Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor Online
CASAC program in the Bronx
The program will allow you to:
Satisfy the academic component for the New York State License in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling.
Focus on the psychopharmacological and physiological aspects of drugs, signs, symptoms and stages of alcoholism, individual and group counseling skills, the ethics of confidentiality, family treatment and multicultural issues.
Learn from accomplished faculty with current CASAC Licenses, master’s degrees and several years of experience counseling clients in agency settings or private practice.
Be prepared for a career in substance abuse counseling or enhance your skills as social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist, rehabilitation counselor, mental health counselor, substance abuse counselor, marriage and family therapist, or school counselor.
Minimum Education Requirements: High School Diploma or Equivalent (TASC)
You must complete all required courses listed with a grade of C or better to earn a Lehman Certificate. To request your Lehman Certificate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Certificate Request” as the subject line.
Prospects must submit
A program application ($25) and (1) complete all required courses with a grade of “C” or better; (2) attend at least 80 percent of classroom instruction for each course; and (3) maintain an overall grade average of “B.”
Credential applicants are required to complete 350 clock hours of course work covering 4 categories of knowledge. This training is provided under New York State OASAS Provider # AI 0157.
|Overview of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse|
|ASC 01 / 13 sessions / 40 hours / LEHC|
|Diversity of Treatment Interventions and Approaches|
|ASC 02 / 15 sessions / 45 hours / LEHC|
|Counseling Issues II: Family Counseling and Relapse Prevention|
|ASC 27 / 13 sessions / 40 hours / LEHC|
|Treatment Planning, Clinical Documentation and Discharge Planning|
|ASC 31 / 10 sessions / 30 hours / LEHC|
|Ethics, Ethical Practice and Counselor Wellness and Responsibility|
|ASC 42 / 15 sessions / 45 hours / LEHC|
|Human Growth and Personality Development|
|ASC 26 / 10 sessions / 30 hours / LEHC|
|Counseling Issues III: Communicable Diseases and Special Populations|
|ASC 28 / 12 sessions / 35 hours / LEHC|
|Counseling Issues I: Individual and Group Counseling|
|ASC 24 / 15 sessions / 45 hours / LEHC|
|Assessment, Clinical Evaluation, Case Management and Referral|
|ASC 33 / 13 sessions / 40 hours / LEHC|
|CASAC Exam Preparation Course
Prerequisites: completed most coursework/significant CASAC direct service hours. (This course cannot be used to fulfill the OASAS 350-hour education and training requirement.)
|ASC 60 / 3 sessions / 9 hours / LEHC|
CASAC Credential Information:
Satisfactory completion of 350-hours of education/training, supervised practical training, and documented work experience as well as passing the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS-OASAS) written examination are required for a the Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) designation. For complete information on the CASAC credentialing process in NYS, please go to: https://www.oasas.ny.gov/sqa/credentialing/casacprocess.cfm