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Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor $3,500.00


The Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) intended for individual who provide alcoholism and substance abuse counseling services in approved work settings. CASAC work experience includes practice in diagnostic assessment, evaluation, intervention, referral and alcoholism and/ or substance abuse counseling in both individual and group settings. This training provides you with the basic philosophy and concrete counseling skills to treat substance abuse.

The Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counsellor (CASAC) is an imperative profession when looking for a rewarding career in the addiction field. The course is proposed for the person who gives liquor addiction and substance manhandle guiding services in any of the affirmed work settings.

The CASAC work experience include training in diagnostic appraisal, intervention, evaluation, referral and liquor abuse, as well as substance, mishandle guiding in both individual and group settings. This training program gives you the essential ideology and particular counseling aptitudes to treat substance mishandle.

After enrolling to the Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counsellor program, students will finish a 300-hour clinical internship to get hands-on experience in the field. Students with prior experience in the field can skip the clinical internship after an approval from their clinical supervisor to perform the 12 core duties of a substance abuse counsellor. The certification of completion of the course is not given without the permission of the Center for Community Education and Training.

The program is particularly designed for people to work in an area that is related to liquor and substance manhandle treatment. With a certification in CASAC, one could work in an inpatient rehabilitation center, a shelter, an outpatient addiction program, an assessment, and referral program or in juvenile treatment. The individuals work under different profiles such as Substance Abuse Counsellor, Case Manager, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Social Worker and Chemical Dependency Counsellor with a good salary package that usually lies between $29,258 to $50,692.

Why choose ACS?

  • Highly-qualified instructors
  • Carefully-designed, instructive modules
  • Instinctive learning methodologies
  • Versatile class schedules
  • Ultramodern establishment
  • Job assistance

We pride on having a team of qualified instructors with industry experience to ensure you get result-oriented professional training that can help you sharpen your aptitude to enhance your skills and resume. We offer flexible class schedules to make sure you get the choice to choose a time that best suits your preferences.

Our centre at Flushing location in Queens has helped numerous students get the professional training required for an entry into the CASAC work field.

Course Hour : 350

Course Prerequisite : High School Diploma/GED or Ability to Benefit (CPAT)

  • Section I: Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse – 85 Course Hours
  • Section II: Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling – 150 Course Hours
  • Section III: Assessment; Clinical Evaluation; Treatment Planning; Case Management; and Patient, Family, and Community Education -70 Course Hours
  • Section IV: Professional and Ethical Responsibilities – 45 Course Hours