For NASW chapter members of North Dakota, we’re offering 4.25 FREE ASWB ACE-approved CEs. One of the free 2-hour courses concerns CBT use, the other concerns Ethics for Counselors.
You may have already received a snail-mail invitation for FREE CEs. If you want to continue NOW to get your free credits, you can simply log into the courses at the link below. The courses will be available to you throughout 2021. Please call Ruth Campbell, LCSW, at 845-255-5022 or 845-810-0022 for more information .

You can register and begin the courses in any of three ways:
1) Click the link below:

You will get access to both courses immediately. Taking both pretests immediately will guarantee access through 2021.

2) Call Ruth at 845-255-5022 or 845-210-0022, leave your name and phone number, the information that you are a North Dakota chapter member, and you want to register for the FREE courses.

3) email Ruth at with your name and the NASW chapter to which you belong with the message you want to register for the two free courses.

The surveys (pretests) are part of an Ethics study which has been approved by the New England IRB and the NASW IRB for research protocols. Neither organization has designed nor do they endorse the research. Information about the research and protections for you as a participant can be found below.

Important Research Components and answers to FAQs for all Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and Substance Use Disorder Clinicians participating in research are outlined below.

     > We (Best Practice Trainers, Inc. ) are beginning two research efforts which will be in progress from November, 2020 through December, 2021. In the BPTI_SBIRT_study, we will be investigating  social workers use of screenings, brief interventions, and treatment. In the BPTI_Ethics_study, we will be investigating clinicians’ ethical decision-making. You may have received an invitation to participate in the research. If you decide to participate in these research efforts, your de-identified answers will be used in research supported by Best Practice Trainers, Inc. Any personal answers you give will be kept confidential to the full extent of the law. The research questions for both studies have been approved by the New England Independent Review Board (ph: 800-232-9570). The NASW IRB has approved the Ethics study. Approval of the SBIRT research protocol by the NASW IRB is pending. Neither the NASW nor the ASWB has participated in designing the research nor do they endorse these studies. Informed Consent information concerning 1) risks and benefits, 2) ethical and other quality protection measures, 3) confidentiality is outlined under RESEARCH FAQs below.

    >About the course creators:   All creators and instructors who are providing clinical material are Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health clinicians – most are LCSWs, LMSWs or LMHCs –  with a total of over 80 years’ experience providing services to clients with alcohol and drug problems. Their credentials have been approved by the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). The creator of the course concerning ethics is Dr. Timothy Campbell, a bioethics researcher with the Institute for Futures Studies since 2016.  The creators of the course concerning CBT are Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D. and Richard Coleman, LMSW. The provider-of-record for the courses is Best Practice Trainers, Inc. provider  #0806 (OASAS), #MHC-0124 (NYSED) and #SW-0519 (NYSED), ASWB (individual course approvals for #2816 and #2013).

NJ and All Other Social Workers:  Ethics for the Counseling Professions #2816 and Essential Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders #2813 have been approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Best Practice Trainers, Inc. as  individual courses. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 5/29/2020 – 5/29/2022. See individual courses for type and number of CEs available for social workers. See a map showing what jurisdictions accept ACE here.   

>More information on the training background and content can be accessed by clicking here.

Further questions about research should be directed to Ruth Campbell at or at 845-255-5022 or at 845-810-0022 or by US mail at PO Box 1042, New Paltz, NY 12561.