Professional Development

In response to the current health crisis, all trainings will be conducted on live video conference via Web-Ex. To participate you will need to be on a computer or tablet with a video camera and microphone.    

All courses provide continuing education hours for CASAC, SW, MHC, and MFT !

For more information regarding our Professional Development Trainers, please view our faculty page. If you and your employer are interested in hosting a professional development training for your workplace, please review our course listings for more information.

To register for a professional development course, please complete our online registration form here*.

***PLEASE NOTE: The NYS Department of Health’s Workforce Retraining Initiative sponsored SBIRT and CBT trainings have their own online (via Google) registration forms.

If you wish to see more re-credentialing opportunities, please visit our CASAC Re-Credentialing page.

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November


Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) (12 hours)   CANCELLED.

SBIRT is an evidence-based prevention/early intervention practice used to identify and counsel patients who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels. Its goal is to reduce substance use and its related health consequences, and to lower health care costs. It has been demonstrated to effectively modify high-risk substance use and to identify those who need specialized treatment. It was developed for use in settings other than drug and alcohol treatment, such as primary health care, emergency rooms, clinics, School-Based Health Centers, etc., where individuals who are at risk for substance use disorders are more likely to be served. SBIRT is a reimbursable service, with billing* codes available in New York State.

This 12-hour SBIRT course is designed for healthcare employees who are not credentialed/licensed as qualified health professionals (QHP). If you are a QHP employed in the Northern Metro Region, you would apply for the 4-hour SBIRT training opportunity. This course provides continuing education hours for CASACs, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists!

The twelve-hour training is for non-credentialed staff (including CASAC-Ts).

*OASAS providers may not bill for screening but may bill for the brief intervention

*This training is funded by the NYS Department of Health’s Workforce Retraining Initiative. Outreach Training Institute is accepting applications for full scholarships for health workers interested in being trained in the following evidence-based practices: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Overview and Applications in Substance Abuse Treatment. 

Eligibility: To apply for this training, you must be employed in a healthcare facility located in any of the following counties in the Northern Metropolitan/Mid-Hudson region: Westchester • Rockland • Putnam • Dutchess • Orange • Ulster • Sullivan • Delaware • Columbia

      • Dates: November 2nd, November 3rd, November 16th, November 17th, 2020
      • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

For more information and other DOH – sponsored trainings, please visit Department of Health Workforce Retraining Scholarship webpage.

 

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Introduction to Addiction (6 hours)

This introductory course is an OASAS requirement for non-credentialed staff, e.g., at the counselor assistant level in the scopes of practice.  Types of drugs, routes of administration, drug effects and problems, substance use disorder, stages of progression, stages of recovery, risk and protective factors, and funding mechanisms for treatment are covered.

      • Date: November 4 & 5, 2020
      • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
      • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2020

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment (12 hours)

An evidence based practice with broad applications in the healthcare field, this course will offer an overview of the basic premises of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), followed by specific emphasis on applying this approach with substance abusing populations.

Participants will review the guiding principles of CBT, including: role of therapist, teaching aspect, common cognitive distortions, and more. The focus will then be on surveying CBT interventions and tools which can be used for treatment planning, identification of thinking distortions and accompanying stressors, helping clients understand the role of drugs in their lives, recognition of high-risk situations, trigger and craving identification and responses, as well as needs and strategies to address emotional regulation, interpersonal and drug refusal skills, addressing returns to use, and long-term recovery planning.

Participants are expected to have some familiarity in interacting with and/or counseling substance abusing populations.

This course provides continuing education hours for CASACs, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists!

*This training is funded by the NYS Department of Health’s Workforce Retraining Initiative. Outreach Training Institute is accepting applications for full scholarships for health workers interested in being trained in the following evidence-based practices: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Overview and Applications in Substance Abuse Treatment. 

Eligibility: To attend this 12-hour CBT course, you must be employed in a healthcare facility located in any of the following counties in the Northern Metropolitan/Mid-Hudson region: Westchester • Rockland • Putnam • Dutchess • Orange • Ulster • Sullivan • Delaware • Columbia

      • Dates: November 5th, November 6th, November 12th, and November 13th, 2020
      • Time: (11/5 & 11/12) 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm; (11/6 & 11/13) 10:00 am-1:00 pm

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU FULFILL ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ABOVE

For more information and other DOH – sponsored trainings, please visit Department of Health Workforce Retraining Scholarship webpage.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020

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Motivational Interviewing (12 hours)

If you work with clients, patients or staff members who seem unmotivated to change, adding motivational interviewing to your repertoire of skills may help you avoid unproductive struggles and more effectively engage that person.  Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based practice that helps individuals resolve the ambivalence that often underlies the reluctance to make life changes.  In clinical work, it is particularly useful when working with those who come into treatment under coercion or otherwise seem resistant to change.  MI has been shown to significantly reduce high risk behavior and keep clients in treatment longer.  In the same vein, motivational interviewing can be very effective in the supervision of staff.   The course teaches the core theory, assumptions, spirit, and fundamental skills of MI.  Didactic presentation, discussion, film, and “real play” practice is used.

This class is a pre-requisite for an advanced training in early 2021, Masters’ Class in Motivational Interviewing, for those who want proficiency in MI.  If it has been a while since you’ve taken MI training and/or you have never been coached in using MI, this is a great opportunity to really learn and practice MI.

      • Dates: November 6, 13, 20 & Dec 4
      • Time: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
      • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation, Member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2020

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The Legalization of Marijuana & Other Cannabis Products: Emerging Issues and Responses (3 hours) 

The legalization of cannabis products has resulted in concern and confusion in both the general community and amongst service providers.  This presentation will provide information which will assist treatment and prevention providers in having informed dialogues with the populations they serve.  Topics include understanding cannabinoids, CBD, NY State’s Medical Marijuana Program, our current understanding of health risks, ingestion methods and marketing attempts to influence public perceptions.

      • Date: November 9, 2020
      • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020

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Identifying Mental Health Disorders (9 hours)

This introductory course will review the types of mental health disorders that commonly co-occur with substance use disorders.  Signs, symptoms, and a brief overview of treatment approaches will be presented.

      • Date: November 16, 17 & 18, 2020
      • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
      • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020

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Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) (4 hours)

SBIRT is an evidence-based prevention/early intervention practice used to identify and counsel patients who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels. Its goal is to reduce substance use and its related health consequences, and to lower health care costs. It has been demonstrated to effectively modify high-risk substance use and to identify those who need specialized treatment. It was developed for use in settings other than drug and alcohol treatment, such as primary health care, emergency rooms, clinics, School-Based Health Centers, etc., where individuals who are at risk for substance use disorders are more likely to be served. SBIRT is a reimbursable service, with billing* codes available in New York State.

This four-hour training is for licensed or credentialed professionals. Applicants interested in this course will need to indicate and upload their licensure/credentialing on the application.

*OASAS providers may not bill for screening but may bill for the brief intervention

*This training is funded by the NYS Department of Health’s Workforce Retraining Initiative. Outreach Training Institute is accepting applications for full scholarships for health workers interested in being trained in the following evidence-based practices: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Overview and Applications in Substance Abuse Treatment. 

Eligibility: To attend this 4-hour course, you must be employed in a healthcare facility located in any of the following counties in the New York City and Northern Metropolitan/Mid-Hudson regions: New York • Kings • Queens • Bronx • Richmond • Westchester • Rockland • Putnam • Dutchess • Orange • Ulster • Sullivan • Delaware • Columbia

      • Dates: November 19, 2020
      • Time: 12:30pm – 4:45pm

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU FULFILL ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ABOVE

For more information and other DOH – sponsored trainings, please visit Department of Health Workforce Retraining Scholarship webpage.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020

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Screening and Lethality Assessment (3 hours)

This course will review a variety of screening instruments used for SUD’s both in case finding and in client intake.  Participants will also learn how to assess clients for violence and suicide potential and appropriate steps to take in both.

      • Date: November 23, 2020
      • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
      • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020

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Person-Centered Treatment Planning and Clinical Documentation (12 hours)

The need for effective clinical documentation has never been greater as substance abuse treatment providers are increasingly required to provide justification of services provided by payers, and regulatory and accrediting bodies. This training will teach you to document the medical necessity of treatment and how to develop a person-centered treatment plan that accurately addresses clients’ needs and gets them engaged in their recovery process. You will learn the fundamental elements of a good treatment plan and practice using each on a sample case. How to write billable progress notes concisely will be demonstrated and practiced, so you will learn exactly what should be documented and how to avoid writing more than needed. A discharge plan and summary will be completed on the case that will demonstrate the concept of “the golden thread” in clinical documentation.

      • Dates: November 24, 25, 30 & Dec 1, 2020
      • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
      • Trainer: Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020

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Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) (4 hours)

SBIRT is an evidence-based prevention/early intervention practice used to identify and counsel patients who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels. Its goal is to reduce substance use and its related health consequences, and to lower health care costs. It has been demonstrated to effectively modify high-risk substance use and to identify those who need specialized treatment. It was developed for use in settings other than drug and alcohol treatment, such as primary health care, emergency rooms, clinics, School-Based Health Centers, etc., where individuals who are at risk for substance use disorders are more likely to be served. SBIRT is a reimbursable service, with billing* codes available in New York State.

This four-hour training is for licensed or credentialed professionals. Applicants interested in this course will need to indicate and upload their licensure/credentialing on the application.

*OASAS providers may not bill for screening but may bill for the brief intervention

*This training is funded by the NYS Department of Health’s Workforce Retraining Initiative. Outreach Training Institute is accepting applications for full scholarships for health workers interested in being trained in the following evidence-based practices: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Overview and Applications in Substance Abuse Treatment. 

Eligibility: To attend this 4-hour course, you must be employed in a healthcare facility located in any of the following counties in the New York City and Northern Metropolitan/Mid-Hudson regions: New York • Kings • Queens • Bronx • Richmond • Westchester • Rockland • Putnam • Dutchess • Orange • Ulster • Sullivan • Delaware • Columbia

      • Dates: November 30, 2020
      • Time: 12:30pm – 4:45pm

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU FULFILL ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ABOVE

For more information and other DOH – sponsored trainings, please visit Department of Health Workforce Retraining Scholarship webpage.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2020

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December


Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Substance Abuse Treatment (12 hours)

An evidence based practice with broad applications in the healthcare field, this course will offer an overview of the basic premises of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), followed by specific emphasis on applying this approach with substance abusing populations.

Participants will review the guiding principles of CBT, including: role of therapist, teaching aspect, common cognitive distortions, and more. The focus will then be on surveying CBT interventions and tools which can be used for treatment planning, identification of thinking distortions and accompanying stressors, helping clients understand the role of drugs in their lives, recognition of high-risk situations, trigger and craving identification and responses, as well as needs and strategies to address emotional regulation, interpersonal and drug refusal skills, addressing returns to use, and long-term recovery planning.

Participants are expected to have some familiarity in interacting with and/or counseling substance abusing populations.

This course provides continuing education hours for CASACs, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists!

*This training is funded by the NYS Department of Health’s Workforce Retraining Initiative. Outreach Training Institute is accepting applications for full scholarships for health workers interested in being trained in the following evidence-based practices: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Overview and Applications in Substance Abuse Treatment. 

Eligibility: To attend this 12-hour CBT course, you must be employed in a healthcare facility located in any of the following counties in the Northern Metropolitan/Mid-Hudson region: Westchester • Rockland • Putnam • Dutchess • Orange • Ulster • Sullivan • Delaware • Columbia

      • Dates: December 3rd, December 4th, December 10th, and December 11th
      • Time: (12/3 & 12/10) 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm; (12/4 & 12/11) 10:00 am-1:00 pm

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU FULFILL ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ABOVE

For more information and other DOH – sponsored trainings, please visit Department of Health Workforce Retraining Scholarship webpage.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2020

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Clinical Supervision Foundations II (16 hours)

This course will focus on clinical supervision in substance use disorder treatment. This 16- hour classroom training is part two of the OASAS approved Clinical Supervision Foundations, and fulfills the Clinical Supervision training requirement as stated in the Substance Use Disorder Counselor Scope of Practice. Participants must complete the 14 hour on-line Clinical Supervision Foundations I (CSFI) course prior to taking this course and submit their certificate at registration. If you have not taken the online Clinical Supervision Foundations I course please refer to this link: https://bit.ly/CSFI-HealthEKnowledge.This course will review the role of the supervisor, definitions of clinical supervision, models of supervision, the supervisory alliance, modalities and methods of supervision, assessment resources, performance evaluation, and counselor development.

      • Dates: December 3, 9, 10, 16 and 21, 2020 (A total of 5 days)
      • Time: 10:00am – 1:30pm
      • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2020

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Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) (12 hours)

SBIRT is an evidence-based prevention/early intervention practice used to identify and counsel patients who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels. Its goal is to reduce substance use and its related health consequences, and to lower health care costs. It has been demonstrated to effectively modify high-risk substance use and to identify those who need specialized treatment. It was developed for use in settings other than drug and alcohol treatment, such as primary health care, emergency rooms, clinics, School-Based Health Centers, etc., where individuals who are at risk for substance use disorders are more likely to be served. SBIRT is a reimbursable service, with billing* codes available in New York State.

This 12-hour SBIRT course is designed for healthcare employees who are not credentialed/licensed as qualified health professionals (QHP). If you are a QHP employed in the Northern Metro Region, you would apply for the 4-hour SBIRT training opportunity. This course provides continuing education hours for CASACs, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists!

The twelve-hour training is for non-credentialed staff (including CASAC-Ts).

*OASAS providers may not bill for screening but may bill for the brief intervention

*This training is funded by the NYS Department of Health’s Workforce Retraining Initiative. Outreach Training Institute is accepting applications for full scholarships for health workers interested in being trained in the following evidence-based practices: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Overview and Applications in Substance Abuse Treatment. 

Eligibility: To apply for this training, you must be employed in a healthcare facility located in any of the following counties in the Northern Metropolitan/Mid-Hudson region: Westchester • Rockland • Putnam • Dutchess • Orange • Ulster • Sullivan • Delaware • Columbia

      • Dates: December 7th, December 8th, December 14th, and December 15th, 2020
      • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU FULFILL ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ABOVE

For more information and other DOH – sponsored trainings, please visit Department of Health Workforce Retraining Scholarship webpage.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2020

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Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) (4 hours)

SBIRT is an evidence-based prevention/early intervention practice used to identify and counsel patients who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels. Its goal is to reduce substance use and its related health consequences, and to lower health care costs. It has been demonstrated to effectively modify high-risk substance use and to identify those who need specialized treatment. It was developed for use in settings other than drug and alcohol treatment, such as primary health care, emergency rooms, clinics, School-Based Health Centers, etc., where individuals who are at risk for substance use disorders are more likely to be served. SBIRT is a reimbursable service, with billing* codes available in New York State.

This four-hour training is for licensed or credentialed professionals. Applicants interested in this course will need to indicate and upload their licensure/credentialing on the application.

*OASAS providers may not bill for screening but may bill for the brief intervention

*This training is funded by the NYS Department of Health’s Workforce Retraining Initiative. Outreach Training Institute is accepting applications for full scholarships for health workers interested in being trained in the following evidence-based practices: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Overview and Applications in Substance Abuse Treatment. 

Eligibility: To attend this 4-hour course, you must be employed in a healthcare facility located in any of the following counties in the New York City and Northern Metropolitan/Mid-Hudson regions: New York • Kings • Queens • Bronx • Richmond • Westchester • Rockland • Putnam • Dutchess • Orange • Ulster • Sullivan • Delaware • Columbia

      • Dates: December 11, 2020
      • Time: 9:30am – 2:00pm

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU FULFILL ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ABOVE

For more information and other DOH – sponsored trainings, please visit Department of Health Workforce Retraining Scholarship webpage.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2020

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Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) (4 hours)

SBIRT is an evidence-based prevention/early intervention practice used to identify and counsel patients who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels. Its goal is to reduce substance use and its related health consequences, and to lower health care costs. It has been demonstrated to effectively modify high-risk substance use and to identify those who need specialized treatment. It was developed for use in settings other than drug and alcohol treatment, such as primary health care, emergency rooms, clinics, School-Based Health Centers, etc., where individuals who are at risk for substance use disorders are more likely to be served. SBIRT is a reimbursable service, with billing* codes available in New York State.

This four-hour training is for licensed or credentialed professionals. Applicants interested in this course will need to indicate and upload their licensure/credentialing on the application.

*OASAS providers may not bill for screening but may bill for the brief intervention

*This training is funded by the NYS Department of Health’s Workforce Retraining Initiative. Outreach Training Institute is accepting applications for full scholarships for health workers interested in being trained in the following evidence-based practices: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Overview and Applications in Substance Abuse Treatment. 

Eligibility: To attend this 4-hour course, you must be employed in a healthcare facility located in any of the following counties in the New York City and Northern Metropolitan/Mid-Hudson regions: New York • Kings • Queens • Bronx • Richmond • Westchester • Rockland • Putnam • Dutchess • Orange • Ulster • Sullivan • Delaware • Columbia

      • Dates: December 17, 2020
      • Time: 12:30pm – 4:45pm

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU FULFILL ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ABOVE

For more information and other DOH – sponsored trainings, please visit Department of Health Workforce Retraining Scholarship webpage.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020

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