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!

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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.


May


Addiction Medications (3 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.

  • Date: May 3, 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: APRIL 26, 2022

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Psychological Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care  (3 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: May 10, 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: MAY 3, 2022

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Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Review (3 hours)

This will be a presentation and discussion of findings from The National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide”, which reviews what research has found to be important elements for the effective treatment of adolescents with substance use disorders.

  • Date: May 17, 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: MAY 10, 2022

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Working with Alcohol and Substance Abusers Who Are Unable to Sustain Abstinence (3 Hours)

Many people making recovery attempts, whether through treatment or other means, find themselves unable to sustain long term abstinence.  These “chronic” patients are a source of frustration to treatment staff and others. Mere repetition of past interventions with the patient is often unproductive. The workshop will provide a framework to identify and address possible hidden factors which have been obstacles to sustained abstinence.

  • Date: May 24, 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: MAY 17, 2022

 

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June


Toxicology Testing (3 hours)

An overview of the various forms of drug testing, including urine, saliva, hair, sweat, breath and issues associated with each.  Common means of attempting to falsify the test results will also be discussed.

  • Date: June 102022
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 3, 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: June 20,2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 13, 2022

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July


Co-Occurring Disorders (6 hours)

The high prevalence of co-occurring mental health issues occurring in individuals with substance use disorders poses special challenges in assessment, treatment planning and service provision.  This presentation will explore differential assessment, common modifications in treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders, guidelines for treatment of some specific diagnoses, medication management issues, and service goals.

  • Dates: July 14 & 212022
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 7, 2022

Brief Interventions (3 hours)

Brief interventions are short term services provided to individuals engaged in risky substance use. They can provide education on risks and opportunities to change behavior outside of a formal “treatment” setting. This presentation will identify the most appropriate candidates, share interventions and exercises which might be used in this short term context and review proper documentation.

  • Date: July 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: JULY 21, 2022

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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

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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

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

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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

 

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