Approved Courses
Approved Courses
Approved Courses
ASACB Approved
Order Form
Course Instructors

Our Instructors are all experts in the field of study covered in each course. Our Director of Education, Nicholas A. Roes, most often facilitates course delivery directly, and is the Instructor for all coursework unless otherwise noted.  His CV is below.

Nicholas A. Roes, Phd CASAC

Curriculum Vitae

Nicholas A. Roes

Professional Experience:

1988 to 2015—New Hope Manor, an all-female, residential substance abuse treatment center.
1988-1990: Teacher
1990-1992: Director of Development
1992-2015: Executive Director

1988-2015: Marist College, Adjunct Instructor

2009-2015: Brown University, Instructor for online courses, in cooperation with the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Publications and Presentations (partial list):

February 2017, author of Detoxification Services and Substance Abuse Treatment (NAR Associates)

April, 2015, presentation Mount Saint Mary College, Suicide Prevention

June, 2014 presentation at 46th Annual National Association of Social Workers NYC Chapter Addictions Institute, Trauma Informed Care

December, 2013, presentation at Nassau County’s 4th Annual Conference on Co-occurring Disorders, Systems Development of a Trauma-Informed Practice

March, 2012, online course for Brown University, Improving Outcomes for Mandated Clients

November, 2011 presentation at Norther Tier Conference, Lake Placid, NY, Suicide Prevention

May, 2010, online course for Brown University, Teaching Self-Advocacy

February, 2010 Keynote speaker for 25th Annual DAADAC Conference, Newark, DE, The Silver Lining In Resistance

March, 2009 presentation at New Hope Manor, Barryville, NY Motivational Interviewing: Expressing Empathy

April, 2008 presentation for Stevens Technical Institute, Hoboken, NJ How to be Happy

January, 2008, article in National Council Magazine, How to be Culturally Insensitive: Common Mistakes Clinicians Make

November, 2007 presentation to Northern Tier Providers Coalition 10th Annual Conference, Lake Placid, NY The Role of Psychotherapeutic Medication in Substance Abuse Treatment

May/June, 2007, ADDICTION PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE column, Seek a Balanced Approach to Medication

April, 2006, presentation to Addiction Treatment Providers Management Services Network's 29th Annual Conference at Taj Mahal Hotel, Mandated Clients: How to Turn Negative Motivation into Positive Motivation

February, 2006, presentation sponsored by the Psychology Club of Sullivan County Community College, How To Be Happy

September, 2005, ADDICTION PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE column, Use Program Discharges As A Chance To Look Inward

April, 2005, presentation at annual conference of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of the State of New York, Body Image and Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention

November, 2004, full day presentation sponsored by the New York State Office of Mental Health, Solutions for the "Treatment-Resistant" Client

June, 2004, presentation for National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency, Adolescent Girls and Substance Abuse

March, 2004, full day presentation sponsored by Marywood University, Solutions for the ''Treatment-Resistant'' Client

January, 2004, article in ADDICTION PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE, Twelve Ways To Be A Better Group Leader

October, 2003, Presentation sponsored by Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Hudson Valley Health Care System, Improving Outcomes for Dually Diagnosed Clients

May, 2003, first column in continuing series in ADDICTION PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE, Roadblocks to Recovery

April, 2003, Feature Article in COUNSELOR MAGAZINE, Meeting the Challenge of "Hopeless" Clients

January, 2003, In-service trainings to staff of New Hope Manor, Motivational Interviewing

October, 2002, Presentation at University of Binghamton sponsored Addiction Treatment Conference, Respecting the Preferred Views of Mandated Clients

October, 2002, Presentation at 6th Annual ASAPNY Conference on Strengthening Partnerships, Improving Outcomes with Mandated Clients

January, 2002, Publication in hardcover and paperback by Haworth Press, Solutions for the ''Treatment-Resistant'' Addicted Client

January/February/March, 2002, In-service trainings to staff of Recovery Center, The Stages and Processes of Change

September/October, 2001, Workshop Presentations sponsored by St. Christopher’s Inn, Counseling Techniques for Challenging Clients

May, 2001, presented two day training sponsored by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County, Solutions for the ''Treatment-Resistant'' Addicted Client

October, 2000, Presentation at U. of Binghamton’s Women’s Addiction Conference, HELPING ''HOPELESS'' ADDICTED WOMEN: Reducing Risk in Daily Living

November, 1999, Presentation at 3rd Annual conference of ASAPNY, Solutions for the ''Treatment-Resistant'' Client

February, 1998, presented two day training sponsored by Mental Health Association of Ulster County, Student Assistance Services, NYS Addiction Training Center, Bridge Back of FRMH, and NYS OASAS, Brief Therapy with Alcohol and Other Drug Clients


BA, University of Bridgeport, 1974
MA, University of Bridgeport, 1983
PhD, Westbrook University, 1997


Diplomate, Professional Counseling, IABMCP (International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling, and Psychotherapy)
APA Diplomate (American Psychotherapy Association)
NY State CASAC (Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor)
NJ State CJC (Criminal Justice Counselor)
Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICADC, International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium)


American Counseling Association
Association for Addiction Professionals of New York
International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors

Awards, Honors, and Appointments (partial list):

January, 2009, Nick's Road to Recovery column in Addiction Professional magazine was nominated for Best Regular Column in the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) annual awards competition

September, 2005, "2005 Outstanding Chemical Dependency Professional", awarded by Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State

January, 2003 to present: Chair of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Subcommittee of the Sullivan County Community Services Board

June, 2002, received Certificate of Recognition from New York State Commissioner of Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services "In appreciation of your years of dedicated service to the community and the addiction treatment field. You have truly distinguished yourself by providing appropriate, accessible, and effective treatment services to addicted individuals and their families. Thanks to your outstanding leadership and extensive efforts to address the health care needs of women and children, families can stay together in a positive and supportive environment. Your efforts have helped many women reach a full recovery and return to their homes, jobs, families and their lives free of drug abuse"

April, 2001, subject of American Counseling Association COUNSELOR TODAY magazine’s ACA SPOTLIGHT


| Return Home | OCDPB Approved Courses | ADACB-GA Approved Courses | NBCC | MSAPCB Approved Courses | Arkansas ASACB Approved | Course Outlines | Mail-In Order Form | FAQ Page | Contact Us |

Copyright © 2022, NAR Associates. All rights reserved.