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  • Substance Abuse Professional Qualification/Re-qualification Training
    Updated On: Apr 16, 2017

    The Northern and Southern California, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Greater Detroit Chapters of Labor Assistance Professionals are sponsoring a Substance Abuse Professional Qualification and Requalification training as a pre-conference event at the 2017 LAP Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The training will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and continuing Sunday, July 16, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Instructor: Steven S. Garnham, M.Ed., LEAP, CADC, LAP-C, MAC

    The training will be held at the Tropicana Hotel, 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (room location to be determined). The Tropicana has extended room registration for Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15, at the reduced conference rate to accommodate those attending. Availability is on a first come first served basis until the allotted block of rooms are reserved. Please use the code SLAP17 when registering at the hotel.

    The fee for the training is $100 (USC) payable by check only and made out to CT LAP Chapter. You must note on the memo portion of the check “SAP Training”. All checks must be sent by U.S. Mail to Brian LeBlanc,17 Neptune Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854. All checks must be received by May 31, 2017. 

    Contact person for any questions or concerns: Brian Le Blanc, Phone (203) 326-1638. 

    There are no prerequisites to participate in the training, however, to qualify as a SAP you must have one of the following credentials:

    (1) You are a licensed physician (Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy);

    (2) You are a licensed or certified social worker;

    (3) You are a licensed or certified psychologist;

    (4) You are a licensed or certified employee assistance professional;

    (5) You are a state-licensed or certified marriage and family therapist; or

    (6) You are a drug and alcohol counselor certified by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Certification Commission (NAADAC); or by the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (ICRC); or by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates/Master Addictions Counselor (NBCC).

    To become a qualified SAP, you must take a test given by a recognized testing entity.  The test is not a part of this training.


    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Session 1 & 2           2 Hours          Review of Substance Abuse

    Session 3                  1:5 Hours      History of Workplace Drug Testing

                                                            Review of 1998 Drug-Free Workplace Act

                DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations and Procedures

    Session 4                  1:5 Hours      Drug Testing Regulations and Policies

                Department of Transportation Procedures

                Introduction to Forensic Testing

                Chain of Custody Procedures

                SAMHSA Testing Procedures

    Session 5 & 6           3 Hours          The Medical Review Officer Process

                The Role of the MRO and interaction of MRO and SAP   

    Sunday, July 16, 2017

    Session 1                  1 Hour           The Role of the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

                Initial Assessment and Recommendation

                Monitoring treatment/education


    Session 2                  1 Hour           The Role of the Substance Abuse Professional

                Follow–up evaluation and Follow–up Testing


                Documentation and Written reports

    Session 3                  1 Hour           The Role of the Substance Abuse Professional

                Role clarification (SAP vs. EAP)

                Compliance monitoring

                SAP consultation and communication

                Confidentiality and Liability

    Session 4                  1 Hour           Wrap up discussion and review of resources


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