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. All courses provide continuing education hours for CASAC, SW, MHC, and MFT!

Training for staff and peers working in OASAS-certified programs on Long Island and in Brooklyn is available at no charge under the OASAS SOR grant. All courses provide CASAC, social work, MHC, and MFT continuing education hours. To be eligible, you must work on Long Island or in Brooklyn in an OASAS-certified program. Trainings have been scheduled for September, with more to come soon. Check back regularly!

 September

To apply for any (or all) courses, please complete this brief, separate application form. You will receive a response in a few weeks to confirm your enrollment.

September


Crisis Prevention & 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 and personal safety techniques is introduced and practiced.  The overarching priority of this approach is to keep both clients and staff safe.

  • Date: September 7, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2022

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Harm Reduction (3 hours)

This presentation will be an opportunity to examine the multiple issues which harm reduction approaches raise for substance use disorder providers who have less experience in providing these services. We will look at definitions, examples currently in practice, and proposed patient interventions. Practical implementation and operational issues which individual practitioners and organizations might have to address will also be reviewed.

  • Date: September 8, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2022

Maintaining Standards of Care in Telehealth (3 hours)

The provision of online counseling services has offered opportunities to provide access to patients, providers and care specialties that cannot as easily be offered by traditional in-person visit settings.  But there are challenges to its effective implementation, including assessing who is appropriate, technology access, confidentiality, proper orientation, boundary setting, hybrid possibilities, etc.  This presentation will invite participants to explore these issues, share any of their experiences, explore problematic scenarios and offer guidelines toward more effective provision of online counseling.

  • Date: September 132022
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 6, 2022

Evidence Based Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations (3 hours)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations describes treatment principles and research findings of particular relevance to the criminal justice community and treatment professionals working with drug abusing offenders.  This presentation will review each of these principles and discuss their possible implications for working with substance abusers with criminal justice involvement.

  • Date: September 152022
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2022

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From Painkillers to Heroin: The Changing Face of Opioid Addiction (3 hours)

As we face a significant resurgence of opioid usage and deaths, this presentation will first ask “how did we get here?” and look at the links between prescription painkillers, heroin use, and the current rise of other opioids such as fentanyl. We will then consider how some of today’s opioid users might reflect a changing demographic and clinical profile, the rise of opioid analogs, and the implications for treatment and recovery.

  • Date: September 28,2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

 

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