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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

Fall 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: October 14, 2015.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

James Prendergast Library, Fireplace Room
509 Cherry Street, Jamestown

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

Addictive Thinking

Suzanne Joyce, CASAC
Thursday, October 29, 2015

James Prendergast Library, Community Room
509 Cherry Street, Jamestown

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

There are many additions—shopping, Internet, work, sex, drugs, etc. This training will present evidence of unusual and self-defeating logic of addictive thinking and how to use this evidence to help people understand and recover from various addictions. More

Current Trends in the Drug World

Melanie Witkowski, CPP
Friday, December 11, 2015
9:00am–12:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church
219 Central Ave., Fredonia (near the College)
Registration deadline: December 4, 2015

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

This training will provide an overview of controlled and non-controlled substances that are being misused and abused in the community. More