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Our Courses

We offer a variety of pre-recorded courses with approved credits.

Couples Dynamics
and Recovery

2.25 CEs | $39.50

Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. This course discusses the biological basis of attraction, and evidence-based treatment for couples dealing with substance use problems.

Screenings, Brief Interventions, Referrals to Treatment, and Beyond!

2.25 CEs | $39.50

Rising overdose deaths make it imperative for counselors to diagnose substance use and mental health disorders quickly. This course demonstrates screenings and brief interventions to identify and counter SUD and MH symptoms.

Motivational Interviewing – An Introduction to the Basics

2.25 CEs | $39.50

Ambivalent about a life change? Motivational Interviewing techniques have been proven to be the best way to help clients resolve ambivalent feelings about change. This course demonstrates OARS skills, empathy and how to elicit Change Talk.

Motivational Interviewing Tune-up – Change Talk

1.75 CEs | $30

Move your client from ambivalence to action. This course discusses and demonstrates how to listen for and reinforce client Change Talk, using Motivational Interviewing techniques.

Ethics for the Counseling Professions Seminar

4.5 CEs | $79

Ethical decision-making is challenging, even for the most experienced counselor.  This course familiarizes clinicians with values underpinning ethical codes and with ethical decision-making skills, specifically Harms-Benefit Analysis instruction for cases featuring ethical conflicts.

Cannabis

2.25 CEs | $39.50

Medication or addictive drug? Both are facets of cannabis. This course discusses the history, usefulness, dangers, and treatment options for cannabis use. It also explores how legalization of cannabis has allowed the marijuana industry to change mental and physical health outcomes.

Counselor Resilience
Under Fire

2 CEs | $35

The Covid-19 pandemic brought unprecedented stresses to counselors. How do we cope? The Resilience Ecological Stress Model suggests how counselors can respond to enhance the resilience of individuals and communities.

Current Stresses on Immigrant Mental Health

2.25 CEs | $39.50

US policy changes create a difficult landscape for immigrants. This course explores immigrant expectations shaped by policy, and describes dilemmas that have resulted for immigrants because of policy change. Essential listening for those working with immigrants.

Exploring Ethical
Obligations

2.5 CEs | $44

This course brings real-world context to ethical concerns experienced by counselors. This course provides a framework to make informed decisions that insulate professionals from legal liability while protecting clients from harm.

Motivational Interviewing Tune up – Effective Engagement

1.5 CEs | $27

Most clients are ambivalent about change. This course describes the Motivational Interviewing techniques that facilitate the all-important clinical engagement as a counselor collaborates with a client to accomplish change in the client’s life.

Immigration Mental Health Evaluation Primer

1.25 CEs | $22

Immigrants seeking to stay in the US often have significant mental health needs. Meeting those needs may demand an evaluation done by a qualified counselor. This course tells you what you need to know to perform such an evaluation.

Survivors of
Domestic Violence

2.25 CEs | $39.50

Creating safety takes patience, determination, and skill. This course discusses gender violence, the significant emotional and psychological barriers that survivors face, and evidence-based trauma-informed treatment approaches that help survivors thrive.

Essential Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders

2.75 CEs | $48

CBT is a collaborative (client and therapist) method based on social learning theory. This 2.75 hour long beginning to intermediate self-paced interactive audio/video-based online presentation for social work and other clinical professionals demonstrates how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is used with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). Roleplay-videos by BPTI staff demonstrate CBT skills used in client treatment. Among other goals, participants will be able to: describe one practice of CBT-based models of treatment for SUD related problems; describe 2 CBT strategies useful for a client who is undergoing SUD (alcohol, marijuana or cocaine) treatment; describe one evidence-based outcome of CBT-based models of treatment for SUD related problems; describe the use of CBT as an adjunct in the treatment of opiate use disorders.

Ethics for the Counseling Professions

2.25 CEs | $39.50

Ethical dilemmas in the counseling professions demand an understanding of ethical decision-making. Dr. Timothy Campbell, a bioethicist at the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm, examines basic values and parameters of ethical decision-making in areas of immigration issues, use of technology, and substance use disorders in this 2.25 hour long online, interactive, self study, audio/video course. Among other goals, participants will be able to:  perform the first level of a Harms and Benefits analysis for one of the following value-conflicted situations: client confidentiality, technology use by counselors, US immigration, substance use disorders; list two general ethics guidelines, specific to technology use in the counseling profession, that can safeguard their own use of advanced technology; list one ethics guideline in their own professional ethics code which pertains to the conflicted situations which immigrants to this country may face; identify one ethics guideline, specific to conflicts which face counselors of clients with Substance Use Disorders, that can safeguard client recovery efforts.

Essential Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use Disorders

2.25 CEs | $39.50

This 2.25 hour beginning to intermediate self-paced interactive audio/video-based online presentation for social work and other clinical professionals informs participants about this collaborative, goal oriented style of communication which pays particular attention to the language of change. This course informs participants specifically about the use of Motivational Interviewing with substance use disorders (SUDs). Roleplay-videos by BPTI staff, with Tina Iler, LCSWR as clinical instructor, demonstrate MI skills used in client treatment. Participants will be able to:  explain the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing; explain the difference between Change Talk and Sustain Talk;identify counselor responses that exemplify the “Righting Reflex.”; explain how to use OARS and microskills with clients.

Essential Co-Occurring Disorders for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment

2.25 CEs | $39.50

This 2.25 hour beginning to intermediate self-paced interactive audio/video-based online presentation for social work and other clinical professionals demonstrates treatment strategies useful for Co-occurring Disorders, the simultaneous existence of a Mental Health (MH) Disorder and a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Roleplay-videos by BPTI staff, with Tina Iler, LCSWR as clinical instructor, demonstrate MI skills used in dually-diagnosed client treatment. Among other goals, participants will be able to:  identify 3 mental health disorders ; identify 2 symptoms of severe substance use disorders; list 3 mental health symptoms that co-occur and are the consequence of substance use; identify 1 assessment measure for Co-occurring Disorders; explain 1 suggested mode of treatment for those with Co-occurring Disorders.

Quality appreciated by many

About the CBT training – “Just a note to say thanks for working with me to get thru the technology challenges to access your training. Some of the best I’ve had in a while. After seeing how patient Richard was with his pretend clients, I found myself being a lot more empathetic! And the clients were a lot more “forthcoming” and more committed to therapy as a result!

Jack
LISW-CP – N.Carolina

About the Motivational Interviewing training, “It was very informative and I’ve been using this framework within my practice.” 

Abigail
LCSW – Idaho

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