Richard Coleman, LMSW

Because alcoholism and drug addiction are life-threatening disorders, the clinicians who work with people with substance use disorders (SUDs) should be given the best tools with which to operate.

When you call Connections Counseling or Best Practice Trainers, you may hear Richard’s voice since he is currently the Connections Counseling office manager and behind the scenes in the BPTI research campaign.  He says of himself, “I completed the online MSW program with Boston University, and have earned my LMSW. To my social work practice, I bring a broad background and training in psychology and in research methods, having graduated from New York University in psychology with a focus on research.  I have worked in the addictions field as a counselor for 22 years,
I was approved by the NYS Office of Substance Abuse Services as a trainer in 2010. As a contributor to BPTI, I helped BPTI develop and present the Essentials trainings (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Co-occurring Disorders) in New York City in 2012. I have co-designed and co-led two webinars on Cannabis and on Couple’s Work in the past two years. “







Because alcoholism and drug addiction are life-threatening
disorders, the clinicians who work with people with substance use disorders
(SUDs) should be given the best tools with which to operate.

When you call Connections Counseling or Best Practice Trainers, you may hear
Richard’s voice since he is currently the Connections Counseling office manager
and behind the scenes in the BPTI research campaign.  He says of himself, “I
completed the online MSW program with Boston University, and have earned my
LMSW. To my social work practice, I bring a broad background and training in
psychology and in research methods, having graduated from New York University
in psychology with a focus on research.  I have worked in the addictions
field as a counselor for 20 years, and was approved by the NYS Office of
Substance Abuse Services as a trainer in 2010. As a co-founder and contributor
to BPTI, I helped BPTI develop and present the Essentials trainings (CBT,
Motivational Interviewing, and Co-occurring Disorders)
in New York City in
2012. I have co-designed and co-led two webinars on Cannabis and on
Couple’s Work in the past two years.