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Hal K. Marcus, MA, CASAC, MAC

P.O. Box 121, Middletown, NY 10940; C: (914) 443-7202; 

Email: info@HalKMarcus.com 

Web: www.HalKMarcus.com


Professional Education & Skills:

Ø Professional Mental Health Consultant, Therapist and Community Educator with a Master’s degree (MA) in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD, and Bachelors degree (BS) in Behavioral Science & Psychology from the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.

Ø Nationally Certified Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) through the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) in Virginia and a Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor 2 

(CASAC 2) through the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS).

Ø In private practice in Middletown, NY, with the use of eclectic treatment approaches, specializing in, but not limited to: Mental Health (MH) and Substance Abuse (SA) Disorder assessment; Anger and Stress Management treatment; Relapse Prevention strategies, Trauma and Loss assessment and treatment; and treatment of Adult- and Childhood-related Developmental Disabilities (DD), Spectrum Disorders (SD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Assessment instruments are utilized  when requested and necessary.

Ø Excellent skills and training in time management and organizational planning; treatment planning and electronic documentation; psycho-diagnostic evaluations consistent with the DSM 5 coding; comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessments; and working within a “Team” approach.

Ø Skilled presenter with over 21 course curriculums appropriate for lay  adults through graduate school professionals. NYS OASAS Certified Education Training Provider since 1990. Course descriptions and outlines will be provided when requested! They are outlined in another section of this web page.

Ø Proficient in both Program and Staff Development with outpatient and inpatient treatment programs. Available to provide clinical supervision and education training to Case Managers and Program Administrators.

Ø Trained and Certified in CPR, Emergency First Aid and AED through the American Red Cross.

Ø Experienced with use of Microsoft Windows, Office, Word, Power Point; and developing Excel Charts.

Ø Maintain scheduled Utilization Review Meetings and monitor Program/Client Satisfaction surveys.

Ø Take initiative to be a leader on projects, with logical and precise attention to detail, and ability to work with others.

Work Background:

Ø Assessment and treatment of adolescent through senior adults in outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment programs; inpatient short-term rehabilitation programs; and long-term residential substance abuse treatment facilities (Therapeutic Community, TC).

Ø Curriculum Coordinator, Teacher, and Adjunct Course Instructor for adolescent through senior adults at various local Middle and High Schools, and SUNY and CUNY Community Colleges. Schools, Colleges and courses taught will be identified when requested.

Ø Provide Community-based and Treatment Program education training presentations on mental health, substance abuse, skills management and organizational planning. Course descriptions and outlines will be provided when requested.

Community Service Work:

Ø Member volunteer of the Minisink Valley Lions Club & Past Member of the Minisink Valley Rotary Club.

Ø Corresponding Secretary with the Temple Sinai Men’s Club and Member since 1989.

Ø Board of Trustee Officer with the Middletown Hebrew Association (MHA, Temple Sinai) since 1995.

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Spring 2019 Professional Education Training Series

Presented by Hal K. Marcus, MA, CASAC, MAC; Professional Educator & Consultant

The following professional education training presentations are designed to provide the participants with the most current information available on each topic. Participants must attend both days of any two-day presentation in order to get full credit for that training. 

Each training presentation will begin at 9AM and conclude at 3:30PM, and will include a Continental Breakfast & Lunch. 

1. Friday & Saturday, March 29th & 30th – Counseling Theories & Evidence-Based Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders – 12 Credit Hours for CASAC Section 2 Renewal Credentialing, & CPP Section 4 Initial & Renewal Credentialing.

2. Friday, April 26th – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Identification & Treatment – 6 Credit Hours for Continuing Education. Not available for CASAC, CPP and CPS Credentialing.

3. Friday, May 31st – 7 Secrets to Managing a Healthier Self – 6 Credit Hours for CASAC Section 2 Renewal Credentialing, & CPP and CPS Section 1 Initial & Renewal Credentialing.

4. Friday & Saturday, June 28th & 29th – Defining the Many Faces of Depression – 12 Credit Hours for CASAC Section 2 Renewal Credentialing, & CPP and CPS Section 1 Initial & Renewal Credentialing.

5. Friday, July 19th – Alcohol and Substance Abuse with the Elderly – 6 Credit Hours for Continuing Education. Not available for CASAC, CPP and CPS Credentialing.

See "Training Topic Summaries" for additional information on each presentation.


Training Location: 1109 Regency Court,  Middletown, NY • (914) 443-7202  



Registration: $60/Day ($120 for 2-Day presentations) with advanced paid registration at least 2 weeks prior to the presentation date. Late and same-day registration fee is $70/Day ($150 for 2-Day presentations), provided space is available. 

Group Registration Discount: 3 or more people registering at the same time at least 2 weeks prior to the presentation date: $55/Person/Day ($110/Person for 2-Day presentations). No Refunds!   

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For additional information and/or directions call: (914) 443-7202, or E-mail: Hmarc57@yahoo.com     

Overview of Training Topics


Hal Marcus, Professional Educator & Consultant - Training Topic Summaries

{For further information about any of these topics please call 914-443-7202}

1. Coping with Holiday Stressors & Seasonal Depression – This presentation will explore common stressors that present themselves during the major holiday season: October through April. There are 9 Key factors that can help with coping with seasonal distress: People, Activities, Sleep, Time Management, Senses, Exercise, Light, Food and Fun. Several “Tips” for managing holiday stress will be reviewed. Participants will be oriented to DSM-5 Seasonal Affective Disorder and Depression diagnostic criteria, as well as various effective treatment strategies, including medication, relaxation training, therapies, as well as some types of social and recreational outlets. This training presentation is appropriate for anyone who has difficulty managing the holiday season and/or symptoms of depression. Presentation time: 6 Hours. NYS OASAS – Section 2 CASAC Renewal Credentialing only, Section 1 CPP and CPS  Initial & Renewal Credentialing.

2. Truths, Myths & Treatment Strategies for ADHD with Children and Adults – ADHD and Conduct Disorders with children and adults are often misunderstood. This presentation will identify specific differences and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder and Anti-social Personality Disorder. Both Truths and Myths will be explored based on current research. There are 7 “Critical Life Areas” affected by these types of disorders: Behaviors, Academic Achievement, Employment, Social and Interpersonal Relationships, Parents, Mental Health (Psychiatric and Substance Dependence potential), and Physical Health. Assessment tools and the identification of stressors, concomitant conditions and negative influences will be addressed. How the media and advancements of technology have impacted on one’s display of empathy, compassion and emotions will be explored. The cognitive, emotional and behavioral coping mechanisms for Persons with ADHD will be outlined through Ross Greene’s “Six Pathways to Capabilities.” A “Multi-Modal” treatment approach will be described, including: medications, contracts, cognitive-behavioral approaches, mentoring, and coping with home and school-related conflicts. This presentation is appropriate for parents and teachers of young and old children, or for those adults who feel they may have ADHD or Impulse Control problems. Presentation time: 6 Hours. This presentation is available but not NYS OASAS credited.

3. Seven Secrets to Managing a Healthier Self – This presentation begins with a review of each individual’s stressors and the impact on their mental-emotional well-being. Once the nature of the stressors have been identified, the 7 secrets to managing them can be applied. The seven “Levels of Control” (LOC’s) include both positive alternatives to the following: Perceptions, Thinking Patterns, Communication Mechanisms, Management of Feelings (Physical & Emotional), Attitude Styles, and Behaviors. This topic will review one’s Self-Efficacy and its effect on health and well-being. Conflict resolution and stress management techniques will be reviewed and practiced. This presentation is appropriate for both adolescents and adults who have on-going stress management and conflict resolution concerns. This is a great tool for teachers and professionals who work with children. Presentation time: 6 Hours. NYS OASAS – Section 2 CASAC Renewal Credentialing only, or Section 1 CPP and CPS Initial & Renewal Credentialing.

4. Constructive Anger Management & Communication Skills – This presentation identifies the causes and triggers of anger and various types of management strategies. “Coping Styles,” including withdrawal, internalizing, impulsive reactions, and a tendency toward over-controlling will be explored using self-administered surveys. The communication skills portion will identify healthy and unhealthy verbal and non-verbal communication styles. Participants will learn what influences both anger and communication styles, and learn how to manage them. A “Listening Skills” worksheet will be reviewed to better understand how important listening can be. Verbal cues like volume, tone and meaning will be reviewed. Non-verbal communication cues like body language, appearance, odor, personal space, prejudices, social status and the nature of being disabled will also be discussed. This presentation is excellent for both adolescents and adults alike. Professionals working with children, and parents will benefit from the information in this training. Presentation time: 6 to 12 Hours. NYS OASAS – Section 2 CASAC Renewal Credentialing only, or Section 4 CPP Initial & Renewal Credentialing.

5. Defining the Many Faces of Depression – This presentation gives a comprehensive overview of the various types of Mood Disorders (Bipolar I & II & Depressive Disorders) based on the DSM-5. Interactive teaching methods and vignettes will help the participants identify symptoms and understand the diagnostic criteria. Presentation time: 6 Hours. NYS OASAS – Section 2 CASAC Renewal Credentialing only, Section 1 CPP and CPS Initial & Renewal Credentialing.

6. Organizational Skills & Effective Time Management – The quote by Samuel Smiles (1875) “A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place” is outlined in this training by helping participants to get order in their personal and professional lives. Beginning with the development of a plan, prioritizing the needs vs. the wants, and being consistent with the follow-through are keys to success. We often complicate the plan or start “multi-tasking,” resulting in wasted time and frustration. This presentation will help people to get organized and utilize time constructively at home and work, as well as with their social/recreational life (especially if they lack one). The concepts of Time Management, Conflict Resolution, Important vs. Urgent, and Teamwork will be presented through 4 interactive exercises, including 2 self-administered surveys. Being able to delegate, prioritize and relax are important in this fast-paced world. The issues of under-staffing, over-working and under-paying will all be addressed. Professionals of all backgrounds and parents are best suited for this training. Presentation time: 6 Hours. NYS OASAS – Section 4 CASAC Renewal Credentialing only, Section 3 CPP and CPS Initial  & Renewal Credentialing.

7. Safe & Effective Stress Management Techniques – Stress Management involves several different mechanisms and techniques. It requires that each individual be aware of their internal and external stressors, such that they can control them effectively. This presentation will explore the nature of stressors, their effects on our mind and body, and how to utilize the “relaxation response.” Participants will be able to identify “good stress” from “bad stress,” and learn various types of relaxation exercises to manage the bad stress. “Biodots®,” a skin-thermal response instrument, will be used to see how participants respond to various types of stressful situations. “Cuing” exercises will be used to help participants visualize and experience different stressful situations. Self-efficacy and health will also be reviewed as a way of better managing life stressors. This presentation is appropriate for adolescents and adults wishing to learn stress management techniques. This is open to professionals and parents as well. Presentation time: 12 Hours. This presentation is available but not NYS OASAS credited.

8. Counselor Burnout for School-Based Counselors & Staff – This presentation will help participants identify internal and external stressors associated with burnout. School-based stressors, including: administrative; staffing; salary; student; parent; curriculum; and time management for paperwork, lesson planning and meetings will be explored. A self-administered “Burnout Scale” will help to reflect on how changes in your environment are affecting you. This interactive training will include orientation to three relaxation techniques for reducing counselor burnout. This presentation is appropriate for teachers, administrators and student teachers at all school levels. Presentation time: 6 Hours. This presentation is available but not NYS OASAS credited.

9. Alcoholism & Substance Abuse With The Elderly – Alcoholism and substance abuse with the elderly is 

often overlooked or misdiagnosed because of both the aging process and co-occurring physical and psychological disorders in the elderly. This presentation will look into early vs. late onset alcoholism and drug abuse, to include both prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as illicit drugs of abuse. Concomitant medical and psychological conditions, as well as psychosocial factors associated with aging will be explored.

The C.A.G.E. and MAST-G screening tools, as well as other self- evaluation surveys will be discussed. Specific treatment protocols for the elderly will be reviewed, including all levels of care. This training is well suited for anyone dealing with the elderly population, including physicians, nurses, social workers, adult children, spouses and close friends. Presentation time: 3 to 6 Hours. This presentation is available but not NYS OASAS credited.

10. Motivational Interviewing: Engaging Clients Into Treatment – The term “Motivational Interviewing” (MI) was first introduced by William Miller in the early 1980’s. It was designed as a brief, non-confrontational and client-centered approach to treating alcoholic patients. This interactive presentation looks at Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) approaches as defined by Rollnick and Miller.

A review of Prochaska & DiClemente’s “Transtheoretical Stages of Change” and use of role-playing activities to recognize how to work through resistance and denial enhance the learning process. The therapeutic relationship, boundary issues, and client personalities will be explored. Presentation time 6 to 12 Hours. NYS OASAS – Section 2 CASAC Renewal Credentialing only, Section 4 CPP Initial & Renewal Credentialing.

11. Designer Drugs & Herbal Supplements – G.I. Henderson coined the term “Designed Drug” in 1968 to include synthetic Fentanyl analogues that were legal highs. This branched off into many other types of drugs produced to mimic prescription drugs or produce combination effects (e.g., sedative-hypnotic and hallucinogenic; or stimulant and hallucinogenic highs). This presentation will explore the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as it related to Fentanyl (synthetic heroin); MDMA (Ecstasy/Foxy); Phenethylamines; and Club Drugs/Street Drugs, like GHB, Ketamine, Rohypnol, K-2, Methamphetamine (ICE), Suboxone, 2C-B (Dextromethorpham/DMX); Magic Mushrooms, LSD, Oxycontin, and AMT/IT-290 (Alpha-methyl-tryptamine). The Herbal Supplements portion of this presentation will discuss “Legal Highs” that anyone can purchase through the internet and by mail order catalogs. Common herbals like Kava root, Valerian root, Ginkgo Biloba and Ephedra (which was legally banned in 2006) will be explored, along with psychoactive herbals that are available in nature food and herbal shops. This training is appropriate for anyone wishing to learn more about Club Drugs and Herbal Supplements. Presentation time: 12 Hours. This presentation is available but not NYS OASAS credited.

12. Complications in the Assessment & Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders – This presentation will explore complications associated assessing and treating Co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders relating to staff training and experiences; funding and accreditation regulations; types of programs and levels of care; diagnosing, and client motivation for treatment. Assessment tools and treatment program glitches will be addressed in detail. This training is appropriate for all levels of staffing for dually diagnosed clients and program coordinators. Presentation time: 6 to 12 Hours. NYS OASAS – Section 3 CASAC Renewal Credentialing only, Section 4 CPP Initial & Renewal Credentialing.

13. Relapse Prevention Strategies for Persons with Co-Occurring Substance-Related & Psychiatric Disorders: An Integrated Treatment Approach (Parts I & II) – This presentation defines the “Relapse Process” and goes into detail about the internal and external factors that contribute to Relapse in people with Co-occurring Disorders. The Relapse Prevention Plan and the Developmental Model of Recovery are explored through interactive exercises and discussion groups using real-life scenarios. Various evidence-based integrated treatment approaches are presented. This presentation can be conducted as a one or two-day training. Presentation time: 6 to 12 Hours. NYS OASAS – Section 2 CASAC Renewal Credentialing only, Section 4 CPP Initial & Renewal Credentialing.

14. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Identification & Treatment - Participants will get an in-depth look at the damaging effects of alcohol and substance abuse on the unborn fetus. This detailed and informative presentation will address the physical, emotional, psychological, behavioral, neurological and social damages resulting from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS); Alcohol-related Neuro-developmental Disorder (ARND); Alcohol-related Birth Defects (ARBD); and Partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (PFAS). The participants will preview and discuss excerpts from the DVD “Recovering Hope,” in which mothers of FASD children discuss their pain and hope. Children born with FASD also talk about their limitations and accomplishments. Prevention and treatment alternatives will be discussed as well. Presentation time: 12 Hours. This presentation is available but not NYS OASAS credited.

15. Triple Diagnosis: Understanding & Treating Co-Occurring Chemical Dependency & Mental Illness & Developmental Disabilities – This presentation will offer a current working definition of “Triple Diagnosis” and review clinical diagnostic criteria from the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition {DSM 5}. A review of alcohol and other substances of abuse and their effects on the brain and body will be made. Co-occurring disorders and genetic inheritance factors will be discussed. This presentation will give an overlapping description of how chemical dependency and mental illness co-occur to cause multiple mental, emotional, social, familial, and occupational problems, and how developmental disabilities with these people are often overlooked or considered the defense of denial. This presentation will conclude with very specific treatment protocol depending on the nature and extent of the co-occurring disorders. This will include a review of three of the most complicated personality disorders: anti-social, borderline, and obsessive-compulsive PDs. This presentation is appropriate for all professionals and family members who are working with or living with people with co-occurring disorders. Presentation time: 12 to 18 Hours. NYS OASAS – Section 2 CASAC Renewal Credentialing only, or Section 4 CPP Initial & Renewal Credentialing.

16. Counseling Theories & Evidence-Based Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders – This presentation begins by offering 2 sets of critical thinking questions relating to how people look at addiction; what components of a comprehensive bio-psycho-social evaluation are important; important components of the recovery process; and what theories or practices work best with Person’s with Co-Occurring Disorders? Theorists and theories discussed and explored include examples of the following: Developmental Theory; Cognitive-Behavioral Theory; Family Systems Theory; 12-Step Programs; Thinking for a Change; Seeking Safety; Relapse Prevention, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, to name a few. Role-modeling and group practice sessions will help participants understand how these theories are applied and understood relevant to Co-Occurring Disorders. Presentation time: 6 to 12 Hours. NYS OASAS – Section 2 CASAC Renewal Credentialing only, Section 4 CPP Initial & Renewal Credentialing.

17. Experiential Group Dynamics in the Treatment of Addictive Disorders – This presentation will address the “how to” and how not to conduct a group with recovering addicts. The make-up of the group, along with how the rules and regulations for the group are disseminated can make a world of difference in how the group responds. Threats and confrontations do not work to enhance the group, nor any relationships in the group. This training will outline group dynamics, confidentiality, using conflict, integrating sarcasm and redirecting clients to effective problem solving both individually and as a group. Characteristics of the client will differentiate how they are addressed in the group process. Anger/Conflict resolution, Communication, Socialization and Problem-Solving Skills will be addressed. This Presentation is appropriate for anyone who facilitates groups with recovering addicts.. Presentation time: 6 to 12 Hours. NYS OASAS – Section 2 CASAC Renewal Credentialing only, Section 4 CPP Initial & Renewal Credentialing.

18. Documentation Training: Screening to Discharge – This training provides a comprehensive review of the counselor core competencies and documentation, including: Screening, Intake Evaluations, Assessment Tools, Orientation, Confidentiality, Diagnostic Criteria, Treatment Planning, Progress Notes, and Discharge Planning. The “therapeutic relationship” is key to all sessions and comprehensive treatment planning, and is reviewed with regard to counselor-client values, healthy boundaries and ethical considerations, and confidentiality of the client’s information. NYS OASAS regulations regarding the intake evaluation, treatment planning dates and requirements, and progress notes will be reviewed and practiced with mock documentation examples. Use of diagnostic criteria will help staff to understand the nature of co-occurring disorder severity and treatment placement criteria. Writing comprehensive treatment plans and coordinating the treatment progress notes and discharge plans will be reviewed with hands-on assignments and discussion. Presentation time: 12 Hours. NYS OASAS – Section 3 CASAC Renewal Credentialing only, Section 4 CPP Initial & Renewal Credentialing.

19. Understanding Alcoholism and Substance Abuse – Participants will learn about the nature of addiction based on the most current diagnostic criteria for alcohol and other drug intoxication, withdrawal, abuse and dependency. This presentation will address the physiological and psychological effects of each drug on the brain and body, as well as the effect on the person’s life, society, and cost/benefit factors. Special populations, such as adolescent, women and the elderly substance abusers will be explored, along with a brief discussion about cultural diversity and addiction. Addiction and the family will be included, with discussion about Adult Children of Alcoholics and Addicts (ACOA), Co-Dependency, genetic predisposition, and effects on relationships. This training presentation will give an overview of the connection between addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Presentation time: 12 Hours. This presentation is available but not NYS OASAS credited.

20. Understanding Ethical Principles & Cultural Diversity – This presentation will review the Canon of Ethical Principles as it relates to the CASAC, CPS and CPP, as well as those pertaining to the field of Human Services. Specific concerns about Confidentiality; Professional Practice; Client-Counselor Relationships; and Ethics in various settings: Work, School, Community, Religious Practice; etc., will be discussed. Case scenarios of various actual ethical situations will be reviewed. Cultural Diversity concerns will include the understanding of various cultural dynamics such as: religious practices and observances; communication styles; male-female interactions; facial expressions and body language gestures; prejudices and discrimination traits; and co-occurring mental, emotional and developmental concerns. Presentation time: 12 Hours. NYS OASAS – Section 4 CASAC Renewal Credentialing only, or Section 3 CPP and CPS Initial & Renewal  Credentialing.

21. Tobacco Use & Dependence: History and Treatment Alternatives – Now that NYS OASAS requires all treatment programs to adhere to their “Tobacco-Free Services” Title 14 NYCRR Part 856 Policies and Procedures, this presentation has become extremely time-relevant. Tobacco dependence will be discussed beginning with its history right through today. The nature of its bio-psycho-social effects and diagnostic criteria, as well as its impact on one’s self and society will be presented in an interactive discussion format. Advertising and promotional mechanisms for attracting youth, women and persons of different cultural backgrounds will highlight the pros and cons of subliminal venues. Health-related concerns will be reviewed, along with the positive and negative effects of treatment alternatives, such as Nicotine Replacement Treatments (NRTs), and Non-Nicotine prescription medications, including Chantix and Zyban. Presentation time: 12 Hours. This presentation is available but not NYS OASAS credited.

22. Utilizing the DSM 5 & ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Criteria (F Codes) for Substance-Related & Mental and Behavioral Health Disorders - The Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM 5; APA*, 2013) and the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10-CM, WHO*, 2014), are the two newest classification systems for coding substance-related and mental health disorders. Both coding systems were officially implemented on October 1, 2015 by all providers in the healthcare system. They are significantly different than the DSM-IV-TR and ICD-9-CM codes, offering classification improvements, greater detail, more diverse categories, increased diagnostic codes (17,000 vs. 150,000), updated medical terminologies, new features, and much more new research information. This training presentation is set for 12 or 18 hours depending upon the extent of the information needed for those taking the training. Those working more directly with diagnostic coding and managed care reviews, should take the full 18 hour training. Part of this presentation will look at diagnostic coding information for utilization reviews using the ASAM and LOCATR-3 criteria. Presentation time: 12 to 18 Hours. NYS OASAS – Section 3 CASAC Renewal Credentialing only, Section 4 CPP & CPS Initial & Renewal Credentialing.

23. Alcohol & Substance Abuse in the Workplace - This presentation will present an overview of the costs ($3.3 billion) that alcohol and substance abuse in the workplace play on productivity, safety, health, crime, families, and society as a whole. The issues of supervision, alcohol and drug testing, disciplinary contracts and consequences, and employee education will be addressed. The key elements of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), and prevention and treatment services will be highlighted. Lastly, but of paramount important, is a review of recordkeeping and documentation to monitor on-going concerns of alcohol and substance abuse in the workplace. Presentation time: 6 Hours. This presentation is available but not NYS OASAS credited.


Hal Marcus has a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in Baltimore, and has been a Professional Educator and Consultant in private practice in Middletown, NY since 1987. He is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor - Level 2 (CASAC 2) in NY State, and is a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) through NAADAC. He has developed and supervised several inpatient and outpatient treatment programs throughout New York State, and has been a Certified Education Training Provider with the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) for over 20 years. He has developed a course curriculum for over 21 training topics, and has taught them internationally and throughout NY State, as well as at many treatment programs. He has also been a CASAC course instructor at SUNY Orange, SUNY Ulster, SUNY Sullivan, and Lehman College in the Bronx. He prides himself at researching, developing and presenting the most current evidence-based information on each of his topic.

Hal’s training topics include, but are not limited to: assessment and treatment of co-occurring disorders; regulatory documentation; developmental and learning disabilities, including adult and childhood ADHD; effective parenting; stress and anger management; relapse prevention, ethics and cultural diversity, clinical assessment and documentation, counseling theories, and organizational planning and time management.

Hal has provided professional consultation services to several treatment programs to assist with clinical supervision; psychosocial assessments and mental health evaluations; program development, evidence-based theories and practice; individual and group therapy process; and professional staff development and training.

Hal has been a member of the Board of Trustees for the Middletown Hebrew Association (Temple Sinai) since 1995, and has been part of the Temple Sinai Men’s Club Executive Board of the since 1989. He is a past President of the Hudson Valley Region – Federation of Jewish Men’s Club and is part of their Executive Board.

In addition to his community-based involvements, Hal enjoys spending time with his 3 grown children, granddaughter and 6-year-old Beagle-Labrador mix. He loves to travel, do research, and continually update his training presentations with current evidence-based trends. He also enjoys playing tennis, exercising, jogging, and collecting foreign and domestic coins. 


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Hal Marcus 

Professional Educator & Consultant 

Professional Services

Call (914) 443-7202 or E-mail Hal at Hmarc57@yahoo.com if interested in the following professional services:

1. Staff Development Training: 

Professional staff development training is available for the following areas: Documentation; Cultural diversity and Professional Ethics; Treatment planning; Confidentiality; Developing the Bio-psychto-social assessments; Time management; Organizational skills, Anger management; Communication skills; Healthy relationships; Health management; and Stress management.

2. Program Development: 

Please indicate what aspects of Your Program you would like to develop: Staff Cohesiveness; Efficient Dcumentation and scheduling; Program effectiveness and success; Utilization review; Improved Staff/Client satisfaction.

3. Clinical Supervision: 

Please indicate the specific needs you are looking for: 

Working with dual disorders; Running effective groups; Managing problem clients; Ethical conduct; Transference/counter-transference issues; Other_________________

4. Individual & Group Therapy Process Instruction: 

Please indicate the type of group(s) you desire instruction for:

Therapeutic; Educational; Process; 12-step; Solution-Focused; Specialty (Anger management, Stress management, Coping Skills, Time management; Communication; Focus; etc.

5.  Consultation: Please indicate the Type for Consultation desired: 

Staffing issues; Program concerns; Client issues; Ethical concerns, Education-Training; Confidentiality, etc. 

6. Other issues and/or concerns? _____________________________

Hal Marcus 

Professional Educator & Consultant

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Training Fees:

1-Day - $450

(6 Hours, not including travel expenses and lodging fees) 

2-Day - $900

(12 Hours, not including travel expenses and lodging fees) 

I look forward to providing you with the most current and evidence-based services.

Thank you.

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