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
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)
SAP consultation and communication
Confidentiality and Liability
Session 4 1 Hour Wrap up discussion and review of resources