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!

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.

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Anger Management (3 hours)

This course will provide an overview of the cognitive-behavioral therapy of anger management.  Key concepts and activities will be reviewed with participants practicing the application of the SAMHSA curriculum for clients.

  • Date: October 5, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) (3 hours)

In this course, participants will learn the benefits of medication-assisted treatment and how to counsel individuals in MAT to enhance treatment outcomes. Common problems, such as stigma, compliance and adjustment issues, are reviewed to enable clinicians to provide effective and supportive counseling.

  • Date: October 12, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2021

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Relapse Prevention (3 hours)

This course will provide an overview of cognitive-behavioral relapse prevention therapy, including its core concepts and approach.  Participants will work in small groups simulating the use of relapse prevention activities with clients.

  • Date:  October 19, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Trainer: Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy in SUD Treatment (6 hours)

A number of recognized evidence-based practices in substance abuse treatment use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). This training is an introduction to applying this approach.  After a review of the basic premises of CBT, the focus will 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.

  • Dates:  October 26 & November 2, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Trainer:  Kevin Wadalavage, MA, LMHC, CASAC, MAC, NCAC II Training & Quality Consultant, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021

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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:  November 4, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021

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Mapping-Enhanced Counseling:   The Texas Christian University (TCU) Evidence-Based Practices for Substance Use Disorders  (3 hours)

This course will introduce participants to the evidence-based interventions developed by the Institute for Behavioral Research at TCU and the use of cognitive mapping. Cognitive mapping is a method for visually representing problems, issues, and potential solutions in counseling that has been shown to improve focus and memory, problem solving, communication, engagement, participation, and counselor-client rapport.  Participants will practice cognitive mapping using selected exercises in the manuals as they may be used in individual and group counseling sessions, and will be introduced to the series of treatment manuals that are available for free on the TCU IBR website.

  • Date: December 14, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2021

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Improving Client Engagement and Compliance (3 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: December 22, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Trainer: Liliane Drago, MA, CASAC Master Counselor, MAC, Director, Outreach Training Institute, Outreach Development Corporation

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2021

 

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