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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September


Crisis Prevention and De-Escalation (3 hours)

This course teaches participants to use Nonviolent Crisis Intervention by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI). Participants learn to appropriately intervene at every level of a crisis, with emphasis on the identification of the early stages of a crisis and how to prevent its escalation. The use of verbal de-escalation techniques is introduced and practiced. The overarching priority of this approach is to keep both clients and staff safe.

      • Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
      • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      • Trainer:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

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Self-Care for the Caregiver (3 hours)

In this course, participants will discuss ways common stressors in the helping profession, with particular focus on the stresses brought about by the current COVID pandemic.  Participants will be able to share concerns about the impact of the crisis on their personal and professional lives.  Ways of maintaining wellness and life balance will be examined.

      • Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
      • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      • Trainer:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

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Counseling Families and Significant Others (12 hours)

Problems common in families and relationships with substance use disorder issues will be examined in this course.  Family dynamics, the roles people play in families, and the family system will be explored.  Considerations for working with clients and their families and significant others will be reviewed.

      • Dates: September 21, 22, 23 & 28, 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: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020

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October


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: October 1, 2, 8 & 9, 2020
      • Time: (10/1 & 8) 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm; (10/2 & 9) 10:00 am-1:00 pm
      • Trainer:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

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Models of Alcoholism and Addiction (3 hours)

There are numerous models of addiction’s causation with implications for how individuals, professionals, organizations and society will therefore address the problem. This review will look at different models and regard how each model would seek to intervene and treat individuals with addictive disorders.  Participants will be urged to consider what model(s) they, their colleagues and the people they service, might be sharing.

      • Date: October 5, 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, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

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Counselor Wellness (6 hours)

This course will explore how stress affects the human body physically and emotionally, and will look the impact of these on counselor effectiveness.   Self-care strategies that are necessary for maintaining wellness for all but especially needed for those of us working in the human services will be explored.

      • Date:  October 7 & 8, 2020
      • Time:  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
      • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

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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 and treatment outcomes. 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.

      • Dates: October 14 & 15, 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: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 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: October 15, 2020
      • Time: 12:30pm – 4:45pm

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020

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Vaping: Nicotine’s Bait and Switch (2 hours)

As vaping mechanisms rise in popularity over tobacco products, many issues and concerns have arisen.  This presentation will discuss what is currently known (and not known) about the relative safety and risks of these products, what current research says in regards to promotional claims, vaping of non-nicotine products, and how vaping is being marketed to young people.

      • Date: October 16, 2020
      • Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
      • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020

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Psychological Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (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:  October 20, 2020
      • Time:  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
      • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2020

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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:  October 21, 2020
      • Time:  6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
      • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2020

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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: October 21 & 22, 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 14, 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: October 22nd, October 23rd, October 29th, and October 30th, 2020
      • Time: (10/22 & 10/29) 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm; (10/23 & 10/30th) 10:00 am-1:00 pm

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2020

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Excellence in Customer Service (3 hours)

Though not always thought of as such in the behavioral health and human service fields, our clients are our customers.  How we attract and keep our customers will be the focus of this training, which involves all staff, clinical and nonclinical. Phone and email etiquette, greeting and engaging clients and their families, handling complaints, and using client feedback will be covered. Internal customer service, the serving of our colleagues and peers within our own organizations, will also be discussed.

      • Date: October 23, 2020
      • Time: 10:30 pm – 1:30 pm
      • Trainer:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 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: October 26, 2020
      • Time: 12:30pm – 4:45pm

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020

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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: October 26, 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: MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020

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Working with the LGBTQIA Community (3 hours)

This training provides the most current information relevant to the LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ 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: October 27, 2020
      • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
      • Trainers:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2020

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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: October 28 , 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 21, 2020

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Crisis Prevention and De-Escalation

This course teaches participants to use Nonviolent Crisis Intervention by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI). Participants learn to appropriately intervene at every level of a crisis, with emphasis on the identification of the early stages of a crisis and how to prevent its escalation. The use of verbal de-escalation techniques is introduced and practiced. The overarching priority of this approach is to keep both clients and staff safe.

      • Date: October 30, 2020
      • Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
      • Trainer:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020

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November


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

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020

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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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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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