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Behavioral Health Trainings

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Available Trainings

Behavioral health trainings shared on this site are produced in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. The trainings, which are designed specifically for mental health professionals and practitioners, cover specific areas related to behavioral health, ranging from understanding psychosis to working with justice-involved populationsThe Division of Behavioral Health Office of Consumer Affairs also sponsors trainings for peer support specialists, providers, consumers, and families.

Select a speaker or topic below to see the accompanying videos and handouts for each training.  Longer training videos have been broken out into several parts for ease of viewing. Please note that we are unable to offer CEs for viewing of recorded trainings at this time.

Newest Trainings

Trauma-Informed Care: Trauma 101
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, and social work

Cathy Schweitzer & Stefanie Armstrong

Cathy Schweitzer & Stefanie Armstrong

Stefanie Armstrong and Cathy Schweitzer’s presentation covers psychoeducation for licensed behavioral health professionals in the areas of the nervous system triggers, attunement, mindfulness, and provides an overview of polyvagal theory.

Trauma-Informed Care: Trauma 101
for NE Certified Peer Support Specialists

Cathy Schweitzer & Stefanie Armstrong

Cathy Schweitzer & Stefanie Armstrong

Stefanie Armstrong and Cathy Schweitzer’s presentation covers psychoeducation for Nebraska Certified Peer Support Specialists in the areas of the nervous system triggers, attunement, mindfulness, and provides an overview of polyvagal theory.

Language Matters:
Lunch and Learn
for consumers, families, and the public

Dr. Kate Speck

Dr. Kate Speck

Dr. Kate Speck provides a review and refinement of the nature of language used now and offers an alternative way of thinking for providers. Healing the stigma of addiction for clients and professionals working in this field is important, and the language used to describe disorders and the behavioral outcomes are constantly changing.

Upcoming Trainings

Pathways to Recovery and Building Equity

for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, social work, and substance use
Part 1, Date/Time: Nov. 3, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Central)
Part 2, Date/Time: Nov. 10, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Central)

Register at:
go.unl.edu/pathways-to-recovery

Learn about future trainings

Additional training opportunities will be made available to clinicians and other professionals who are interested in further developing their skills in areas of behavioral health. Check back regularly for future trainings.

These trainings were funded in whole or in part by funds from the SAMHSA Community Mental Health Block Grant, SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant and state funds sub-granted from the Nebraska Department of Health and Services, Division of Behavioral Health.