Tuesday, November 10, 2015
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Henry A. Wallace Center at FDR Library
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Issues in Addiction Treatment with Peter Lazar, LCSW and Danielle M. Porto, LCSW, CASAC, CGP

6 CEs total

$80 for both sessions or just choose one
Lunch included (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) for participants remaining for full day workshop 

AM Session 9-11 am 2 CEs $25.00 

From Intervention to Aftercare: A Walk through the Continuum (What to Know to Ask When Vetting a Treatment Center) with Peter Lazar, LCSW 

The goal of this presentation is to educate the participants on the continuum of care for mental health and addictive disorders. The program will also educate participants on how to properly interview residential treatment centers to which they may refer a client to ensure that there is an appropriate clinical fit.  

Peter Lazar

Peter Lazar

Peter Lazar, LCSW has been involved in the mental health/substance abuse treatment field since 1988. Currently, Peter serves as the Senior Regional Director of Clinical Outreach with Elements Behavioral Health. Peter earned a BA in Psychology at SUNY New Paltz in 1991, and a Master of Social Work degree at Fordham University in 1995. Since then, Peter served as a therapist at Hall-Brooke and Silver Hill Hospitals, both in Connecticut. Peter also worked as a therapist at Corporate Counseling Associates and as Clinical Coordinator at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, both in New York, NY. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Peter has served as an adjunct professor of psychology at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.

Lunch 11-12 Included for participants remaining for full day workshop

PM Session 12:00-4:00 pm 4 CEs  $55

Group Therapy for Adolescents and Young Adults with Substance Use Disorder with Danielle Porto, LCSW

This presentation will focus upon the empirical findings regarding the efficacy of group treatment in substance use disorders. A wide variety of group approaches will be presented including 1) psychoeducation, 2) skills-based groups, and 3) population-specific process groups. The role of the group facilitator will be presented as it applies to each type of group. The difference in group approaches within substance abuse counseling and clinical group psychotherapy will be highlighted. 


  • Participants will be able to distinguish the role of the social work group leader in utilizing psychotherapeutic tools to facilitate group process,
  • Participants will learn to distinguish between Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, SMART recovery, Families Anonymous, Al-Anon and Adult Children of Alcoholics approaches in order to optimize knowledge of referral sources for clients seeking recovery.
Danielle Porto

Danielle Porto

Danielle M. Porto, LCSW, CASAC, CGP received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University where she focused on substance abuse and co-occurring disorders and began her extensive work as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor. She also completed training with Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society and is credentialed as a Certified Group Psychotherapist.  Danielle utilized this foundation to develop her specialty in working with young adults (ages 18 to 30) struggling with addiction and other co-occurring disorders including mood, personality, and eating disorders. Her psychotherapy practice focuses on supporting young adults and their families through this life stage with psychodynamic and behavioral-based modalities.  While specializing in work with this cohort, Danielle has experience with all age groups. Prior to private practice, Danielle served as Supervisor of Outpatient Programs at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation where she initiated and developed their young adult clinic in Manhattan for dually diagnosed individuals.  Danielle also spends her time educating the mental health community about clinical work with young adults through presentations and media appearances. She currently has offices in Manhattan and Garden City, NY.

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This program has been approved for CEU credits by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for social work.  Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider of Continuing Education for licensed social workers #0032.

According to NYSED, in order to award social work clock hours; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”