Self-Paced Online Training

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Several courses offer free Continuing Education (CE) or Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Be sure to read the “Welcome” message at the start of each course to check availability and the minimum learning time requirement to receive CE/CMEs.

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Available

Clinical Competencies

Brain Injury, Screening and Resources
Training Description: This training provides an overview of brain injury and a screening tool that BH Clinicians can utilize in their work. The connection between brain injury and behavioral health is becoming more recognized and pertinent in our everyday work. This training looks at the bi-direc…
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Training Description: This 1-hour training describes the complexity of grief during holidays and difficult days and ways to best support clients in clinical practice. Training Objectives: After participating in this training participants will be able to: Describe ways to provide support…
The mature adult nurse makes patient calls on the landline phone in the examination room as the unrecognizable doctor walks in the door.
Training Description: People presenting for evaluation of a psychiatric crisis are at risk for significant medical issues that can arise related to their underlying psychiatric condition, absence of appropriate medical care before presentation, side effects of psychiatric treatment, as the direct…
Common Medical Comorbidities in Older Adults
Training Description: Our population is aging. By 2060, there will be approximately 90 million people living in the United States over the age of 65 and people of color will comprise close to half of these older adults. Regardless of the setting, most mental health providers will be treating olde…
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Training Description: During this 1-hour training, Addressing Secondary Trauma & Compassion Fatigue, participants will explore the impact of work-related trauma. Participants will be given the opportunity to consider how exposure to trauma in the workplace has affected them and how they have …
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Training Description: This 1-hour training, Trauma-Informed Screening and Assessment is designed to provide tools for screening in a trauma-informed manner that will help the counselor and client develop a common understanding of the connection between their trauma and the issues they may be faci…
Conducting Clinical Assessments
Training Description: This online training is 2 hours and comprised of 2 learning sessions. The clinical assessment is the first meeting with the client and clinician to establish care. This can be a complex meeting with many priorities, including creating a welcoming, safe environment, attend…

Clinical Supervision and Coaching

Providing Trauma-Informed Supervision
Training Description: During this 1-hour training, Providing Trauma-Informed Supervision, participants will review the principles of trauma-informed supervision. A trauma-informed environment feels safe and welcoming to everyone. The way that staff members treat each other affects that environmen…

Continuing Medical Education for Physicians

CME: Common Medical Comorbidities Across the Lifespan
Training Description: People presenting for evaluation of a psychiatric crisis are at risk for significant medical issues that can arise related to their underlying psychiatric condition. Mental health clinicians need to be familiar with some common presentations and the high-risk medical conditi…
CME: Autism and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Training Description: Children and adults with autism and those with Intellectual and developmental disabilities are at higher risk of having comorbid psychiatric disorders than individuals in the general population. Yet, many behavioral health providers feel ill equipped to care for these popula…

Crisis Intervention

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Training Description: This 30 min training, Trauma-Informed Crisis Response and De-Escalation is designed to offer an understanding of trauma, its impact and how this may contribute to difficult encounters with our clients.  In this training, we will review some basic principles of what trau…

Cultural Humility

Mental Health Care for LGBTQIA+ People
Training Description: Module 1: Creating an Inclusive and Affirming Environment for LGBTQIA+ Patients and Clients This module will cover: foundational concepts and terminology related to gender identity, sexual orientation and sex development; how to mitigate the adverse impact of anti-LGBTQIA…
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Training Description: This 30-minute training provides guidance on how to effectively work with diverse Deaf populations using video scenarios of challenges in connecting appropriate interpreter services for individuals and the negative consequences that result. Building a foundational understand…
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Training Description: Children and adults with autism and those with Intellectual and developmental disabilities are at higher risk of having comorbid psychiatric disorders than individuals in the general population. Yet, many behavioral health providers feel ill equipped to care for these popula…
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Training Description: In a recent analysis of America’s veteran population, it was found that the number of veterans (7% of all U.S. adults) and active-duty personnel (less than 1% of all U.S. adults) have dropped significantly over the last 50 years (Pew Research Center, 2021). As the likelihood…
Addressing Racial Trauma: Increasing Awareness and Developing Strategies
Training Description: This 1-hour training is designed to provide participants with information on the impacts of racial trauma, ways to promote equity in therapeutic environments, and how to support healing in treatment. This training begins with a brief introduction to trauma-informed care, tra…
Cultural Humility and Equity in Behavioral Health
Training Description: This 1-hour training will provide participants with information on how to enhance cultural humility and allyship skills. This training begins with defining cultural humility, marginalization, allyship, and identifying common groups that are marginalized. The training moves t…

Evidence-Based Treatment

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing  
Training Description: This brief 30-minute training provides an introductory overview of Motivational Interviewing. Motivational Interviewing or MI is a method of interacting with individuals to facilitate health behavior change. MI is a shift away from telling people why they should change or ho…
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – Skills Portion
Training Description: This online training is 4 hours and will include an Overview of the History, Development, and Rationale for DBT Skills Training including: Biosocial Theory of Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma Responsive Elements of DBT, and Cross-Cultural Practice Considerations. Also…
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety
Training Description: This online training is 4 hours and will provide an overview of CBT model applied to the development and maintenance of anxiety and related symptoms. Participants will be oriented to, observe demonstrations of, and practice specific cognitive and behavioral strategies tradit…
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression
Training Description: This online training is 4 hours and is best for practitioners with a foundational understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) including the theory and structure of practice in adherent CBT. This course will focus on the interventions used in CBT for symptoms of depre…
Motivational Interviewing  
Training Description: This 7-hour online course is made up of video lessons with experts and activities to practice motivational interviewing techniques. Each video features Dr. Daniel Mullin, course director, in conversation with individuals who are experienced MI clinicians, trainers, and coach…

State Agency Collaboration

Collaboration with State Agencies – Department of Mental Health (DMH)
Training Description: During this 30-minute module, representatives from the Department of Mental Health (DMH) will discuss eligibility, enrollment and collaboration opportunities with these agencies and the CBHCs. Objectives: After this training, participants will be able to: Explain D…

SUD Assessment and Treatment

Trauma-Informed Care

Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training Portal
This training is provided by the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families (DCF) in partnership with the Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate (OCA). The training will provide an overview of the definitions, requirements, and protections associated with being a mandated reporter in Ma…
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) offers and hosts this training. Training Description: Chapter 260 training covers the issue of domestic violence and sexual violence, including, but not limited to, the common physiological and psychological symptoms of domestic violence…
Developing Practical Skills In Trauma-Informed Care
Training Description: This 1-hour training, Developing Practical Skills in Providing Trauma Informed Care is designed to provide participants with practical experience in providing trauma-informed care through interactive activities and problem-focused case examples. This training provides partic…
Introduction to Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care
Training Description: This 1-hour online training, Introduction to Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care is designed to support individual and organizational efforts to provide trauma-informed care. In this training, we will discuss the experience of trauma and how it relates to mental health and overa…

Youth

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Training Description: The aim of this training is to increase clinicians' and mental health professionals’ knowledge about key medical conditions and complications of youth, so they can make appropriate referrals for medical and psychiatric care, and effectively communicate across level…

Coming soon

Introduction to Psychosis Care
Training Description: For teens and young adults experiencing psychotic symptoms, specialized early intervention provides the best hope for recovery. This training will be a self-guided, module-based introduction to psychosis which is intended to familiarize staff with psychosis and provide a fra…
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Training Description: This 1-hour training describes best practice guidelines for providing client care in a virtual setting. Telehealth has broken many barriers to care and has improved behavioral health access. We as clinicians can focus on the advances of this health care delivery if this is t…