2018 NYSED and OASAS-approved BPTI trainings information. . . .

Diagnosis and treatment change to meet challenges of Co-occurring Disorders, personality disorders, new drug fads and new or cultural spins on use. There is a continuing need for flexible, adaptable methods for improving Mental Health and SUD (Substance Use Disorder) diagnosis and treatment. 

Three updated-for-2018 trainings have been finalized for social workers, mental health counselors and other clinicians who work with SUDs.

About the Trainings
Each “Essentials. . . .” training is designed to bolster clinician confidence  and motivation to use Best Practices. Each training emphasizes the effectiveness and feasibility of CBT or MI in SUD practice and also focuses on specific practices used with those with Co-Occurring Disorders. The training videos illustrate the use of Best Practices in treatment.  The filmed scenarios included in the trainings are typical and challenging ones for clinicians.
The 2018 BPTI trainings, (“Essential CBT for Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Essential Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use Disorder Treatment, and Essential Co-Occurring Disorders for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment”)  focus on Best Practices for use with those with Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders, discussing and demonstrating Best Practice  use with clients.  Find out more about the trainings by clicking on the training links.

CBT and Motivational Interviewing methods have proved to be effective with Substance Use Disorders that involve alcohol, marijuana and cocaine, among the top four psychoactive substances used by teens and adults (SAMHSA, 2016). 

Clients with the combination of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders which is termed Co-occurring Disorders benefit from the integration of  Motivational Interviewing and CBT practices.
In 2018, NASW has approved both the Motivational Interviewing and the Co-occurring Disorder trainings for 6 CEs for NASW members (provider # 886647963) .