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Vocational Education

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The groups are really good and very informative. They taught me a lot about myself and my behaviors and attitudes. The counselors are very supportive and caring they really want to see you do well.”

Vocational Education

Vocational Education is a department within the Barryville, NY facility which encourages clients to prepare for reintegration to society after completion of treatment. Upon consultation with the Vocational Coordinator, a semester schedule is created by choosing courses that best meet individual goals for employment and education. Schedules change with each new semester, quarterly, allowing for more variety of classes offered. The classes, led by staff members, consist in categories of psycho-educational, psychotherapy, and vocational classes. Some psycho-educational classes offered include Healthy Boundaries, Healing Shame, Cross Addiction, Codependency, Spirituality, Coping Skills, and so many more! Vocational Classes include GED Prep, Microsoft Office, Job Prep, Workplace Communication, CPR and First Aid, Peer Advocate, and more. Clients benefit from the education, discussion, self-analysis, and problem-solving skills provided in these courses by our dedicated group leaders. The Vocational Coordinator is also available to meet with clients individually to discuss future plans, including furthering education, finding employment, and utilizing resources. Monthly presentations are provided by various vendors such as local colleges, department of labor, and the local bank, for clients to learn about different services that can assist them in meeting their vocational goals. We also provide tools such as career cluster tests, applications to obtain needed forms of identification, resume building, and opportunities to improve job skills, which allow for growth in meeting each client’s self-identified vocational goals.