Professional Development Training Currently Scheduled at OTI

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.

Please review our OTI Online Policy for Professional Development prior to registering.

March •  AprilMayJune

 Free EBP Training Opportunities

March


Treatment Planning & Clinical Documentation 12 hours (CASAC, SW, MHC, MFT)

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: March 4, 5, 6, and 11, 2024
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Trainer: Dr. Dolores Jewell. J.D., Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor

Registration Deadline: February 26, 2024

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April


Ethical Decision Making & Conduct 6 hours (CASAC, SW, MHC, MFT)

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: April 15 and 16, 2024
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Trainer: Dr. Dolores Jewell. J.D., Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor

Registration Deadline: April 8, 2024

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Ethics for Addiction Professionals 15 hours (CASAC, SW, MHC, MFT)

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.

  • Date: April 15, 16, 17, May 21,  and 22, 2024
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Trainer: Dr. Dolores Jewell. J.D., Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor

Registration Deadline: April 8, 2024

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Confidentiality & Legal Issues 3 hours (CASAC, SW, MHC, MFT)

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: April 17, 2024
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Trainer: Dr. Dolores Jewell. J.D., Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor

Registration Deadline: April 10, 2024

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May


Cultural Competency 6 hours (CASAC, SW, MHC, MFT)

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: May 14 and 15, 2024
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Trainer: Desiree Hamilton, CASAC, Adjunct Instructor

Registration Deadline: May 7, 2024

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Cultural Humility and Competency 15 hours (CASAC, SW, MHC, MFT)

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.

  • Date: May 14, 15, 16, 28, and 29, 2024
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Trainer: Desiree Hamilton, CASAC, Adjunct Instructor & Antonio Ruberto Jr., Adjunct Instructor

Registration Deadline: May 7, 2024

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Foundational Skills: Individual Counseling 6 hours (CASAC, SW, MHC, MFT)

The foundations of good counseling with individuals with substance use disorders are covered in this course, including the qualities of an effective counselor, the therapeutic alliance, and basic counseling skills.

  • Date: May 29 and 30, 2024
  • Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Trainer: Dr. Holly Sawyer, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor

Registration Deadline: May 22, 2024

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June


Clinical Supervision Foundations 16 hours (CASAC, SW, MHC, MFT)

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.

Please note, in accordance with a recent update from the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS), as of January 26, 2024 the following pre-requisites must be submitted with your registration form to demonstrate eligibility to participate in this training:

1. Certificate of Completion for 14 hours of online Clinical Supervision Foundations I training. If you have not taken the online Clinical Supervision Foundations I course please refer to this link: https://bit.ly/CSFI-HealthEKnowledge.

2. Educational Verification – Eligible participants must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree

3. Employer Verification Letter – Eligible participants must be currently serving in a clinical supervisory position, or be on a current career path to be in the position within one year. The proper verification is a verification letter on agency letterhead signed by the appropriate supervisor indicating that you meet criteria as specifically indicated above.

In addition, all eligible registrants must submit the full payment for this training to complete 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.

  • Date: June 12, 20, 25, 27, and July 2
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

Registration Deadline: June 6, 2024

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Treatment Planning & Clinical Documentation 12 hours (CASAC, SW, MHC, MFT)

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 25, 26, 27 and July 2, 2024
  • Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Trainer: Dr. Dolores Jewell. J.D., Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor

Registration Deadline: June 18, 2024

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Group Counseling Introduction 12 hours (CASAC, SW, MHC, MFT)

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 27, July 2, 3, and 9, 2024
  • Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Trainer: Gretchen Grappone, LICSW, Adjunct Instructor

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2024

 

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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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