If you enjoy sharing knowledge and have an enthusiasm for the SASSI, we invite you to consider becoming a certified SASSI trainer. We are looking for individuals to offer live in-person trainings to the public (open trainers) in their state/province of residence and possibly surrounding states/provinces, as well as individuals to provide training for their organization’s staff and their satellite offices (closed trainers).
Open trainers charge a fee to participants and advertise their training to the public (placement on SASSI website is provided). Closed trainers do not advertise to the public and do not collect a registration fee for providing the training. Both types of trainers can issue certificates of attendance with continuing education credits and all materials needed to provide training are sent at no cost.
Qualifications for trainers are as follows:
At least five years of experience in addictions or mental health counseling
Experience in assessment, group work, teaching, or workshop presentation
Experience using the SASSI, having screened at least 20 clients with it
Good verbal communication skills
Education: College degree or advanced degree or certification as a substance abuse professional
Experience in psychometrics helpful, but not required
Procedures for obtaining open trainer certification can be found here and closed trainer certification here. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to apply.
Here at The SASSI Institute we pride ourselves on the work we do to provide validated instruments that help you, as well as your clients. To do an even better job, we are asking for your feedback. We want to know how our instruments support your work. But we also want to hear how we can improve our tools. Our new Feedback Form gives you an outlet to share your ideas and critiques.
If you have a heartwarming experience you would like to share about how our instrument has helped you or a client, we would love to hear that too. Please feel free to share your story* with us at email@example.com.
*Please exclude identifying client information from the submission
Stevie joined SASSI as a Customer Service Representative in April 2019. She previously worked as a dispatcher with our local law enforcement and with a shelter helping women and children in need. She is a mother of 3 young children, two boys and one girl.
When Stevie is not at work, she loves binge watching TV episodes with her mom, whom she considers her best friend. She also keeps very busy with her children’s extra curriculum activities like pageants, sports, dance and whatever else is on the family calendar.
Stevie’s team members describe her as energetic and a ton of fun to work with.