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.

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

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February

Clinical Supervision Foundations II (16 CASAC, SW, MFT and MHC 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, February 5 and February 12, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, and Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 9:00 am – 1:15 pm  [REGISTRATION IS CLOSED]
        • Location:  Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill, Queens Campus
        • Trainer:  Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

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Overview of Best Practices in Group Counseling  (6 CASAC, SW, MFT and MHC hours)

This course reviews the theoretical foundations of group therapy, the appropriate role of the group facilitator, setting up and preparing for a group, group selection, group stages, facilitation skills, transference, counter-transference, resistance in the group, and the various types of groups commonly used in substance abuse treatment.  The course will include didactic instruction, experiential exercises, and real group practice.

        • Dates: Thursday, February 6, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Brentwood, Long Island Campus
        • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
        • Trainer:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: February 3rd, 2020

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Addiction Medications (3 CASAC, SW, MFT and MHC hours)

The increasing emphasis and use of medication in the treatment of substance use disorders necessitates the treatment professional developing some familiarity with the variety of medications currently available.  This presentation will review these various medications as well as concurrent clinical issues which might arise for the non-prescribing clinician who seeks to support medication assisted treatment.

        • Dates: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Brentwood, Long Island Campus
        • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
        • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: February 12th, 2020

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Conducting a Relapse Analysis (3 CASAC, SW, MFT and MHC hours) (not approved for CPS initial)

Relapse is a common phenomenon in alcohol and substance abuse treatment.  Unfortunately, patients (and sometimes treatment providers) can mystify the relapse process and miss an opportunity to help honor the nature of their addiction and better understand their full recovery needs.  After examining the relapse process, we will learn ways to help the patient review a relapse so that greater understanding of individualized recovery goals is gained.

        • Dates: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Brentwood, Long Island Campus
        • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
        • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: February 12th, 2020

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Motivational Interviewing (12 CASAC, SW, MFT and MHC 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.

        • Dates/Times: Thursday, February 20 and February 27, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Brentwood, Long Island Campus
        • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: February 13th, 2020

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March

Motivational Interviewing (12 CASAC, SW, MFT and MHC 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.

This training will be followed by an advanced training, Masters’ Class in Motivational Interviewing, on April 2 and 9, for those who want proficiency in MI.

        • Dates/Times: March 4 and March 11, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill Campus
        • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation, Member, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)

Registration Deadline: February 29th, 2020

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Seeking Safety Therapy for the Integrated Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use Disorders (6 CASAC, SW, MFT & LMHC hours)

This training will prepare participants to implement Seeking Safety therapy, an evidence-based, manualized, cognitive-behavioral treatment for substance use disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This therapy can be used with clients with either or both disorders, and is present-focused, meaning that trauma details are not explored as part of the treatment.

The training includes the clinical definition of trauma, the diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic disorder, and a review of simple and complex PTSD. The effects of trauma on psychological, emotional, social, and neuropsychological functioning will be examined. Stages of trauma recovery will be presented along with corresponding treatment approaches. Participants will learn the principles and protocol for Seeking Safety therapy, observe a real Seeking Safety session on video, and have the opportunity to practice core activities in Seeking Safety.

        • Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
        • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
        • Location:Educational Alliance – Center for Recovery & Wellness, 24 Avenue D, New York NY 10009, Room 110 – Yellow Room
        • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

To register contact Treatment Innovations directly at https://www.treatment-innovations.org/store/p210/5-9-19-NYC.html

Deadline for training registration Online: Feb 20th, 2020

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Engaging Families in Substance Use Disorder Services: A TIP 39 Training (12 CASAC, SW, MFT and MHC hours)

This training is free with registration.

This 2-day training 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.

        • Dates: Wednesday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 18, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Brentwood, Long Island Campus
        • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
        • Trainers:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation and Marcus Daugherty, LMHC, Assistant Director, Healthcare Reform Coalition, The Center on Addiction.

Registration Deadline: March 4th, 2020

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Person-Centered Treatment Planning and Clinical Documentation (6 CASAC, SW, MFT & MHC 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, March 12, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill, Queens Campus
        • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
        • Trainer: Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: March 5th, 2020

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Person-Centered Individual Counseling and Collaborative Documentation (6 CASAC, SW, MFT & MHC hours)

A structure for the individual counseling session that lends itself to client engagement and a focus on treatment goals, using the four processes of motivational interviewing, will be presented in this course.  Social workers will also about collaborative documentation, a process that involves the client in the documentation and planning of services, enabling the clinician to both engage the client in counseling and complete the documentation within the session time. Positive outcomes have been demonstrated for both clinicians and clients. Participants in this course will learn how to use collaborative documentation can be used in conjunction with a person-centered individual counseling style.

        • Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill, Queens Campus
        • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
        • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: March 10th, 2020

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Mental Health First Aid with Youth

This training is free with registration.

Mental Health First Aid introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help to a person experiencing a mental health challenge, mental disorder or a mental health crisis. It also teaches how to connect someone to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.  Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).  This training is ideal for non-clinicians.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill, Queens Campus
  • Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Trainer: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Registration Deadline: March 18th, 2020

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Overview of the Neurobiology of Addiction and Implications for Practice (3 CASAC, SW, MFT and MHC hours)

This presentation is designed to help service providers develop a basic understanding of the current thinking regarding the neurobiology of addiction, especially with regard to neurotransmitter modification, neuroplasticity during drug use, and possible functional brain changes as a result of chronic drug use.  Clinical interventions with chronic drug users are discussed in light of this framework.

        • Dates: Thursday, March 26th, 2020
        • 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

Registration Deadline: March 19th, 2020

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Substance Use Disorders and the Older Adult (3 CASAC, SW, MFT and MHC hours)

The presentation will review special considerations in working with the older adult with a substance use disorder in the general community or treatment setting.  Including assessment issues, medication use and abuse, traditional vs. nontraditional interventions, integration with co-occurring conditions, and setting-specific issues

        • Dates: Thursday, March 26th, 2020
        • 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

Registration Deadline: March 19th, 2020

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Cultural Competency (15 CASAC, SW, MFT and MHC 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/Times: Thursday, March 26 and April 2, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, and Thursday, April 9, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
        • Location:  Outreach Training Institute, Brentwood, Long Island Campus
        • Trainer: Alexis Gadsden, LMSW, Quality Assurance/Compliance Officer, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: March 19th, 2020

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April

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):  Overview and Applications in Substance Abuse Treatment (6 CASAC, SW, MFT & MHC 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 the SUD population.

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 SUD populations.

        • Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
        • Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
        • Location:  Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill Campus
        • Trainer:  Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: March 26th, 2020

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Masters’ Class in Motivational Interviewing (12 CASAC, SW, MFT and MHC hours)

Proficiency in motivational interviewing is rarely achieved as an outcome of MI classroom training.  The classroom is most helpful in teaching participants the conceptual framework of MI and giving them a feel for the skills with some initial practice.  What has been found to be most effective in helping people develop their skills following classroom training in motivational interviewing is the practice of MI skills, feedback on performance, and coaching to refine skills.  In the master’s class, participants practice using standardized patients on film, simulations of real client or supervision sessions, and/or real taped sessions.

The Master’s Class is for clinicians and supervisors who want to become proficient in motivational interviewing, and can include both clinicians and supervisors.  The master’s class for supervisors is an effective means of facilitating organizational competence in MI.   After developing proficiency themselves, supervisors can coach their own staff.  MI can be very helpful as a method in supervision itself and the modeling of MI by the supervisor is a powerful method to teach supervisees how to facilitate change when working with clients.

Pre-requisite: Participants should have taken a 12-hour MI course within the last year, preferably taught by a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

        • Dates/Times: Thursday, April 2 and April 9, 2020, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill Campus
        • 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 27th, 2020

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Counselor Client Relationship (6 CASAC, SW, MFT, MHC hours)

This course will provide an overview of the strategies a professional counselor can use to form an effective therapeutic alliance with a client.  The nature and benefits of the therapeutic alliance, appropriate boundaries in the therapeutic relationship, transference and counter-transference, how to handle boundary issues, self-disclosure in counseling, personal recovery and counseling, the need for and appropriate use of clinical supervision, and cultural competence and the therapeutic alliance are included.

        • Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill, Queens Campus
        • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
        • Trainer: Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: April 1st, 2020

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Engaging Families in Substance Use Disorder Services: A TIP 39 Training (12 CASAC, SW, MFT and MHC hours)

This 2-day training 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.

        • Dates: Thursday, April 16 and Thursday, April 23, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill Campus
        • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
        • Trainers:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: April 9th, 2020

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Ethical Decision Making and Conduct (15 CASAC, SW, MFT & MHC 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 relatively new ones posed by technology and social media.  A wide variety of ethical professional challenges are analyzed using  an ethical problem-solving model, considering professional codes of conduct, the law, common organizational policies and universal ethical principles.

***Day 2, April 29, is Ethical Decision Making in the Digital Age (6 hours) and is free with registration**

        • Dates/Times: Wednesday, April 22 and April 29, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, and Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
        • Location:  Outreach Training Institute, Brentwood, Long Island Campus
        • Trainer:  Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: April 15th, 2020

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Masters’ Class in Motivational Interviewing (12 CASAC, SW, MFT and MHC hours)

Proficiency in motivational interviewing is rarely achieved as an outcome of MI classroom training.  The classroom is most helpful in teaching participants the conceptual framework of MI and giving them a feel for the skills with some initial practice.  What has been found to be most effective in helping people develop their skills following classroom training in motivational interviewing is the practice of MI skills, feedback on performance, and coaching to refine skills.  In the master’s class, participants practice using standardized patients on film, simulations of real client or supervision sessions, and/or real taped sessions.

The Master’s Class is for clinicians and supervisors who want to become proficient in motivational interviewing.  The master’s class for supervisors is an effective means of facilitating organizational competence in MI.   After developing proficiency themselves, supervisors can coach their own staff.  MI can be very helpful as a method in supervision itself and the modeling of MI by the supervisor is a powerful method to teach supervisees how to facilitate change when working with clients.

Pre-requisite: Participants should have taken a 12-hour MI course within the last year, preferably taught by a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

        • Dates/Times: Thursday, April 23 and April 30, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Brentwood, LI Campus
        • 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 16th, 2020

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Counseling Special Populations:  Domestic Violence (3 CASAC, SW, MFT, and MHC 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.

        • Dates: Thursday, April 30, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill Campus
        • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
        • Trainers:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: April 23rd, 2020

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May

Working with the LGBTQ Community (6 CASAC, SW, MFT, MHC 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: Thursday, May 7, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill Campus
        • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
        • Trainers:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: April 30th, 2020

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Psychological Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (3 CASAC, SW 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, May 14, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill Campus
        • Time:  1:00 pm – 4:00pm
        • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: May 7th, 2020

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Working with Young People in the LGBTQ Community (6 CASAC, SW, MFT, and MHC hours)

This training provides the most current information relevant to working effectively with young people on the LGBTQ spectrum. The course will review the challenges LGBTQ youth face such as stigma, discrimination, and homophobia, how these issues affect the young person’s development and their implications for assessment, engagement and counseling.  Participants will acquire a mastery of key concepts including birth/assigned sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation.  The adolescent LGBTQ culture and the process of coming out will be examined.   The course offers practical exercises and case studies that provide the opportunity to practice culturally responsive, sensitive interactions with members of the LGBTQ community.  Through dynamic, interactive exercises, participants will increase their competence to effectively engage LGBTQ youth.

        • Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Brentwood Campus
        • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
        • Trainers:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: May 13th, 2020

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Counseling Special Populations:  Domestic Violence (3 CASAC, SW, MFT, and MHC 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.

          • Dates: Thursday, May 21, 2020
          • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Brentwood, LI Campus
          • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
          • Trainers:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: May 14th, 2020

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Mental Health First Aid with Adults

This training is free with registration.

Mental Health First Aid introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help to a person experiencing a mental health challenge, mental disorder or a mental health crisis. It also teaches how to connect someone to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.  Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).  This course is ideal for non-clinicians.

  • Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill, Queens Campus
  • Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Trainer: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Registration Deadline: May 20th, 2020

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June

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):  Overview and Applications in Substance Abuse Treatment (6 CASAC, SW, MFT & MHC 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 the SUD population.

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 SUD populations.

        • Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
        • Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
        • Location:  Outreach Training Institute, Brentwood, LI Campus
        • Trainer:  Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: May 29th, 2020

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Enhancing Client Engagement and Compliance (3 CASAC, SW, MFT & MHC hours)

This course will focus on how to effectively engage clients into treatment and use evidenced-based strategies shown to increase retention. Strategies to develop rapport, address client anxieties and apprehensions about treatment, increase motivation, collaboratively establish treatment goals, and establish a working alliance will be examined.  Participants will practice using some of these strategies in counseling simulations.

        • Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Brentwood, Long Island Campus
        • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
        • Trainer: Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: June 3rd, 2020

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Crisis Prevention and De-Escalation (3 CASAC, SW, MFT & MHC 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, June 10, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Brentwood, Long Island Campus
        • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
        • Trainer:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: June 3rd, 2020

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Excellence in Customer Service 

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.

(This training does not provide continuing education hours)

        • Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill Campus
        • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
        • Trainer:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: June 4th, 2020

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Psychological Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (3 CASAC, SW 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:  Wednesday, June 17, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Brentwood, LI Campus
        • Time:  1:00 pm – 4:00pm
        • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: June 10th, 2020

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Excellence in Customer Service

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.

(This training does not provide continuing education hours)

        • Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Brentwood LI Campus
        • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
        • Trainer:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: June 17th, 2020

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Enhancing Client Engagement and Compliance (3 CASAC, SW, MFT & MHC hours)

This course will focus on how to effectively engage clients into treatment and use evidenced-based strategies shown to increase retention. Strategies to develop rapport, address client anxieties and apprehensions about treatment, increase motivation, collaboratively establish treatment goals, and establish a working alliance will be examined.  Participants will practice using some of these strategies in counseling simulations.

        • Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill Campus
        • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
        • Trainer:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: June 18th, 2020

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Crisis Prevention and De-Escalation (3 CASAC, SW, MFT & MHC 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: Thursday, June 25, 2020
        • Location: Outreach Training Institute, Richmond Hill Campus
        • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
        • Trainer:  Robert C. Wright, LMSW, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Senior Trainer, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: June 18th, 2020

 

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