Addictions Certificate—Hauppauge 

Hauppauge Center
55 Kennedy Drive
Hauppauge, New York

Select one of two options and complete the CASAC-T education requirements by January 2019

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

PAC 1- 45 clock hours
October 13, 2018–March 2, 2019
Saturday mornings 15 classes, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
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 13, 2018–March 2, 2019
Saturday mornings 15 classes, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon 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

Hauppauge Workshop

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:
Patti Valerio
Adelphi School of Social Work
One South Avenue
Garden City, New York. 
Please email or for more information.

Course Dates

October 13, 2018–March 2, 2019
Saturday mornings, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
15 classes


October 13

Current Drugs and Patterns of Abuse

October 20

Historical Overview and Cultural Competency of Addiction Treatment

October 27

Neurobiology of Addiction

November 3

Current trends in Psychopharmacology

November 10

Diagnosis of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Disorders 

November 17

Comorbid Mental Health Diagnosis and Integrated Care

December 1

Adolescent Addictions

December 8

Use of “Intervention”

December 15

Motivational Interviewing

January 5

Addiction Treatment: Individual Counseling Approaches and Relapse Prevention

January 12

Group Counseling/Self-Help Approaches

January 19

Identification and Issues for Children of Substance Abusers

January 26

Addiction Treatment: Family & Couple Counseling in Chemically Dependent population

February 2

Addiction Treatment: Behavioral and Other Addictions

February 9

Overview of Addiction Treatment with Special Populations: Culture/Gender Competency/ Eating Disorders, Veterans, Gerontology- Integration of Course Learning

February 23

John McAteer, LCSW, ICDAC

March 2

SBIRT Training
John McAteer, LCSW, ICDAC


Lead Faculty

CASAC Preparatory Class

We will be offering a full-day CASAC preparatory workshop.

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
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Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator, Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 237
p – 516.877.3216
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