Summary

BPTI became a Continuing Education Provider for the New York State Education Department in 2018. BPTI distributed 238 courses (CBT and Motivational Interviewing and Co-occurring Disorders) in 2018 to NYS clinicians.  BPTI entered into an agreement with OASAS in September of 2018 to provide one of the online courses (CBT)  to CASACs  at no cost. The data from that distribution are to be used in descriptive research, which was approved by Hummingbird IRB. OASAS agreed to publicize the CBT course as a free offering for CASACs on their website and gave BPTI a mailing list for CASACs. Mailings were begun to CASACs in September of 2018. 89 CASACs took advantage of that free offering in 2018.
   A Partnership contract which would be oriented toward support of the non-profit and guarantee of Intellectual Property Rights for webinar or course designers was designed by Lorenzo Angelino, Esq and approved by the Board in April, 2018.

Jan1, 2018 – Jan 31, 2018: Email discussion between Board members (Sec’y and Pres)

Email discussion concerned translation of the CBT posttest into Spanish, which was being undertaken by Anandy Germosen. It also concerned constraints which were being given by Hummingbird IRB.

Jan 18, 2018: Email exchange between all Board members

Budget for 2018 was proposed by Sec’y Campbell and unanimously approved.

Jan 31, 2018: Email exchange between Board members

Sec’y Campbell notified Board members and independent contractors that 1099s were being mailed out.

February 7, 2018: Email exchange between Board members

The concept of Partnership in which Partners would support the mission of BPTI with a monetary donation was proposed by Sec’y Campbell and unanimously approved by the Board. Potential Partners will have to apply and be approved by the Board.


Sec’y Campbell proposed a CE providership status of BPTI with NYSED for LMSWs and LCSWs. The Board unanimously approved the proposal.

February 17, 2018: Email exchange between Board members

The Board unanimously decided to stop being an NASW CE provider

April 5, 2018: Email exchange between Board members

Sec’y Campbell sent the minutes from 2017 to all Board members and asked them to approve the minutes. The Board unanimously approved.

April 6. 2018: Email exchange between Board members

Sec’y Campbell asked for re-consideration of the Partnership contract, after it had been revised by Lawyer Angelino. Board unanimously approved the revised contract.

April 19, 2019: Email exchange between Board members

Sec’y Campbell sent a Bare Bones Budget for BPTI for approval to the Board members. The Board members unanimously approved the Budget for 2018.

May 8, 2018 : Email exchange between Board members
Discussion began concerning interest by OASAS in a Spanish training. Board members discussed outreach measures, and whether to offer the training for free.
May 22, 2018: Email exchange between Sec’y and Hummingbird IRB

Sec’y Campbell notified Hummingbird that a few changes were being made to the pretests and posttests

July 11, 2018: Email exchange between Board members

Sec’y Campbell proposed and the Board unanimously approved allowing a mental health agency to use one of BPTIs videos

July – October: Email exchange between Board members

Discussion of presentation of live webinars in October.

August 23, 2018:Email exchange between Board members

Sec’y Campbell notified the Board that OASAS would allow advertisement of the CBT training on their website IF it were free and IF it would be offered through 2019. Sec’y Campbell proposed that BPTI accept OASAS offer. Board unanimously approved.

September 18, 2018: Email exchange between Board members

Sec’y Campbell asked for re-consideration of the Partnership contract, after it had been revised by Lawyer Angelino. Board unanimously approved the revised contract.

October 22, 2018:Email exchange between Board members

Board unanimously approved George Ramos as a Partner.

October 23, 2018: Email exchange between Board members

Board unanimously approved Tim Campbell as a Partner.