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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.

 
 
June, 2022 Training
  • June 29 & 30, 2022; 9:00 am - 12:30pm each day
    (RESCHEDULED from June 1-2)
    Preventing Vicarious Trauma
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit and Seneca Family of Agencies
    LOCATION: Online/Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) clinical staff and contracted CBO providers.
    TRAINER: Beverly Kyer, MSW
    DESCRIPTION: This interactive training is designed to address the self-care needs of those working with children, youth and adults impacted by traumatic life events. Participants are encouraged to verbalize their understanding and connectedness to the multiple aspects of compassion fatigue. By taking a self-inventory, participants will see first-hand the levels of stress they experience. 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.
    CE Credit: 6
    Register at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqdempqDIrHdKVSHlZrl5ClQoRSV7ubz1b
    View FLYER for more information and CEs.
  • Friday, June 17, 2022; 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Community Based Approaches To Emotional Wellness With The South Asian Population
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: South Asian Community members, County and ACBH contracted Provider staff.
    TRAINER: Dr. Preet K. Sabharwal
    DESCRIPTION: Please join The Hume Center in partnership with ACBH’s Office of Ethnic Services and MHSA Departments as we discuss the History of the South Asian Community Members and describe stigmas around Mental Health.
    CE Credit: N/A
    Please see FLYER for more details and to register.
  • Friday, June 17, 2022; 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Cultural Psychiatry: Spotlighting Mental Health Of The Black Community
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: Staff of Alameda County Behavioral Health, Mental Health and SUD provider staff from contracted Community-Based Organizations (CBOs).
    TRAINER: Delane Casiano, MD and Karriem Salaam, MD
    DESCRIPTION: The goal of this course is to enhance overall professional growth and improve clinical skills to help support the mental health of African-Americans who are at risk for negative mental health effects of social and economic stress, systemic/institutional racism, and the influence of implicit bias on disparate health outcomes before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    CE Credit: 3
    Please see FLYER for more details and to register.
  • June 16, 2022; 9:00am - 3:30pm (reg. closes June 9)
    YOUTH Mental Health First Aid
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County.
    LOCATION: Virtual/Online (note - Trainees must first complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, then participate in the Instructor-led video training)
    AUDIENCE: This is appropriate for any classification, and especially non-clinical staff, as “mental health 101” primer. Registration is open to Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and ACBH contracted CBOs or providers who are interested in learning how to recognize signs and assist a young person in a mental health or substance-use crisis, and non-crisis situations.
    DESCRIPTION:Youth Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based certification training that teaches adults (i.e parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors and health and human services workers and any other citizen) how to identify and respond to a young person (ages 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Participants will be taught a 5-step action plan to help adolescents in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and connect them with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
    View FLYER for more details including REGISTRATION link.
  • June 9, 2022; 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Creating Welcoming And Affirming Spaces For LGBTQ+ Populations
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: County and ACBH contracted Provider staff; LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.
    TRAINER: Dr. Jei Africa
    DESCRIPTION: The goal for this training is to help participants implement welcoming and affirming individual and organizational policies and practices to the LGBTQ+ populations that they serve.
    CE Credit: 3
    Click here to REGISTER
    Click here for REQUIRED PRE-READING
    FLYER
  • June 9, 2022; 9:00am - 4:00pm (reg. closes June 2)
    ADULT Mental Health First Aid
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County.
    LOCATION: Virtual/Online (note - Trainees must first complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, then participate in the Instructor-led video training)
    AUDIENCE: This is appropriate for any classification, and especially non-clinical staff, as “mental health 101” primer. Registration is open to Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and ACBH contracted CBOs or providers who are interested in learning how to recognize signs and assist someone in a mental health or substance-use crisis, and non-crisis situations.
    DESCRIPTION:Adult Mental Health First is a skills-based certification training that presents an overview of mental health and substance use issues in the U.S., including risk factors and warning signs of a mental health or substance use crisis. Participants will be taught a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an adult in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and connect them with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
    View FLYER for more details including REGISTRATION link.
May, 2022 Training
  • May 26, 2022; 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Intergenerational Trauma In Comparative Perspective And How Healers Should Approach It
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
    AUDIENCE: County and ACBH contracted Provider staff
    PRESENTER: Kini Chang, LMFT
    DESCRIPTION:This training will provide empirically evidenced practices and tools to address intergenerational trauma, through a clinical and nonclinical lens.
    CE Credit: 3
    TO REGISTER: Click Here

    See FLYER for more INFORMATION and to REGISTER.
  • May 23 and 25, 2022 (Mon. & Wed.) 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 the BHCS 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.
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    YOUTH Mental Health First Aid Training
    A message brought to you by the BHCS Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    LOCATION: Virtual/Online (note - Trainees must first complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, then participate in the Instructor-led video training)
    AUDIENCE: This is appropriate for any classification, and especially non-clinical staff, as “mental health 101” primer. Registration is open to Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and ACBH contracted CBOs or providers who are interested in learning how to recognize signs and assist a young person in a mental health or substance-use crisis, and non-crisis situations.
    DESCRIPTION: Youth Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based certification training that teaches adults (i.e parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors and health and human services workers and any other citizen) how to identify and respond to a young person (ages 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Participants will be taught a 5-step action plan to help adolescents in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and connect them with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
    View FLYER for details and REGISTRATION link.
  • Friday, May 6, 2022; 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Building Community Mental Health Leadership Among Korean Immigrant Seniors
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
    AUDIENCE: The training is for Mental Health professionals and anyone in a position to work with older Korean adults; Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) and Provider Staff (County units and contracted community-based organizations).
    TRAINER: Pysay Phinith LCSW and Yeri Shon MPH, MSW
    DESCRIPTION: This training will provide a development process for a program that supports senior community members' evolving into leaders around Mental Health.
    TO REGISTER: Click Here
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION.
  • Annual Training: Law and Ethics in Social Work & Mental Health Practice
    A posting brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and A Better Way
    Friday, May 6, 2022; 9:00 am – 4:30pm
    LOCATION: Zoom
    AUDIENCE: ACBH and contracted CBO clinical staff
    TRAINER: Daniel Taube, J.D., Ph.D.
    DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to give MHPs an opportunity to renew and sharpen their ability to engage in knowledgeable and effective ethical decision-making, assist participants in better managing the risks of clinical practice, and to understand and apply ethical and legal standards to challenges inherent in clinical work. This course is taught at an intermediate level and is appropriate for licensed professionals and advanced pre-licensed professionals. This course meets the Board of Behavioral Sciences 6-hour update requirement, and the Board of Psychology's mandated ethics and law update requirement. 6 CEs available for LSCW, LMFT, LEP, and PsyD
    Register at: https://training.abetterwayinc.net/courses/2725
    Use registration code: lar1qe
    See FLYER for more information
  • May 2nd, 5th, 6th, 2022. Pre-application necessary, DUE March 21.
    Call For Applications - Due March 21 - UMASS Tobacco Specialist Training In May
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Lifelong Medical Tobacco Treatment Program
    TO APPPLY: email lnguyen@lifelongmedical.org
    LOCATION: Virtual (online webinar)
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Health Care Services (HCSA employees); particularly Substance Use Counselors, Behavioral Health and Primary Care Providers, Case Managers, Health Educators, Community Cessation Facilitators, Home Health Care Workers, Nurses.
    TRAINERS: Cathy McDonald, M.D., MPH, Samali Lubega, M.D., and Ashley Jones, RN, NTTCP
    DESCRIPTION: Participants will understand Tobacco Use Disorder and its social determinants, learn how to support individuals in quitting tobacco, and understand the 7 tobacco treatment medications. Participants will learn motivational interviewing skills and learn how to tailor a quit plan to the needs of each patient/ client.
    CE CREDIT: 27.5 CE credits available only for Alameda County HCSA employees (including Public and Behavioral Health, and their contracted CBO’s/Providers). All 3 days, and the pre-coursework must be completed (no partial credits). See flyer for specific information.

    See FLYER for REGISTRATION link and additional details.
April, 2022 Training
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Defining Your "New Normal" - Strategizing for the Post-Pandemic in the Workplace and Beyond
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit
    LOCATION: Zoom/Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH staff and contracted Provider staff. Course content is applicable for clinical, consumer, administrative, managerial, program & support staff.
    TRAINERS: Ellen Muir, LCSW, ORSCC; Betsy Baum Block, MPP, CPCC, ORSCC, ACC
    DESCRIPTION: As we experience declining Covid 19 rates, the need to define your “new normal” can be a confusing concept, layered with personal and professional concerns. This course will help participants understand and navigate the fallout from world events of the past two years on the consumers/clients/families they serve as well as the workplace. Emotional/social intelligence, grief and loss, styles of change and Process Work therapy tools will be explored. Through experiential learning the participants will have the opportunity to practice tools that can be applicable within their teams as well as with the consumer/clients in clinical treatment.
    CE CREDITS: 4.5 CE credits available for qualified participants
    REGISTER: Click Here
    See FLYER for details.
  • Friday, April 22, 2022; 9:00 – 12:30 pm
    "No Rest For The Weary":Strategies For Promoting Mental Health Among Black Women During The COVID-19 Pandemic
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Zoom
    AUDIENCE: African American Women
    TRAINER: Karriem Salaam, MD; Delane Casiano, MD
    DESCRIPTION: The goal of this course is to enhance the overall professional growth and improve clinical skills to help support mental health in Black women who are at risk for negative mental health effects of social and economic stress, gendered racism, and health inequalities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    CE CREDITS: 3
    TO REGRISTER: Click Here
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION.
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    ADULT Mental Health First Aid
    A message brought to you by the BHCS Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    LOCATION: Virtual/Online (note - Trainees must first complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, then participate in the Instructor-led video training)
    AUDIENCE: This is appropriate for any classification, and especially non-clinical staff, as “mental health 101” primer. Registration is open to Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and ACBH contracted CBOs or providers who are interested in learning how to recognize signs and assist someone in a mental health or substance-use crisis, and non-crisis situations.
    DESCRIPTION: Adult Mental Health First is a skills-based certification training that presents an overview of mental health and substance use issues in the U.S., including risk factors and warning signs of a mental health or substance use crisis. Participants will be taught a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an adult in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and connect them with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
    View FLYER for details and REGISTRATION link.
  • April 12 & 14, 2022 (Tues. & Thurs.) 9:00am - 12:30pm each day (Must attend both days to complete training)
    YOUTH focused Suicide Assessment & Intervention
    A message brought to you by the BHCS 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.
    View FLYER for details and REGISTRATION link.
March, 2022 Trainings
  • Friday, March 25, 2022; 9:00 – 12:30 pm
    Emotional Reparations: Holistic Healing Within African American Communities
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Staff of Alameda County Behavioral Health, and Mental Health and SUD provider staff from contracted Community-Based Organizations (CBOs).
    TRAINER: Nia Campinha-Bacote, M.Div.
    DESCRIPTION: This training will discuss how culturally specific sonic therapy can help facilitate health and healing within the African-American community.
    CE Credit: 3
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION.
  • Friday, March 25, 2022; 9:30 – 11:30 am
    Traditional Healing Practices In Prevention And Early Intervention In The LatinX Community
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Clinical Staff , ACBH Staff, Contracted providers, CBO's.
    TRAINER: La Clinica’s Cultura y Bienestar Program.
    DESCRIPTION: Participants will increase their knowledge about the diversity and cultural practices within the LatinX Community in Alameda County.
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION.
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022; 9:30 – 11:30 am
    Supporting People who are Grieving
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Cypress Resilience Project
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health and ACBH contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: S. Brooke Briggance, Program Director of Cypress Resilience Project, a program of Public Health Institute.
    DESCRIPTION: This workshop will provide a broad overview of The Grief Recovery Method, which is an evidence-based program to help individuals heal from the pain of loss. We will differentiate between grief and bereavement, and discuss the different kinds of losses that can cause emotional pain. CE CREDITS are not available for this training.
    See FLYER for REGISTRATION link.
  • March 7, 2022, 9:30am – 3:30 PM
    Culturally Responsive Restorative Practices
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and A Better Way
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County BHCS and contracted provider clinical staff/CBOs
    TRAINER: Jeanette Lopez-Urbina, LCSW
    DESCRIPTION: In the helping profession, we work with individuals, families, and communities with diverse backgrounds; including supporting clients as they manage generations of trauma. This course is designed to support providers with building on their current skills so that they can effectively engage and support diverse groups of people while maintaining a culturally responsive and trauma-informed lens. As we strengthen our ability to be open to the other, we will be open to shaping and adapting our support and service delivery to be culturally responsive, rather than taking a "one size fits all" approach to service delivery.
    CE CREDIT: 5 CE credits available for BBS and CPA licensed clinicians who are County, ACBH, or contracted Provider staff.
    REGISTRATION: See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.
  • Friday March 11, 2022, 9:00am - 12:30pm
    The Impact Of Discrimination On Mental And Physical Health Of The African American Population
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    Description: The focus of this course is health equity, an exploration of the ways systematic racism and various kinds of discrimination impact the mental and physical health of the African-American populations in the U.S.
    Trainers: Karinn Glover, MD MPH
    CE Credit: 3 hours of CE credit
    Audience: ACBH contracted Provider Staff
    View FLYER for more details.
  • 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.
  • Monday, March 14, 2022, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM on Zoom
    Preventing, De-Escalating, & Managing Aggressive Behavior in Behavioral Health Settings
    A training brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit
    AUDIENCE: This course is appropriate for ALL classifications of Alameda County Behavioral Health staff, and contracted Provider staff or CBOs.
    DESCRIPTION: Course emphasis is placed on exercising self-control and systematically utilizing the least restrictive measures versus attempts to externally control others. Setting limits is viewed as informative and helpful to the other party, rather than punitive or judgmental. Content will cover: strategies that most reliably stimulate rational-thought, with an emphasis on choices and curiosity; communication missteps on the part of the speaker that unwittingly intensify rather than help calm situations; communication elements that must be in place in order for a sender’s message to be received as intended; and exploration of the core basis of arguments on the part of both parties, and the presence of anger masking fear.
    TRAINER: Ian Brennan
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION and CE information.
  • Friday, March 18, 2022, 10:30am - 12:30pm (PT)
    Trauma Informed And Culturally Responsive Practices
    A training brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    Description: This training will address principles of culturally-adapting evidenced-based clinical interventions, while working with BIPOC clients; using a combination of Top-down and bottom-up frameworks.
    Location: Online/Zoom
    Audience: Behavioral Health Clients and Clinicians
    Trainer: Ritchie J. Rubio, Ph.D
    CE Credits available: 3hrs CE credit
    See FLYER for details and registration information.
February, 2022 Trainings
  • Community Based Learning Training
    A message brought to you by Office of Ethnic Services

    Please see FLYER.
  • February 24th, 2022, 10:30 AM -12:30 PM
    Treatment Considerations & Practices When Working With The African American Community
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    Description: This interactive workshop will explore and consider clinical dynamics within the African American community that can help or hinder the therapeutic alliance. Best practice standards will be examined considering the unique needs, history, values, and strengths of our African American clients.
    Trainer: Dr. La Tanya Takla
    Audience: ACBH contracted Provider staff (LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP)
    CE Credit: 3 hours of CEU credit
    View FLYER for more details.
  • Thursday, February 10, 2022, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Intro To Afghan Immigrants Living In The U.S.
    A training brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services

    Description: This training (UELP) will discuss a brief history of Afghanistan, demographics and common traditions, Ethnic cultures among Afghans, including family dynamics and the recent crisis in Afghanistan and its impact on Afghans.

    Location: Zoom

    Audience: Health, Mental Health, Social and Human Service Providers, Researchers and Community Leaders.

    Trainer: Masoud Ghafoer

    CE Credits available: N/A

    See FLYER for details and registration information.
  • 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.