Training Calendar

Training events listed are for Alameda County BHCS Provider Staff (county units and community-based organizations) unless specified on the announcement for a wider audience.
For Quality Assurance related training events (e.g Clinical Documentation) and materials, please go to this link:
http://www.acbhcs.org/providers/QA/Training.htm
CANS/ANSA: For training activities related to the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA), please go to this link:https://www.alamedatcom.org/training-calendar.html
Have a Reasonable Accommodation request?: For disability or reasonable accommodation requests for BHCS trainings, please contact the person listed on the flyer or training announcement. To allow for arrangements to be made, please make request a minimum of five (5) business days prior to training.
Grievances?: If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to report a grievance about a BHCS-hosted training, contact the BHCS Training Unit: Training.Unit@acgov.org; Ph: 510-567-8113

November, 2018
  • Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018, 9-4:30pm (Registration at 8:30am, Training promptly at 9am)
    Training: Law & Ethics for County Providers: HIPPA, Minor Consent and 42 CFR Part 2
    A Free Training brought to you by the Alameda County BHCS Training Unit and Public Health Nursing
    6 CEs available for RNs, Addiction Professionals, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and Psychologists
    LOCATION: The California Endowment, 2000 Franklin St., Oakland, CA 94612
    DESCRIPTION: Topics will include a review of new legislation affecting healthcare providers and their clients including new rules affecting licensure and training, access to records, gender issues, mandated reporters, drug prescribing, and involuntary treatment. Also, information will be provided on minor consent and the new 42 CFR Part 2 substance use disorder confidentiality regulations.
    TRAINER: Linda Garrett, JD, Garrett Consulting Group and Risk Management Services. (See flyer for detailed description)
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Public Health Nurses and BHCS SUD Providers
    To REGISTER: go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com; open until filled.
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to the training date.
    VIEW FLYER for more information.
December, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 9:00am – 4:00pm; (Sign in begins at 8:30am and workshop will begin promptly at 9:00am)
    DYNAMIC MINDFULNESS – A Foundational Workshop
    LOCATION: BHCS 1900 Embarcadero, Ste 101, Brooklyn Basin Room, Oakland, 94606
    TRAINER: Colleen A. Sanford, LCSW, is a Dynamic Mindfulness Certified Trainer, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Colleen has been a BHCS employee since 2000.
    DESCRIPTION: Dynamic Mindfulness integrates mindful movement, breathing techniques, and meditation for stress management, self-care and healing from personal and secondary trauma. It is an evidence-based practice validated by neuroscience, trauma research, and somatic psychology.
    WHO SHOULD ATTEND: the target audience for this training is any Alameda County BHCS Staff who are interested in learning how to reduce their own stress and develop a mindfulness practice for themselves.
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    View Flyer for more information
  • Wednesday, December 5th, 2018; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Registration 8:00-8:30 am)
    YOUTH Mental Health First Aid Training
    A Free Training brought to you by the BHCS Training Unit
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 1900 Embarcadero, Ste 101, Brooklyn Basin Room, Oakland, CA
    Description: Youth Mental Health First Aid introduces participants who work with youth to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches participants how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.
    Audience: All classifications of BHCS and contracted CBO staff are welcome to attend
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer
January, 2019
  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Registration at 8:45am)
    ADULT Mental Health First Aid Training
    Location: Creekside Plaza/HCSA offices, 1100 San Leandro Blvd., Redwood Room, San Leandro, CA 94577
    DESCRIPTION: Adult Mental Health First Aid presents an overview of mental health and substance use issues in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use concerns. Participants will be taught a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an individual in both crisis and non-crisis situations connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
    AUDIENCE: All classifications of Alameda County Behavioral Health and contracted CBO staff are welcome to attend
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
  • January 29 & 30, 2019, 9:00am-4:30pm, Oakland
    Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (2-Day), 12 CE Credits
    A Free training brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit and Seneca Family of Agencies
    DESCRIPTION: Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered, disciplined method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. The goal of this training will be to build skills around engagement using the tenants and techniques of Motivational Interviewing. This training is highly interactive and requires participation.
    AUDIENCE: Social Work & Mental Health Providers Contracted with Alameda County Behavioral Health
    See Flyer for Details and Registration
February, 2019
  • Friday, February 1st, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    ACBHCS Evaluation and Management (Medication Services)
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    DESCRIPTION: The workshop uses a combination of teaching methods including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. The workshop will encourage participates to explore their own feelings about suicide and suicidal clients. The workshop will cover suicide statistics, myths, trauma, and suicide theory with an emphasis on Thomas Joiners model: The Interpersonal Theory of Suicide. Risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors will be introduced for adult populations. Participants will learn methods of suicide risk assessment and will be introduced to screening tools that aid in determining risk.
    Who Should Attend: RN's, LVN's, CAN's, & PT's who do NOT bill E/M codes.
    Trainer: Tony Sanders, PhD, PsyD – Interim QA Associate Administrator of Alameda County. Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
  • Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm (Registration at 8:45am)
    Clinical Documentation and Authorization Training for Substance Use Disorder Treatment
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    5 CEs Credits available for ACBHCS Providers
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description: Addresses ACBHCS & Medi-Cal documentation requirements for SUD treatment providers.
    Who Should Attend: Organizations that have a contract to provide Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services.
    Trainer: Tony Sanders, PhD, PsyD – Interim QA Associate Administrator of Alameda County. Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. Sharon Loveseth, CADCII, LAADC. Brion Phipps, LCSW – Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
  • Friday, February 8th, 2019, 9:30am-12:15am (sign-in 9:15-9:30am)
    Part 1 Training: Co-Occurring Disorders (CODs) in Addiction: A 3-part Workshop Series for Alameda County SUD Programs
    A Free workshop series brought to you by the Alameda County Behavioral Health training unit
    Attendance at all three sessions is not required, however pre-registration is necessary.
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health and contracted CBO providers of substance use treatment services.
    INSTRUCTOR: Rob Lee, M.D. 2.5 CE credit available for Addiction Professionals, RNs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and Psychologists
    See FLYER for details and Registration (you must register for each of the sessions you would like to attend).
  • Wednesday, February 13th, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    ACBHCS Clinical Documentation Standards Training "Train the Trainer" for Master Contract Providers
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    5 CEs Credits available for ACBHCS Providers
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description: Addresses ACBHCS & Medi-Cal documentation requirements, including E/M documentation for counseling & coordination of care services and the CQRT authorization process for Master Contract Providers
    Who Should Attend: ACBHCS Providers Only. Organizations that have a contract to provide specialty mental health services (all levels of care) and who claim through INSYST. This training is for QA staff and supervisors from organizations.
    Trainer: Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. Amy Saucier, LMFT- Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Phuong Lai, PsyD-Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Brion Phipps, LCSW – Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
  • Friday, February 15, 2019; 11:00am-4:00pm (Sign in at 10:45am)
    “Caught in the Crossfire of Cultures” Part I: Refugees Struggle / Home Away From Home
    Brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    Location: 39155 Liberty St, Fremont, CA, 94538
    Description: This Five-Part training series is designed to help clinicians and professionals working with the Afghan immigrant population in Alameda County to understand and better accommodate the various mental health challenges the Afghan refugees are experiencing.
    *Attending all five parts is encouraged for the most benefit, but not required.
    View flyer for details.
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Registration at 8:45am)
    YOUTH Mental Health First Aid Training
    Location: Creekside Plaza/HCSA offices, 1100 San Leandro Blvd., Redwood Room, San Leandro, CA 94577
    DESCRIPTION: Youth Mental Health First Aid introduces participants who work with youth to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches participants how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.
    AUDIENCE: All classifications of Alameda County Behavioral Health and contracted
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
  • Friday, February 22, 2019, 9:00 am–4:00 pm (Dublin)
    Preventing, De-Escalating, & Managing Aggressive Behavior in Behavioral Health Settings

    A Free training brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Seneca Family of Agencies
    AUDIENCE: All classifications of Alameda County Behavioral Health and contracted CBO staff
    DESCRIPTION: The training emphasis is placed on exercising self-control and systematically utilizing least-restrictive measures versus attempts to externally control others.
    TRAINER: Ian Brennan
    See flyer for details and Registration information
  • Feb 25, 2018, 9:00am – 4:30pm; (ONE DAY only) OR Feb 25 & 26, 2018, 9:00am – 4:30pm; (TWO DAY-CE Credit)
    DYNAMIC MINDFULNESS – A Foundational Workshop
    Brought to you by ACBH Children's Specialized Services and ACBH Training Unit
    LOCATION: HCSA-Creekside Plaza, 1100 San Leandro Blvd, Redwood Room, San Leandro, CA 94577
    TRAINER: Colleen A. Sanford, LCSW, Dynamic Mindfulness Certified Trainer, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
    DESCRIPTION: Day 1: is Dynamic Mindfulness Foundation training is for ALL ACBH staff who want to learn mindfulness in movement, breathing, and meditation for stress management, self-care, and healing from personal and secondary trauma. (Note: the One-Day session alone, does not qualify for CE credit). Day 2: is for clinicians who want to use the methods in their practice with clients, or teach it to others. FOR THOSE WANTING CE credit, register for the two-day version. BOTH DAYS must be attended.
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    View FLYER for more information
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 9:30 am–4:30 pm (Oakland)
    Preventing, De-Escalating, & Managing Aggressive Behavior in Behavioral Health Settings

    A Free training brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Seneca Family of Agencies
    AUDIENCE: All classifications of Alameda County Behavioral Health and contracted CBO staff
    DESCRIPTION: The training emphasis is placed on exercising self-control and systematically utilizing least-restrictive measures versus attempts to externally control others.
    TRAINER: Ian Brennan
    See flyer for details and Registration information
March, 2019
  • Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, 9:30am-4:30pm (Registration at 9:00am)
    Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity ex (SOGIE): Working with Transgender and Non-Binary Populations
    A message brought to you by Prevention and Early Intervention and the Pacific Center
    Location: 2000 Embarcadero, Suite 400, Gail Steele Conference Rm.
    ACBH & The Pacific Center offer this training to address MH Services for LGBTQI2-S populations. This first training in the series will address the experiences of Transgender and Non-Binary Populations. Staff from ACBH and Contracted Providers are welcome.
    View Flyer for more information
  • Friday, March 8th, 2019, 9:30am-12:15am (sign-in 9:15-9:30am)
    Part 2 Training: Co-Occurring Disorders (CODs) in Addiction: A 3-part Workshop Series for Alameda County SUD Programs
    A Free workshop series brought to you by the Alameda County Behavioral Health training unit
    Attendance at all three sessions is not required, however pre-registration is necessary.
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health and contracted CBO providers of substance use treatment services.
    INSTRUCTOR: Rob Lee, M.D. 2.5 CE credit available for Addiction Professionals, RNs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and Psychologists
    See FLYER for details and Registration (you must register for each of the sessions you would like to attend).
  • Friday, March 8th, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    ACBHCS Clinical Documentation Training for Clinician's Gateway-Electronic Health Record (EHR) Users
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    5 CEs Credits available for ACBHCS Providers
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description: Addresses mental health assessment, client plan development, and service provision documentation requirements in the Electronic Healthcare Records System: Clinician’s Gateway.
    Who Should Attend: ACBHCS Providers Only. County run clinics and organizations that use Clinician's Gateway (CG) as their Electronic Health Record (EHR) and who bill through INSYST. This is not a training on how to use Clinician's Gateway, but is a training on how to get documentation up to Medi-Cal standards. This training is designed for direct line staff (but supervisors and QA may attend).
    Trainer: Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. Amy Saucier, LMFT- Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Phuong Lai, PsyD-Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
  • Monday, March 18, 2019; 8:45AM–12:30PM
    Brief Tobacco Cessation Intervention

    A training brought to you by Alameda County ATOD Program
    LOCATION: ACBHCS, 2000 Embarcadero, Suite 400 – Gail Steele Room, Oakland, CA 94606
    DESCRIPTION: This is a skill-building workshop on how to perform one-on-one tobacco cessation interventions. Participants will learn the basics of Tobacco 101 and how to apply counseling techniques to motivate and support tobacco cessation among high-risk populations.
    AUDIENCE: Clinical Staff of substance abuse, mental health and primary care providers, Health Educators, Community Cessation Facilitators, Case Managers, Home Health Care Workers, Nurses and other healthcare providers.
    REGISTER on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brief-tobacco-cessation-interventions-tickets-52847101102
    QUESTIONS? Contact: atod@lifelongmedical.org or call 510-446-7135
    View FLYER for more information.
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Mental Health First Aid Training (Adult version) – Fremont, CA
    A message brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit
    LOCATION: Fremont Resource Center, 39155 Liberty Street, Fremont, CA 94538
    DESCRIPTION: Adult Mental Health First Aid presents an overview of mental health and substance use issues in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health and substance use concerns. Participants will be taught a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an individual in both crisis and non-crisis situations connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
    AUDIENCE: All classifications of ACBH and contracted CBO staff are welcome. **PLEASE NOTE: while we welcome mental health professionals, Mental Health First Aid was designed for the general public to receive basic mental health information to enhance the safety net within our communities.
    See flyer for details and Registration
  • Tuesday, March 19th - Wednesday, March 20th, 2019, 9:00am-5:00pm
    HANDLE Approach to Neurodevelopment; Introductory Course, Levels I&II
    A training brought to you by ACBH Children and Young Adult System of Care
    LOCATION: 14735 Juniper Street, San Leandro, CA 94579
    TRAINER: Sindy Wilkinson, M.Ed., LMFT is the Director of Enhanced Learning and Growth Center in Walnut Creek and an ACBH Clinician at Eden/Valley Children’s Services
    DESCRIPTION: HANDLE, a Holistic Approach to Neuro Development and Learning Efficiency, addresses the building blocks of neurodevelopmental systems that pave the way for self-regulation, attention and mental health. An individual’s functioning and their ability to have efficient and healthy relationships with self and others can be improved with use of the HANDLE method. (FOR THOSE WANTING CE credit, BOTH DAYS must be attended.)
    REGISTRATION: please register online http://alameda.netkeepers.com (Capacity limited; registration open until filled or until March 12; whichever is first)
    View Flyer for more information
  • Wednesday, March 20th, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    Clinical Documentation Training for Fee-For-Service Providers
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    5 CEs Credits available for ACBHCS Providers
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description: Addresses Mental Health Assessment, Client Plan Development, and Service Provision Documentation Requirements for MHP Network Providers.
    Who Should Attend: ACBHCS Providers Only. Individual, group, and organizational Providers that are part of the Mental Health Network that claims through CMS 1500 paper forms.
    Trainer: Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. Amy Saucier, LMFT- Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Phuong Lai, PsyD-Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Brion Phipps, LCSW – Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
  • March 29, 2019; 9am-4:30pm
    Law and Ethics Training (Dublin)
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit and A Better Way
    Location: 5325 Broder Blvd., Dublin, CA 94568; Santa Rita Jail, Media Room
    Description: The purpose of this training is to meet and exceed the requirements of regulatory clinical licensing organizations for mental health professionals in maintaining competence in legal/ethical standards and updates. Participants will receive a review of key ethical and legal concepts, regulatory and other legal changes that affect professional practice. The training will be taught at an intermediate level, and is appropriate for currently licensed professionals, and meets BBS and APA requirements.
    Trainer: Daniel O. Taube, PhD., J.D.
    Audience: ACBH clinical providers and contracted CBO mental health professionals
    REGISTER online at: https://training.abetterwayinc.info/; Registration Code: yeyyje
    Capacity limited, open until filled. Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to training date.
    View flyer for more details.
April, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Mental Health First Aid Training (Youth version) – Fremont, CA
    A message brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit
    LOCATION: Fremont Resource Center, 39155 Liberty Street, Fremont, CA 94538
    DESCRIPTION: Youth Mental Health First Aid introduces participants who work with youth to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches participants how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge connect with appropriate care.
    AUDIENCE: All classifications of ACBH and contracted CBO staff are welcome. **PLEASE NOTE: while we welcome mental health professionals, Mental Health First Aid was designed for the general public to receive basic mental health information to enhance the safety net within our communities.
    See flyer for details and Registration
  • Thursday, April 4th & Friday, April 5th, 2019; 9:00am-4:30pm
    Training: Clinical Supervision (two day)
    A message brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit and A Better Way
    LOCATION: 1900 Embarcadero, Wildcat Canyon Room, Suite 205, Oakland, CA 94606
    TRAINER: Lisa Cohen-Bennett, Ph.D.
    DESCRIPTION: This two day, in-depth training combines lecture, large and small group discussion, role plays and self-reflection. Dr. Bennett will facilitate the 15 hours during which participants will examine the Board of Behavioral Sciences rules and regulations, evaluate on-line and film examples of therapy and supervision, explore their own experiences and discuss what traits make an exceptional clinical supervisor. The second day will involve lecture, large and small group discussion and self-reflection regarding Secondary Trauma. Students will participate in exercises to determine their own obstacles as well as possible supervisees’ experiences with trauma. Diagnoses will be presented from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V. There will be time for case consultation throughout the two days.
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County ACBH and contracted CBO clinical staff
    See flyer for more details
  • Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    ACBHCS Clinical Quality Review Team (CQRT) Mental Health Training
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description: Addresses the CQRT process, self-authorization, using (new and improved) CQRT forms, reducing risk of audit disallowances.
    Who Should Attend: ACBHCS Providers Only. All organizations who bill through INSYST and self-authorize through INSYST. Note: Organizations that are new to billing Medi-Cal or who have received new contracts or started new programs (including organizations that take over an existing contract from another agency) are required to attend county run CQRT meetings and will be provided with a special CQRT training during the first meeting.
    Trainer: Tony Sanders, PhD, PsyD – Interim QA Associate Administrator of Alameda County. Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
  • Friday, April 12th, 2019, 9:30am-12:15am (sign-in 9:15-9:30am)
    Part 3 Training: Co-Occurring Disorders (CODs) in Addiction: A 3-part Workshop Series for Alameda County SUD Programs
    A Free workshop series brought to you by the Alameda County Behavioral Health training unit
    Attendance at all three sessions is not required, however pre-registration is necessary.
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health and contracted CBO providers of substance use treatment services.
    INSTRUCTOR: Rob Lee, M.D. 2.5 CE credit available for Addiction Professionals, RNs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and Psychologists
    See FLYER for details and Registration (you must register for each of the sessions you would like to attend).
  • Monday, April 15, 2019; 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    Training: Seeking Safety
    A training brought to you by ACBH Training Unit & Seneca Family of Agencies
    LOCATION: Creekside Plaza, 1100 San Leandro Blvd, Redwood Conference Room, San Leandro, CA
    TRAINER: Gabriella Grant, MA
    DESCRIPTION: The goal of this presentation is to describe Seeking Safety, an evidence-based model for trauma and/or substance abuse (clients do not have to have both issues). By the end of the training day, participants can implement Seeking Safety in their setting if they choose to. Seeking Safety teaches present-focused coping skills to help clients attain safety in their lives. It is highly flexible and can be conducted in any setting by a wide range of clinicians and also peers. There are 25 treatment topics, each representing a safe coping skill relevant to both trauma and/or substance abuse, such as “Asking for Help”, “Creating Meaning”, “Compassion”, and “Healing from Anger”.
    AUDIENCE: All classifications of Alameda County Behavioral Health and contracted CBO staff.
    See flyer for details and Registration information
  • Monday, April 22nd, 2019, 9am-4:30pm (Registration at 8:45am)
    Training: Preventing Vicarious Trauma
    A training brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and A Better Way
    LOCATION: 1100 San Leandro Blvd., San Leandro, CA 94577; Redwood Conference Room
    TRAINER: Beverly Kyer
    DESCRIPTION: This highly interactive training is designed to address the self-care needs of those working with children, youth, and adults impacted by traumatic life events. The group will look at several tools and techniques to circumvent the most challenging aspects of their compassion fatigue and to be able to regain a state of neuro-physiological (mind-body) regulation, recovery and resilience.
    AUDIENCE: Direct care staff and management of Alameda County Behavioral Health and contracted CBO providers
    See FLYER for details and Registration information
May, 2019
  • Wednesday, May 8th, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    ACBHCS Clinical Documentation Standards Training "Train the Trainer" for Master Contract Providers
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    5 CEs Credits available for ACBHCS Providers
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description: Addresses ACBHCS & Medi-Cal documentation requirements, including E/M documentation for counseling & coordination of care services and the CQRT authorization process for Master Contract Providers Who Should Attend: ACBHCS Providers Only. Organizations that have a contract to provide specialty mental health services (all levels of care) and who claim through INSYST. This training is for QA staff and supervisors from organizations
    Trainer: Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. Amy Saucier, LMFT- Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Phuong Lai, PsyD-Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Brion Phipps, LCSW - Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
  • Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    ACBHCS Clinical Documentation Training for Clinician's Gateway-Electronic Health Record (EHR) Users
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    5 CEs Credits available for ACBHCS Providers
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description: Addresses mental health assessment, client plan development, and service provision documentation requirements in the Electronic Healthcare Records System: Clinician's Gateway. Who Should Attend: ACBHCS Providers Only. County run clinics and organizations that use Clinician's Gateway (CG) as their Electronic Health Record (EHR) and who bill through INSYST. This is not a training on how to use Clinician's Gateway, but is a training on how to get documentation up to Medi-Cal standards. This training is designed for direct line staff (but supervisors and QA may attend).
    Trainer: Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. Amy Saucier, LMFT - Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Phuong Lai, PsyD-Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
  • Thursday, May 30th, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    Clinical Documentation and Authorization Training for Substance Use Disorder Treatment
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    5 CEs Credits available for ACBHCS Providers
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description: Addresses ACBHCS & Medi-Cal documentation requirements for SUD treatment providers.
    Who Should Attend: Organizations that have a contract to provide Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services.
    Trainer: Tony Sanders, PhD, PsyD - Interim QA Associate Administrator of Alameda County. Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. Sharon Loveseth, CADCII, LAADC. Brion Phipps, LCSW - Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
June, 2019
  • Tuesday, June 4th, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    Clinical Documentation Training for Fee-For-Service Providers
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    5 CEs Credits available for ACBHCS Providers
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description: Addresses Mental Health Assessment, Client Plan Development, and Service Provision Documentation Requirements for MHP Network Providers.
    Who Should Attend: ACBHCS Providers Only. Individual, group, and organizational Providers that are part of the Mental Health Network that claims through CMS 1500 paper forms.
    Trainer: Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. Amy Saucier, LMFT- Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Phuong Lai, PsyD-Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Brion Phipps, LCSW - Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
  • Wednesday, July 10th, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    ACBHCS Clinical Quality Review Team (CQRT) Mental Health Training
    5 CEs Credits available for ACBHCS Providers
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description: Addresses the CQRT process, self-authorization, using (new and improved) CQRT forms, reducing risk of audit disallowances.
    Who Should Attend: ACBHCS Providers Only. All organizations who bill through INSYST and self-authorize through INSYST. Note: Organizations that are new to billing Medi-Cal or who have received new contracts or started new programs (including organizations that take over an existing contract from another agency) are required to attend county run CQRT meetings and will be provided with a special CQRT training during the first meeting.
    Trainer: Tony Sanders, PhD, PsyD - Interim QA Associate Administrator of Alameda County. Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
August, 2019
  • Wednesday, August 21st, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    ACBHCS Clinical Documentation Standards Training "Train the Trainer" for Master Contract Providers
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    5 CEs Credits available for ACBHCS Providers
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description: Addresses ACBHCS & Medi-Cal documentation requirements, including E/M documentation for counseling & coordination of care services and the CQRT authorization process for Master Contract Providers.
    Who Should Attend: ACBHCS Providers Only. Organizations that have a contract to provide specialty mental health services (all levels of care) and who claim through INSYST. This training is for QA staff and supervisors from organizations.
    Trainer: Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. Amy Saucier, LMFT- Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Phuong Lai, PsyD-Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Brion Phipps, LCSW - Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
September, 2019
  • September 6th, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    ACBHCS Clinical Documentation Training for Clinician's Gateway-Electronic Health Record (EHR) Users
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    5 CEs Credits available for ACBHCS Providers
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description: Addresses mental health assessment, client plan development, and service provision documentation requirements in the Electronic Healthcare Records System: Clinician’s Gateway.
    Who Should Attend: ACBHCS Providers Only. County run clinics and organizations that use Clinician's Gateway (CG) as their Electronic Health Record (EHR) and who bill through INSYST. This is not a training on how to use Clinician's Gateway, but is a training on how to get documentation up to Medi-Cal standards. This training is designed for direct line staff (but supervisors and QA may attend).
    Trainer: Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. Amy Saucier, LMFT- Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Phuong Lai, PsyD-Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
  • Wednesday, September 11th, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    Clinical Documentation Training for Fee-For-Service Providers
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    5 CEs Credits available for ACBHCS Providers
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description: Addresses Mental Health Assessment, Client Plan Development, and Service Provision Documentation Requirements for MHP Network Providers.
    Who Should Attend: ACBHCS Providers Only. Individual, group, and organizational Providers that are part of the Mental Health Network that claims through CMS 1500 paper forms.
    Trainer: Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. Amy Saucier, LMFT- Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Phuong Lai, PsyD-Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Brion Phipps, LCSW - Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
October, 2019
  • Wednesday, October 9th, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    ACBHCS Clinical Documentation Standards Training "Train the Trainer" for Master Contract Providers
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    5 CEs Credits available for ACBHCS Providers
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description: Addresses ACBHCS & Medi-Cal documentation requirements, including E/M documentation for counseling & coordination of care services and the CQRT authorization process for Master Contract Providers Addresses ACBHCS & Medi-Cal documentation requirements, including E/M documentation for counseling & coordination of care services and the CQRT authorization process for Master Contract Providers.
    Who Should Attend: ACBHCS Providers Only. Organizations that have a contract to provide specialty mental health services (all levels of care) and who claim through INSYST. This training is for QA staff and supervisors from organizations.
    Trainer: Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. Amy Saucier, LMFT- Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Phuong Lai, PsyD-Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Brion Phipps, LCSW - Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
  • Wednesday, October 16th, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    ACBHCS Clinical Quality Review Team (CQRT) Mental Health Training
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description: Addresses the CQRT process, self-authorization, using (new and improved) CQRT forms, reducing risk of audit disallowances.
    Who Should Attend: ACBHCS Providers Only. All organizations who bill through INSYST and self-authorize through INSYST. Note: Organizations that are new to billing Medi-Cal or who have received new contracts or started new programs (including organizations that take over an existing contract from another agency) are required to attend county run CQRT meetings and will be provided with a special CQRT training during the first meeting.
    Trainer: Tony Sanders, PhD, PsyD – Interim QA Associate Administrator of Alameda County. Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
November, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 13th, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    Clinical Documentation Training for Fee-For-Service Providers
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    5 CEs Credits available for ACBHCS Providers
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description:Addresses Mental Health Assessment, Client Plan Development, and Service Provision Documentation Requirements for MHP Network Providers.
    Who Should Attend: ACBHCS Providers Only. Individual, group, and organizational Providers that are part of the Mental Health Network that claims through CMS 1500 paper forms.
    Trainer: Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. Amy Saucier, LMFT- Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Phuong Lai, PsyD-Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Brion Phipps, LCSW - Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information
  • Wednesday, November 20th, 2019, 9:00am-4:30 pm; (Registration at 8:45am)
    ACBHCS Clinical Documentation Training for Clinician's Gateway-Electronic Health Record (EHR) Users
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBHCS Training Unit
    5 CEs Credits available for ACBHCS Providers
    Location: BHCS Administrative Offices, 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Joaquin Miller Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607
    Description: Addresses mental health assessment, client plan development, and service provision documentation requirements in the Electronic Healthcare Records System: Clinician's Gateway
    Who Should Attend: ACBHCS Providers Only. County run clinics and organizations that use Clinician’s Gateway (CG) as their Electronic Health Record (EHR) and who bill through INSYST. This is not a training on how to use Clinician’s Gateway, but is a training on how to get documentation up to Medi-Cal standards. This training is designed for direct line staff (but supervisors and QA may attend).
    Trainer: Jeffrey Sammis, PsyD, Clinical Review Specialist Supervisor of Alameda County. Amy Saucier, LMFT- Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Phuong Lai, PsyD-Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County. Brion Phipps, LCSW - Clinical Review Specialist of Alameda County (See flyer for detailed description).
    To REGISTER: please go to http://alameda.netkeepers.com
    Registration DEADLINE is two (2) days prior to each training date
    View Flyer for more information