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Professional Development

Professional development is a priority.

As part of our commitment to the professional development of employees, FCA encourages employees to participate in on-going training.

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We are thrilled to offer our employees and others “Advanced Learning for Professionals in Health & Addiction” (ALPHA). 

ALPHA is the premier training destination for professionals working in the fields of Substance Use, Public Health, Human Services, Mental Health, Education and others.

Attend a Workshop
If you are a professional and would like to attend a workshop, please see contact information below and check back periodically to see our latest workshop offerings. 

Present a Workshop
Do you have expertise in a specific area of health and human services? If you are interested in presenting a workshop, please see contact information below.

Call (516) 746-0350
Jinny Ferro, Director of Education & Training, FCA


Genetic and Environmental Factors of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)                        
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 from 2-3:30pm   [$50]

This training will identify genetic and environmental factors that contribute to alcohol use disorder (AUD). The etiology of AUD, including genetic factors, environmental factors, and genetic-environmental interplay will be described. Dr. Jessica L. Bourdon will address individual level risk and the current state of the science. She will also discuss the Substance Use Risk Profile Scale (SURPS).



SBIRT - Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment                                             July 8th & 15th, 2021 from 10am-12pm (Must attend both days)  [$65]

SBIRT training provides social workers with evidence-based resources to work effectively with clients at risk for substance use disorders in a variety of settings (e.g., hospitals, outpatient or primary care settings, community health, and mental health centers). Participants will learn how to screen for substance use and assess the level of risk; briefly intervene to enhance client insight and motivation toward behavioral change using methods such as Motivational Interviewing, and refer to treatment clients needing specialized care. This training equips participants with skills applicable to clients facing a variety of issues.