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Medical & Health Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor Program (CASAC) Hostos Community College’s Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development is an OASAS Certified Education and Training Provider. This program provides a series of courses that meets the full 350 hour requirement defined in Part 853 (Credentialing of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors) Regulations. All course work/training offered in the CASAC 350-Hour Certificate Program has been approved by OASAS to satisfy the requirements for CASAC initial credentialing and/or renewal. Requirements: Must have a minimum of a High School or GED© diploma.

Total Cost: $4,389 Vermelle Van Duyne, Coordinator (347) 523-9651

HOSTOS CURRICULUM The following new curriculum is designed to meet the State’s new criteria and will provide the applicant with the required 350 hours of “Education and Training.” Upon successful completion of this training, the student will be awarded the Hostos Community College’s Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Certificate. This certification indicates that the student has completed the education and training requirements. The student is then “CASAC eligible,” requiring only the necessary work experience required for the examination.

Elements and Techniques of Counseling (Group) Part B Focus on group counseling and the ethical and professional responsibilities in the treatment of groups, couples, and families. Transference and countertransference will be discussed. 35 hours. T & Th 6:00pm to 9:30pm 9/18-10/18/12 CE2058-F01 35 hrs. 10 sessions $399

Introduction to Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and the CASAC Program A comprehensive overview of the CASAC program with topics that include effects of substance abuse, concepts of ethics, morality and responsible professional behavior. 35 hours. Sat 10:00am to 3:00pm 10/13-12/1/12 CE2059-F01 35 hrs. 7 sessions $399

Human Services and Practicalities of Counseling at the Job Site

Alcoholism: A Primary Disease

Learn the types of places and situations in which CASAC counselors may be employed. This course is designed to prepare the student for the pragmatic tasks of the job. 35 hours.

Study the etiology of alcoholism, alcohol dependency and modern screening methods. Evaluate methods of treatment, compare and contrast mental status exams and psychosocial reports. 35 hours.

M & W 6:00pm to 9:30pm 9/24-10/29/12 CE2050-F01 35 hrs. 10 sessions $399

Elements and Techniques of Counseling (Family) Part C

M & W 6:00pm to 9:30pm 11/5-12/5/12 CE2051-F01 35 hrs. 10 sessions $399

Special Populations and Relapse Prevention

Examine the effects of alcohol and drug addiction on the family, significant others, co-workers, friends and associates of the still suffering alcoholic or addict. Chemical dependency and co-dependency will be explored. 35 hours.

Learn whether chronic relapsers are indeed a special population of substance abusers and if a special treatment plan needs to be formulated for them. 35 hours.

T & Th 6:00pm to 9:30pm 10/23-11/27/12 CE2059-F01 35 hrs. 10 sessions $399

T & Th 6:00pm to 9:30pm 12/4-1/10/13 CE2053-F01 35 hrs. 10 sessions $399


Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Fall 2012 Continuing Education Catalog  

Educational, career, and personal development opportunities designed to address the needs of the South Bronx, Bronx, and Upper Manhattan com...

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