Training Opportunities

Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) Program

Majors are able to complete the undergraduate coursework in psychology required for a CASAC training certificate awarded by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Service (OASAS), the official state authority that awards credentials for addiction counseling. In addition to the required courses for all psychology majors, OASAS has approved eight 3-credit psychology courses as meeting the NY State education requirements for the addiction counselor-trainee credential. A CASAC-Trainee certificate is used by NY State OASAS-registered education and training courses have been satisfactory completed at the CCNY. For further information and to register in the CASAC program, contact DR. Denise Hien (, NAC 8/131, 212-650-5666.

Psychological Center and the Counseling Center

The Department’s Psychological Center and Counseling Center offer psychological testing and short- and long-term therapy to CCNY students with mood, anxiety, and interpersonal problems. Married and unmarried couples, single-parent and two –parent families, students of all ages and their parents are welcome. The Psychological Center is part of the doctoral training program in Clinical Psychology. Treatment is provided by advanced doctoral students under the supervision of the clinical faculty, licensed clinical psychologists from other programs, and external licensed clinical supervisors. All services are completely confidential. For further information and to request an application for services, visit the Psychological Center’s front desk, which is located in NAC 8/101, or call 212-650-6602. The Center staff is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30-11:30 AM and from 2:00-7:00 PM. Counseling services are also available to students free of charge at the Counseling Center, located in the Marshak Science Building, Room J-15. This Counseling Center provides internship opportunities for several students each semester.