Addictions Certificate—Garden City

One South Avenue,
Garden City, NY 11530

Select one of two options and complete the CASAC-T education requirements by January 2017

For Graduate Students of Adelphi University who have completed an elective in Addictions (Adelphi-SW727)

PAC 1- 45 clock hours
October 24, 2017–February 13, 2018
Tuesday evenings 15 classes, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Total Cost: $1,850 

For all other postgraduate students who have not completed an elective in addiction and need to complete Section 1 of NYS OASAS training:

PAC 2-85 clock hours
October 24, 2017–February 13, 2018
Tuesday evenings 15 classes, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and blended online coursework: 20 hours
Total Cost: $2,450

For those who are taking the 85 clock hours you may opt to take additional workshops held in Garden City prior to onset of course. 

Garden City Workshops

Manhattan Center Workshops 


Payment Plan

We offer a payment plan for those who wish to pay in installments:

  • $350 deposit for PAC 1, $950 for PAC 2
  • $500 by November 21
  • $500 by December 19
  • $500 by January 16

Tuition Remission

If your agency takes student fieldwork placements from Adelphi, then the agency may be eligible for tuition remission. This may entitle you to a 30% discount off tuition pending your agency approval.
 
Cost with tuition remission: 
PAC 1 $1295
PAC 2 $1715
 
» Tuition Remission Policy
» Tuition Remission Form
 
To apply for tuition remission please download the form and return it to:
Pat Durecko 
Adelphi School of Social Work
One South Avenue
Garden City, New York. 
 
Please note that there is a $25 processessing fee. Please send in the completed form with a check payable to Adelphi University.  Cash is not accepted.  
Please email afreshman@adelphi.edu or pvalerio@adelphi.edu for more information.

Course Dates

October 24, 2017–February 13, 2018
Tuesday evenings, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
15 classes


Topics

October 24

Current Drugs & Patterns of Abuse

October 31

Historical Overview & Cultural Competency of Addiction Tx

November 7

Neurobiology of Addiction

November 14

Current trends in Psychopharmacology

November 21

Diagnosis of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Disorders: Part 1

November 28

Diagnosis of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Disorders: Part 2 (Comorbid Mental Health Diagnosis and Integrated Care)

December 5

Use of Intervention

December 12

Motivational Interviewing

December 19

Identification and Issues for Children of Substance Abusers

January 9

Adolescent Addictions

January 16

Family & Couple Counseling in Chemically Dependent Population

January 23

Individual Counseling Approaches and Relapse Prevention

January 30

Group Counseling/Self-Help Approaches

February 6

Nicotine Dependence, Sex Addiction, Gambling

February 13

Behavioral and Other Addictions

 

Lead Faculty


CASAC Preparatory Class

We will be offering a full-day CASAC preparatory workshop on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the Garden City campus.

This course will be taught by Gail Compton, M.A., LMHC, CASAC. Ms. Compton has extensive experience as a trainer in the field of addictions, specifically in reviewing the CASAC material necessary to help pass the exam. The cost of this program will be $150. You may be expected to purchase an additional review book. 


Enrollment Form

  • Please answer the following questions in a word document and upload it. For Adelphi Students:
    1. Did you complete your Master’s in Social Work at Adelphi University
    2. Did you complete Social Work Practice in the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use (727 Elective) at Adelphi University?
    3. Have you gained work experience in the field of addictions?
    For all other professionals from other accredited graduate programs:
    1. Do you have a Master’s Degree in a field of behavioral health?
    2. List your graduate degree from each school and year of graduation. For graduates of schools other than Adelphi University School of Social Work, please contact NYS OASAS credentialing department to determine how many clock hours will be accepted towards the completion of your CASAC educational requirement. The phone number is 1.800.482.9564.
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Cancellation Policy

No refund can be made for cancellation seven or fewer working days before the onset of the postgraduate certificate program. Cancellations occurring more than seven working days before the onset of the program will result in a refund less the amount of the deposit. Requests for refunds must be received in writing.

Disclaimer: The University reserves the right to cancel this or any program due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified and full refunds will be issued.

 
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For further information, please contact:

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516.877.4339
e – afreshman@adelphi.edu