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Recorded webinar presented by Tina Iler, LCSWR – 1.5 CEs ($26.50)
This 1.5 hour long beginning to intermediate level recorded webinar, created in October, 2018 for social work and other clinical professionals identifies and explores engagement skills as a vital component in the establishment of a collaborative and trusting working relationship with clients. Participants will learn to describe the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing and explain why it’s important, list 4 clinical MI skills that improve client engagement into treatment, identify 3 clinician disengagement traps identified in Motivational Interviewing practice, and describe one way in which a clinician can respond to discord in a session. It has been updated in 2022 with new resources and the addition of a reading list. Feedback from previous workshop attendees: “Instructor was very clear, animated;” “. ..learned a ton about MI”; “. . .really enjoyed the interactive learning and videos  

About the Author:

Tina Iler, LCSWR

Tina Iler, LCSWR, is in private and agency practice in the mid-Hudson region of New York State. She is the Social Work consultant for the BPTI Continuing Education group and the BPTI contact person for continuing education in the US and Canada. She has over 25 years experience in direct practice with clients with mental health and substance use disorders.  She is passionate about Motivational Interviewing and trains extensively in MI. As a trainer, she is resourceful, dynamic and creative. . . . more on Iler’s bio. Feedback from previous archived webinar attendees: “It was very informative and I’ve been using this framework within my practice.” -Abigail, Idaho

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 who work with clients in the process of change.
Content level: Beginning to intermediate

Course completion requirements

To earn CE credit, participants must log in, attend the entire course as determined electronically and complete a course evaluation and posttest with at least 75% accuracy. Participants will have a second chance with access to training materials if they do not pass at 75% the first time. Further attempts must be authorized by the CE Director. Certificates of completion will be available at the successful completion of the course. 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 online recorded webinars are self-paced/non-interactive. Course questions, comments and complaints can be directed to the Continuing Education Director Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D. by email at or by phone at 845-255-5022.

System requirements:
Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
Internet browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
Broadband Internet connections: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.
Media viewing requirements: Adobe Reader, Flash Player, & HTML5
DISABILITIES and technical difficulties: For disability accommodation or technical difficulties, please contact the Helpdesk at or contact Ruth at or call 845-210-0022 or 845-255-5022.
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 CASACs (#0806) and has individual and provider level approval to offer CEs for this recorded webinar to re-credentialing CASACs. 
NYS Clinicians: Best Practice Trainers, Inc is a recognized CE provider for NYS Social Workers (# SW-0519) and LMHCs (#MHC-0124) and has provider level approval to offer CEs for this recorded webinar to NYS SWers and LMHCs. Registrants should note that only 1/3 of contact hours needed  for NY LCSWs and LMSWs can come from non-interactive web coursework.

NJ and All Other Social Workers: Motivational Interviewing Tune-up: Effective Engagement, #2819, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Best Practice Trainers, Inc as an individual course. 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. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 clinical social work continuing education credits.  See a map showing what jurisdictions accept ACE here.