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Initial CASAC 350 Hours Education and Training

Receive 350 Credit/Clock Hours and satisfy the educational requirement of your addictions counselor credential and begin to:

  • Encourage and motivate clients to commit to change.
  • Educating clients to understand the debilitating effects of a substance use disorder.
  • Empower clients to take ownership of and responsibility for their own actions, helping them regain control of their lives and the choices they make.

You'll gain knowledge of:

  • Pharmacology and substance abuse
  • Substance use disorder treatment
  • Foundations in Counseling
  • Addiction counseling theories
  • Psychology of addiction
  • And much more

 Your training includes:

This training includes Section 1-4 as determined and required by OASAS in NYS for a person to complete to receive the CASAC-T certificate. 

New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports Education and Training Provider Curriculum:

Section I – Knowledge of Substance Use Disorders (85 clock hours)

➢ Basic Knowledge: Physical, Psychological, and Pharmacological Effects -[27 clock hours 

➢ Overview of the Addictions Field [28 clock hours]

➢ Diversity of Intervention and Treatment Approaches [14 clock hours]

➢ Introduction to Diagnostic Criteria [6 clockhours]

➢ Knowledge of 12 Step and Mutual Aid Groups [4 clockhours]

➢ Toxicology Testing/Screening [Content must cover 3 clockhours]

Section II – Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling (150 clock hours)

➢ Foundational Counseling Skills of Individual and Group Counseling-[ 20 clock hours]

➢ Individual Counseling -[20 clock hours]

➢ Group Counseling - [25 clock hours]

➢ Counseling Special Populations/Cultural Competency -[25 clock hours]

➢ Theories of Human Development and the Relationship to Substance Use [10 clock hours]

➢ Counseling and Communicating with Families and Significant Others - [15 clock hours]

➢ Integrated Care –[10 clock hours]

➢ Crisis Management –[10 clock hours]

➢ Recurrence of Symptoms/Relapse Prevention – [15 clock hours]

Section III – Assessment; Clinical Evaluation; Treatment Planning; Case Management; and Patient, Family and Community Education (70 clock hours)

➢ Screening, Assessment; Clinical Evaluation- [24 clockhours]

➢ Treatment Planning [24 clockhours].

➢ Case Management, Referral, and Service Coordination -[12 clockhours]

➢ Patient, Family, and Community Education-[10 clockhours]

Section IV – Professional and Ethical Responsibilities (45 clock hours)

➢ Counselor-Client Relationships-[16 clockhours]

➢ Ethical Decision Making & Conduct - [9 clockhours]

➢ Confidentiality/Legal Issues -[9 clockhours]

➢ Professional Development- [4 clock hours]

➢ Counselor Wellness -[5 clockhours] 

Self-study, self-paced addiction counselor training includes videos, SlideShare documents, PdFs, Case Studies, and short quizzes to test your knowledge.

You can always access a certified professional trainer by eMail, phone, or virtual meeting.

Once you complete this training you will receive a certificate to forward to NYS OASAS in exchange for a CASAC-T certification, which will allow you to begin working in the field. 

Step onto the path for your new career as an addictions counselor and gain the specialized skills needed to help clients who struggle with addiction.

What People Are Saying:

"Educational Enhancement has enabled me to chip away at the courses I'll need for my CASAC while I continue to work full time. Educational Enhancement has been very responsive to any feedback and questions that I have. It's a flexible program, and compared to "traditional" academic settings it's more economical as well"

Amber Warren

Educational Enhancement was a great choice for my CASAC education and training! Overall, the training setup made a lot of sense to me. It flowed smoothly, especially with all the information-packed inside. I never felt overwhelmed. I did well on the tests, even in the areas I thought I would struggle in.

Zachary Stamp Graduate Student and CASAC Studies

I’ve spent a substantial portion of my career in the knowledge business, teaching college and grad students, accountants, and attorneys. Additionally, as a director of training and development for my own Behavioral Consulting firm, I’ve trained many employees. So, I’m speaking from experience when I say that Maria Mendez, John Makohen, and their Educational Enhancement team are doing a great job changing the world — one addiction counselor at a time. BRAVO!

Burton M. Fischler, MPsych, Author, CARC