Since 2009 it has always been my objective to study evidenced-based practices and provide specialized clinical training and get the information into the hands of the people who are actually doing the work —> the counselors.
Mr. Rule holds a BA (Summa Cum Laude) and an MS (Summa Cum Laude) in Psychology. He is a NYS Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor – Master Counselor (CASAC-Master) and is an OASAS Certified Training Instructor with over 25 years of experience in the field of recovery from addiction (substance use disorder) and co-occurring mental health disorders.
The Institute is an OASAS Certified Education and Training Provider (#0932). Mr. Rule is dedicated to use evidenced-based research to develop and provide a high level a continuing education and training courses for CASAC/CPP/CPS credentialing and re-certification throughout Long Island and the Greater New York area and online throughout NYS.
William A. Rule is an adjunct Asst. Professor at Suffolk County Community College, Allied Health Sciences, Addiction Studies Program training the next generation of counselors on Long Island. SCCC is the only community college on Long Island that is OASAS certified to provide the 350-hour CASAC standardized curriculum at the college level.
Three years ago, my academic chairperson asked me to develop a new SCCC course that would encompass the 45 hours of ethics under Section IV. I did, of course, and the college academic review committee approved the course as did OASAS. Currently I am academically approved to teach CDC252 Chemical Dependency Professional Ethics and Cultural Competence. I love teaching this class as I do all the other CDC courses I teach at Suffolk.
Mr. Rule is a published author in Counselor: The Magazine for Addiction Professionals (February 2010 Vol.11) and Paradigm Magazine (Vol. 16 No.1, 2011).
Also, Mr. Rule volunteers to facilitate group therapy at Catholic Charities Talbot House Stabilization clinic (crisis detox) and conducts volunteer community based clinical education and training throughout Suffolk County.
The Institute for Learning and Development is the only OASAS Certified Education and Training Provider in Suffolk County, NY approved to offer on-line distance learning coursework and CEU Certificate of Completion for CASAC/CPP/CPS renewal.