Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor
NYS OASAS Requirements
350 Education Hours
I. 85 HOURS -
KNOWLEDGE OF ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Basic Knowledge: Pharmacological Effects, Overview of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment Approaches, Self Help
II. 150 HOURS -
ALCOHOLISM & SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING
Group, Individual & Family Counseling, Special Populations, Relapse Prevention, Vocational Educational rehabilitation, Communicable
Diseases: HIV/AIDS, STD's, TB, Hepatitis.
III. 70 HOURS -
ASSESSMENT, CLINICAL EVALUATION, TREATMENT PLANNING, CASE MANAGEMENT, FAMILY & COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Assessment & Evaluation, Treatment Planning, Clinical Record Keeping & Discharge Planning, Case Management & Referral.
IV. 45 HOURS -
PROFESSIONAL & ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES & DOCUMENTATION
Counselor Ethics, The Counselor Client Relationship, Confidentiality, Legal Issues/Documentation
ONCE YOU COMPLETE THESE 350 CLASSROOM HOURS, YOU WILL THEN RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE.
YOU CAN NOW APPLY FOR YOUR CASAC-T
In addition to meeting the education requirement you will need
6000 work experience hours (3 years) in an approved work setting or
4000 hours (2 years) plus a Bachelor’s Degree or
2000 Paid Hours (1 year) plus a Master’s Degree
Internship hours Do Count as experience and there is no state requirement as to how long an internship should last. Up to 2000 internship/volunteer hours can be counted towards the work experience except if you have a
You must be at least 18 years of age
High School Diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
Reside or work in New York State at least 51 percent of the time
You will be required to take a written exam upon completion of your classroom hours
For more information, please visit the OASAS website at:
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