SUNY ORANGE TO OFFER PROBLEM GAMBLING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR CASAC
Will Lead to Specialty Designation for Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC)
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – SUNY Orange and its Department of Continuing and Professional Education have received approval from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to offer the Problem Gambling Specialty Designation Program for Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC).
This new 60-hour non-credit program includes training on problem gambling knowledge and education; screening assessment and diagnosis; clinical treatment, treatment planning and case management; and relapse prevention and discharge planning.
The program is designed for current CASACs who wish to add the CASAC-G specialty designation to their credential. Classes begin on August 26 and will meet from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the College’s Middletown campus. Each of the four courses that comprise the program meet over the course of the semester for a total of 16 classroom sessions in order to complete the designation curriculum. The program will also be available in the spring. The total cost for the four-course program is $600.
SUNY Orange’s complete CASAC program is offered in both day and evening formats.
For more information on the CASAC program or the problem gambling designation courses, contact Rob Larkin at (845) 341-4993 or visit www.sunyorange.edu/ce.