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BHTEN Full Course List

Below is a full list of all the courses BHTEN provides. Use the fields on the right to filter the list and find exactly what you are looking for. Click the title of a course to read the description and see any available session dates.

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SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

 

Social media has exploded into almost every area of public and private communication in previously unfamiliar ways.  Consequently, personal and professional boundaries in communication have been radically altered.  This workshop will provide guidance to professionals both staff and supervisors, for the use of social media intheir work and home environment....

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PCB

This is a basic course on the theory of addiction, the effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain, and basic pharmacology.

 

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SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This introductory level course provides a description of trauma and its impact on individuals seeking behavioral health & other human services. The prevalence of these issues is discussed and the course reviews the developmental, physiological, experienced trauma can remain affected, and how they present in behavioral health settings.

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This is an Intermediate level course.  The G-TREM model for adolescent girls (12-14 years old) and young women (15-18 years old) is derived from the evidenced-based Women’s TREM.  This 16-session group intervention addresses the impact of interpersonal violence and trauma on adolescent girls and young women, including those with serious mental illness &/or substance use disorders.  Three...

CE Type:
PCB

Discussion as to how and why adolescents abuse alcohol and other drugs of abuse, current trends, supported by survey data, drug described regarding various effects, signs, symptoms, opulations, who uses, toxicity, withdrawal, treatment and prevention strategies

CE Type:
PCB, IACET

This 9-session series is designed to give new behavioral health case managers an overview of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health as well as provide a fundamental knowledge about governmental regulations and standards. The series is also designed to ensure DBH-CM’s receive an equitable amount of therapeutic skills, resources, and knowledge. In turn DBH-CM’s will more confidently...

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SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Only Masters’ Level Clinicians Trained and Certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy Through the DBH Trauma Transformation Unit’s Training Initiative May Register for this Training; Includes having had 4 days of PE Training & completion of two treatment cases supervised by a certified PE supervisor

This workshop is dedicated to updating and further advancing therapists’ skills when...

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SW, PCB, APA, IACET

This workshop is dedicated to updating and further advancing therapists’ skills when using Prolonged Exposure therapy for PTSD. We will provide an update of the research supporting PE and provide additional training in the areas of the treatment that therapists feel weakest around

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SW, PCB, APA, IACET

This workshop is dedicated to updating and further advancing therapists’ skills when using Prolonged Exposure therapy for PTSD.  We will provide and updated review of the literature supporting PE and provide additional training in the areas of the treatment that therapists feel weakest around, based upon their recent experiences with PE cases.  This content will include discussion of...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

In this this intermediate-level presentation, training participants will have opportunities to further develop and enhance their’ skills in implementing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Using a combination of didactic lecture and experiential exercises (including role plays and small group discussions), training participants will focus on further deepening their clinical...

CE Type:
PCB

This is a practical course in the use of this placement tool for adolescents that will allow participants to review the process of matching individuals in need of treatment with treatment services and settings in order to maximize treatment accessibility, effectiveness, and efficiency.

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

Bullying and other forms of violence by and among young people are a major concern for all who work with youth. This half-day workshop will offer a solid introduction and foundation on bullying, including the current research and best practices for prevention and intervention.

CE Type:
PCB

This course will outline the connection between substance abuse and HIV disease. It will provide information about the fundamental principles unique to this dually impacted population. HIV transmission, development, symptoms and treatment options will be addressed. Risk assessment, risk reduction and health promotion counseling strategies will be discussed. The course format will include...

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SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This basic workshop is designed to offer and introductory overview of the central concepts and practical changes that attend trauma-informed modifications in services.  These include, among others, the definition of trauma, developing safety plans, and the impact of trauma on brain development.  Information is presented and participants are engaged in small group discussions and exercises,...

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SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a diagnosis mired in stigma & hopelessness. Common beliefs are that people with this disorder cannot have positive relationships, that they exhaust everyone they encounter & that they will never be able to be contributing members of a community. This workshop is designed to challenge those assumptions, to examine the experiences of individuals...

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SW, PCB, APA, IACET

Bullying is a word that brings to mind images of mean children or teens that are purposefully harmful to their peers. We know through research that bullying is a learned behavior and, without intervention, those who bully as youth willlikely continue bullying into adulthood.  We also know that young people engaged in bullying behavior in elementary and middle schools are more likely to engage...

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SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Students report that, in addition to physical appearance, the most common reasons students were bullied was sexual orientation & gender expression.  As a consequence, many students feel unsafe in school and other settings.  This basic presentation will offer a solid introduction to this type of bullying behavior as well as how to create a safe environment for GLBT students.

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

A significant number of young people report being targeted for bullying both in and out of school.  The result of bullying can lead to physical harm, emotional distress, and a host of other issues.  Those who bully are also at increased risk for poor academic performance and substance abuse.  We also know the most effective intervention in a bullying situation is a peer. This program will look...

CE Type:
PCB

This course meets the licensure requirements determined by DDAP

This booster session will review CFTSI protocol, including case identification and challenges to implementation.  It is designed as a follow up to the two day CFTSI training, to support implementation and continued learning by practitioners.

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed in the 1980’s and was published as a manualized evidence based treatment in 1993. This course is designed to teach clinicians, line staff and paraprofessionals the core set of DBT skills of this systematic cognitive-behavioral approach to working with individuals with severe dysfunctional behaviors.  The skills are also helpful for clinicians,...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed in the 1980’s and was published as a manualized evidence based treatment in 1993. This course is designed to teach clinicians, line staff and paraprofessionals the core set of DBT skills of this systematic cognitive-behavioral approach to working with individuals with severe dysfunctional behaviors.  This training is designed for staff who are...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) is a trauma-informed, field-initiated modification of specific positive parenting ideas, many of which are used in evidence-based parenting programs. CARE consists of a set of evidence-informed skills for relating and building relationships between adults and children. The 4-day train-the-trainer session is designed to instruct and support mental...

CE Type:
IACET

This introductory level course for new Children's Case Managers provides descriptions of the child serving systems in Philadelphia.  Information useful to case mangers in their service with children and their families will be offered in each session.

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This introductory level course provides a description of the current spectrum of medications prescribed for children and adolescents with various behavioral health issues.  The program will also address the benefits, concerns, and other related issues

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

Unfortunately, sexual harrassment and sexual violence are all too common among young people.  Almost half of all middle and high school students reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment in their school careers.  This workshop will look at the impact of sexual violence on our youth while examining causes, implications and obligations of schools, and strategies for prevention and...

CE Type:
SW, APA, IACET

This training will allow evaluators employed at CBH contracted providers an opportunity to further their recommendation skills and knowledge base of services on the CBH continuum. 

After completing a clinical assessment and formulation it is the job of psychologists at CBH-contracted providers to then make comprehensive recommendations to support children and families.  This curriculum...

CE Type:
PCB

Course provides the information needed in order to comply with the applicable Federal and State laws and regulations regarding confidentiality. This training is a foundation course for anyone working in the field of substance abuse treatment.

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed in the 1980’s and was published as a manualized evidence based treatment in 1993. This course is designed to teach clinicians how to conceptualize a case, how to understand treatment and how to apply DBT in individual therapy, skills training, milieu coaching and in consultation teams.  The course is one contiguous training delivered in 3...

CE Type:
PCB, IACET

This training will introduce participants to a safe non harmful behavior management system designed to help Behavioral Health staff provide for the best possible care, welfare and safety of assaultive, disruptive or out of control persons. The system developed by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) emphasizes verbal crisis intervention and de-escalation, in addition to non-violent physical...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Bullying and other forms of violence by and among young people are a major concern for all who work with youth.  In this age of technological advancement, bullying through and by the electronic media is becoming a reality for our youth.  This 3-hour training will offer a solid introduction to this type of bullying behavior, including the current research and best practices for prevention and...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Childhood Trauma and maltreatment is arguably the most important Public Health Issue in the City of Philadelphia.  In our work to date we have realized that agencies are at very different levels of proficiency and effectiveness when it comes to implementing Trauma Screening and Assessment.  This workshop will help agencies with integrating trauma focused assessment into their standard process...

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SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

In case situations in which part or all of the child’s trauma includes childhood traumatic grief, it will be helpful for trainees to understand and be able to implement the Childhood Traumatic Grief work into the TF-CBT framework.  The didactic presentation will address Childhood Traumatic Grief and how to apply it clinically when using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

During this meeting we will have the opportunity to reflect as a group on the state of TF-CBT Implementation within our PACTS Agencies and continue discussing what has been working and what has not worked when delivering trauma-focused treatment to children and youth. We will also talk about our PACTS Evaluation and its importance for our project.

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SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This workshop presents evidenced based practices for assessment of psychological disorders, with a primary emphasis on assessment of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Semi-structured interviews, disorder specific assessment measures, and patient self-report measures that are known to be highly reliable and valid for diagnosis will be reviewed.

CE Type:
SW, PCB, IACET

The focus of the 2016 Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference is to empower immigrant and refugee faith leaders, practitioners, social workers and frontline staff.   The conference will feature programs and services which aid in healing and supporting their communities. The conference workshops will aim to inform and assist in the development of culturally and linguistically sensitive...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA

Most youth today are connected to the world around them via technology.  For all its benefits, research shows that technology has a negative impact on the development of empathy within our young people…fewer teens describe themselves as having “tender, concerned feelings” for others.  While research is still on-going, there seems to be a correlation between increased digital involvement and...

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SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

The digital world inhabited by our children is an ever-evolving reality.  While the internet provides wonderful opportunities for our young people to interact and learn, it can also be the source and means of bullying & gossip and other harmful behaviors.  This workshop will explore this world and offer suggestions on how we can help our youth maintain their safety, create healthy &...

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SW, PCB, APA, IACET

This half-day introductory level training workshop is for Health and Human Service professionals. It is about the dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), how these dynamics could affect individual’s access and compliance with services, and what trauma-informed strategies professionals could use to support people who are being abused by their partners.

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SW, PCB, APA, IACET

Clinical supervision is an essential part of all clinical programs and is a key component in an evolving system of care.  Supervision is a skill in and of itself that takes time to be developed. The CBH Supervision Module will present tools for providing effective clinical supervision through exploration of various popular supervision models, methods, and techniques.

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SW, PCB, APA, IACET

The curriculum is designed to build upon the skills learned in Effective Clinical Supervision Part I, and provides added tools to clinical supervisors in the areas of evaluation, feedback, identifying burnout/compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. Additionally, the curriculum  provides clinical supervisors with tools in managing the aforementioned challenges within the supervisory...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

This intermediate level workshop presents evidenced based practices for assessment of psychological disorders in children, with a primary emphasis on assessment of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Semi-structured interviews, disorder specific assessment measures, and patient self-report measures that are known to be highly reliable and valid for diagnosis will be reviewed.

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

*Intended Audience:  Behavioral Health providers in Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, and Intensive Case Management programs, Psychologists, Social Workers, Masters Level Counselors, Clinical Supervisors/Program Managers, ICM Adult Case Managers, Evaluators

This workshop presents evidenced based practices for assessment of psychological disorders, with a primary emphasis on assessment...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

This workshop presents evidenced based practices for assessment of psychological disorders, with a primary emphasis on assessment of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Semi-structured interviews, disorder specific assessment measures, and patient self-report measures that are known to be highly reliable and valid for diagnosis will be reviewed

CE Type:
SW, PCB, IACET

The focus of the 2017 Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference is “Empowering Families and Communities: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic.”  The conference will provide workshops and poster presentations from some of the foremost authorities in the addiction field. Topics will include evidence based treatments, inclusion of spirituality as part of treatment, med management and family empowerment...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, IACET

The   2015 Faith and Spiritual Affairs (F&SA) Conference theme is to reflect and celebrate the work F&SA has done over the past ten years. The conference will highlight Transformation and the ten year journey of FSA.   It will provide a perspective of how faith communities and behavioral health communities have created partnerships and shared resources to promote recovery, resilience...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This 3 hour workshop will discuss the importance of engaging families when working with depressed and or suicidal adolescents, as well as methods to do so.  Barriers to engaging families in treatment will be discussed as well as ways to help motivate parents to get their adolescents into treatment. Various forms of adolescent resistance and methods to work through this resistance will be...

CE Type:
PCB

Participants will learn the concept of a Developmental Model of Recovery for the Individual and for the Family. Participants will be able to identify the stages of Family Recovery, conceptualize a framework to make clinical interventions and identify goals for individuals and families.  Participants will also learn about research on Family Recovery by Dr. Stephanie Brown

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, IACET

Although prevalence estimates may vary, there is consensus that high percentages of justice-involved women and men have experienced serious trauma throughout their lifetime.  The reverberating effects of traumatic experiences can challenge a person’s capacity for recovery and pose significant barriers to accessing services, often resulting in an increased risk of coming into contact with the...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

As we spend more time in gaming, social networking, and other cyber activities, the behaviors become more compulsive and begin to resemble an addiction for a percentage of the population.  Consequently, excessive gaming is moving to the forefront of behavioral health concerns.  This workshop will explore gaming and how, for some, this leads to an entry into a world of alternate reality.  ...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Most educators agree that bullying behavior in girls is different from the bullying behaviors of boys.  This workshop will explore that differnce, focusing on female bullying behavior and relational aggression.  Particular emphasis will be given to the use of various social media to engage in harmful behavior.  

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Research indicates that virtually every type of group to which high school students belong engage in some form of hazing.  Consequently, every high school is “at risk” for the harmful effect so f hazing and harassment. This workshop will address best practices for prevention and intervention with hazing to help schools be safe for all students.

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SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This training will introduce the Hearing Voices Network approach which has been practiced worldwide for 26 years but has only recently reached the USA.  The presenters, both voice-hearers, will share their stories and the liberating impact of the Network approach.  There will be didactic material on voice hearing as well as some of the research base for it. Theory will be applied to examples,...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

High percentages of justice-involved individuals have experienced serious trauma throughout their lifetime. The reverberating effects of trauma experiences can challenge a person’s capacity for recovery and pose significant barriers to accessing services, often resulting in an increased risk of coming into contact with the criminal justice system. Trauma-informed criminal justice responses can...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This introductory course describes the precipitating factors and signs for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in children and adolescents as well as the developmental impact of trauma and violence.  The course includes a First person account by a parent of what staff can do to be more helpful to families dealing with trauma.

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This introductory, interactive course addresses behavioral health and other human services staff being exposed to traumatic material shared by persons coming in for service.  A theoretical framework for examining the impact of vicarious traumatization (VT) on staff is presented as well as methods for assessing its impact.  Strategies for preventing and addressing VT that helps build resilience...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Therapists have requested additional training specific to implementing TF-CBT with young children, in order to enhance the TF-CBT skills learned in prior trainings and on consultation calls.  This training will include both didactic presentation and experiential exercises, including role plays, to help participants integrate knowledge of TF-CBT with clinical skills.  To maximize the relevance...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Designed for therapists currently trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF_CBT), this training is specific for implementation of TF_CBT with young children.  Participants will further enhance TF_CBT skills through didactic presentation and experiential exercises, including role plays and other active methods of integrating skills and knowledge of TF_CBT.  Emphasis will be...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed in the 1980’s and was published as a manualized evidence based treatment  in 1993. This course is designed to teach clinicians, staff and peers the core set of DBT skills of this systematic cognitive-behavioral approach to working with individuals with severe dysfunctional behaviors. A core set of DBT skills will be taught in this training along...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This is an Intermediate Level training .  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed in the 1980’s and was published as a manualized evidence based treatment in 1993.This course is designed to further practice in the basic protocols of DBT, integrate the protocols into the strategies in DBT and to help participants to synthesize all of the disparate pieces of the treatment into cogent...

Introduction to the Practice Guidelines outlines the 10 Core Values that have guided the development of transformation principles and strategies, presents the seven system goals that organize and provide focus for the strategies and shares a vision of services and supports through each of the four domains.  The training is designed for directors, supervisors, clinicians, front line staff,...

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SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Traumatic events can cause severe emotional distress and potentially lasting psychological and interpersonal difficulties.  Many children have been exposed to physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic and/or community violence, and other traumatic life events.  It has been well-documented that such traumas dramatically increase children’s risk of developing psychological disorders.

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SW, PCB, APA, IACET

Childhood Trauma and maltreatment are arguably the most important Public Health Issues in the City of Philadelphia.  In our work to date we have realized that agencies are at very different levels of proficiency and effectiveness when it comes to foundational Childhood Trauma concepts and implementation of Trauma Screening and Assessment. This workshop will provide clinicians with an overview...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Bullying behavior from girls takes on a different form than that from boys.  Building on the information presented in the “Generation Diva” workshop, this workshop will explore that difference, focusing on female bullying behavior and relational aggression. This training is made possible through the assistance of the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation, Elizabethtown, PA.

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SW, PCB, APA, IACET

The mean behavior exhibited by some girls is changing…and not for the better!  Relational aggression and accompanying behaviors are intensifying in scope and seriousness.  Additionally the behaviors seen in middle and high schools are now being exhibited at the elementary level.  This workshop will look at the dynamics involved in this behavior, with suggestions for prevention and intervention...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This is an Intermediate level course.  The M-TREM model is a SAMHSA-recognized, manualized, gender-specific group intervention, that addresses the impact of interpersonal violence and trauma on men with serious, persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.  Documentation of three to five hours of prerequisite training in basic trauma theory is required for M-TREM training...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, IACET

Mental Health First Aid is a public health education curriculum that teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of behavioral health challenges or crises.  It is designed to increase behavioral health awareness and decrease misperceptions and stigma associated with behavioral health issues.  With better information, concerned Philadelphians can be better equipped...

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SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders sampling individuals at risk for the development of trauma related symptomology might produce prevalence rates of up to 58 percent. In addition to significant prevalence rates, PTSD is very often difficult to diagnose as evidenced by the number and variation of other disorders from which PTSD must be distinguished.

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SW, PCB, APA, IACET

Bullying and other forms of violence by and among young people are a major concern for all who work with youth.  This half-day workshop will offer a solid introduction and foundation on bullying, including the current research, links to trauma and other illnesses, and best practices for prevention and intervention. 

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed in the 1980’s and was published as a manualized evidence based treatment in 1993. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of this systematic cognitive-behavioral approach to working with individuals with severe dysfunctional behaviors. This course includes description of current DBT research outcomes; criteria to identify DBT...

Dr. Roy Wade, MD, PhD, MPH, will share his expertise on  “Stress and Urban Poverty: Approaches to ACEs in the Inner City” .  This presentation will touch on the Philadelphia ACEs Study and its implications for the communities that PACTS providers serve. This session, although exclusive to PACTS Agencies, is targeted to a broader audience than our usual TF-CBT and CFTSI trainings so please...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

In this presentation, training participants will have opportunities to further develop and enhance their’ skills in implementing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Using a combination of didactic lecture and experiential exercises (including role plays and small group discussions), training participants will focus on further deepening their clinical proficiencies in conducting the...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

This workshop describes Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an intervention that has documented effectiveness for helping parents manage aggression and defiance in young children (2 to 7 years)

CE Type:
PCB

This is a workshop on the certification process for drug and alcohol counselors, prevention specialists, clinical supervisors, case managers, criminal justice addictions professionals, co-occurring disorders professionals, allied staff, recovery specialists and intervention professionals.  If you’ve ever wondered what certification is all about and have wanted some straight answers, now is...

CE Type:
PCB

This course will cover the levels of care (LOC), types of service and placement criteria in utilizing the PCPC to ensure that a client is placed in the appropriate level of care. There will be application exercises to assist course participants in sharpening their placement skills.

CE Type:
IACET

The material in this seven-week series will provide both state-required and  “Philadelphia-specific” information for all new children’s behavioral health case managers.  

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, IACET

This six session series is intended to support the system transformation goals of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) and to enhance the skills of staff working with individuals who have behavioral health diagnoses. The orientation will provide an overview of the larger field of Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (MPRS) and is...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, IACET

This 4 session series is intended to support the system transformation goals of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.  The overall goal of this series is to enhance skills of staff working with individuals living in independent residential settings (Permanent Supported Housing/PSH) with emphasis on supporting recovery and becoming trauma-...

CE Type:
IACET

The goal of the PTSM basic course is to credential acute trauma responders to be competent in the design, development and application of evidence-based and emerging practice models for psychological first aid and psychological trauma recovery protocols that are specific to school and community environments with a strength based, developmentally focused approach to all hazard, exposure to...

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SW, PCB, CPRP, IACET

This 12 hour skills-based course is designed to enhance practioners’ skills in documenting Psychiatric Rehabilitation services.  Developed in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), the course concentrates on documenting functional assessments, rehabilitation plans, and daily entries that meet the requirements of PR Regulation 5230. ...

CE Type:
PCB

This course will present a multitude of case studies and scenarios which will present challenges to the clinician to make the correct application of the criteria.   This is an excellent opportunity to become more familiar with the complexities of the PCPC.  THIS COURSE DOES NOT FULFILL THE REQUIREMENT OF THE 6 HOUR PCPC COURSE. Participants must bring their copy of the PCPC manual.

CE Type:
PCB

This course will present a multitude of case studies and scenarios which will present challenges to the clinician to make the correct application of the law as it pertains to each case, Confidentiality laws and regulations.  THIS COURSE DOES NOT FULFILL THE REQUIREMENT OF THE 6 HOUR CONFIDENTIALITY COURSE. Participants must bring their copy of Confidentiality manual.

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, IACET

This 5 hour course provides an overview of the 12 Principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, discusses the 7 domain areas of psychiatric rehabilitation practice as described in the CPRP role delineation study, and provides opportunities for students to practice discerning core principles and domain areas through the use of practice test questions

CE Type:
PCB

Prevention 101 is a 2-part training which provides a catalyst for understanding how primary prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) use and abuse is defined and implemented in Pennsylvania.  Part 1 provides an overview of prevention and its evolution, the data-driven decision making process, as well as the Spectrum of Prevention and the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). ...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This workshop begins with a review of the literature supporting prolonged exposure therapy (PE) providing a solid background on the effectiveness of this treatment for PTSD. We will review the diagnosis and assessment of PTSD and from there this program will focus how PE is effectively delivered to patients presenting with a primary diagnosis of PTSD. This will include lectures, role plays,...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

This workshop begins with a review of the literature supporting prolonged exposure therapy (PE) providing a solid background on the effectiveness of this treatment for PTSD. We will review the diagnosis and assessment of PTSD and from there this program will focus how PE is effectively delivered to patients presenting with a primary diagnosis of PTSD. This will include lectures, role plays,...

CE Type:
PCB, IACET

The overall goal of this series is to enhance skills of recovery house residence staff working in recovery house settings with emphasis on supporting recovery/resiliency, becoming informed regarding individuals impacted by trauma, and cultural awareness. Strategies will be presented that support individuals with lived experience- including person-centered practice, empowerment, collaboration...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Supervison of direct service staff should include administrative, educational & supportive components, yet support for staff, a most important aspect, often gets the least effective attention.  Reflective Supervision, a collaborative, trauma informed model, provides opportunities for thoughtful, goal directed suprvisory sessions that support workers in their professional decison-making...

CE Type:
PCB

This course reviews the many situations and conditions that lead to relapse; relapse determinants, co-morbidity, myths, misconceptions and assumptions about relapse will be discussed.

 

CE Type:
CPRP, IACET

This is a seven week professional development training series for staff who work in congregate Residential Service settings.  The series will be facilitated using a professional development model based on Learning Community, which embraces many of the values of recovery-oriented, trauma-informed transformation.  The series will provide an overview of transformations currently under way in...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

What is it that enables some people to experience a “positive adaptation” in the face of highly stressful, life-situations?  This 5-hour workshop will examine the concept of “resilience”, a protective process that enables us to reach positive outcomes in the face of significant adversities.  While resilience is a dynamic process that reaches across the lifespan, special emphasis will be given...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This is an Intermediate level course.  It is a  two day workshop designed to identify and describe the central constructs of trauma-informed theory, and from these constructs distill the central themes into four easily understood, and easily integrated areas that include issues of Safety, Emotions and their Management, Loss and Letting Go and Future.  These four constructs are the central...

CE Type:
PCB

This introductory level course addresses the requirements for drug and alcohol screening and assessment of adults in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The required components of each tool, emergent care issues, screening options, level of case management determination, interviewing techniques and review of the DSM-IV R Criteria for Substance Use Disorders will be covered.

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

This workshop addresses the collision of sexting, sexual bullying, social media.  The most current research outlining young people’s involvement with technology, sexting and sexual bullying will be examined.  Of special interest are the mental health and legal issues faced by youth as a consequence of such activity.  Recommended protocols for investigation and interventions will be reviewed as...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

As the latest digital drama in the lives of today’s youth, “sexting” is proving to be extremely problematic and confusing for the adults who are tasked with handling it.  This introductory workshop will explore the phenomenon of “sexting”, as well ans the legal & social consequences of the activity.

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Sexual harassment among young people is pervasive in schools, impacting 8 out of 10 students during the course of their education.  This program will explore the current research, trends and laws regarding sexual harassment. The impact of all this data on educational and counseling practices will also be explored.

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Sexual harassment is pervasive in schools, impacting 8 out of 10 students during the course of their education.  This program will explore the nature this harassment takes through social media and the ever increasing phenomenon of Cyber-Shaming.

 

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

This two-day workshop will cover Stages of Change theory, and how it applies to behavioral change in ourselves and others.  We will also introduce the principles and basic techniques of Motivational Interviewing (MI), which is an evidence-based and client-centered approach for enhancing motivation and commitment to behavioral change.  Through a combination of participatory exercises,...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This two-day workshop will cover Stages of Change theory, and how it applies to behavioral change in ourselves and others.  We will also introduce the principles and basic techniques of Motivational Interviewing (MI), which is an evidence-based and client-centered approach for enhancing motivation and commitment to behavioral change.  Through a combination of participatory exercises,...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Bullying and harrasment are daily occurrences in schools throughout the country.  Most of it is witnessed by students; little of it is seen by adults.  Research shows the most effective intervention in a bullying incident is peer involvement.  This workshop will provide information and strategies for adult staff so they, in turn, can provide guidance and direction to student teams so they may...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

This three-day training will follow the Commonwealth model for the Student Assistance Program, based on the Inter-Agency Committee approved Standards and Competencies. The Behavioral Health Training & Education Network (BHTEN) is a member of the Commonwealth Approved Trainers system and authorized by the Inter-Agency Committee to offer this training.

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

This two day course will focus on providing an overview of suicide risk assessment strategies and treatment skills conducive for working with depressed and suicidal teens.  Additionally, the trainer will review diagnostic tools that will aid the clinician in determining the diagnostic impressions, assessing and monitoring suicidality, safety planning, and determining appropriate level of care...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

Young people today are overwhelmed with negative and harmful influences that create a “sea of mean” in their relationships with each other.  Left to their own devices, they often cannot stop this downward spiral; the help and support of adults are necessary.  This program will offer information and strategies for prevention and intervention against this “sea of mean”.

CE Type:
PCB

Provides trainees with knowledge regarding the most common infectious and communicable diseases and modes of transmission. Protective measures will also be covered.

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET
PRIVATE- Invited participants only

This intermediate two day training is the initial process for therapists to learn to provide the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention(CFTSI Model).  Trainees will receive didactics, engage in role plays and group discussions in order to be the model.  Training will continue with 6 months of twice monthly consultation calls and trainees using the...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

This workshop is designed to present material on the impact of traumatic exposure on the human nervous system and how to apply this research in a clinical setting. There are four components to this workshop. First, research relating to the biological impact of trauma will be presented. Second, the presented research will be translated into a language that clinicians can comfortably share with...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This course is designed to address the significant changes made to the DSM  that occurs in the DSM 5.

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

People with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) experience trauma in the same way as all people.  Research has shown that a large percentage of people with IDD have experienced trauma and suffer from trauma related disabilities as a result.  Accurate diagnosis of trauma is most important to help determine the root cause of many challenging behaviors.  Unresolved trauma including...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

Bullying and other forms of violence are a reality for our youth and a major concern for those who work with them, posing a serius public health issue.  This half-day training will offer a solid introduction to bullying, with possible solutions to the problem.

 

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Psycho-educational family education interventions can offer knowledge, skills and hope for addressing the barriers that trauma / complex trauma can create in recovery. This seminar will provide several models of psychoeducation and family education that can be adapted for behavioral health consumers and/or their family members as individuals or in group interventions.

CE Type:
PCB, IACET

This is a 6 week training series for individuals who are currently working in a Recovery House setting.  

The overall goal of this series is to enhance skills of Recovery House residence staff working in Recovery House settings with an emphasis on supporting recovery/resiliency, becoming informed regarding individuals impacted by trauma, and cultural awareness. Strategies will be...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

Trauma narration and cognitive and affective processing are 2 components of TF-CBT that are often very new to the trainee.  The focus will be on these particular components both in terms of additional didactic presentation and discussion as well as to provide opportunities to see the trainer demonstrate the skills live in role plays and to subsequently practice in dyads with the ability of the...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

Digital media and youth are often seen as synonymous…in the US, young people average 44 hours weekly in media us.  When that media use becomes excessive there can be ill-effects in many aspects of the lives of these young people. This program will look at internet use among youth, both the positive and negative aspects, and discuss what to do when such use becomes problematic.

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CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This introductory course provides practitioners with basic information about the impact of childhood abuse/violence and trauma on adults. Trauma-informed strategies for interacting with and supporting persons impacted by trauma are presented, emphasizing safety, resilience and collaboration.

Training/Supervision for TF-CBT trained clinicians that are part of the PACTS Network

 

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

Educators & schools have a key role in assuring the safety and support of transgender youth.  Yet, levels of bullying and sexual harassment are extraordinarily high among transgender youth, with over 60% reporting being victimized on a regular basis.  Suicide attempts among transgender youth are more than 25 times the national average.  Keeping transgender students safe is a matter of...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Childhood Trauma is arguably the most important Public Health issue in the City of Philadelphia.  In our work to date, we have realized that agencies are at very different levels of proficiency and effectiveness when it comes to foundational Childhood Trauma concepts and implementation of Trauma Screening and Assessment.  This workshop will provide clinicians with an overview of Trauma 101 and...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

This training presents Trauma Art Narrative TherapyTM (TANT) a creative narrative cognitive exposure technique.   TANT uses non-interpretive drawing steps.  It is designed to help resolve trauma-based symptoms and behaviors in order for traumatized children and adults to move on to the next stop in their healing.  This workshop will provide the theory and principles...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Private Training – Only Invited participants may register and attend

This training is designed for staff who have received the full 2-day W-TREM training or who are assisting trained TREM team members in running W-TREM groups in their programs.  It will present information on engaging group members and maintaining the groups and provide further practice in additional group leadership...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

Childhood Trauma is arguably the most important Public Health issue in the City of Philadelphia.  In our work to date, we have realized that agencies are at very different levels of proficiency and effectiveness when it comes to foundational Childhood Trauma concepts and implementation of Trauma Screening and Assessment.  This workshop will provide clinicians with the tools to integrate trauma...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

Childhood Trauma is arguably the most important Public Health issue in the City of Philadelphia.  In our work to date, we have realized that agencies are at very different levels of proficiency and effectiveness when it comes to foundational Childhood Trauma concepts and the implementation of Trauma Screening and Assessment.  This workshop will provide clinicians from PACTS agencies with the...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

PLEASE NOTE:  This course fulfills the prerequisite or required companion training for all TREM training sessions

This introductory level course provides a description of trauma and its impact on individuals seeking behavioral health & other human services. The prevalence of these issues is discussed and the course reviews the developmental, physiological, experienced trauma can...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This intermediate/advanced level  workshop will review current best practice thinking in trauma-informed work, including elementary neurobiology, the strategies of hyperarousal and dissociation, and the dynamics of reenactment.  It will then present and discuss “resilience thinking,” a way of conceptualizing the dynamics of treatment from a resilience/desire based framework, rather than a...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This intermediate level two-day training will provide an overview of the research which supports TF-CBT, the basic components of the TF-CBT model, comprehensive descriptions of how to implement each of these components, and numerous clinical case examples which illustrate how to implement the model with children from different age groups and cultural backgrounds. 

CE Type:
SW, PCB, CPRP, APA, IACET

This is an Intermediate level course.  The W-TREM model is an evidenced-based 24-session, manualized group intervention that addresses the impact of interpersonal violence and trauma on women with serious, persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.  Documentation of three to five hours of prerequisite training in basic trauma theory is required for W-TREM training participants...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, APA, IACET

Bullying is a word that brings to mind images of mean children or teens that are purposefully harmful to their peers.  Unfortunately, bullying behavior and harassment, if not addressed in school, carry through into an individual’s adult life.  Behaviors utilized in childhood and adolescence are continued in the workplace – abusive language, harmful “teasing”, exclusion, humiliation, and sexual...

CE Type:
SW, PCB, IACET

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course that teaches the skills needed to identify, understand and respond to young people experiencing behavioral health challenges or crises.  Using a combination of lecture, video, activities and discussions, the course provides an overview of the signs and symptoms of behavioral health and substance use challenges.  The course presents a 5-step...