Section IV Professional and Ethical Responsibility and Documentation

The courses listed in the area may be applicable to Section IV of the educational requirements set forth by NYS OASAS, however, final determination as to the appropriate categorization of these courses under Section IV will be made by NYS-OASAS. For clarification, contact the OASAS Credentialling Unit at 1.800.482.9564. Click here for a schedule of upcoming courses in this section. Please note: not all courses are offered every semester. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for Admission/Registration information.

Topics in Section IV cover the areas of:
- Counselor ethics
- Counselor-client relationships
- Confidentiality/legal issues
- Counselor wellness

Note: All of our courses and/or workshops may be used for recredentialing purposes.

The courses in Section IV include (please note that you need only complete 45 hours of the following courses to complete Section IV requirements):

Course Name



Client/Counselor Interaction



Countertransference: It's Impact on the Counseling Process



Ethical Dilemmas in Substance Abuse



Ethics And Confidentiality in Professional Practice



Maintaining Healthy Boundaries With Clients



Strategies for Engaging the Difficult Client



Training in the Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect




Candidates for the Center for Addiction Studies program must complete an application for admission. Candidates need a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent to be considered for admission. 

No application fee is required. For an application please click here or call the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development at 516.323.3550.  The application is due at time of registration and need only be completed once. There is no fee involved to apply.

Students should register for classes at least one week prior to the start of classes to insure enough time for you to get your confirmation and parking permit. However, you can register up until the day of class. Please note that some of our classes do close out and some of our classes do cancel, so you may be taking a chance of not getting into the course of your choice by waiting.

Online registration is available by clicking here.  Phone in registration is available by calling 516.323.3550 with your MasterCard or Visa. To register in person, by fax or mail, please follow the directions on our web page: under Registration. Confirmation of your registration and classroom assignments will be mailed or emailed to you upon receipt of your registration.

Click here for a schedule of upcoming courses in this section. Please note: not all courses are offered every semester.


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Continuing Education and Professional Development
1000 Hempstead Avenue Siena Hall, Room 106 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002