Chemical Dependency Counseling
The Certificate in CDC provides all 350 Alcohol & Drug education hours required for CASAC eligibility. The AAS in CDC also provides the 350 education hours and reduces the experience requirement by 1000 hours. Westchester Community College is a certified education & training provider of the NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). OASAS issues the CASAC (Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor).
Message from the Curriculum Chair
Welcome to the Chemical Dependency Counseling program.
This is a very exciting time in our field as more and more New Yorkers and Americans have increasingly greater access to treatment. Not only are the job opportunities growing but a multi-level career ladder is being established, with opportunities to work and grow in professionalism.
This is a small curriculum and you will find that you share much in common with your peers, who are very supportive.
Information about the chair
Contact InformationPhone: 914-606-6289
Office location: Classroom Building - Office #1
Title(s): Curriculum Chair of Chemical Dependency Counseling
Department/Division: School of Business and Professional Careers
- PhD Social Work, New York University, 1993
- All Chemical Dependency Counseling courses
- Several Human Services courses
- TREATMENT FOR LGBT SUBSTANCE ABUSERS: WHAT DO WE KNOW FOR SURE NOW? Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section Connection . National Association of Social Workers, pp 6-9, Issue One, 2009
- MODEL SCOPES OF PRACTICE & CAREER LADDERS FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER COUNSELORS: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section Connection . National Association of Social Workers, p 6, Summer, 2012
- SAMHSA: A NEW SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT GUIDE (A Review), Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section Connection . National Association of Social Workers, p5, Fall, 2012.
- HOW WILL THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AFFECT SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT? Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section Connection . National Association of Social Workers, pp 4-6, Winter, 2013
- Faculty Advisor of GLOW the LGBT Student group for 15 years
- Senator one year
- Curriculum Chair 21 years
Program Learning Outcome
About Westchester Community College
Nearly 33% of Westchester Community College students receive some form of financial aid. Financial Aid is available to students who qualify. In addition, the Westchester Community College Foundation offers $1.6 million in scholarships annually.
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