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ACBH Providers Training Calendar

   
Providers Training Calendar

Training events listed are for Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) Staff and ACBH contracted Provider Staff (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: https://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

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: For disability or reasonable accommodation requests, please email the contact person listed on the training flyer and cc the Training Unit at training.unit@acgov.org. Please make accommodation requests known at the time you register for a training, and at minimum five (5) full business days prior to the training date, in order to allow time to plan and secure the request.

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.

Continuing education (CE) credit is provided only for county and ACBH contracted provider staff who have attended qualifying ACBH training events. Details regarding CE credits for specific trainings are posted on the training flyer/announcement.

 
 
March, 2022 Trainings
  • March 14 & 16, 2022 (Mon. and Wed.)
    9:00am - 12:30pm each day
    (Must attend both days to complete training)
    YOUTH focused Suicide Assessment & Intervention
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    LOCATION: Online/Zoom
    AUDIENCE: The training is for mental health professionals or anyone in a position to work with children or adolescents experiencing a suicidal crisis. Audience is reserved for Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) and Provider Staff (County units and contracted community-based organizations).
    TRAINERS: Cris Rita, MA, and Matt Podkomorski, MA, LMFT, Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    DESCRIPTION: The workshop uses a combination of teaching methods, including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own feelings toward suicide and suicidal clients. Participants will learn methods of suicide risk assessment and will be introduced to screening tools that aid in determining risk and protective factors for youth populations. Emphasis will be placed on how to talk about and ask about suicide with a client.
    CE CREDITS: 6. CE’s only available for ACBH and contracted ACBH providers/CBOs.
    See FLYER for REGISTRATION link and additional details.
February, 2022 Trainings
  • February 1, 2022, 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM
    Engaging Consumers/Clients and Families in Behavioral Health Treatment
    A message brought to you by the ACBH Workforce Education & Training Unit
    LOCATION: Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Clinical ACBH and contracted Provider staff. CE credit is only provided for County and ACBH contracted Provider staff.
    TRAINERS: Ellen Muir and Betsy Baum Block
    DESCRIPTION: The spread of COVID-19 forced staff to pivot and serve clients differently which may have been frustrating and challenging for consumers/clients and staff alike. At the same time, the pivot to engaging with our clients virtually can be a blessing, an advantage, or a barrier providing services to support our clients and the communities we serve. What if these new tools are gifts for our clients’ progress and make us more accessible? This course is designed to build upon staff’s existing engagement tools to identify how to better engage with clients and consumers remotely or while practicing social distancing as required to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Staff will tap into their many roles and experiences that can be creatively utilized to connect and embed into ongoing practice.
    CE CREDIT: 4 CE credits available only for County and ACBH contracted Provider staff. See flyer for specific information regarding qualifying for CE credit.
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.
  • February 15 & 17, 2022 (Tues. and Thurs.)
    9:00am - 12:30pm each day
    (Must attend both days to complete training)
    ADULT/Older Adult focused Suicide Assessment & Intervention
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    LOCATION: Online/Zoom
    AUDIENCE: The training is for mental health professionals or anyone in a position to work with children or adolescents experiencing a suicidal crisis. Audience is reserved for Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) and Provider Staff (County units and contracted community-based organizations).
    TRAINERS: Cris Rita, MA, and Matt Podkomorski, MA, LMFT, Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    DESCRIPTION: The workshop uses a combination of teaching methods, including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own feelings toward suicide and suicidal clients. Participants will learn methods of suicide risk assessment and will be introduced to screening tools that aid in determining risk. Emphasis will be placed on how to talk about and ask about suicide with a client.
    CE CREDITS: 6. CE’s only available for ACBH and contracted ACBH providers/CBOs.
    See FLYER for REGISTRATION link and additional details.
January, 2022 Trainings
  • Friday, January 7, 2022; 1pm-3:00pm
    Toxic Stress, Vicarious Trauma, & Self Care
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) and ACBH contracted providers staff.
    TRAINER: S. Brooke Briggance, Program Director if Cypress Resilience Project, a program of Public Health Institute.
    DESCRIPTION: Understand the neurobiology of vicarious traumatization, toxic stress and the impact of long-term exposure to stress over time. The workshop also explores evidence-based strategies for recovery from toxic stress including how to leverage the brain’s ability to heal. Learn about micro-routines, how to add protective factors into our environment and how to develop a self-care plan that will really work to avoid burn-out. CE CREDIT: CE credits are not available for this training.
    CE CREDIT: CE credits are not available for this training.
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information
  • Friday, January 21, 2022; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Trauma-Focused CBT Training
    A training brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Mind Matters
    LOCATION: Virtual/Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH and contracted provider clinical staff
    TRAINER: Christine Valdez, Ph.D.
    DESCRIPTION: This course will review the definition of trauma and PTSD, summarize statistics on trauma and survivor demographics to reduce implicit bias toward populations affected by trauma, and provide recommendations for assessing PTSD in clinical settings. The Social Cognitive Theory of PTSD will be presented to contextualize the purpose of Cognitive Processing Therapy. Challenges around delivering Cognitive Processing Therapy will be discussed.
    CE CREDIT: 6 CE credits available only for County and ACBH contracted Provider staff.
    See FLYER for details, REGISTRATION information, and CE credit information.
  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 1pm
    Informational Session For An Upcoming Training On Eating Disorder Treatment For Children/Adolescents
    A message brought to you by Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
    ACBH will be providing an eight-week introductory course on Family-Based Treatment (FBT) from March 2, 2022 to April 30, 2022. FBT is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents with eating disorders. See attached flyer regarding an informational session to learn more about the course on January 26, 2022 at 1pm.
    The FLYER for for the training registration is forthcoming.
  • Friday, Jan 28, 2022, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    The Office of Ethnic Services invites you to attend the training "Intersectionality Of Diversity And Trauma"
    A training brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    Description: When looking through the lens of trauma, individuals may respond differently depending on his/her diversity variables, and/or the experiences from his/her background. This training focuses on having a deep discussion utilizing current literature to best approach individuals from differing backgrounds, and ways in which intervention techniques can be catered to the African American and other diverse populations.
    Location: Virtual
    See FLYER for details and registration information.
December, 2021 Trainings
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021; 9am-4:00pm (Registration at 8:45am)
    Clinical Techniques and Best Practices in using a Telehealth Platform
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and A Better Way
    LOCATION: Online, Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) clinical staff and contracted CBO providers are welcome. Capacity is limited. Open until filled.
    TRAINER: Cinthya Chin Herrera, PsyD, is the Director of Clinical & Community Training for Westcoast Children's Clinic.
    DESCRIPTION: See flyer
    CE CREDIT: 6 CE credits available
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information
  • Wednesday, December 15th, 2021; 10am-1:00pm (Registration at 9:45am)
    Linguistically Responsive & Trauma Informed Principles and Interventions for Spanish Speaking Clients *Presented in Spanish*
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and A Better Way
    LOCATION: Online - Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) clinical staff and contracted CBO providers are welcome. Capacity is limited. Open until filled.
    TRAINER: Jeanette Lopez-Urbina, LCSW; see flyer for details
    DESCRIPTION: *TRAINING WILL BE PRESENTED IN SPANISH* Working with Spanish Speaking clients in service delivery can present unique challenges, including addressing complex challenges related to immigration trauma that many families have experienced. Youth and families served by community-based agencies usually seek out services to address a multitude of needs, such as symptoms and behaviors stemming from trauma, but also other psychological and socio-political challenges. Therefore, providers that serve this population often feel “stretched” in trying to meet the needs of the families as well as work towards engaging families in a way that feels linguistically and culturally appropriate. Therefore, this training will support bilingual Spanish-speaking providers in practicing their bilingualism when providing services to this population, especially in the area of trauma informed principles, as well as support in building on their culturally responsive interventions.
    CE CREDIT: 3 CE credits
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information
  • December 16 & 17, 2021; 9:00am-4:00 pm (must attend both days)
    Clinical Supervision Skills Training
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Mind Matters
    LOCATION: Online, Zoom
    AUDIENCE: This course is for clinicians to learn various facets of clinical supervision of master’s level behavioral health, unlicensed clinicians. This training is reserved for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and contracted Providers.
    TRAINERS: Alice LoCicero, Psy.D. and Robert Deady, Psy.D.
    DESCRIPTION: The course is designed for clinicians to learn various facets of clinical supervision. The topics include complex responsibilities, evaluation of intern competence, working with interns with personal and/or professional challenges.
    CE CREDIT: 12 CE credits available only for County and ACBH contracted Provider staff. See flyer for specific information regarding qualifying for CE credit.
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information
   
November, 2021 Trainings
  • Thursday, November 4th 2021 at 12 pm
    Knowing The Traumatized Afghan Refugee
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    You and your guests are cordially invited to attend an educational Afghan community event ‘Knowing the Traumatized Afghan Refugee’.
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.
  • Monday, November 8, 2021; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    YOUTH Mental Health First Aid Training
    A message brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit
    LOCATION: Virtual; First Aider Trainees must first complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, and then participate in the Instructor-led videoconference (10am-5pm)
    DESCRIPTION: Youth Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training that teaches parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors and health and human services workers and any other citizen how to identify, understand and respond to an adolescent (ages 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and contracted providers who are interested in learning how to recognize signs and assist a young person in mental health or substance use crisis and non-crisis situations. Most appropriate for NON-CLINICIAL staff. No CEs provided.
    View FLYER for more details including REGISTRATION information.
  • Friday, November 19th from 12-1:00 PM
    Transgender Day Of Remembrance
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    Please join ACBHCS Pride Coalition, in lifting up the names, stories and voices of our transgender siblings. This open space will offer an opportunity to share stories and remember those from our Transgender communities.
    View flyer for registration and details.
  • November 19, 2021, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
    Trauma-informed and Trauma-focused Interventions using Telehealth for Adult clients
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Seneca Family of Agencies
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County BHCS and contracted provider clinical staff
    TRAINER: Ritchie Rubio, Ph.D.
    DESCRIPTION: The goal of this training is for participants to distinguish among some of the most commonly used and widely researched trauma-informed and trauma-focused interventions in working with clients who present with acute, chronic, or complex trauma. The training will primarily expand and strengthen the participants’ clinical skills on telehealth adaptations of trauma-focused and trauma-informed interventions in working with clients. The training will also increase the participants’ competencies in integrating telehealth adaptations of some culturally-adapted trauma-focused interventions in their clinical work with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) clients. Finally, the training will culminate in the participants’ development of a tentative plan on how to implement trauma-focused telehealth tools in their individual clinical practice and/or behavioral health programs.
    CE CREDIT: 2.0 CE credits available only for County and ACBH contracted Provider staff. See flyer for specific information regarding qualifying for CE credit.
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.
   
October, 2021 Trainings
  • Annual Compliance Training (Completion Deadline: October 15, 2021)
    A message brought to you by Ravi Mehta, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer
    Dear ACBH Providers:
    The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) is committed to the highest professional, clinical, and business conduct, and takes seriously its responsibility for good stewardship of public resources. As part of our commitment to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations, the HCSA Office of Compliance Services provides annual compliance training to ensure you are aware of your obligations and responsibilities to a healthy and safe culture of professional and ethical conduct in all our business dealings.
    View memo for full details about the Annual Compliance Training.
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    ADULT Mental Health First Aid Training
    A message brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit
    LOCATION: Virtual; First Aider Trainees must first complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, and then participate in the Instructor-led videoconference (10am-5pm)
    DESCRIPTION: Mental Health First Aid for adults is a skills-based training that teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge in adults ages 18 and over. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy, providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental health or substance use challenge.
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and contracted providers who are interested in learning how to recognize signs and assist adults in mental health or substance use crisis and non-crisis situations. Most appropriate for NON-CLINICIAL staff. No CEs provided.
    View FLYER for more details including REGISTRATION information.
  • Friday, October 22, 2021; 9am-2:30pm
    African American Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Program
    A message brought to you by African American Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Program
    LOCATION: Virtual/Online
    AUDIENCE: Clinical staff who provide services for African American Youth
    TRAINERS: Delane Casiano, MD, Karriem Salaam, MD
    DESCRIPTION: Training to enhance overall professional growth and improve clinical skills to help support mental health in African American youth during the COVID-19 pandemic
    CE CREDIT: 4.5 Hours for County and contracted Provider staff.
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.