CASAC & CRPA

Due to ongoing restrictions related to COVID-19, the Helio Health Training Institute has temporarily suspended in-person live classes (except CPR classes).

We continue to monitor the situation and all scheduled live trainings will be held virtually for the foreseeable future.

We are also using this time to add to our online self-study courses, which can be accessed via Digital Chalk*.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support and patience.

Stay healthy,

Nathan Rauscher, Helio Health Training Institute Director.

 

 

 

CASAC Initial Training

Helio Health Training Institute is recognized by New York State Addiction Services and Supports to provide the 350-hour initial certification and training for Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors.

The full 350-hour course is divided into four sections consistent with the OASAS initial credentialing requirements.  Each section can be taken individually or consecutively, based on the student’s individual needs:

CASAC Section 1 – Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

 

85 hours of required education for Section 1 of the 350 hour training for CASAC Certification.

 

Section one includes content and material related to understanding substances, their effects on the mind and body of the individual user, and their sociological importance both historically and in contemporary America. This content will be delivered either live in person or via synchronous online classes that are designed to foster interaction and discussion around critical content. Classes ask students to engage with the material and to demonstrate understanding through essays, personal reflections, and quizzes.

 

CASAC Section 2 – Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling

 

150 hours of required education for Section 2 of the 350 hour training for CASAC Certification.

 

Section two covers information related to clinical practices and practice. Information covered in this section relates directly to patient care and interventions. As such, whether this course is delivered in person or online students are expected to actively participate by modelling skills, giving presentations, participating in group counseling scenarios, and through production of patient centered resources.  Further, classes ask students to engage with the material and to demonstrate understanding through essays, personal reflections, and quizzes.

 

CASAC Section 3 – Assessment; Treatment Planning; Case Management; and Patient, Family and Community Education

 

70 hours of required education for Section 3 of the 350 hour training for CASAC Certification.

 

Section three is centered on the treatment process and sees student work with partners to guide a fictional patient through “treatment”. To this end, students will work with an assigned partner to complete screenings and an assessment, before collaboratively writing a patient centered treatment plan. Once the plan is developed, students will complete a mock individual session and review their performance. This mock session will include collaborative documentation. Finally, students will complete a treatment plan review and a discharge plan for their “patient”. This content will be delivered either live in person or via synchronous online classes that are designed to foster interaction and discussion around critical content. Classes ask students to engage with the material and to demonstrate understanding through essays, personal reflections, and quizzes.

 

CASAC Section 4 – Professional and Ethical Responsibilities

 

45 hours of required education for Section 4 of the 350 hour training for CASAC Certification.

 

Section four asks students to consider ethics as they relate to professional practice as a CASAC. This course is designed to educate them on the rules and regulations related to CASAC practice, but to also ask them to consider their own ethical standards. Although numerically last, this section provides a good introduction to the work of a CASAC and the regulatory world in which they operate. This content will be delivered either live in person or via synchronous online classes that are designed to foster interaction and discussion around critical content. Classes ask students to engage with the material and to demonstrate understanding through essays, personal reflections, and quizzes.

For more information and to register for upcoming Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor classes  please click here

 

Certified Peer Recovery Advocate (CRPA)

 

This 46-hour course offers the four required modules and meets the training/certification requirements of the NYCB for the CRPA certification. This intensive course will cover:

 

10hrs of advocacy

10hrs of mentoring and education

10hrs of recovery and wellness supports

16hrs of ethics.

 

At the end of this course, participants will be eligible to apply for provisional CRPA status (CRPA-P) and sit for the NYCB/IC&RC Peer Recovery Exam

For more information and to register for upcoming Certified Recovery Peer Advocate Training please click here

If after reviewing this information you have further questions, please email training@helio.health.

 

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Re-credentialing Courses

The Training Institute continues offer re-credentialing classes and programs approved for credit by NYS OASAS and NYSED for LMSW/LCSW, LMHC, and LMFT. To register for these courses set up an account here.

For Internal Staff: To avoid being charged for courses you will need to get a coupon code from your supervisor to zero out this fee. The price shown is the public price.

 

 

 

Program Locations

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329 N. Salina Street, Suite 200

Syracuse, NY 13203

Telephone: 315-471-1564

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Binghamton Evaluation Center

249 Glenwood Road, Building One

Binghamton, NY 13905

Telephone: 607-296-3072

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Rochester Evaluation Center

1350 University Avenue

Rochester, NY 14607

Telephone: 585-287-5622

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Helio Health is open and admitting patients.

We are asking individuals to call and complete a brief screening to ensure the safety of all patients, families and staff.

Telehealth is available for intakes, groups, individual counseling appointments and medication assisted treatment appointments at our outpatient programs.

Helio Health, Central New York Services and Insight House are committed to the safety of the people we serve. If you or a loved one is in need of help, please call our Regional Open Access Center for Addiction at
315-471-1564

For additional information about how Helio Health is responding to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how we are serving the people in our community, please click here.

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