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Nick Roes, CASAC, PhD, has taught for Brown University and Marist College.  He is the author of Solutions for the "Treatment-Resistant" Client (Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group), and his body of work includes more than 40 articles in professional journals.  His work helped bridge the gap between addiction research and practice.

Nick is the originator of several respectful, trauma-informed counseling techniques for use with SUD clients, including hope-inspiring reflections and turning complaints into treatment goals.

September 28 and 29, 1 - 4 PM
Motivational Interviewing
35 years of resarch indicates that use of motivational interviewing decreases no-shows, improves completion and retention rates, and reduces administrative discharges. Almost everyone has heard of it, but almost nobody uses it as intended.
Learn About:
  • Common misconceptions about motivation
  • The spirit of MI
  • The tasks of MI
  • Myths about MI
  • Effectively expressing empathy
  • Designing reflections
  • The role of affirmations
  • The technique and importance of summarizing
  • Non-verbal listening 
  • Change vs. sustain talk
  • Ways to evoke change talk and deal with sustain talk
  • Avoiding the "righting reflex"
  • Supporting self-efficacy
  • Building commitment
  • Negotiating a plan including SMART goals
This training will be offered at New Hope Manor, 35 Hillside Road, Barryville, NY 12719 from 1 - 4 PM on September 28 and 29.  The training is free of charge but you must call 845-557-8713 or e-mail by 9/20/2022 to reserve a space.


Recent Offerings

Client outcomes may be greatly improved when support staff has a better understanding of trauma.
This training is specifically designed for recovery coaches, receptionists, teachers, intake, maintenance workers and other non-clinical staff who interact with clients.
Learn About:
  • Trauma and adversity and how they impact individuals.
  • The relationship between trauma and substance use.
  • How your interactions with clients can trigger outbursts or put them at ease. 
  • How symptoms of trauma are often confused with willful client behavior. 
  • How lack of knowledge about trauma contributes to the abysmal success rate in our field. 
  • How "treatment readiness" is a concept better applied to program staff than clients. 
  • How the brains of trauma-survivors are changed. 
  • How to help clients access their intellectual brain when their survival brain misinterprets a threat.
  •  Common program practices and staff interactions that cause trauma survivors to leave against clinical advice.
  • The impact of trauma on the workforce.
  • The potential for re-traumatization within treatment/prevention settings.
  • Specific trauma-informed values/principles (safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment) and approaches that can be utilized in their role with patients/clients/students and the workforce

Clinical Supervision Foundations II 

Course Description: This 30-hour combined on-line and classroom training developed by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center, will meet the thirty (30) hour Clinical Supervision training requirement for the Advanced Counselor and Master Counselor status in the OASAS Substance Use Disorder Scopes of Practice, and recognizes the crucial role of Clinical Supervision in quality assurance of program services.

Clinical Supervision, when properly implemented, improves client care, develops clinical skills, and improves the knowledge and professionalism of clinical personnel. It is paramount in imparting and maintaining ethical standards in the addictions profession.

The instructional design consists of completing a 14-hour clinical free supervision course found at this link:

Followed by 16 hours of classroom training. This training meets the established OASAS standards for Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC renewal), Credentialed Prevention Professional/Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPP/CPS initial section 3 and renewal).

Who Should Attend:

Active supervisors in OASAS Certified programs, (CASAC-T, CASAC/G, LMSW, LCSW, CRC, LMHC’s, etc.), and CASACs who want the Advanced or Master CASAC designation.



  • Training Power points
  • TAP 21
  • TAP 21A
  • Participant Manual
  • Performance Assessment Rubrics

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