

Grief & Loss as it Relates to Giving Up Addictions

$45.00
3 hours, CPP&CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PBC Approved

As a result of this training the participants will gain a broader understanding of the depth of emotional, psychological and relational pain experienced by their clients when trying to separate from their drug of choice and be able to empathize with their clients’ pain more fully. Included will be an overview of the role a substance of abuse plays in relationships to the abuser. Various theories of grief and loss will be examined and participants will gain an understanding of how these theories interweave and parallel with the type of loss associated with addiction.

Herbal Supplements Use and Abuse

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PBC Approved

In this three hour course you will learn a brief history of herbals, their application, possible interaction with prescription drugs and common misconceptions regarding herbals today. Also, there will be a time for questions and answers.

Heroin Addiction Has a Negative Effect On The Family

$45.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Heroin Addiction has a negative effect on the user; however, the close friends and the close family members are also affected. Addiction can pull at the heart strings of the family members and they may feel emotions such as confusion, anger and despair to name a few. The family member may also wrestle with excluding the family member that is in active addiction or loving them to the point of “co-dependency.” The family member will require coping mechanisms to assist them while the family member is in active addiction or begins treatment. The in-service will discuss the changes that a family experiences, the levels of detachment that will possibly occur and coping skills required during this critical crisis.

The Heroin Crisis: Dependency and Treatment

$45.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, OASAS & PCB Approved

Workshop participants will become familiar with the signs and symptoms of opioid dependence, withdrawal, and intoxication, as well as historical and ethical issues surrounding opioid use and treatment. Participants will be able to discuss an approach to clinical decision-making regarding matching the opioid-dependent individual to appropriate treatment options, including the opioid replacement therapies (buprenorphine and methadone). This seminar will also address opioid dependency during pregnancy. Continued opioid use has negative effects on a woman psychologically as well as physically and will also have negative developmental effects on the fetus. The information shared at this workshop will better prepare counselors and other professionals when working with women addicted to opioids and women that are pregnant and continue using opioids or contemplating recovery.

Historical Trauma, Genetic Influences and Substance Abuse in Native Americans

$45.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Historical Trauma describes massive cumulative trauma accrued across generations. In this workshop we will discuss Native American Intergenerational trauma along with the mental, physical, emotional and genetic consequences of this trauma that many Native Americans contend with today. By understanding the symptoms of historical trauma, we can examine best practices in Substance Abuse counseling with Native Americans.

Household Drugs

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

As a result of attending this training participants will be better able to recognize potential use hazards and reduce the chance of abuse of these substances. The course will cover different substances and signs/symptoms associated with their use and ways to address the risk for abuse represented by these materials/substances.

Household Substances: Dangers and Precautions

$20.00
2.5 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

As a result of attending this training, participants will be better able to recognize potential chemical hazards and reduce the chance of abuse of these substances. The course will cover different substances and signs/symptoms associated with abuse; ways to address the risk represented by these materials/substances; and how to safeguard their home.

How Adults Learn: The Neuroscience of Adult Learning

$45.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Neuroscientists can now view the learning brain. Educators, psychologists, and neuroscientists have some together to create the new field of learning science called educational neuroscience. In this workshop we will discuss: how the brain learns, the learning cycle, the impact of stress on learning, the role of meaning and emotions in learning, creativity and holistic learning. This workshop is relevant for educators, trainers, skills trainers, and those who work with psycho education.

How to Discover Your Life Purpose & Create a Fulfilling Life

$45.00
4.5 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 3) CASAC Renewal

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How you can discover your Life Purpose

  • Learn who you really are—your light side

  • Learning profound philosophies that will positively change the way you see yourself, others and your life forever

  • Find what you are passionate about, your true heart’s desire and how knowing this will lead you to find a fulfilling career

  • Learn how to tap into your inner-wisdom-intuition

  • Learn ways on how you can heal your life and how healing your life can unleash your greatest potential to living a fulfilling life with purpose

Identifying & Combating Triggers for Relapse

$40.00
4 hours, CPP (Section 4) CASAC/CPS Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Participants will gain an understanding of basic internal factors of relapse, problems associated with relapse and methods for identifying and combating triggers for relapse. As a result of this training, participants will be able to facilitate client awareness of relapse factors and educate clients on relapse prevention planning.

Identifying & Understanding Client Needs

$60.00
6 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Renewal

Participants will be able to define alcoholism and the stages of addiction in general. Roles in a chemically dependent family will be explored and explained. Characteristics of those roles and the enabling which takes place in these homes will be presented. Dealing with denial and "carefronting" instead of confronting the using individual and family members will be explored. Levels of treatment will also be reviewed and what to expect when referring an individual to treatment.

Inhalant Use

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

As a result of this training, participants will gain knowledge and understanding about the unique nature and hazards of inhalant use. They will be able to recognize potential use and learn how to reduce the chance of abuse.

Integrated Mental Health & Substance Use Treatment Programs/Systems Using C-BIT

$60.00
6 hours, CPP (Section 4) CASAC/CPS Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This training will provide participants with a foundation in providing integrated treatment for mental health and substance use disorders. The course will review systems and treatment models and interventions, explore historical perspectives and barriers in addressing co-occurring disorders, detail best practices, address strategies for program and systems change, and examine current local, state and federal directions and initiatives.

Integrating Spirituality As a Useful Resource When Working with Trauma

$30.00
3 hours, CPP (Section 4) CASAC/CPS Renewal, OASAS & PCB Approved

This workshop will explore participants’ own spirituality first and then explore ways to assess a client’s spirituality as well as how to create spiritual interventions with a client. Participants will learn how to do spiritual genograms, life maps and echograms with their clients as well as with themselves. Participants will be given an opportunity to experience mindfulness exercises as well.

Inroduction to Problem Gambling and Compulsive Gambling

$60.00
6 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC/CPP/CPS Renewal, CASAC-G & CPP-G (Section 1) NYS OASAS & PCB Approval

Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the prevalence and types of gambling available in New York State; the skills necessary to be able to identify the adverse effects of problem and compulsive gambling; and the effects it has on diverse populations. They will learn what services are available throughout NY State to help those adversely affected by problem and compulsive gambling.

Learn To Love And Not Fear Public Speaking

$120.00
6 hours (3 hours each session)

This two-part course work is a must for professionals at all levels.

  • 1st Session, Participants will be exposed to the underlying principals of effective communication with emphasis on the design and preparation of an effective speech. Sessions will include prepared remarks, plenty of group interaction, practice, and planning.

  • 2nd Session, Delivery of an actual speech. The trainer will be available for coaching/advisement during the interval between the first and second session.

Life Skills Training for Facilitators

$120.00 (additional $120.00 charge for Year One manual)
12 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2) renewal hours for CASAC/CPP/CPS, NYS OASAS Approved

This training allows health professionals, teachers and/or students to implement this science-based prevention program with proven results in long term alcohol, tobacco and other drug reduction. It is a one day training based on the curriculum designed by Dr. Gilbert Botvin, a well-known prevention specialist from Cornell University. This curriculum provides alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention related information, promotes anti-drug norms, fosters the development of personal management skills and general social skills and teaches students how to handle and cope with violent situations.

Elementary Life Skills Training for Facilitators

$60.00
6 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2) CASAC/CPP/CPS renewal hours, NYS OASAS Approved

As a result of this training participants will be able to implement the Elementary LST program and be able to apply the curriculum theory and practices throughout the 3-year program.

Life Skills Training Booster Session Training

$60.00
6 hours, CASAC/CPP/CPS renewal hours, NYS OASAS Approved

Participants will review the developmental differences as the student matures and how to adapt those changes into the LST program with fidelity. As a result of this training participants will gain an understanding of the four interactive teaching techniques; Identify strengths and challenges to implementing the LST Program; Obtain guidelines for responding to challenging classroom questions; Demonstrate the ability to implement the LST Curriculum with fidelity, including any modifications and adaptations.

Lifestyle Changes and Recovery Process

$45.00
3 hours, Section 1 CPP/CPS, CASAC Renewal OASAS & PCB Approved

The workshop is for clinicians to assist the recovering substance user to develop the appropriate self-management skills by using Motivational Interviewing techniques to encourage lifestyle changes for a successful recovery. The workshop will focus on understanding the positive effects of a balanced lifestyle, control of self and the emotions that can interfere with the recovery process. The workshop is for clinicians to encourage the substance user to implement appropriate strategies such employment, money management, and crisis intervention without using/abusing drugs and/or alcohol.

Marijuana: Myths & Realities

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

There is a lot of confusion lately about marijuana. The purpose of this three hour training is to help dispel some of the misconceptions and discover the truth in the arguments. Among the issues addressed will be marijuana's physical and mental effects; how marijuana compares to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; its current social and legal status in the United States; and a look at the many myths surrounding marijuana and their realities.

Marijuana: Re-examining the Myth

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

With new information coming in each day, with states looking at everything from medicalization to legalization and taxation, what is the reality? Do we have enough information to decide? Just what is the truth, and what are the lies. Let’s try and clear away the smoke and re-examine the Myths, both good and bad.

Marijuana Update: Keep off the Grass

$40.00
3 hours, CASAC/CPP/CPS (Sec.1) NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Why do adolescents smoke Marijuana? What does research say about the increase or decrease in marijuana use? Why is it harmful to young adolescent brains? What are the short term and long term effects of marijuana use? What are the current trends? What is the latest update on medical marijuana use in NYS including legalization and decriminalization? These questions and others will be answered in this three hour training.

Medicine Cabinet Highs—Prescription Drugs and Youth

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

One of the fastest growing drug problems lies in our own homes, and is being promoted by our own culture. This training will look not only at why the kids are so attracted to prescription drugs and how we may be unconsciously feeding it, it will look at specific things we, as a community and as individuals, can do to stop it.

Mental Health Disorders, Attachment Disorders and Acting Out Behaviors in Maltreated Infants, Toddlers, and Pre-school Children

$45.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS approved

The emphasis of this workshop will be on early childhood (ages 0–5). The impact of a dysfunctional family on the developing child is devastating. This workshop will discuss the impact of trauma due to maltreatment which includes, the development of attachment disorders, mental health disorders, and puzzling acting out behaviors. The participants will develop an understanding of dissociation, hyperarousal, disorganized attachment, classifications of infant/toddler mental health disorders, development of the infant brain, and the latest research concerning emotional development along with the impact of substance abuse on the developing child.

Mental Health Disorders In Traumatized Children and Adolescents

$45.00
3.5 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS Approved

This workshop will explore various types of mental health disorders including dissociative disorders related to trauma (such as Dissociative Identity Disorder). Children who have been traumatized by emotional, sexual, physical abuse and/or neglect suffer radical changes in their brain which predisposes them to: various mental health disorders (including attachment disorders), acting out aggressively, dissociative and hyperarousal defenses, and visual, somatic and affective flashbacks. The process of brain changes due to maltreatment can start as early as the first month of life. Differential Diagnosis will be discussed along with assessment and treatment of traumatized children.

Methamphetamine: A Closer Look at Today’s “Speed”

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, OASAS & PCB Approved

This training will give participants an in-depth look at Methamphetamine. It will examine the drug itself, its toxology, its method of manufacture and usage; the expanse of the problem, locally and nationally; its bio/psycho/social effects on those who use and the people around them; and recommendations for preventing its spread.

Mindfulness Practice: Enhancing Self-care & Client Outcomes

$50.00
3 hours, Section 1 CPP/CPS, CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Persons that can benefit from this training are those living with trauma and addictions, and those who care about and work with them. As a result of this training, participants will come away with a de-mystified understanding of mindfulness, its basic neurobiology and practical application to the treatment of addictions, clients living with trauma, its after effects and clinician self-care.

Mindfulness Practice In Trauma: Get Inside the First 1/5 of a Second

$45.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Persons that can benefit from this training are those living with trauma and addictions, and those who care about and work with them. As a result of this training participants will come away with a de-mystified understanding of Mindfulness, its basic neurobiology and practical application to the treatment of addictions, especially in clients living with trauma and its aftereffects and clinician self care.

Mission Possible: Keeping Our Youth Drug-Free

$30.00
3 hours CPP/CPS (Sec. 2) CASAC renewal NYS OASAS approved

This training is intended for our community, including, but not limited to, parents, teachers, social workers, and counselors. The training will offer participants ways to address drug related issues/concerns in a proactive and assertive way. Information will be provided on common drug facts and current trends, while assessing and identifying the substance abuse indicators (signs & symptoms) of youth. In addition, we will be assessing the county’s school data and the Social Norms relating to the data. The training will include identifying and understanding the Children of Alcoholics (COA) and the roles they play in the classroom environment as well as in the home. Furthermore, the participants will be able to strategize how to confront youth’s drug use/abuse; know how to identify the signs of drug use/abuse; and where and how to access our community’s resources.

Motivational Interviewing: Engaging and Guiding

$45.00
3 hours, CPP (Section 4) CASAC/CPS Renewal, OASAS & PCB Approved

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a person centered, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change. MI has been widely researched in the treatment of substance use disorders; additionally, it appears to be a helpful approach for other types of health behavior change—tobacco dependence, HIV risk behaviors, unhealthy eating behaviors and so on. The goal of this training is to increase the clinician's desire and skill in conveying the overall spirit of MI. This spirit is evident when services are person centered, nonconfrontational and collaborative. Autonomy of the person being served is emphasized by exploring choices and supporting the person as he/she self determines the change(s) for which he/she is committed. Specific skills such as reflections, open ended questions, affirmations and summaries will be described, modeled and practiced.

Motivational Interviewing: (Tipping Ambivalence Towards Change) A Practical Application of OARS

$50.00
3 hours, CPP (Section 4) CASAC/CPS Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Some concepts/skills important to motivational interviewing include self-efficacy (confidence, competence), developing discrepancy, compassion, sustain talk and dancing with discord. The five key communication skills of OARS are (1) Open-ended questions, (2) Affirmations, (3) Reflective listening, (4) Summaries, and (5) Providing information with permission. After a brief Power Point presentation, the remainder of the session will allow participants to watch examples of Motivational Interviewing and then practice these techniques using real role play

Needs Assessment, Research and Evaluation - P102

$120.00
12 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This two day training focuses on the purpose of the needs assessment process and the design of a needs assessment approach for program planning, understanding "science-based" prevention, developing skills and knowledge for process, outcome, and impact evaluation will also be covered.

The Neurobiology of Abuse

$45.00
3 hours, Section 1 CPP/CPS, CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Find out what the Neurobiology of Abuse tells us about behaviors and mental health disorders of children/adults who have been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused and neglected. Discover how trauma sets the stage for addictions such as porn and sexual addiction, and drug and alcohol addiction. Also find out the attachment disorders of abused children along with baffling behaviors of children and adults who have been abused along with the problems of dissociative disorders due to traumatic abuse and how dissociation is lined to Dissociative Identity Disorder (was multiple personality disorder).

The following professionals would benefit from the training: drug and alcohol counselors, case managers, mental health counselors, social workers teachers and school counselors who work with children from traumatic homes.

Office Skills & Office Etiquette

$30.00

This one half day training covers appropriate, accurate and efficient means for the exchange of information or messages in addition to basic office procedures, accepted protocol, communication via e-mail and business letters.

Opioid Dependency & Pregnancy: Strategies Towards Healthy Delivery

$50.00
3 hours, Section 3 CASAC/CPP/CPS, OASAS & PCB Approved

The training will aid counselors and other professionals working with women addicted to opioids and women who are pregnant and continue using opioids or contemplating recovery. Currently, there is a gap of information for opioid use involving women and pregnancy. This is an epidemic and the medical field is attempting to create innovative strategies. Attempting to treat the disease of addiction, along with the complications involving pregnancy, is a topic that requires attention. Continued opioid use has negative effects on a woman psychologically, as well as physically, and will have negative developmental effects on the fetus. The information shared at this workshop will better inform and prepare women struggling with this addiction.

Outcomes and Performance Targets

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS, (Section 2), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PBC Approved

A half day workshop to aid human service professionals and agencies with performance based goals and outcomes for accountable success that is both specific and measurable.

Overview of Behavioral Addictions

$45.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, OASAS & PCB Approved

There are many diagnosable addictions. Some are chemical and others are behavioral. During this training, participants will learn about the different types of behavioral addictions, many of which are becoming increasingly popular. The behavioral addictions discussed during this training will include: gambling, shopping, Internet, video gaming, cell phones, work and exercise.

Pharmacology for Prevention Professionals - P204

$60.00
6 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

During this one day training participants will gain an understanding of pharmacology basics as it relates to gateway drugs, inhalants and other depressants, stimulants and hallucinogens. Club drugs, designer drugs and steroids will also be discussed. Implications for prevention practitioners will be addressed for each of the drug categories.

Prescription Drug Abuse: The Rising Epidemic

$40.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Prescription drug misuse and abuse is a complex problem, affecting many individuals from adolescents to adults. This training provides an overview of the current epidemic and the correlation between prescription abuse and the heroin overdoses that have been occurring across the nation. During this session, we will explore prescription drugs, such as pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives, as well as, over the counter drugs. This session will take a closer look at contributing factors of prescription drug abuse and will examine prevention strategies and treatment efforts which can be implemented to combat the problem.

Presentation Skills

$30.00

This 3 hour workshop will provide innovative tips, techniques, and strategies that empower trainees to speak with confidence and skill.

Preventing Relapse: An Action Plan

$40.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Based on the suggestions of Terrence Gorski, this presentation will focus on the six stages of recovery from chemical dependency. Participants will recognize that while working through the challenges that create frustration and lead to relapse, sobriety is more than just healing the damage... Promoting physical, psychological, social and spiritual health, prove absolutely essential to long term sobriety. Participants will participate in discussion of case studies and learn how to apply information from the presentation to their personal use.

Prevention Methods - P101

$120.00
12 hours, CPS/CPP (Section 2) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This two day training focuses on current and historical models of prevention, the NYS Risk and Protection Framework, prevention domains and professional development.

Prevention Overview
(Prevention Strategies: Looking at the World Through the Eyes of Prevention)

$60.00
6 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

An overview of the proactive, science-based process that focuses on increasing protective factors and decreasing risk factors that are associated with alcohol and drug abuse in individuals, families and communities. It details an effective and comprehensive approach to prevention with information on prevention strategies, classifications of prevention interventions and more.

Prevention Practicum - P107

$75.00
9 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This 1.5 day training (plus development and submission of a project) provides learning and practice within the five prevention competency domains. This course provides 9 clock hours of training in a classroom setting. Participants earn an additional 3 clock hours of time when they successfully complete and submit their project products to course instructors. If participants spend much more than three hours completing their project, the additional hours should be considered supervised practical experience in one or more of the performance domains.

Prevention Program Planning and Development - P106

$120.00
12 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This two day training gives an overview of guidelines for prevention program planning and development, and suggestions regarding the appropriate strategies, interrelationships and appropriate structure for program development. The development of program resources, the prevention technical assistance provider's role, the evaluating and planning cycle, and its relationship to the OASAS Prevention Workplan will also be discussed.

Professional and Ethical Responsibilities of Addictions Counselors

$60.00
6 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 3), CASAC renewal, OASAS & PBC Approved

This workshop explores the obligations of addiction counselors to be familiar with and adhere to the accepted ethical code of conduct and continuing professional development in order to maintain professional standards and to safeguard the client. Federal, state and facility codes will be discussed. The importance of recognizing individual and cultural differences that influence client behavior will be identified.

A self-evaluation of participant beliefs as they apply to addiction counseling and clients will be conducted and discussed to enhance self-awareness and performance. Counselor's will develop and utilize strategies to maintain one's own physical and mental health.

Professional Perspective on Alcoholics Anonymous

$55.00
6 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This course provides understanding of the philosophical and clinical underpinnings of AA, the sequence of issues addressed by both treatment and AA, and the differences in approach, method and objectives. It articulates the four stages of surrender, delineates the three divisions into which AA's steps fall and explains the process of movement from action to thought to feeling unique to AA.

Relapse Prevention Overview

$120.00
12 hours, CPP/CPS, CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This two day training is designed for entry level addiction professionals to familiarize them with basic relapse dynamics and relapse prevention models. It covers relapse definitions, five perspectives on relapse and three major relapse prevention models.

The Relationship Between Leadership and Success: “The Role of Character”

$30.00
3 hours, CPP&CPS (Section 3), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

John Wooden, ten time national champion UCLA basketball coach, stands alone at the center court with his Pyramid of Success. Remarkably, none of his players recall him urging them to win. Instead, he urged them to do their best every moment by practicing certain leadership principles. For example, Coach Wooden believed in balance and consistency. He avoided extremes.

Business and professional leaders have found that Wooden’s leadership style applies not only to the basketball court, but to the workplace and every life. Through this training participants will learn these principles of leadership and how they can play an important role in their lives.

Relationships in a Dysfunctional World

$120.00
12 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 3), CASAC Renewal, OASAS & PCB Approved

There is no such thing as a perfect family. Everyone comes from a family with some degree of dysfunction. Many of us have long suffered the consequences of being raised in an unhealthy environment. As a result of unhealthy messages received from childhood, adults struggle with life issues especially with emotional intimacy. Our presenter demonstrates how these messages are often carried into our adult lives, contaminates relationships, and affects our emotional health and intimacy skills for family members or for professionals working with clients with related issues. Participants will learn what constitutes healthy relationships, how to achieve them and how to change unhealthy habits and behaviors.

Resistance to Treatment

$60.00
6 hours, CPP (Section 4) CASAC/CPS Renewal

This 6 hour course deepens understanding of resistance and helps to develop techniques for helping clients overcome resistance and move through the early stages of change. It provides a definition of resistance and emphasizes client and counselor sources of resistance, resistance as a barrier to change and motivational techniques for overcoming resistance.

Risk & Protection Framework

$60.00
6 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Participants will learn that Risk and Protection is a framework, an approach that has been proven successful in program development, implementation and evaluation. The key is to deliver research-based strategies and activities to appropriate target populations, in the proper settings within multiple domains and systems and at the correct level of intensity. Participants will learn how to implement this model at the individual and/or community level in order to be successful in their prevention initiatives.

The Role of Spirituality In Recovery

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved hours

The definition of spiritual involves having the ability to extract meaning from one’s experiences. The feeling of belonging and being an important part of the world is lost as addiction progresses. The longer the addiction goes on, the more spiritually isolated the individual becomes. Because addiction blocks a person’s ability to effectively connect with his or her own spirit, there is little chance to connect with the spirit of others.

Participants will understand that spirituality is a simple way of life. There are four basic movements that recovering people need to make to put their lives on a positive spiritual basis. This training will focus moving from fear to trust; from self-pity to gratitude; from resentment to acceptance; and from dishonesty to honesty.

Rules, Roles and Results of Growing Up In Dysfunction

$65.00
6 hours, CPP (Section 4), CASAC/CPS Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This course heightens understanding of the dynamics of rules, roles and results of life in a home with an alcoholic or addicted family member. It equips helpers with tools to address the negative aspects that affect efforts in relationships for these individuals. It describes the roles of family members, illustrates “The Rules,” and interprets the results on adulthood. Characteristics of a healthy family are provided while outlining a system to develop plans to identify personal needs for increasing the ability to engage in healthy relationships.

Run Life Strong

$45.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

A recent Gallup poll found that over half of employees nationwide (54%) are “not engaged,” meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to invest discretionary effort in organizational goals or outcomes. 18% are “actively disengaged,” indicating they are unhappy and unproductive at work and liable to spread negativity to coworkers. Since most of us spend a good deal of time at work, the quality of our work experience is inevitably reflected in the quality of our life. The 3-hour “Run Life Strong” workshop will help workplace teams create a stronger work/life experience so they are freed, fueled and inspired to strengthen performance for their organizations & themselves.

Self Care for the Helping Professional or “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 3) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

We may all be lost like Dorothy in the Land of Oz when it comes to self care. When experiencing burnout, you feel like you lost your brain, heart, and courage. This workshop will remind us to use our brains (like the scarecrow) and our courage (like the lion) and our heart (like the Tin Man) to find our way along the “Yellow Brick Road” of self care. Participants attending this training will be more aware of their susceptibility to various forms of burnout and they will also explore ways to cope. Included will be the definition and comparison of Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Counter Transference and Vicarious Tramatization, symptoms of burnout and options for self care.

Sex Addiction: Multiple Partners, Porn and Cyber Sex

$45.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This workshop will discuss sex and the hard wiring of the brain, hyper sexuality, sex addiction, and porn/internet addiction. We will briefly discuss the sexual disorders found in the DSM-V and look at the brain in terms of sexual addiction. We will also take a look at sex addiction and substance abuse. The main concepts of the workshop will discuss why and how we can become sexually addicted. Treatment will be discussed along with issues associated with sex trafficking.

Sex & Love Addiction—A 21st Century Challenge

$40.00
3.5 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

As a result of this training participants will be able to define sexual addiction, sexual deviance, and sexual offending behavior. The course will cover the similarities and differences from Alcohol and Other Drugs mechanism on the brain’s reward system, consequences, treatment, and future implications. Participants will understand the impact of the internet, alcohol and other drugs, and a sexualized media on social perceptions of masculinity and femininity.  Also presented will be an introduction to the public health model as an approach to address this growing social issue.

Social Networking

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Social media is beginning to transform non-profits both in the way they work as well as their relationships they have with their members and donors. Learn how you can make Social Media outlets build support for your organization. We will explore:

What Social Media is and how it is relevant to nonprofits

  • An overview of Social Media Tools: MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, Linked In and Bogging Basics

  • Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

  • Effectively Using Social Media to Cut Marketing Costs

  • Telling the story of your mission in a relevant way for Social Media

  • How “cause marketing” with various Social Media can build donations and gain new volunteers

  • Creating a measurement plan

Through this training you will gain a greater understanding of the importance of staying current with the ever changing media outlets and be prepared to start using Social Media Tools.

The Sounds of Silence—Learning How to Interpret Non-Verbal Communication

$30.00
3 hours, CPP (Section 3) CASAC/CPS Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB approved

This training is designed to provide participants with a greater understanding and appreciation for the "unspoken word" and its impact on building successful interpersonal relationships. Through a combination of prepared remarks; group discussion and interactive exercises, this workshop will endeavor to explore the fascinating would of nonverbal communication, its vast cultural implications, and its ability to get through when other forms of communication often fail.

Spirituality & Addiction

$40.00
3 hours, CASAC/CPP&CPS (Section 1), NYS OASAS Approved

Each participant will have an opportunity to explore the importance of spirituality in the effective and holistic treatment of addictions. Further, participants will learn new and useful methods of evoking spiritual beliefs and attitudes from their clients while simultaneously remaining neutral and inquisitive to that process.

Strategic Planning

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Strategic planning is one of the most powerful management tools available to help your organization/agency to a better job—if you know how to use it. This workshop will offer a framework and detailed suggestions for doing strategic planning in nonprofit organizations: from defining your mission and setting your course to initiating, monitoring and streamlining your plan.

Substance Use, Abuse and Dependency Continuum

$45.00
3 hours, CPP (Section 4), CASAC/CPS Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This training will cover the basics of alcohol and substance use/abuse/dependency and utilization of the DSM-IV to review criterion for various diagnoses. A major portion of the training will be devoted to discussions centering on the evaluation/assessment process. This workshop will not only provide basic factual information on clinical diagnosis, but will have a strong emphasis on effective methods of engagement and information gathering while conducting the assessment interview.

Suicide Prevention

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This three hour course will train participants to function as a positive link for someone in crisis. The first part of the training looks at the biological, psychological, and environmental factors which put youth at risk and the current prevalence of depression and suicide in today’s youth. The second part of the training examines protective measures that can be taken to allow young people access to help during a crisis and procedures for responding to youth seeking help. This training is recommended for anyone working with youth.

Supervising Prevention Professionals, Volunteers, and Projects - P201

$120.00
12 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 3), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This two day training emphasizes the elements of supervision. Elements include the traits of an effective supervisor, supervisory styles, and problems of supervision (e.g., problems related to supervision of troubled employees, drug-free workplace policies and referrals to EAP).

Tattoos and Body Modification: Blood, Pleasure, and Pain

$65.00
6 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This dynamic educational seminar will explore our current fascination of tattoos and body modification including gang, prison and military tattoos and possible negative consequences of the same. This didactic six-hour seminar includes a comprehensive PowerPoint and video presentation, numerous handouts and encouraged audience participation.

Team Building & Communication

$30.00

This 3 hour workshop is aimed at developing high-performing work teams, topics include: communicating with diplomacy and tact, improving listening skills, and how to work with different personalities.

Teen Intervene

Cost: Call CASAC for details
6.5 hours CPP/CPS (2) CASAC renewal NYS OASAS approved

Teen Intervene is an evidence-based brief intervention program for youth ages 12-19 years old suspected of experiencing mild to moderate problems associated with alcohol and/or other substance use. The program may also include the participation of teens’ parents or guardians. Teen-Intervene program integrates stages of change theory, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to help teens reduce and ultimately eliminate their alcohol and/or substance use. Teen Intervene is included in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) as an evidenced based prevention program.

Who should attend?

Teen Intervene is designed for trained professionals, including teachers, school counselors, social workers, psychologists, etc. and other youth-serving professionals who are working with substance-abusing teenagers. Users of the Teen Intervene model should have formal training in basic counseling skills, as well as a basic understanding of the etiology, course, and treatment of adolescent substance abuse. This training is appropriate for staff working in the prevention, treatment, mental health, probation, juvenile justice, etc. fields.

Therapeutic Communication (One-Day)

$75.00
6 hours, CPP (Section 4), CASAC/CPS Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Renewed

This one day basic training is targeted to enhance the skills of entry level counselors. The workshop will include the following topics:

  • Definitions, Listening Skills and Roadblocks to Communication
  • Supportive communication
  • Interviewing-Questioning Techniques
  • Feedback and Confrontation

Therapeutic Communication (Two-Day)

$120.00
12 hours, CPP (Section 4) CASAC/CPS Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This is a two-day training with the following sections to be covered:

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Overview
  • Addiction/Alcoholism, Signs, Symptoms, and Stages
  • Identification, intervention, and referral
  • The alcoholic/addicted family system

Time Manage Your Personal & Professional Life

$30.00
3 hours, CASAC/CPP/CPS Renewal NYS OASAS approved

We have the same amount of time... It is how we use it that makes all the difference.

Participants will learn ways to effectively time manage their life and they will realize that once they do it will allow them to focus, eliminate procrastination/neglect/confusion, gain control, reduce workload, reduces stress and build personal power.

Tobacco Cessation Using Motivational Interviewing

No charge
3 hours, Section 3 CASAC/CPP/CPS, OASAS & PCB Approved

This informational session will cover nicotine dependence, the importance of addressing tobacco, evidence based research for pharmacotherapy, principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI), incorporating MI into tobacco cessation, stages of change, addressing ambivalence and resources and support services available.

Tobacco Dependence and the Benefits of Quitting

Cost: Call CASAC for details
2.5 hours CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC renewal, NYS OASAS approved

In recent years, statewide smoking levels have been reduced to the lowest rate in record history. Although there have been substantial reductions in adult smoking in NYS, some tobacco use disparities have become more pronounced over the past decade. When we compare the NYS Health Department Adult Smoking Rates we see our county at 24.7% considerable higher than the National: 17.8% and State: 14.5%. Why so high?

We will explore this disparity in our county further during the upcoming Information Session presented by Tobacco Control Specialist from Roswell Cancer Institute Also covered in the presentation will be Why people smoke; Why we need to address this behavior; Center for Disease Control (CDC)/Public Health Guidelines (PHG), Evidence Based Research; the Benefits to quitting (health/financial) and support services available.

Tobacco Trends—Shifts in Consumption

No charge
3 hours Section 1 CPP/CPS, CASAC Renewal, OASAS & PCB Approved

This workshop will cover the social issues, health effects, and addiction issues around the use of tobacco and/or nicotine. Attendees will gain an understanding of human rights abuses, social, and environmental issues surrounding the growing, production, marketing and consumption of tobacco. The training will explore the four most common methods/forms of tobacco consumption; the latest trends and recent changes/shifts in consumption; the concept of dual/multiple product use; CDC recommended best practice interventions for decreasing tobacco use prevalence and common cessation interventions to treat nicotine dependence.

Training and Facilitation Skills Enhancement - P203

$120.00
12 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

On the first day of this two day training, participants will learn the difference between training and facilitation. They will gain an understanding of how to assess their own skills, how to use trainer tools, how to facilitate large and small groups and how to develop presentation/platform skills. The second day will include an understanding of participant application, extemporaneous speaking, how to lead energizers and icebreakers, techniques for action planning, and how to deal with problem participants and situations.

Tune In, Turn On—Drugs in the Media

$30.00
3 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 2), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS approved

As a result of this seminar participants will become aware of three different ways the media is used to promote or discourage substance abuse, learn how “new” forms of media are being used to communicate messages about substance abuse, learn three things individuals can do to positively affect substance abuse in the media.

Understanding Trauma: The Connection between Trauma and Addiction

$65.00
6 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), CASAC Renewal, NYS OASAS & PBC Approved

This training will address untreated childhood and adult trauma as a primary cause of addiction and relapse. The participant will understand how a pain-filled inner world seeks relief in substances, food, or behaviors such as sexual acting out, gambling, frenetic activity or compulsive overwork. The nature of trauma will be explored . . . how it attaches itself to our inner being and how emotional intelligence and resilience can be our best defense against slipping into a place with no way out.

Using Motivational Interviewing to Promote Behavioral Change

$40.00
3 hours, CPP (Section 4) CASAC/CPS Renewal, NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client centered approach to counseling. The emphasis is based on a therapeutic alliance which incorporates solution based techniques. Participants will understand change theory and motivational strategies, demonstrate basic skills for enhancing client motivation, identifying their own strengths and learning needs and assess client motivation, identify their own strengths and learning needs and assess clients’ readiness for change. The main focus of MI is exploring and resolving ambivalence to change and how to facilitate change for the client.

Working with Drug Court Clients

$35.00
2.5 hours, CPP/CPS (Section 1), NYS OASAS & PCB Approved

This training will expand your knowledge base, give you an understanding of the objectives and primary focus of a Drug Court Program, its requirements and the needs of a Drug Court Participant.

Working with Problem Adolescents

$30.00
3 hours

Participants will learn how to identify problem behaviors and develop strategies to effectively work with adolescents. Suicide prevention will be one of the main topics.

Youth Hiding Drugs? What Adults Need to Know

$25.00
2 hours, Section 1 CASAC/CPP/CPS, OASAS Approved

Some drugs are in plain sight. This is a presentation to show the drug paraphernalia that youth use to hide different drugs. The training will include some information on how they are smuggling their alcohol as well as vaping products to be discreet on using their drug of choice. It is an informational and awareness training that will hopefully open your eyes to the different ways our youth are hiding their drugs. We will also be discussing some current trends while discovering the different types of strategies that families, schools and communities can utilize to help combat these current trends.