Addictions Certificate—Hudson Valley 

Hudson Valley Center
19 Baker Avenue
Suite 400
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

45 CEs

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

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

PAC 1- 45 clock hours
April 24, 2019–July 31, 2019
Wednesday Evenings, 15 classes, 5:45 p.m. – 8:45 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
April 24, 2019–July 31, 2019
Wednesday Evenings, 15 classes, 5:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. and blended online coursework
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. 

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 May 24th
  • $500 by June 21st
  • $500 by July 19th

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

April 24, 2019 – July 31, 2019
Wednesday evenings, 5:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
15 classes


April 24

Historical/Cultural/Political/Ethical Overview of Addiction Counseling

May 1

Current Drugs, Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol and Drug Abuse including Nicotine

May 8

Neurobiology of ATOD Addiction

May 15

Current trends in ATOD pharmacology including Nicotine (NRT)

May 22

Diagnosis & Assessment of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Disorders
Assessment and Toxicology Tools

May 29

Comorbid Mental Health/Health Diagnosis, Trauma and Integrated Care

June 5

Adolescent ATOD Addiction: Developmental Stages, Diagnostic Assessment
Risk/Protective Factors, Prevention & Treatment

June 12

Use of Intervention, Assessing Level of Care (LOCATR) & A.S.A.M
Knowledge of Payer Symptoms

June 19

Theory of Research and Practice with Children of Substance Abusers

June 26

Theory of Research and Practice with Family & Couple Counseling in SUD

July 3

Motivational Interviewing Approaches and Stages of Change

July 10

Theory, Research, and Integrated Practice in Individual Counseling Approaches

July 17

Process Addictions: Nicotine Dependence, Sex Addiction, Gambling

July 24

Special Pops: Federal Block Grant Recipients, Women issues, Veterans, Gerontology

July 31

Group Counseling/Self-Help (AA, Faith-based, SMART,  Refuge Recovery)

August 3

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. 

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:

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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