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Tina Iler, LCSWR, psychotherapist, is currently in private practice in the mid-Hudson region of New York State and in New York City. 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. As a trainer, she is resourceful, dynamic and creative, and has received several testimonials such as the following concerning her Effective Engagement presentation, “Instructor was very clear, animated;” “. ..learned a ton about MI”; “. . .really enjoyed the interactive learning and videos.”


Of her counseling experience, she says,  “I am a psychotherapist currently in private practice  in New Paltz and New York City.  I provide a safe confidential space to support individuals using a strengths based approach offering healing, hope and compassion. My practice is non-binary and LGBTQ+  affirming. Together we work to manage the complexities and struggles that life can bring as well as develop useful coping skills to enhance and support emotional regulation.
     I have extensive experience in providing outpatient mental health services in a public clinic setting,  treating a wide variety of individuals in both an individual and group setting. My experience includes working in a NYS residential Substance Abuse facility, a Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program, as a medical social worker with hospice, in a domestic violence shelter and in an inpatient mental health unit. As an Intensive case manager, I worked with homeless and high risk forensic clients.   I have been trained in CBT by the Beck Institute and by the Linehan Institute in DBT.  I have extensive training in Motivational Interviewing that considers resolving ambivalence around change. My interests include Buddhist Psychology and the neurobiology of the brain. I am a member of the NYS Problem Gambling Resource Center. I have been a trainer, developer and contributor for Best Practice Trainers, Inc. since 2013 specializing in providing participant friendly and useful clinical trainings in MI and Co-occurring Disorders. My most recent in-person workshop, Essential Motivational Interviewing Practice with Substance Use Disorders was given in February, 2018 in New Paltz, NY on the SUNY campus. Since that time, I have been providing live in person webinars on various topics through Best Practice Trainers, Inc.”