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CASAC offers year round training opportunities for those requiring CASAC, CPP, CPS, CASAC-G and CPP-G hours as well as those aspiring to learn more about chemical dependency, problem gambling, and related topics.

To register, complete the registration form. Registration fees can be mailed to either CASAC location or paid online using a credit card on the secure PayPal website. (You do not need a PayPal account.) See our financial policy.

Photo: trainingFor further information, contact Kathleen Colby, Director of Training Services, at (716) 664-3608 or by email at

Summer 2015 Training Schedule

Sessions begin promptly. Sign-in begins 15 minutes before each session. Pre-registration is required.

Information on this calendar was accurate at the time of publication. You can sign up online to receive training calendar updates. Any training in our catalog can be scheduled at your site.

Tobacco Dependence and the Benefits of Quitting

Shannon Waddell, Tobacco Control Specialist; Patricia Bax, RN, MS, and AnnaMaria Masucci from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Offered at no charge to the public.
Pre-registration is required. Registration deadline: July 9, 2015.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

First Presbyterian Church
219 Central Ave., Fredonia (near the College)

2.5 hours CPP/CPS (Section 1) CASAC renewal, NYS OASAS approved

To address tobacco dependency, Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) is offering the following informational session at no charge to the community: “Tobacco Dependence and the Benefits of Quitting.” In this session we will explore the risks of tobacco use, disturbing trends and some of the research on how it affects our health. More

Teen Intervene

Melanie Witkowski, CPP

Offered at no charge to the public.
There is limited seating, first come first serve. Pre-registration is required.

South County Presentation
Thursday, July 30, 2015

James Prendergast Library, Fireplace Room
509 Cherry Street, Jamestown
Registration deadline: July 24, 2015

North County Presentation
Sorry, this training date is full. Call CASAC at (716) 664-3608 to register for the July 30 session.
Friday, July 24, 2015

First Presbyterian Church
219 Central Ave., Fredonia (near the College)
Registration deadline: July 17, 2015

6.5 hours CPP/CPS (2) CASAC renewal NYS OASAS approved

Teen Intervene is an evidence-based brief intervention program for youth ages 12–19 years old suspected of experiencing mild to moderate problems associated with alcohol and/or other substance use. The program may also include the participation of teens’ parents or guardians. Teen-Intervene program integrates stages of change theory, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to help teens reduce and ultimately eliminate their alcohol and/or substance use. Teen Intervene is included in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) as an evidenced based prevention program.

Who should attend? Teen Intervene is designed for trained professionals, including teachers, school counselors, social workers, psychologists, etc. and other youth-serving professionals who are working with substance-abusing teenagers. Users of the Teen Intervene model should have formal training in basic counseling skills, as well as a basic understanding of the etiology, course, and treatment of adolescent substance abuse. This training is appropriate for staff working in the prevention, treatment, mental health, probation, juvenile justice, etc. fields.

Lifestyle Changes and Recovery Process

Davina A. Moss-King, Ph.D., C.R.C., C.A.S.A.C., N.C.C.
Friday, September 11, 2015

First Presbyterian Church
219 Central Ave., Fredonia (near the College)

3 hours, Section 1 CPP/CPS, CASAC Renewal OASAS & PCB Approved

The workshop is for clinicians to assist the recovering substance user to develop the appropriate self-management skills by using Motivational Interviewing techniques to encourage lifestyle changes for a successful recovery. More