Behavioral Health Trainings

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

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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

Tribal Standards of Care: History, Culture & Healing
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, and social work

Grace Johnson & Elizabeth Lovejoy Brown

Grace Johnson & Elizabeth Lovejoy Brown

This training covers the complex and multi-layered topic of Tribal Standards of Care: History, Culture, and Healing with Working with Native, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations. Also discussed are behavioral health interventions with families or individuals and how culture can be used as prevention and treatment.

Opioids & Substance Use: How it Affects the Lives of Our Patients
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, and social work

Drs. Kenneth Zoucha, Sara Zachman, & Claudia Moore

Drs. Kenneth Zoucha, Sara Zachman, & Claudia Moore

This training discusses the neurological components and evidence-based treatments related to opioids and substance use. Additionally, the training also discusses pregnancy and co-occurring disorders with substance use.

Person‑Centered & Trauma‑Informed Crisis Management & De‑Escalation
for Nebraska Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPSS), professionals in psychology, behavioral health, and social work

Dr. Ryan Carruthers & Amber Dirks

Dr. Ryan Carruthers & Amber Dirks

This training equips participants with vital skills to ensure safety and wellbeing in distressing situations. Participants learn to identify and assess the various components of a crisis, apply person-centered and trauma-informed principles in their de-escalation efforts, and more…

Upcoming Trainings

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These training opportunities are made available to clinicians and other professionals who are interested in further developing their skills in areas of behavioral health. Thanks for visiting!

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.