Professional Development: Training Calendar on OTI Campuses

Professional Development Courses are offered throughout the year at OTI’s Richmond Hill, Queens and Brentwood, Long Island campuses. The Institute’s renowned faculty are also available to provide training “off campus” in settings within the community: schools, social service organizations, healthcare facilities, and more. 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 at your workplace, please review our course listings for more information.

To register for a professional development course on our campuses, please download and complete a registration form. *Please note that effective July 1, 2018, prices for OTI’s professional development courses have changed.

June

June

Clinical Supervision Foundations II (16 CASAC hours, SW, MFT and LMHC hours)

This course will focus on clinical supervision in substance use disorder treatment. This 16- hour classroom training is part 2 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 course prior to taking this course and submit their certificate at registration.

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/Times: Wednesday, June 5 and June 12, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, and Wednesday, June 19,  2019, 9:00 am – 1:15 pm
      • Location:  Outreach Training Institute, Brentwood, LI Campus
      • Trainer:  Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Confidentiality Issues in the Substance Abuse Setting (3 CASAC, SW, MFT & LMHC hours)

This will be a review of the relevant federal confidentiality laws (CFR 42, HIPAA) as they apply to the provision of substance abuse services.

      • Date:  Friday, June 7, 2019
      • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill, Queens Campus
      • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
      • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

Prescription & Over the Counter Drug Abuse (3 CASAC, SW, MFT & LMHC hours)

This review will look at factors which have led to the recent increase in prescription and over‑the counter drug use and abuse, some of the more popular choices, special treatment considerations, and community/family responses.

      • Date:  Friday, June 7, 2019
      • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill, Queens Campus
      • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

Current Issues in Ethical Decision Making and Conduct (6 CASAC, SW, MFT & LMHC hours)

This course reviews the ethical principles, canons, and obligations of those in the helping professions and outlines the parameters of appropriate professional boundaries.  In small groups, participants examine case vignettes depicting ethical and professional boundary dilemmas, including those involving technology and social media, and evaluate them using an ethical problem-solving model, then discuss their conclusions with the larger group.

      • Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
      • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill Campus
      • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Trainer: Alexis Gadsden, LMSW, Quality Assurance/Compliance Officer, Outreach Development Corporation

Cultural Competency (3 CASAC, SW, MFT and LMHC 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 practice of cultural humility and cultural self -awareness will also be introduced as a way of understanding some of the nuances of cultural competence and truly working with clients in a manner that is culturally responsive and effective.

      • Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
      • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill Campus
      • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
      • Trainer: Alexis Gadsden, LMSW, Quality Assurance/Compliance Officer, Outreach Development Corporation

Psychological Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (3 CASAC, SW, MFT and LMHC 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:  Thursday, June 20, 2019
      • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill Campus
      • Time:  1:00 pm  – 4:00pm
      • Trainer:  Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Person-Centered Treatment Planning and Clinical Documentation (6 CASAC, SW, MFT & LMHC 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: Thursday, June 27, 2019
    • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill, Queens Campus
    • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation