Free CASAC Workshop from the Adult and Continuing Education Program at Medgar Evers College

The Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) Program at Medgar Evers College, CUNY is offering a free introductory workshop on the accreditation process to become a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor (NYS CASAC). The workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at 1150 Carroll Street, Room 207A in Brooklyn.

Under the auspices of the School of Professional and Community Development, ACE courses offer working professionals an opportunity to obtain expertise that assists in their professional advancement. This workshop shall provide participants with an overview of the field of alcoholism and other drug addictions as well as treatment options, understanding of substance abuse counseling as a career and an outline of Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services regulations concerning CASAC, Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP) and Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS) credentialing.

“The CASAC Program and its workshops will benefit individuals who are interested in or already are employed in the human services profession,” said course presenter Ronda Marrimon, LMSW. “Earning a NYS CASAC credential or completing a CASAC workshop will offer a unique experience and a competitive edge for anyone in the fields of counseling, education, nursing, or any other human service profession.”

Marrimon has more than eighteen years of clinical and training experience, in substance abuse, mental health, and developmental disabilities as a practitioner in both NY and NJ. Further, she provides training, consultation, and program support as a staff member of Medgar Evers College, CUNY.

“Training in addiction counseling not only provides individuals a valuable skill set but has far-reaching effects as a service to the community,” said ACE Director Jonathan Bissell.

The training program is open to the public and meets the requirements for CASAC continuing education for 2.0 credit hours. Participants who arrive on time and remain present for the entire training session will receive documentation of attendance.

For registration, please call Ms. Anderson at 718-270-6401. Registration is required at least three business days prior to the training date to secure seating.