About the 2018 Essentials online courses

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person centered counseling method which helps a client resolve ambivalent feelings about change through skillful listening. It accept different levels of readiness for change. Among skills which are valued are OARS skills, Empathy and the ability to elicit and reinforce client Change Talk. Live, in-person workshop held at SUNY New Paltz on Feb. 23. Call Ruth  845-255-5022 for more info. Continuous (24/7 ‘self-study’) online trainings.  Find out more here.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a collaborative (client and therapist) method based on social learning theory. CBT helps clients recognize that behavior is learned, thus dyfunctional behavior can be unlearned, teaches clients how to identify their feelings and express them appropriately, helps clients realize that they can change the way they think about alcohol and drug use, helps clients to see how they perceive their own behavior. With alcohol use, CBT may have a goal of reduction of use (harm-reduction). Find out more here.
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 type of disorder alone. Many treatment strategies useful for either disorder can be used successfully. Find out more here.