August 21, 2019
Program for Master’s Level Clinicians to become Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors
Outreach Training Institute (OTI), the largest provider of CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor) training in New York State, has announced new CASAC training opportunities for master’s level behavioral health clinicians. This course provides the education hours required by New York State to achieve a CASAC Trainee (CASAC-T) certification.
It will allow those with master’s degrees in the behavioral health fields, including social work and mental health, to specialize in addiction treatment. Students can obtain their CASAC credential through an abbreviated program that will significantly reduce the amount of course time at OTI.
The CASAC credential allows counselors in New York State to specialize in treating people with substance use disorders. The credential can be used to work with a broad range of clients, from adolescents to adults, and in different settings/treatment modalities.
Those eligible are master’s level behavioral health clinicians from the following disciplines: social work, mental health counseling, family therapy, creative arts therapy, and psychotherapy/psychoanalysis.
The program will take approximately two and half months to complete and is offered at Outreach’s Queens and Long Island campuses. For qualified students with an eligible Master’s degree, this opportunity translates into significant time and cost savings.
Get the knowledge, skills, and certification to appropriately address addiction. To learn more about Outreach’s Postgraduate CASAC training opportunity, including how to apply, please click here.
If you or someone you know needs help with a drug or alcohol problem, please call Outreach, with locations in New York City and Long Island, at 718-847-9233, or visit opiny.org.
Over 35 years ago, Outreach opened its doors as a small assessment and referral center to engage people in the community struggling with addiction to seek help. Since then, its mission evolved to meet more needs and more communities. Today, Outreach inspires adolescents, adults, and their families to achieve a life of unlimited potential through high-quality, evidence-based substance abuse treatment and training programs throughout New York City and Long Island.