In the Fall 2021 semester this program will only be offered online.

Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling (CASAC) Program at MCNY is designed to educate you to meet our community’s growing need for substance and alcohol abuse rehabilitation, while beginning a successful career in counseling. An approved CASAC academic program provider since 1998, at MCNY you can prepare for your certification in as little as eight months. Our program is open to anyone with a high school diploma or GED.

This program will allow you to:

  • Satisfy the academic component for the New York State License in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling.
  • Complete the eight-course schedule program on your schedule. Each 14-week CASAC course is held at both the Manhattan campus on a different weeknight and Saturday mornings; and another course is held Saturday afternoons at MCNY Bronx.
  • Focus on the psychopharmacological and physiological aspects of drugs, signs, symptoms and stages of alcoholism, individual and group counseling skills, the ethics of confidentiality, family treatment and multicultural issues.
  • Learn from accomplished faculty with current CASAC Licenses, master’s degrees and several years of experience counseling clients in agency settings or private practice.
  • Be prepared for a career in substance abuse counseling or enhance your skills as social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist, rehabilitation counselor, mental health counselor, substance abuse counselor, marriage and family therapist, or school counselor.

Turn Your Purpose into Professional Success

Those who earn the CASAC certification go on to work in substance abuse counseling or are able to enhance their skills as social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, rehabilitation counselors, mental health counselors, substance abuse counselors, marriage and family therapists or school counselors. Many take advantage of the seamless transfer into one of MCNY’s undergraduate or graduate courses.

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