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.

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 Free EBP Training Opportunities

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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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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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: July 19, 25, 26, 27, & 28, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:30 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 12, 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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