Professional Development Training Currently Scheduled at OTI

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*.

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

 January • February • MarchMay • JuneJuly

 Free EBP Training Opportunities

January


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.

  • Date: January 13, 18, 19, 24 & 25, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 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: JANUARY 6, 2022

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Ethical Decision-Making (6 hours)

In this introductory course, the ethical tenets governing substance abuse counselors will be reviewed and examined.  An ethical decision- making model is introduced that allows the user to weigh several factors, including ethical principles and values, organizational and social policies, and the law, when facing challenging ethical dilemmas.

  • Date: January 24 & 25, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Trainer: Dolores Jewell, PhD, JD, Adjunct Instructor, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 17, 2022

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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 be very helpful.  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.  Similarly, 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.

  • Date: January 26, 27, February 1 & 2, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 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: JANUARY 19, 2022

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Confidentiality and Legal Issues  (3 hours)

This course reviews the most current confidentiality laws that govern substance use disorder treatment, including CFR 42 and HIPAA, and helps participants understand compliance practices.  Other laws that affect the helping profession are also reviewed, including child abuse reporting and duty to warn.

  • Date: January 26, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Trainer: Dolores Jewell, PhD, JD, Adjunct Instructor, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 19, 2022

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February


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: February 15 & 16, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Trainer: Robert Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach     Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 8, 2022

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March


Group Counseling (12 hours)

The fundamentals of effective group counseling will be examined in this course, including the uses and benefits of group for individuals with substance use disorders, the types of groups commonly used in SUD treatment, the role of the facilitator and facilitation skills, group structure, stages, and dynamics and how to address common problems in group counseling.

  • Date: March 1, 2, 3, & 8, 2022
  • 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: FEBRUARY 23, 2022

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Groups in SUD Treatment (6 hours)

Several types of groups commonly used in treatment for substance use disorders will be examined in this course including psycho-educational, cognitive-behavioral, process, support, relapse prevention, and those for medication-assisted treatment.  Evidence-based models, i.e., Matrix and Seeking Safety, will be looked at more closely as examples.

  • Date: March 9 & 10, 2022
  • 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: MARCH 2, 2022

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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.

  • Date: March 21, 28, 31, April 4 & 6, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 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: MARCH 14, 2022

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Working with Families and Significant Others in SUD Treatment (12 hours)

This course will provide knowledge on a systemic, relational, and culturally sensitive framework for engaging families impacted by substance use disorder. Family involvement increases the effectiveness of substance use treatment, and yet few service providers working in the field of substance abuse treatment have had access to training in family therapy. Providers trained in key principles and techniques of family therapy will be better able to provide “family friendly” therapeutic support to clients, thereby increasing the effectiveness of their services.

  • Date: March 30, April 5, 6, & 12, 2022
  • 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: MARCH 23, 2022

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May


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.

  • Date: May 2, 4, 5, 9 & 12, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 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: APRIL 25, 2022

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Crisis Management (9 hours)

In this course, participants learn how to help clients cope with common crises that have the potential to interfere with treatment and high risk situations that can threaten lives and safety.  In addition, the prevention and de-escalation of crisis situations is taught.

  • Date: May 10, 11, & 12, 2022
  • 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: MAY 3, 2022

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Cultural Competency (6 hours)

The focus of this course will be the development of cultural competence in counseling, which includes an understanding of how cultural issues impact the therapeutic relationship. The complexity of cultural identity will be explored as will the limits of one’s own cultural lens. The practice of cultural humility and cultural self -awareness will also be examined as a key aspect of cultural effectiveness.  A variety of applications of cultural awareness and competence will be reviewed in the class.

  • Date: May 17 & 18, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 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: MAY 10, 2022

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Psychological Trauma and Trauma Informed Care* (required for all Outreach staff regardless of role with client contact) (3 Hours)

This course will provide an understanding for all staff members who work in substance use disorder treatment and have client contact, regardless of role. The goal of the course is to help sensitize participants to the impact trauma has on clients and how to interact with clients in a trauma-informed manner.  The definition of trauma, its signs and symptoms, and its pervasive impact on individuals will be explored.  Principles of trauma-informed care will be presented and participants will discuss how to apply these to their work settings.

  • Date: May 19, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 12, 2022

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Counseling Special Populations: Domestic Violence (3 Hours)

The causes, prevalence, and dynamics of domestic violence, including issues of power and control, the psychology of the victim and the impact on children, are examined in this course.  Participants will learn how screen for DV, get treatment for victims and batterers, and do safety planning with victims of domestic violence.

  • Date: May 24, 2022
  • 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: MAY 17, 2022

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Counseling Special Populations: LGBTQIA (3 Hours)

This training provides the most current information relevant to the LGBTQIA community as consumers and providers in the workplace. Participants will expand their awareness of diversity in the workplace and will explore issues impacting their clients and colleagues within the LGBTQIA community. The course will cover issues such as discrimination, and homophobia which can impact treatment outcomes for clients and job satisfaction for employees. The importance of being knowledgeable about the LGBTQIA Community and possessing the skills needed to demonstrate sensitivity when working with all members of this population will be examined. The course offers practical exercises and case studies that provide the opportunity to practice effective, sensitive interactions with members of the LGBTQ Community during the training. Participants will acquire a mastery of key concepts including birth/assigned sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Through dynamic, interactive exercises, participants will begin to understand ally ship and how LGBTQ inclusion can positively impact their workplace.

  • Date: May 25, 2022
  • 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: MAY 18, 2022

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Counseling Special Populations: Women (3 hours)

This course will look at issues common to women and girls with substance use disorders and apply this understanding to effective treatment, or what is referred to as gender-responsive treatment.   Given that most treatment models were developed on the basis of a male psychology, significant adaptations are needed.  Relational theory, a model of female psychology that incorporates biological, psychological, sociological and cultural aspects of gender, helps to develop an appropriate lens from which to view the female client.  Treatment approaches that address women and girls’ needs are explored.

  • Date: May 26, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 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: MAY 19, 2022

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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 be very helpful.  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.  Similarly, 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.

  • Date: May 31, June 1, 6 & 7, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 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: MAY 24, 2022

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June


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: June 7, 8, & 9, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Trainer: Dolores Jewell, PhD, JD, Adjunct Instructor, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2022

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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: June 14, 2022
  • 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: JUNE 7, 2022

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Counseling Special Populations: LGBTQIA (3 Hours)

This training provides the most current information relevant to the LGBTQIA community as consumers and providers in the workplace. Participants will expand their awareness of diversity in the workplace and will explore issues impacting their clients and colleagues within the LGBTQIA community. The course will cover issues such as discrimination, and homophobia which can impact treatment outcomes for clients and job satisfaction for employees. The importance of being knowledgeable about the LGBTQIA Community and possessing the skills needed to demonstrate sensitivity when working with all members of this population will be examined. The course offers practical exercises and case studies that provide the opportunity to practice effective, sensitive interactions with members of the LGBTQ Community during the training. Participants will acquire a mastery of key concepts including birth/assigned sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Through dynamic, interactive exercises, participants will begin to understand ally ship and how LGBTQ inclusion can positively impact their workplace.

  • Date: June 16, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Trainer: Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 9, 2022

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Group Counseling (12 hours)

The fundamentals of effective group counseling will be examined in this course, including the uses and benefits of group for individuals with substance use disorders, the types of groups commonly used in SUD treatment, the role of the facilitator and facilitation skills, group structure, stages, and dynamics and how to address common problems in group counseling.

  • Date: June 22, 27, 28, & 29, 2022
  • 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: JUNE 15, 2022

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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.

  • Date: June 23, 28, 29, & 30, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 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: JUNE 16, 2022

 

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July


Groups in SUD Treatment (6 hours)

Several types of groups commonly used in treatment for substance use disorders will be examined in this course including psycho-educational, cognitive-behavioral, process, support, relapse prevention, and those for medication-assisted treatment.  Evidence-based models, i.e., Matrix and Seeking Safety, will be looked at more closely as examples.

  • Date: July 5 & 6, 2022
  • 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: JUNE 29, 2022

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Relapse Prevention Group Counseling (3 hours)

In this course, participants will learn to facilitate cognitive behavioral groups for relapse prevention.

  • Date: July 13, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 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: JULY 6, 2022

 

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Free, OASAS-Sponsored EBP Trainings


Free training for staff and peers in Brooklyn and on Long Island: OASAS-Funded State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant-Funded Training.

We have a new page now as we’re adding more training offerings! Visit https://opiny.org/sor-trainings/ for more information and to apply!

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