These are clinical courses that demonstrate how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing can be used with Substance Use Disorders as well as with other clinical issues. Roleplays by BPTI staff demonstrate skills used in treatment.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a collaborative (client and therapist) method based on social learning theory. CBT helps clients recognize that behavior is learned, thus dysfunctional behavior can be unlearned, teaches clients how to identify their feelings and express them appropriately.
Motivational Interviewing is a person centered counseling approach which helps a client resolve ambivalent feelings about change through skillful listening. It accepts different levels of client readiness for change. MI promotes clinician development and use of skills that promote collaboration, acceptance and client autonomy. Among counseling skills which are valued are OARS skills, empathy and the ability to elicit and reinforce client Change Talk. Tina Iler, LCSWR demonstrates clinical skills in the A/V course and discusses theory and skills in the two MI webinars.
Co-occurring Disorders describe a condition in which clients have both mental health and substance use disorders. Beginning and intermediate level professionals will find basic information about how both MI and CBT strategies can be effectively used with those with Co-occurring Disorders. Tina Iler, LCSWR models clinical skills, which illustrate techniques which can help the clinical professional working with clients with mental health AND substance use disorder to reduce client substance use.
The Cannabis webinar, created in March, 2020 for social work and other clinical professionals is a self-paced 2.0 hour recorded webinar. 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: list two physiological effects of cannabis, describe two plant-based varieties of cannabis by psychoactive properties, describe one symptom of moderate-severe Cannabis Use Disorder, list one assessment instrument for Cannabis Use Disorder, and describe two medical conditions for which cannabis is prescribed as medicine.