Online Courses in Foundational Skills

BAP: Core Competencies is an online training program in the foundational skills of Brief Action Planning (BAP).

Course Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. define Brief Action Planning (BAP);
  2. name the 8 core competencies of BAP;
  3. describe the four elements of the Spirit of MI and explain their importance for BAP;
  4. describe each of the 5 elements of SMART planning;
  5. explain when and how clinicians should add a Behavioral Menu to BAP;
  6. discuss when and how clinicians should add Problem-Solving to BAP;
  7. describe the three important elements in BAP follow-up; and
  8. use BAP in routine clinical practice.

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BAP: Core Competencies

The core skills of Brief Action Planning (BAP).

BAP: Core Competencies (CE Version)

Continuing Education Credits

MI Center for Change is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The MI Center for Change can issue certificates of completion for mental health counselors, social workers, allied health professionals (e.g.  nurses, OT, PT), and addiction counselors, which many professional boards will accept for CE.

BAP: Core Competencies (CME Version)

Continuing Medical Education Credits
CME is offered through Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians. The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates these enduring materials for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.