**See NOTES on this page for specifics of state and license restrictions.
The 2019-2020 self-study reading-based online Motivational Interviewing
(MI) course was developed in 2016 for social work and other clinical professionals working with substance use disorders and is updated biannually. It features videotaped examples of clinical skills. The course will familiarize clinicians with MI techniques used with clients in various stages of the disorders. A certificate can be earned by registering for the course, completing the course and passing the posttest with 75% accuracy. 
About the Course: This is a clinical course that demonstrates how Motivational Interviewing (MI) is used with Substance Use Disorders. Motivational Interviewing is  a person centered counseling method which helps a client resolve ambivalent feelings about change through skillful listening. It accepts different levels of readiness for change. Among counseling skills which are valued are OARS skills, EMPATHY and the ability to elicit and reinforce client CHANGE TALK.   The online reading-based course can be completed at your leisure, is worth 6 CEUs for social workers and mental health counselors from the NY State Education Department (provider #SW-0519, #MHC-0124), and NYS OASAS (provider #0806). The cost of the online course is $30 and includes CE credit. Click here to register.
For those outside NY State, please be aware that BPTI is applying for CE credit for this course in NJ, and is applying as an organization for ASWB recognition. The course will be worth 5 credits for the ASWB jurisdictions. 

Refunds will be given in exceptional circumstances only within a month of registration. Previous payments w/o completion of the course will be honored only within the calendar year of registration.
Target audience: Social workers and other clinical professionals who work with clients with Substance Use Disorders. 
Content level: Beginning to intermediate

About the Authors/Instructors:
Tina Iler, LCSWR, is in private and agency practice in the mid-Hudson region of New York State. She is the Social Work consultant for the BPTI Continuing Education group and the BPTI contact person for continuing education in New Jersey. She has over 25 years experience in direct practice with clients with mental health and substance use disorders.  She is passionate about Motivational Interviewing and trains extensively in MI. As well, she has been trained by the Beck Institute in CBT and the Linehan Institute for DBT and mindfulness.  In her individual therapy, she provides compassionate support to work towards developing coping skills for healthier choices, improved self care, and building resilience to live life with greater ease and acceptance of past or present circumstances. As a trainer, she is resourceful, dynamic and creative. Feedback from previous archived webinar attendees: “It was very informative and I’ve been using this framework within my practice.” -Abigail, Idaho

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Course Objectives. .  .

Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to identify the prevalence of alcohol, cocaine, marijuana use in adolescent and adult populations.
2. Participants will be able to describe effects of substance use disorders on the behavior, psychological and physical health and social well-being of individuals, families and communities.
3. Participants will be able to describe the practices and outcomes of the Motivational Interviewing method of treatment for substance use disorder related problems.
4. Participants will be able to discuss the ethical rationale for the use of Motivational Interviewing strategies for substance use disorder diagnosis and treatment.
5. Participants will be able to list Motivational Interviewing strategies to motivate persons with substance use disorders to change the status quo.
6. Participants will be able to discuss how persons with substance use disorders move through the decision-making stages in the process of choosing to reduce or eliminate substance use.
7. Participants will be able to discuss how to match Motivational Interviewing treatment interventions to the decision-making stages.

Timed Course Agenda: expected to complete in 6 hours, self-paced
1. (1.5 hours) Prevalence of addiction to alcohol, marijuana and cocaine for adults and teens, and consequences
 2. (.5 hours) Specific biological mechanisms for cocaine, alcohol, marijuana
 3. (.5 hours) Rationale for Best Practice Use in SUD treatment
 4. (.5 hours) Discussion of research concerning Motivational Interviewing use with cocaine, alcohol, marijuana
 5. (.5 hours) Discussion and Modeling of assessment with Motivational Interviewing methods
 6.  (1 hour) Discussion and Modeling of Motivational Interviewing methods of dealing with efforts of clients to change
 7. (1.5 hours) Discussion and Modeling of Motivational Interviewing methods of dealing with the efforts of clients to maintain status quo.
Course completion requirements
To earn CE credit, participants must log in, attend the entire course as determined electronically and complete a posttest with at least 75% accuracy and an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.
Course interaction & system requirements
This reading-based, narrated online course is self-paced/non-interactive. Course questions, comments and complaints can be directed to the Continuing Education Director by email at ruth@bestpracticetrainers.org or by phone at 845-255-5022 or 845-810-0022. BPTI grievance policy can be found here.
System requirements:
Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
Internet browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
Broadband Internet connections: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.
Media viewing requirements: Adobe Reader, Flash Player & HTML5
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. Other difficulties with technology may be able to be remedied by contacting helpdesk@bestpracticetrainers.org which may be able to give assistance. Course questions, comments and complaints can be directed to the Continuing Education Director by email at ruth@bestpracticetrainers.org or by phone at 845-255-5022 or 845-810-0022. BPTI grievance policy can be found here.

**NOTES: NYS OASAS (provider # 0806) has authorized 6 credits for re-credentialing CASACs who take this training. NY State Department of Education (provider # SW-0519 and MHC-0124)and has authorized 6 credits for LMSWs,  LCSWs, and LMHCs who take this training.  Registrants should note that only 1/3 of contact hours needed  for NY LCSWs and LMSWs can come from non-interactive web coursework.

OUTSIDE NY State: Social Workers: We have applied for consideration of CE credits for this course through the ASWB ACE program. We are also applying for ACE NJ consideration. The course will be worth 5 credits in the ASWB jurisdictions.