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Clinical skills, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing are Best Practices for many or most substance use and mental health issues.

See available courses on MI Skills, Couples Work, Immigration MH evaluations by clicking on the button below.

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Ethical values of autonomy, beneficence, and justice underpin all clinical actions.

Ethical dilemmas demand understanding of ethical decision-making.

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As many as 50% of those who are looking for help from therapists want help with substance use issues.

Our courses help the clinician use best practices in this difficult field.
See available courses on CBT, MI, SBIRT by clicking on the button below.

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Welcome to Best Practice Trainers

2020-2021 Recorded Course Library (1.25 - 6 CEs) for SWers and other clinicians.
Register with BPTI to Browse All Courses

NYS SWers and LMHCs find more info and register here
CASACs find more info and register here.

You may qualify for FREE courses, check below!


For NYS SWers, LMHCs and CASACs


For Social Workers from Virginia and North Carolina

FREE 2 CE      


NYSED and OASAS approved SBIRT course

FREE 6 CE      


OASAS approved CBT course

FREE CBT and ETHICS courses       


4.25 credits through ASWB, ACE approved

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Course and Certification Specifics 

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
Content level: Beginning to intermediate

Course completion requirements

To earn CE credit, participants must log in, complete a pretest (for recorded A/V courses only), attend the entire course as determined electronically, complete a course evaluation and a posttest with at least 75% accuracy. Those who do not make 75% the first time can have a second try with the availability of the training materials. Further attempts must be authorized by the CE Director. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion. Course credit through any organization cannot be given retroactively. No partial credit can be given for any partially completed course.

Course interaction & system requirements

These webinars and recorded audio/video online courses are self-paced/non-interactive. Course questions, comments and complaints can be directed to the BPTI Continuing Education Director, Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D. by email at or by phone at 845-255-5022 or 845-810-0022.
DISABILITIES and technical difficulties: For disabilities and/or technical difficulties, please contact Ruth at 845-255-5022 or 845-210-0022 or email for assistance. Contacting may also be able to give assistance.
GRIEVANCES: BPTI maintains responsibility for this course. Course questions, comments and complaints can be directed to the Continuing Education Director by email at or by phone at 845-255-5022 or 845-810-0022. BPTI Grievance Policy can be found BPTI_Grievance policy 2020rev_4 .

NYS CASACs: Best Practice Trainers, Inc is a recognized CE provider for NYS OASAS (#0806) and has individual course and provider level approval to offer CEs for these courses to NYS re-credentialing CASACs.
NY social workers:
Best Practice Trainers, Inc (BPTI) is recognized by NYSED as a CE provider for NYS social workers (#SW-0519) and LMHCs (#MHC-0124) and has provider level approval to offer CEs to NYS SWers and LMHCs. NYSED allows only 1/3 of the required CEs to come from distance learning courses.
NJ and All Other Social Workers: The numbered courses listed on this page 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.

Contact for more info (or call 845-255-5022 or 845-810-0022 and ask for Ruth).

For re-credentialing CASACs

A free online OASAS- approved 6 CE CBT course (Essential Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders)  is being offered to re-credentialing CASACs in September, 2018 and extending through 2021.
Best Practice Trainers, Inc is sponsoring the study of treatment issues relating to substance use disorders. Please read more about terms and conditions relating to your participation as a research subject here. 

The free "Essential Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders" course will be made available beginning throughout 2018-2020  to any re-credentialing CASAC who registers. You can complete the training at your own pace, and you can request help from BPTI staff if you don't understand something.  OASAS has approved 6 CEs for the course. In order to receive a certificate, you will need to complete a pretest, a posttest with 75% accuracy, and complete a course evaluation. If you do not pass the posttest the first time, you'll get a second chance with an "open-book" method. Further attempts must be authorized by the CE Director.

Contact for more info (or call 845-255-5022 or 845-810-0022 and ask for Ruth).

Note:  Lost certificate? Best Practice Trainers, Inc. is required to keep a record of your certificate, the course materials which you used, the posttest which was used as part of the course and the course instructor’s name for six years. At any time, you can write or email to retrieve your certificate or find out about the course materials. You should know, approximately, the name of the course, the year that you took it, and your name. Inquiries can be made through the email or through the postal service at Best Practice Trainers, Inc; PO Box 1042, New Paltz, NY 12561.