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**See NOTES on the registration page for state and license. The 2019-2020 self-study reading-based online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) course was developed in 2016 for social work and other clinical professionals working with substance use disorders and is updated biannually. It is available in English and Spanish. It features videotaped examples of clinical skills.  The 6 credit course (5 credits in ASWB jurisdictions, see NOTES) will familiarize clinicians with CBT techniques used with clients in various stages of the disorders.  Only CASACs are eligible for this course at no cost.  A certificate can be earned by registering for the course, completing the course and passing the posttest with 75% accuracy. CASACs can begin the course immediately here for English  and here for Spanish. Others can register for this course here.
About the Course: This is a clinical course that demonstrates how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is used with Substance Use Disorders. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a collaborative (client and therapist) method based on social learning theory. CBT helps clients recognize that behavior is learned, thus dysfunctional behavior can be unlearned, teaches clients how to identify their feelings and express them appropriately, helps clients realize that they can change the way they think about alcohol and drug use, helps clients to see how they perceive their own behavior. With alcohol use, CBT may have a goal of reduction of use (harm-reduction). CBT is most often abstinence-oriented for drug use. It includes relapse prevention and coping skills training.  This is a 6 CE course for NYS clinicians. Cost is $30 and includes CE credit.
Refunds will be given in exceptional circumstances only within a month of registration. Previous payments 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:
Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D.  is currently in private practice in New York City and in upstate NY. She is the Continuing Education Director of the non-profit organization Best Practice Trainers, Inc., which has a research and training mission. She has 40 years’ experience working in mental health settings as a clinician, teacher, and author, and 14 years’ experience in direct practice with Substance Use Disorders. She is a thoughtful and thought-provoking writer.
Richard Coleman, LMSW is currently in practice within Connections Counseling PLLC in upstate New York. He has over 50 years experience working in mental health settings as a clinician and author, and 20 years experience in direct practice with Substance Use Disorders. He is an engaging and dynamic clinician.

Course Goals and Objectives. .  .

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to identify the incidence and 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 CBT-based models of treatment for substance use disorder related problems.
4. Participants will be able to list assessment tools for alcohol use disorders.
5. Participants will be able to list substance use disorder treatment strategies for adolescents.
6. Participants will be able to describe CBT strategies for substance use disorder treatment for the alcohol, marijuana, and  cocaine.
7. Participants will be able to describe the use of CBT as an adjunct in the treatment of opiate use disorders.

Course Agenda: expected to complete in 6 hours, self-paced 

1. (1.0 hour) Incidence and prevalence of addiction to alcohol, marijuana and cocaine for adults and teens, and consequences
 2. (.5 hour) Specific biological mechanisms for cocaine, alcohol, marijuana
 3. (.5 hour) Rationale for Best Practice Use in SUD treatment
 4.(.5 hour) Discussion of research concerning CBT use with cocaine, alcohol, marijuana
 5. (1 hour) Discussion and modeling of assessment with CBT methods
 6. (2 hours) Discussion and modeling of presentation of CBT concepts, methods of dealing with craving and refusal skills

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.

**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.