Dates: Sunday, July 10, 2016 - Friday, July 15, 2016

Time: SSAS begins on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. with registration, FOCUS DAY 16, and an opening plenary, and concludes at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

Location: The Heldrich Hotel & Conference Center, 10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Who Should Attend?

Licensed service providers, supervisors, clinicians, students, prevention specialists, and educators from a wide variety of settings including, but not limited to, community based organizations, health centers, alcohol and drug treatment facilities, clinics, hospitals, medical schools, educational settings, other professional schools, and the armed forces.

The Summer School of Addiction Studies (SSAS) builds on 7 decades of successful education and collaboration and offers students a weeklong professional development experience. With courses, lectures, workshops, and other educational experiences to choose from, students may earn over 50 hours of continuing education credits (CEUs).

In addition to its intensive course load, the school provides daily lectures on cutting-edge topics (this year focuses on Keeping Practice Relevant). Evening activities may include events such as candle light meditation and themed movie and theater nights. SSAS presents the perfect opportunity to network with other professionals in various fields of addiction and behavioral health.

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Students can earn CEU hours by completing/participating in the following:

FOCUS DAY 16 - 5 CEU hours. You must sign in to each session to receive credit.
Session 1 - 10 CEU hours after completion (unless noted). Session runs Monday - Friday.
Session 2 - 10 CEU hours after completion (unless noted). Session runs Monday - Friday.
Lectures/Workshops - 1 CEU hour per hour attended. You must sign in to receive credit.
Note: The above provides an estimated breakdown. There will be other CEU opportunities throughout the week.

Certified Counselor: Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-Approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. ACEP #6619. NBCC approved courses qualify for CACD/LCADC recertification in NJ.

Drug & Alcohol Counselors:

  1. Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies is an NAADAC-Approved Education Provider. Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies meets nationally approved standards of education developed for the alcoholism and drug abuse counseling field. Program participants are assured that the contact hours or CEUs provided will be accepted toward national credentialing by the NAADAC Certification Commission. Approval #124.
  2. Certain courses are approved for renewal (recertification) credits by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of NJ, Inc. Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies. Approval #225.  

Social Worker (The New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners): This program is approved for social work continuing education hours by Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies in accordance with New Jersey administrative code 13:44G -6.4 and recognized by The New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners.
Important Notice: Social workers must provide their social work license/certification/registration number and license jurisdiction on the registration form.

Approval for this program is pending by the National Association of Social Workers #886634931-2830.

New Jersey Public Health Continuing Education Providership Program: participants who successfully complete this educational program will be awarded NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of New Jersey Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Approval provider code: PHCE387-2013/06/03.

Department of Education: This program meets continuing education requirements for the Department of Education Certifications.

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