Training Center

We believe that sharing our experience and knowledge about the disease of alcoholism and substance abuse with others in the treatment community, and with the community at large, is an important form of outreach that furthers our mission. For this reason Seafield has established a Training Center located in Amityville, NY. 

The Training Center sponsors training events throughout they year and since we are an OASAS Certified Education Provider the courses offered are acceptable toward satisfying renewal requirements of New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). 
Upcoming Training's at Seafield’s Amityville Training Center

“Cultural Considerations in Group Practice Settings”
This half day experiential hands on training will provide alcohol and substance abuse clinicians with group practice behaviors exercises with a range of vulnerable diverse populations in our treatment settings. An understanding of culture, power, privilege and policies among workers and group members will be discussed.

Throughout the course, the impact of ethnicity, racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, religion/spirituality, economic and education status will be explored in the context of the working therapeutic alliance between group leader and group members. Professional self-reflection and use of self as a group facilitator will be stressed.

Some knowledge on models of group practice, the stages of group development, the planning and formation of groups, group composition, and group dynamics is useful. Please bring in a group you have led or are leading to support group theory, application and interaction skills necessary for all group work.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

8:30 AM-Registration and Networking
9 AM- 12 PM-Presentation

3 Continuing Education Hours
(Social Workers & CASAC's)

The speaker this month


“Emotional Intelligence”

(Presented by Seafield Center and the United Federation of Teachers)

This presentation will provide an overview of Dr. Daniel Goleman’s 1995 classic book entitled “Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.” Participants will learn how our emotions serve us, how our emotions can highjack our brain, the importance of mindfulness, emotional self-control, how emotional intelligence (EQ) can improve empathy toward others, and how to utilize EQ in working with our clients.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

9:30 AM-Registration and Networking
10 AM- 12 PM-Presentation

2 Continuing Education Hours
(Social Workers & CASAC's)

The speaker this month

Nick Lessa LCSW-R, MA, CASAC
Executive Director
Inter-Care, Ltd.
This training will be held at the UFT
52 Broadway
New York, NY

*All training's are free for Seafield employees if approved by a supervisor*

For additional information on upcoming events
e-mail Jo Venturelli at
or call 631-288-1122

The Training Center is also available for rental use by other organizations who contribute to the well being of the community. For more information please contact Chelsea Cox at 631-288-1122
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