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Professional Workshops

As a leader in treatment, prevention and research of substance abuse, Eagleville is committed to educating the public about the disease of addiction and co-occurring disorders. To continue our mission Eagleville has expanded its professional education training program and opened its doors to professional who are interested in learning more about addiction and behavioral healthcare. Taught by inspired faculty, these award winning courses enhance professional awareness, while providing practical tips to manage the demands of addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare. The trainings also enable professionals to deal with clients and staff more effectively. The program and individual trainings are open to all interested individuals.

Certifications and Credits

Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB): Professionals have the opportunity to receive Certification Addiction Counselor (CAC) credits for the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) for all of our eligible trainings.

Social Work CEU's: Continuing education hours are awarded for each training and are provided in conjunction with Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work. There will be a $10 fee to obtain applicable continuing education credits


All trainings are conducted in the Eagleville Conference Center on the main campus of Eagleville Hospital. For directions, click the Directions link to the left.


The faculty consists of professionals from Eagleville Hospital and other recognized organizations. Faculty members are experts in their fields and have years of academic and practical experience.


The costs for professional educational trainings are:
  • Half-Day: $50.00
  • Full-Day: $75.00
  • BDAP Trainings: $20.00

  • Social Work & Professional Counselor CEU'S $10.00

    Handouts and Written Materials

    Handouts and written materials distributed during the trainings are not to be reproduced without the express written consent of Eagleville Hospital and the training presenter.

    For further information and registration,

    Please email Paul Toth, Staff Development Manager at ptoth@eaglevillehospital.org, or call Dr. Toth at 610-635-7458 unless otherwise noted

    Schedule of Events:

    Drug Subculture Competency (paraphernalia and routes of ingestion)

    Monday December 1, 2014
    9:00am - 4:00pm - 6 credits
    Instructor: Bruce Schaffer, M.Ed.
    Room 217, Eagleville Conference Center
    Contact: Paul Toth, Education Coordinator, x7458

    This training will increase the participant’s awareness of the drug subculture. Participants can expect to learn both the various routes of substance ingestion and further their understanding of drug paraphernalia through seeing the actual paraphernalia. There will be a discussion of the beliefs and behavior of various substance abusers, as well as, signs and symptoms of abuse. The substances that will be reviewed will include: PCP, narcotics, stimulants, ecstasy and marijuana. Through this workshop, the participant will learn to understand the client and his/her behavior thus increasing their ability to establish a therapeutic relationship


    1. Learn the routes of substance ingestion as it relates to time and acquisition of addiction;
    1. Actually observe paraphernalia that correlates to the routes;
    1. Learn signs/symptoms of various substances;
    1. Learn the belief and behavior of substance dependent people;
    1. Learn the ingredients of establishing a therapeutic alliance.

    *** The methodology for the workshop will include: pre/post test, lecture, audio-visual aids, brainstorming, and small group work.



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