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Medical & Health Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor Program (CASAC) Hostos Community College’s Division of Continuing Education & 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 GEDŽ diploma.

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

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 10/1-10/31/13 CE2058-F01 35 hrs. 10 sessions $399

Human Services and Practicalities of Counseling at the Job Site

Alcoholism: A Primary Disease 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 11/25-1/6/14 CE2051-F01 35 hrs. 10 sessions $399

Special Populations and Relapse Prevention

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.

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.

M & W 6:00pm to 9:30pm 10/16-11/18/13 CE2050-F01 35 hrs. 10 sessions $399

T & Th 6:00pm to 9:30pm 12/17/13-1/28/14 CE2053-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 10/19-12/7/13 CE2052-F01 35 hrs. 7 sessions $399

Medical, Biological, Physiological & Pharmacological Aspects of Substance Abuse and Alcoholism Investigate the physical effects of alcoholism and substance abuse on the human body, including fetal alcohol effect, STD and HIV. 35 hours. M & W 6:00pm to 9:30pm 1/13-2/24/14 CE2054-F01 35 hrs. 10 sessions $399

Elements and Techniques of Counseling (Family) Part C

The MICA Patient

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.

This course covers the treatment of substance abuse, alcoholism and mental illness of the Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted (MICA) patient. 35 hours.

T & Th 6:00pm to 9:30pm 11/5-12/10/13 CE2059-F01 35 hrs. 10 sessions $399

T & Th 6:00pm to 9:30pm 2/4-3/6/14 CE2055-SP01 35 hrs. 10 sessions $399


Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development

Fall 2013 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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