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Mercy College 2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
Mercy College 2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Counseling, CASAC 350-Hour Certificate Program - Standardized Curriculum

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CASAC-T Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Standardized 350-Hour Education and Training Program Mercy College CASAC-T Program is an OASAS Certified Education Training Program. The courses have been approved by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), satisfying the educational requirements for state certification. With the competitive market for counselors and mental health providers, your CASAC-T Certification paves the way for both direct patient care and supervisory positions in the area of substance abuse and addiction. The intensive program at Mercy College will specifically prepare you for the five domains for CASAC preparation including assessment, counseling, case management, client, family and community education, and professional responsibility. Mercy College students receive the professional training and ethical knowledge base which will enable them to provide alcoholism and substance abuse counseling in one of the most progressive fields.

Program Requirements

For Mental Health Counseling students, all of the above courses coincide with degree requirements. For Counseling (School) students, courses denoted with an asterisk *are electives.

The following courses are required for completion of the CASAC-T Credential:

e-Portfolio Requirement

The e-Portfolio requirement ensures that the CASAC Candidate is effectively able to practically apply the generic paradigms of counseling skills, techniques, and practice to the specific provision of services to alcohol and substance abuse populations. As you examine each paradigm and discuss its application to counseling, the CASAC Candidate will be specifically required to apply their knowledge base to the provision of treatment and services to substance abusers and their families.

e-Portfolio requirements are not applicable to CNSL 678 . Students will automatically receive 45 clock hours following the completion of that course.

Graduate students who wish to obtain their CASAC-T Certification may take (but are not required to enroll in) any of the following substance abuse courses as electives. They include: CNSL 501 , CNSL 502 , and CNSL 674 .


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