These free learning and development opportunities have been reviewed and approved by OASAS and satisfy the requirements for initial credentialing and/or renewal. Please contact the Training Unit staff at 518-485-2027 with further questions related to these opportunities.
- This series offers a great opportunity for non-traditional training. Courses can be downloaded. Section determinations for the CASAC and/or CPP/CPS are identified on the website for each course.
- FIT's free online modules are designed to help programs implement integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders (COD). FIT's practical approach features concise, half-hour, online learning modules. Along with these learning modules, FIT offers online implementation support to program leaders, clinical supervisors and practitioners through webinars.
- Provides an opportunity to participate in web-based training that is delivered by experts from OASAS and the provider network. This is a series of 90-minute programs designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of individuals working in the addictions field. Registration is required. Section determinations for the CASAC and/or CPP/CPS are identified on this site for each course.
- The Training Institute of NDRI is offering a new LGBT Community Topic Series. For course descriptions and registration process visit the NDRI website. For individuals who are unable to register online please call 212-845-4500 for assistance. These courses satisfy the initial credentialing requirements for CASAC Section 2 and CPP/CPS Section 1.
- The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare offers online tutorials for specific target audiences. The tutorials focus on the subjects of substance abuse and child welfare; they support and facilitate collaboration between the child welfare system, the substance abuse treatment system and the courts. There is no cost to enroll in the online tutorials
- The New York State Department of Health (DoH) offers training online. This training is offered to health and human service providers at no cost and include trainings on: Hepatitis, TB, LGBT, STDs and other related topics. The trainings have been reviewed and approved by OASAS to satisfy the requirements for CASAC, CPP or CPS initial credentialing and/or renewal.
- OCFS offers training for mandated reporters in New York state so that every mandated reporter has the knowledge and skills to be able to: effectively report child abuse or maltreatment/neglect to the NYS Child Abuse and Maltreatment Register. These trainings satisfy the initial credentialing requirements for CASAC Section 4 and CPP/CPS Section 3 and the one-time requirement for renewal of the CASAC, CPGC, CPP and CPS.
If you are a behavioral healthcare practitioner in New York State working in a not for profit setting and would like a certificate of completion for continuing education credit, please complete the training through the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) Learning Community. If you already have a login for CPI’s Learning community, you can log in at: https://rfmh.csod.com/ and choose “suicide prevention” from the home page. If you would like to obtain a login for CPI’s learning community, please have your program supervisor complete an application at: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=0bOnLs3hycmPo-jvsFULvA.
Individuals who are not behavioral healthcare practitioners in New York State working in a not for profit setting, may complete these workshops, however, certificates of completion are not available; therefore, you will be unable to print and/or submit documentation for credentialing purposes.
- Assessment of Suicidal Risk Using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) provides an overview of the instrument and teaches the learner how and when to administer it in real world settings.
- Safety Planning Intervention for Suicidal Individuals describes the Safety Planning Intervention and how it can help individuals, explains when to work with individuals to create a safety plan, and describes the steps in creating a safety plan.
These workshops have been reviewed and approved by OASAS to satisfy credentialing requirements.
- The NYS Tobacco Control Program - New York State Cessation Centers - coordinate a collaborative conference call on a bi-monthly basis. These calls focus on key smoking-related topics and feature guest speakers. For more information and registration instructions. These conference calls satisfy initial credentialing requirements for CASAC/CPP/CPS Section 1 and renewal requirements.
- "Integrating Tobacco Use Interventions into Chemical Dependence Services" free online, self-paced, interactive and fun courses! Topics include: Assessment, Diagnosis, Pharmacotherapy, Behavioral Interventions, and Co-Occurring Disorders. Modules 1 & 2 satisfy CASAC/CPP/CPS Section 1; Modules 3 & 5 satisfy CASAC Section 2 and CPP Section 4; Module 4 satisfies CASAC Section 3 and CPP Section 4.Â All modules satisfy credentialing renewal requirements, as well. Earn more than 20 hours of free credentialing clock hours.
- The Institute for Research, Education & Training in Addictions (IRETA) holds a near-monthly, free webinar series for addictions professionals and other stakeholders on topics that have included: Brief Interventions for Marijuana, The Ins and Outs of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol Dependence, Ethics in Addiction, LGBTQ Issues in Addictions and others. For a listing of webinars: http://ireta.org/webinars.