Updated as of 05/22/2023
Links to provider training resources in Washington State that are not part of mandatory training.
August 4th and 5th, 2022 - The Partners in Care Conference is a 2-day skills training event targeting behavioral health clinicians and primary care providers who would like to develop or improve integrated care teams. The focus is on clinical team approaches for managing difficult chronic diseases. The training includes specific cases and workshops for teams to work together to develop team-based approaches to addressing complex care needs.
Age-appropriate assessments are a key component of providing effective mental health supports for children from birth through age five. This page provides information about relevant trainings that will be available to professionals serving the Apple Health early childhood population.
Link to Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZqV930bSoQ
Managed Care Organizations (MCO)s and Administrative Services Only (ASO)s were involved in the planning of this webinar, and Jenise Gogan from Health Care Authority (HCA) delivered the content.
Below are the 5071 Transition Teams Training Documents.
Transition Team Advisory Committee Flyer
5071 Transition Teams Training Slides 7.26.22
5071 Transition Team FAQ - July 2022
5071 Training Teams Reference Sheet - July 2022
11.21.2021 Transition Teams Monitoring Plan
3.15.2022 Individualized Plan for Treatment
Join the Association’s Social Determinants of Health Learning Network to learn how a WA community health center is closing the loop after clients are screened for social needs! Our special guest Yakima Neighborhood Health Services will share best practices and how challenges are addressed at their well-established screening program.
Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 1:00-2:00 PM
SLIDES - Common Behavioral and Physical Health Co-Morbidities
SLIDES - Delivering Suicide Safe Care
HANDOUT - Delivering Suicide Safe Care
Special note - This training will have already occurred but there will a recording made available. For trans and non-binary individuals seeking gender affirming medical care, the support of a mental health professional (via a letter) is often required by medical providers/insurance companies before someone is allowed to access care. It is very common for clinicians to refer out instead of writing this letter of support due to lack of training. In this training, we will explore the legal and ethical aspects of writing letters of support for those seeking gender affirming care.
Extension for Community Outcomes (ECHO) conducted by the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Autism Center provide training community health providers who work with children and youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) by connecting community health care providers with behavioral health specialists. Click HERE for more information.
ECHO I/DD occurs 2nd Wednesday of each month
ECHO I/DD Wraparound-Next Step/Advance begins November 24th(4th Wednesday of each month)
ECHO I/DD Resources and Resource Navigation begins January 2022
National Council First Episode Psychosis Resources: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/topics/first-episode-psychosis/
University of Washington Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences held a conference May 6 &7, 2022. The trainings and resources are now available to view including additional training and resource sites. Trainings and resources available: Washington State Integrated Care Conference May 6 & 7, 2022; American Psychiatric Association (APA) Training; All Patients Safe: Suicide Prevention for Medical Professionals; The University of Washington Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) Center; Collaborative Care Rotation Curriculum for Trainees; UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Provider Consultation Resources; COVID-19 Resources for Providers.
Link to Training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpZ0vayKAu4
The online core training is delivered over 10, 4-hour Zoom sessions with two Intentional Peer Support (IPS) facilitators. These are interactive sessions (not webinars) with a mix of facilitation, discussion groups and activities.
Training 1: Tuesdays and Thursdays over 5 consecutive weeks. Starting 2nd August, ending 1 September from 9am – 1pm PDT;
Training 2: Tuesdays and Thursdays over 5 consecutive weeks starting 13 September and ending 13 October from 9am - 1pm PDT;
Training 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are available for viewing and registering here.
Upcoming gender affirming training series being organized by Dr. Lee and UW. Three-part online learning series on working with LGBTQ youth.
Dates: October 13th 12pm-1pm; October 27th 12pm-1pm; November 3rd 12pm-1pm.
Registration information to follow.
This webinar provides an overview of the best practices in integrating medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in order to improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients and providers. This presentation is focused on residential treatment providers and is applicable to providers in all levels of care. It will also cover overcoming the barriers in providing MOUD.
This webinar was held September 22, 2022 and can be viewed on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/A_hEwBboiOE
The goal of this training is to build on existing provider expertise and expand confidence and competence in working with clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder. The training will cover core components of evidence-based practices for youth mental health such as effective assessment, treatment planning, culturally relevant care, and strategies for depression, anxiety, and trauma.
October 7, 2022 Full day training with ongoing trainings every Friday through December 16, 2022.
Link to register here: https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/northwest-mhttc/intellectualand-developmental-disabilities-idd-track-mental-heal
Advancing the Integration of Substance Use Disorder Services and Health Care: https://attcnetwork.org/centers/global-attc/advancing-integration
NWATTC Innovative and Successful Approached to Staff Recruitment and Retention Series:
1. Part 1 BH Workforce support: In this session, Thomas Bialozor, MSW, LCSW, EMBA, Director of Behavioral Health at Care Oregon will describe trends related to recent challenges facing the behavioral health workforce, including the COVID-19 pandemic, dynamics of the working environment, labor market challenges, and associated data. Recording and slides available
2. Part 2 Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Culturally Specific BH Staff: In this session, Executive Directors Fernando Peña with NW Instituto Latino and Jerrod Murray with Painted Horse Recovery will share their understanding of the systemic barriers that impact Indigenous and Latinx communities when it comes to the behavioral health workforce. And will share some strategies that they have used to recruit, retain and support their respective teams.
3. Part 3 Find, Hire, and Keep: Applying for NIATx Process Improvement Tools and Principles to Create Staffing Solutions: Join NIATx founding member Mat Roosa, LCSW-R, to learn how to use these powerful tools to understand the hiring process, and make data driven improvements that yield measurable results.
3.0 Hour Certificate of Completion Available
This free e-course at HealtheKnowledge.org introduces the Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) program, an evidence-based practice which helps individuals develop tools to manage their mental health conditions, set meaningful goals and make progress towards their personal recovery. In this course, you will:
• explore the relationship between illness management and recovery
• identify the core values and components of IMR
• learn goal setting strategies for helping participants set and achieve individualized recovery goals
• become familiar with motivational, educational and cognitive behavioral strategies that IMR facilitators use to run an effective group
The Mental Health Institute is conducting another full-day training on working with clients with IDD and MH concerns on Friday, February 10 from 9am to 4pm. Below is the website and description:
Working with Clients with IDD and Mental Health Concerns: An Introduction | IDD Track, Mental Health Institute | Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network (mhttcnetwork.org)
“Working with Clients with IDD and Mental Health Concerns will provide introductory information related to the cooccurrence of Intellectual & Developmental Disability and mental health issues that often occur in individuals who are neurodiverse (e.g., autism, IDD). Lived perspectives from clients and providers will be presented along with foundational knowledge about working with this population and a preview of future weekly sessions.”
Questions about this training, please reach out to Karis Casagrande at email@example.com.
Many Americans experience depression, anxiety, substance abuse and other behavioral health disorders in their lifetimes, but few are screened within primary care and even fewer are able to access comprehensive treatment. Integrating behavioral health services into primary care has been shown to be more patient-centered, helping those in need access services, resulting in healthier patients and healthier populations.
August 4&5, 2022 in Seattle WA. See registration link for more information. Northwest Regional Primary Care Association is a member organization that strengthens community and migrant health centers by leveraging regional power and resources on their behalf. The Partners in Care Conference is a 2-day skills training event targeting behavioral health clinicians and primary care providers who would like to develop or improve integrated care teams. The focus is on clinical team approaches for managing difficult chronic diseases. The training includes specific cases and workshops for teams to work together to develop team-based approaches to addressing complex care needs.
To register for this program, please click HERE
This event will focus on education and awareness of first episode psychosis. Whether you are clinical staff, a first responder, an individual with lived experience, or just an interested community member, you are welcome and encouraged to attend.
July 12th from 12:00-1:15PM. The Northwest ATTC will convene a panel discussion that will focus on culturally responsive strategies for behavioral health organizations to adopt when addressing stigma related to substance use and addiction, particularly when working with people from Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. We will hear from three panelists regarding what they see as useful, successful strategies in the behavioral health workplace.
HANDOUT - Suicide Prevention and Safety Planning for BHPs in Integrated PC
SLIDES - Suicide Prevention and Safety Planning for BHPs in Integrated PC
People living with serious mental illness die on average 25 years earlier than people in the general population, largely due to cardiovascular diseases like strokes and heart attacks. In recent years, behavioral health agencies have taken on responsibility to monitor and support the health status of their clients.
To support this vital work, HealthierHere partnered with the University of Washington AIMS Center to develop this online course.
People living with serious mental illness die on average 25 years earlier than people in the general population, largely due to cardiovascular diseases like strokes and heart attacks. In recent years, behavioral health agencies have taken on responsibility to monitor and support the health status of their clients. Case managers in behavioral health agencies form the backbone of efforts to improve the medical outcomes of people living with serious mental illness. This course is designed to prepare case managers for this work. This is a course that is free. This link takes you to the modules. There are 14 modules split into 4 sections and each section is approximately 60 minutes.
Join the CHW Town Hall to learn about: CHW Leadership, Committee’s upcoming recruitment of members and progress on workplan. DOH’s CHW trainings on Diabetes & Heart Health. Spotlight On Community Health Centers: CHW Panel Discussion featuring Community Health Care, Family Health Centers & North Olympic Healthcare Network.
Tuesday, April 25th, 2023 10:00-11:00 AM
This 2-half day virtual conference will explore the intersectionality of substance use disorders, mental health, and social justice. The event is designed to empower individuals and teams who want to advance health equity and support diversity and inclusion in behavioral health care.
When: Thursday, September 29, 12 pm - 5 pm & Friday, September 30, 8 am - 1 pm (PT)
Our goal is to promote integration of services across the public mental health, substance use disorder, developmental disabilities, and medical systems; promote knowledge about co-occurring disorders and the value of integration, to support the development of a co-occurring capable system of care, and to advocate and partner with others to promote integrated treatment and recovery for all people. Finally, we strive to present each participant with current information that will bring value back to the agency and the patients they serve, and to provide a great opportunity to network with friends and colleagues. The conference will take place in Yakima, Washington at the Yakima Convention Center.
When: October 10-11, 2022 (Hybrid of virtual and in-person)
Motivational Interviewing in Spanish
February 23rd, March 2nd, March 9thand March 16th, 2023
Link to register is embedded in the announcement
March 15th, 2023
Complete information to register for the event
This two-part series on "Whole-Person Care for People Experiencing Homelessness and Opioid Use" is based on a 2021 SAMHSA toolkit of the same name.