What about CBT?

What about CBT?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a collaborative (client and therapist) method based on social learning theory. CBT helps clients recognize that behavior is . . .

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What about Motivational Interviewing?

What about Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational Interviewing (MI) and adjuncts like MET are semi-directive, engaging client motivation of their own behavior, and accept different levels of . .

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What about Co-Occurring Disorders?

What about Co-Occurring Disorders?

The term "Co-Occurring Disorders" describes the simultaneous existence of a Mental Health (MH) Disorder and a Substance Use Disorder (SUD), more complicated to diagnose and treat than either type of disorder alone. Many treatment strategies . . ..

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2019-2020 WEBINAR Self-Study Library for NYS LM, LCSWs, LMHCs

NYS clinicians (SWers and LMHCs) can earn self-study CEs with hour-plus (2018-2019) pre-recorded presentations featuring a variety of clinical experts. The library contains webinars that focus on immigration, cannabis, couples’ work, in-home therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Click here for more information and to register.

NY social workers: Best Practice Trainers, Inc (BPTI) is recognized by NYSED as a CE provider for NYS social workers (#SW-0519) and LMHCs (#MHC-0124) and has provider level approval to offer CEs to NYS SWers and LMHCs. NYSED allows only 1/3 of the required CEs to come from distance learning courses.
NJ social workers: These recorded webinars have been submitted to ASWB ACE for individual course approval consideration.
ALL other social workers: Our organization has submitted an application for consideration of approval as an ASWB ACE provider. The provider level approval will not apply to the recorded webinars.
Contact ruth@bestpracticetrainers.org for more info (or call 845-255-5022 or 845-810-0022 and ask for Ruth).


Library of 2019-2020 SELF-STUDY AV & Text-based COURSES

NYS clinicians (SWers and LMHCs and CASACs) can earn self-study CEs with SELF-STUDY AV & text-based courses. Courses cover clinical topics like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Co-occurring Disorders and Ethics. Get more information about all courses and register by using the course links below.

Ethics for the Counseling Professions is for clinicians such as NYS LCSWs, LMSWs, LMHCs and CASACs. It covers ethical values which are the grounding for ethical counselor practice. The course covers social work, mental health counselor and CASAC ethical codes, covers ethical decision making in the areas of confidentiality, technological advances, immigration and addictions. Bioethics research fellow Dr. Tim Campbell walks us through cases which require ethical decision-making in all areas.
Essential Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use Disorders, Essential Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders, and Essential Co-occurring Disorders for Substance Use Disorders, all of which are SELF-STUDY AV & text-based courses,  are currently offered at low cost to re-credentialing CASACs and NY State LM, LCSWs, and LMHCs.

Click on the training link to read more about a specific online training. 

CASACs: OASAS has authorized 6 CEs for the AV&text-based courses listed above. BPTI has both individual course and provider level approval (#0806) to offer these courses to NYS CASACs.
NY social workers: Best Practice Trainers, Inc (BPTI) is recognized by NYSED as a CE provider for NYS social workers (#SW-0519) and LMHCs (#MHC-0124) and has provider level approval to offer CEs to NYS SWers and LMHCs. NYSED allows only 1/3 of the required CEs to come from distance learning courses.

All other Social Workers: We have applied for consideration of CE credits for these courses through the ASWB ACE program (provider level approval).
Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.  BPTI maintains responsibility for this course. Course credit through any organization cannot be given retroactively.

See list of jurisdictions that accept ASWB ACE Provider level approval here.

For re-credentialing CASACs

A free online OASAS- approved 6 CE CBT course (Essential Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders)  is being offered to re-credentialing CASACs in both English and Spanish starting in September, 2018 and extending until the end of 2019.
Invitations were sent to all CASACs in the email beginning the last part of August, 2018. Best Practice Trainers, Inc is sponsoring the study of treatment issues relating to substance use disorders. Please read more about terms and conditions relating to your participation as a research subject here. 

The free “Essential Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders” course  will be made available beginning throughout 2018-2019  to any re-credentialing CASAC who registers. You can complete the training at your own pace, and you can request help from BPTI staff if you don’t understand something.  OASAS has approved 6 CEs for the course. In order to receive a certificate, you will need to complete the posttest with 75% accuracy, and complete a course evaluation. If you do not pass the posttest the first time, you’ll get a second chance with an “open-book” method. Further attempts must be authorized by the CE Director.

Contact ruth@bestpracticetrainers.org for more info (or call 845-255-5022 or 845-810-0022 and ask for Ruth).

    Se ofrecerá una capacitación gratuita en línea CBT aprobada por OASAS por valor de 6 CE para CASACs en inglés y español a partir de septiembre de 2018. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre capacitación o estudio, comuníquese con Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D. al (845) 810-0022 o por correo electrónico ruth@bestpracticetrainers.org Puedes registrarte aqui

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Note:  Lost certificate? Best Practice Trainers, Inc. is required to keep a record of your certificate, the course materials which you used, the posttest which was used as part of the course and the course instructor’s name for six years. At any time, you can write or email to retrieve your certificate or find out about the course materials. You should know, approximately, the  name of the course, the year that you took it, and your name. Inquiries can be made through the email helpdesk@bestpracticetrainers.org or through the postal service at Best Practice Trainers, Inc; PO Box 1042, New Paltz, NY 12561.
DISABILITIES: For technical difficulties/disabilities, such as not having devices with technology which meets operating system requirements, or having difficulty with that technology, paper copies of pretests and posttests can be mailed.
For those with hearing difficulties, the courses have a written narrative which may be accessed with the click of a button. For those who are “print-disabled,” the courses are narrated.
Other difficulties with technology (can’t open a second window on your device, can’t get access to the training site, can’t remember password, etc.) may be able to be remedied by contacting helpdesk@bestpracticetrainers.org which may be able to give assistance

GRIEVANCE POLICY: If you have concerns or complaints, there are procedures in place to address your grievances. Please contact Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D. through the email at ruth@bestpracticetrainers.org or call 845-810-0022 or 845-255-5022. Read our BPTI_Grievance policy