NEW! 2019 WEBINAR CEs for LM, LCSWs, LMHCs

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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WEBINAR Self-Study Library for LM, LCSWs, LMHCs

The webinars in the BPTI library are hour and a half presentation/plus ten minutes for Q&A sessions with various clinical experts which were recorded in 2018 and 2019. Contact ruth@bestpracticetrainers.org for more info (or call 845-255-5022 and ask for Ruth). Click here for more info or to register.

Primer: Immigration MH Evaluation Webinar – 2 CEs with George Ramos, LMHC and doctoral student.
For those who are interested in working with the highly stressed immigrant population who live in New York, sign up for the Primer: Immigration Mental Health Evaluation Webinar with George Ramos,  LMHC. This webinar will instruct you about  issues and strategies for clinicians who are working with those in need from another culture. Register and pay here.

Effective In-Home Mental Health Care with George Ramos, LMHC, doctoral student

2 CE credits $25 with George Ramos, LMHC, doctoral student
This 110 minute webinar answer questions about  how to begin In-Home care and how to handle problems that emerge. A must for for those who are working in client homes or who want to start home-based care. Register and pay  here.

Cannabis Webinar – 2 CEs with Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D. and Richard Coleman, LMSW
The changing legal status of marijuana has caused confusion for many of us who have been working with clients who are smoking. Find out more about how to best handle issues that concern your clients and cannabis, sign up for the Cannabis Webinar with Ruth Campbell, LCSWR, Ph.D. and Richard Coleman, LMSW. Campbell and Coleman will discuss the latest information on health, economic issues, criminal justice and treatment that you need to know in order to work with your clients effectively. Register and pay here. 

Couples Work: Best Practices
with Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D. & Richard Coleman, LMSW 2 CE credits $25

This 110 minute webinar focuses on practices that are effective and useful in couples’ work. Ruth and Richard are husband and wife; they have worked together in  practice with couples for over twenty years. Register and pay here. 

MI Tune up Series: Motivation and Change Talk  – 2 CEs with Tina Iler, LCSWR
For those who are interested in Motivational Interviewing, Tina Iler, LCSWR will be discussing Motivational Interviewing & Change Talk.. This webinar offers a closer look at Change Talk and is part of our Motivational Tune Up Series which teaches specific topics to enhance proficiency of MI Core Skills. Participants will learn to cultivate and respond to Change Talk using MI based skills highlighting the clinician’s role in encouraging and consistently responding to Change Talk in a way that promotes a conversation about change while supporting client momentum in favor of change. Previous knowledge of MI skills is helpful but not required. Feedback from previous MI workshop attendees. . .”Instructor was very clear, animated; learned a ton about MI; really enjoyed interactive learning and videos.” Register and pay here.
MI Tune up  Series : Effective Engagement
            with Tina Iler, LCSWR 2 CE credits $25
The Motivational Tune Up Series teaches specific topics to enhance MI Core Skills.  In this 110 minute webinar, participants will learn the what, why and how of Effective Engagement using a MI lens.  Feedback from Feb MI workshop. . .”Instructor was very clear, animated; learned a ton about MI; really enjoyed interactive learning and videos”Click the link below to get more information and register. Register and pay here. 

Library of 2019 Self-study Trainings 
     Ethics for the Counseling Professions is a 6 CEU course for LCSWs, LMSWs, LMHCs and CASACs that covers ethical values which are the grounding for ethical counselor practice. 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. Find out more, and register here.

Essential Motivational Interviewing , Essential CBT, and Essential Co-occurring Disorders, online trainings worth 6 CEUs or contact hours each,  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 the online trainings and register.

 

For re-credentialing CASACs
A free online OASAS- approved CBT training worth 6 CEs 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. Best Practice Trainers, Inc is sponsoring the study of treatment issues relating to substance use disorders.
The free CBT training (click here for more complete description of the training) will be made available beginning in September, 2018 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.  You will receive a 6 CE certificate when you complete the posttest with 75% accuracy. If you do not pass the posttest the first time, you’ll get a second chance. Contact ruth@bestpracticetrainers.org for more info (or call 845-255-5022 and ask for Ruth). You can register here

    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

 

Register for 2019 Trainings 
     Ethics for the Counseling Professions is a 6 CEU course for LCSWs, LMSWs, and LMHCs that covers ethical values which are the grounding for ethical counselor practice. 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. Course available in February, 2019.

Essential Motivational Interviewing , Essential CBT, and Essential Co-occurring Disorders, online trainings worth 6 CEUs or contact hours each,  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 the online trainings and register.

BPTI Partnerships If you want to apply to partner with BPTI, please use the application which you can find here . There are many advantages to partnership. Find out more. 

National Study completed! BPTI completed a national study on social worker use of CBT with substance use disorders in November, 2017. All those who took the training increased their use of CBT with clients with substance use disorders AND increased the worker’s confidence in using the technique. 93% of those who took the training rated it “good” to “excellent.” A draft of the report on the study, authored by BPTI Board and consultants, is available for your review here.  

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 ruth@bestpracticetrainers.org or through the postal service at Best Practice Trainers, Inc; PO Box 1042, New Paltz, NY 12561.