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Recorded Audio/Video Online Courses, Recorded webinars

ASWB ACE-approved CEs for US and Canadian Social Workers (NY SWers, LMHCs, CASACs, please see next paragraph)
Many courses 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 that are available for CEs for social workers in the US and Canada. 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 course links for ACE approval, type and number of CEs available for social workers. See a map showing what jurisdictions accept ACE here.
REGISTER or Log into the training site and explore courses at the link below:
www.b-p-t-i.com/campaign/newuser.php

CEs for  NYS Social Workers, LMHCs [CEs for CASACs are on another page here]
All recorded audio/video-based online courses and recorded webinars are open to all New York State clinicians (LCSWs, LMSWs,  LMHCs) . (All Social Workers and LMHCs – see training info and provider id’s at the bottom of the page.) Participants need to complete a course evaluation and pass the posttest with 75% correct in order to earn a certificate. (See more details at “course completion” below). You have up to a year to complete courses once you register. Audio/Video-based courses have the availability of both text and narration. Start-stop-resume as you wish. Instructional clinical videos are embedded into the courses. Participants need to complete a pretest for A/V courses.
 REGISTER or Log into the training site and explore courses at the link below:
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  Contact Ruth Campbell at ruth@bestpracticetrainers.org  or call 845-255-5022 for more info.

Cannabis webinar 2 CEs ($35)

This is a two hour long, beginning to intermediate level,  recorded webinar created in March, 2020, for social work and other clinical professionals, and presented by  R. Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D., and R. Coleman, LMSW . It was updated in 2022 with current comparison data that reveals trends of legalization vs non-legalization of marijuana in the US states. Campbell and Coleman  discuss the latest information on marijuana use, in terms of: health, economic issues, criminal justice and treatment. Participants will be able to: more . . .
NYSED approved for SWers, LMHCs, OASAS approved for CASACs, ASWB ACE approved course #2821

Counselor Resilience Under Fire webinar – 2 CEs ($35)

Recorded webinar presented by Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D. & Richard Coleman, LMSW 
In this two-hour long, beginning to intermediate level, recorded webinar created in November, 2021, for social work and other clinical professionals, Campbell and Coleman discuss the Resilience Ecological Stress Model and demonstrate how counselors can apply it to crisis situations or to long-term disabilities to enhance resilience of individuals and communities. Participants will be able to: more. . ..
NYSED approved for SWers, LMHCs, OASAS approved for CASACs, ASWB ACE application submitted March, 2022

Couples Dynamics and Recovery webinar – 2 CEs ($35)

Recorded webinar presented by Afua Forson, MD, LMFT
In this two-hour long intermediate to advanced level, recorded webinar created in December, 2021, for social work and other clinical professionals, Dr. Forson outlines the neurobiological underpinnings of couples’ dynamics and relates it to recovery and addiction. She focuses her discussion on case examples, and ion to those couples who may have a substance use disorder problem, describing 3 typical cases of couples in various stages of recovery and discussing effective interventions. Participants will be able to: more. . .
NYSED approved for SWers, LMHCs, OASAS approved for CASACs, ASWB ACE application submitted March, 2022

Current  Stresses on Immigrant Mental Health webinar 2 CEs ($35)

Recorded webinar presentation by Smita Dewan, LMSW, Ph.D. LL.B – Ass’t Professor at City Tech, CUNY
Dr. Dewan discusses the impact of immigration policies on the mental well-being of immigrants. She focuses  on how immigration policies create stressors for individuals and families and have a direct impact on their mental well-being, with resulting negative mental health outcomes, including trauma, isolation and acculturation stress. Participants will be able to: more. . .
NYSED approved for SWers, LMHCs, OASAS approved for CASACs, ASWB ACE application submitted March, 2022

Essential Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders 2.25 CEs ($35)

This  is a self-paced 2.25 hour recorded audio/video-based online presentation, last updated in 2022 with updated substance use disorder statistics and the addition of information on nicotine use, and the neurobiological basis of addictions.  Text and narration are available. It demonstrates how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is used with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). Roleplays by BPTI staff demonstrate CBT skills used in client treatment. CBT is a collaborative (client and therapist) method based on social learning theory. Participants will be able to: more. . .
NYSED approved for SWers, LMHCs, OASAS approved for CASACs, ASWB ACE approval #2813

Essential Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use Disorders 2 CEs ($35)

This is a self-paced 2 hour recorded audio/video-based online presentation, last updated in 2022 with updated substance use disorder statistics. Text and narration are available. It informs social workers and other clinicians about the use of Motivational Interviewing (MI) with substance use disorders. Roleplays by BPTI staff demonstrate MI skills used in client treatment. Participants will be able to:  more . . .
NYSED approved for SWers, LMHCs, OASAS approved for CASACs, ASWB ACE approval #2814


Essential Co-Occurring Disorders for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment – 2 CEs ($35)

This is a self-paced 2 hour recorded  audio/video-based online presentation, last updated in 2020 with 3 new clinical videos and new information about substance use disorders. It  demonstrates treatment strategies useful for Co-occurring Disorders. The term “Co-Occurring Disorders” describes the simultaneous existence of a Mental Health (MH) Disorder and a Substance Use Disorder (SUD), more complicated to diagnose and treat than either Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders alone. Roleplays by BPTI staff demonstrate skills used in treatment for dually-diagnosed clients. Participants will be able to: more  . . 
NYSED approved for SWers, LMHC, OASAS approved for CASACs, ASWB ACE approval #2815


Ethics for the Counseling Professions  –2 CEs ($35)

This is a self-paced self-study 2hr self-study recorded audio/video-based online presentation, created in 2019 for social workers and other clinicians that covers ethical values which are the basis for ethical counselor practice. The course covers social work, mental health counselor and CASAC (NAADAC) ethical codes, covers ethical decision making in the areas of confidentiality, technological advances, immigration and addictions. Commentaries on Ethics cases by  Tim Campbell, Ph.D. bioethicist suggest how theory can be integrated with practice. Participants will be able to:   more . . .
NYSED approved for SWers, LMHCs, OASAS approved for CASACs, ASWB ACE approval #2816


Ethics for the Counseling Professions webinar  – 4.25 CEs ($70)

This is a self-paced self-study 4.25 hr self-study recorded webinar, created in 2021-2022 for social workers and other clinicians that covers ethical values which are the basis for ethical counselor practice. The course covers social work, mental health counselor and CASAC (NAADAC) ethical codes, covers ethical decision making in the areas of confidentiality, technological advances, immigration and addictions. This webinar introduces the idea of DALYs to help determine the weight of the “right” action in an ethical dilemma. Commentaries on Ethics cases by  Tim Campbell, Ph.D., bioethicist, suggest how theory can be integrated with practice. Participants will be able to:   more . . .
NYSED approved for SWers, LMHCs, OASAS approved for CASACs, ASWB ACE application submitted March, 2022

Exploring Ethical Obligations – 2 CEs ($35)

Recorded webinar presented by Kathryn Krase, Ph.D., JD. LMSW.
This course
brings real-world context to ethical concerns often experienced by professionals in practice. Through an exploration of boundaries, confidentiality and mandated reporters, this course will provide a framework to contemplate ethical dilemmas and make informed decisions that insulate professionals from legal liability while protecting clients from harm. Participants will be able to: more. .
NYSED approved for SWers, LMHCs, OASAS approved for CASACs, ASWB ACE application submitted March, 2022

Immigration Mental Health Evaluation Primer webinar 1.25 CEs ($22.00)

Recorded webinar presented by George Ramos, LMHC, Ph.D. This 1.25 hour-long, beginning to intermediate level, recorded webinar, created in February, 2019, is a primer for social work and mental health professionals who are conducting and writing immigration hardship evaluations. Participants will. . . more. . .
NYSED approved for SWers, LMHCs, OASAS approved for CASACs, ASWB ACE approval #2818


Motivational Interviewing: Introduction to the Basics webinar  – 2 CEs ($35)

Recorded webinar presented by Tina Iler, LCSWR, BPTI SWCE Consultant for US/Canada
This two-hour beginner level recorded webinar for social work and other clinical professionals, created in December, 2021, introduces the fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing (MI), a collaborative client centered approach that strengthens a person’s own motivation and commitment to change. Participants will learn to. . . .more
NYSED approved for SWers, LMHCs, OASAS approved for CASACs, ASWB ACE application submitted March, 2022

Motivational Interviewing Tune up – Change Talk webinar 1.5 CEs ($26.50)

Recorded webinar presented by Tina Iler, LCSWR, BPTI SWCE Consultant for US/Canada  
This 1.5 hour long beginning to intermediate level recorded webinar. created in March, 2019 for social work and other clinical professionals offers a closer look at Change Talk. It has been updated in 2022 with a reading list and new references. Participants will learn to . . . .more
NYSED approved for SWers, LMHCs, OASAS approved for CASACs, ASWB ACE approval #2820

Motivational Interviewing Tune up – Effective Engagement webinar – 1.5 CEs ($26.50)

Recorded webinar presented by Tina Iler, LCSWR – 1.5 CEs
This 1.5 hour long beginning to intermediate level recorded webinar, created in October, 2018 for social work and other clinical professionals has been updated in 2022 with a reading list and new references. It identifies and explores engagement skills as a vital component in the establishment of a collaborative and trusting working relationship with clients. Participants will . . .more. . .
NYSED approved for SWers, LMHCs, OASAS approved for CASACs, ASWB ACE approval #2819

Screenings, Brief Interventions, Referrals and Beyond! – 2 CEs ($35)

This is a 2 hour beginning to intermediate level presentation for social work and other clinical professionals. Screenings, Brief Interventions, and Referrals to treatment have been very effective in allowing clinicians to intervene in mental illness and substance use before they develop the severity that has tragic outcomes. Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D. and Richard Coleman, LMSW develop the background of prevention and discuss these prevention techniques.
NYSED approved for SWers, LMHCs, OASAS approved for CASACs, ASWB ACE application submitted March, 2022

Survivors of Domestic Violence – 2 CEs ($35)

Recorded webinar presented by Allison Ross, LCSW, Ph.D. Deputy Director of Sanctuary for Families, NYC. Survivors of gender violence can face significant emotional and psychological barriers following abuse. Dr. Ross discusses the problem of gender violence and evidence-based trauma-informed treatment approaches that help survivors thrive.
NYSED approved for SWers, LMHCs, OASAS approved for CASACs, ASWB ACE application submitted March, 2022



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: NYS 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 (only for the recorded audio/video courses), 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 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 online recorded audio/video based courses and 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 ruth@bestpracticetrainers.org or by phone at 845-255-5022 or 845-810-0022.

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 difficultiesFor disability accommodation or technical difficulties, please contact the Helpdesk at helpdesk@bestpracticetrainers.org or contact Ruth at ruth@bestpracticetrainers.org 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 ruth@bestpracticetrainers.org or by phone at 845-255-5022 or 845-810-0022. BPTI Grievance Policy can be found here.

**NOTES:
NYS CASACs: see CASAC tab for specifics about how to get credit for any of these courses.
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 these recorded audio/video based online courses and these recorded webinars 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.

All Other Social workers: Many courses 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. Other courses have been submitted to the ACE program for individual approval as of March, 2022. See individual courses for ACE approval status, type and number of CEs available for social workers. See a map showing what jurisdictions accept ACE here.