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Understanding Psychosis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp)
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, and social work

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Dr. Laura Tully

Dr. Tully’s two-part series on working with individuals with psychosis provides a review of the current status of evidence regarding the etiology, prognosis, and evidence-based treatment of psychosis, with a particular focus on working with individuals in the early stages of psychotic symptoms (e.g., high-risk and first episode populations) and using CBT for psychosis.

Maximizing Clinical Use of Telehealth
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, and social work

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Dr. Catherine Jones-Hazledine

Dr. Jones-Hazledine’s presentation is designed to help clinicians maximize their clinical effectiveness using telehealth. It will include a brief history of telehealth, discuss what research tells us about clinical efficacy with telehealth, cover common concerns and challenges, and introduce strategies and tools for making telehealth services most effective.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Substance Use Disorders
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, social work, and NE licensed alcohol and drug counselors

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Dr. John Herdman

Dr. Herdman’s presentation provides the foundation and application skills needed to effectively perform Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with substance use disordered clients. It reviews the DSM-5 substance use disorder diagnostic criteria and helps counselors know the different types and applications of CBT that focus on cognitive restructuring, modifying behavior, and developing alternative coping skills.

Communication and Multidisciplinary Teams with Justice-Involved Populations
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, social work, and criminal justice

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Dr. David Mee-Lee

Dr. Mee-Lee’s first presentation highlights how to communicate and integrate treatment and case information and how to function as a team. He focuses specifically on “How to Communicate and Integrate Treatment and Case Management Information when Working with Justice-Involved Populations.”

Recovery and Relapse in
Co-Occurring Disorders
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, social work, and NE licensed alcohol and drug counselors

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Dr. David Mee-Lee

Dr. Mee-Lee’s second presentation focuses on how recovery in both substance use disorders and mental illness is not always a smooth path. Psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians can often view recovery and relapse for psychiatric disorders differently from substance use disorders. He discusses what we really mean by recovery in substance use and mental health treatment.

Ethical and Risk Management Issues in Peer Support Services
for NE Certified Peer Support Specialists

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Dr. Frederic Reamer

Professor Frederic Reamer discusses ethical issues and practical strategies designed to protect clients and practitioners. This training includes a series of challenging ethics cases and explores practical steps that professionals can take to manage ethical issues skillfully.

The Value and Use of Peer Support Within the Behavioral Health System
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, social work, and NE licensed alcohol and drug counselors

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Patrick Hendry

Patrick Hendry’s workshop shows Nebraska behavioral health providers how to champion the introduction of peer support into new and existing services by addressing three key areas of importance: the value of peer support, the decision to implement and improve peer support services and how to prepare, and preparing to employ peer support staff.

Ethical and Risk Management Issues in Peer Support Services
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, social work, and NE licensed alcohol and drug counselors

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Dr. Frederic Reamer

Professor Frederic Reamer discusses unique administrative and supervisory challenges related to boundary issues and dual relationships (e.g., hiring former clients), conflicts of interest, confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, client’s rights, termination of services, practitioners’ and clients’ use of technology, and impaired professionals.

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
for NE Certified Peer Support Specialists

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Dr. Kate Speck

Dr. Kate Speck provides the basic information that makes MI an evidence-based practice and addresses the fundamental concepts of MI for peer support specialists, including the discussion of the atmosphere of change and critical conditions necessary for change to occur. Participants evaluate their personal attitudes related to change and select strategies that can be adapted to their practice.

Low Cognitive Disorders and Mental Illness
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, social work, and criminal justice

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Dr. Bill Reay

Dr. Bill Reay provides participants with case conceptualizations, information, and workable clinical applications associated with treating multi-comorbid individuals with both intellectual disabilities and serious mental illness.

Achieving Equity and Cultural Competence
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, and social work

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Dr. Vetta Sanders Thompson

Dr. Vetta Sanders Thompson gives  the history and structure of the CLAS standards and discusses the relationship of the standards to existing health policy and statutes, as well as their implications for health equity.

Language Matters
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, social work, substance use, peer support, and criminal justice

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Stefanie Armstrong & Cathy Schweitzer

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.

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

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Stefanie Armstrong & Cathy Schweitzer

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.

Working with Mental Health and Criminogenic Factors in Justice‑Involved Populations
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, social work, criminal justice, and substance use

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Dr. Mark Lukin

Dr. Mark Lukin provides an integrated approach to dealing with consumers with mental health with an emphasis on personality disorders and substance use disorders who are involved in the criminal justice system. In addition, Dr. Lukin discusses the integration of mental health and criminal justice approaches, and balancing individual and community rights.

Peer Support Documentation: Best Practices & Strategies for a Growing Workforce
for NE Certified Peer Support Specialists

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Millie Sweeney

Documentation is not an inherent skill–it must be learned and practiced. Millie Sweeney’s workshop identifies best practices in documenting your work in progress notes and developing goals for support planning, as well as what you should be documenting regarding supervision and professional development.

Peer Support Documentation: Best Practices & Strategies for Supporting a Growing Workforce
for Peer Support Supervisors

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Millie Sweeney

Supportive supervision is critical for the success of peer support providers. Effective documentation is a skill that must be learned and practiced. In this workshop, you will be able to identify essential components for peer support work documentation and supervision. Learn best practices for supervisors in supporting this important skill and strategies for encouraging timely and quality documentation consistently.

Resilience Workshop
for NE Certified Peer Support Specialists, Mental Health Technicians, and Community Support Workers

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Nicole Weis and Bradley Mallett

This workshop will provide critical education and skills for peer support and other direct care workers to reduce burnout and traumatic stress (both primary and secondary), maintain wellbeing, and build mental health resilience.

Introduction to Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment for Adults and Youth
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, social work, and criminal justice

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Dr. April Young

Dr. April Young provides a general overview of the treatment and assessment of both juvenile and adult sex offenders. Learn the definition of sexual offender from a legal and clinical perspective, the role of the therapist in the field of sexual offending, the sexual offender subtypes and typologies, and even more.

Older Adult Behavioral Health 101
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, and social work

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Dr. Erin Emery-Tiburcio

Due to medical, public health, and social efforts, more and more Americans are living longer. Dr. Erin Emery-Tiburcio provides knowledge that every mental health clinician needs to work effectively with older adults.

Multiple Pathways of Recovery & Building Equity
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, social work, and substance use

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Dr. Haner Hernández

This workshop explores the development of disparities related to substance use disorders and mental health in the United States and their impacts on marginalized communities.

Adolescents & Substance Use: Using Our Knowledge and Their Strengths to Find Recovery
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, social work, and Nebraska licensed alcohol and drug counselors

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Drs. Kenneth Zoucha, Varun Sharma, and Tianqi Luo, and Laura Schutte-Lundy

In this training, the four speakers will address epidemiology, neurobiology, effective screening and assessment, co-occuring psychiatric disorders, language and stigma with substance use, and evidence-based treatment.

Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness: A Strategy to Achieve Health Equity
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, and social work

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Dr. Pierluigi Mancini

This workshop examines cultural factors that can affect health and healthcare, such as language, communication styles, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. And how providers can reduce disparities through CLR and unbiased quality care including steps addressing governance, organizational policies and services.

Legal & Pharmacologic Considerations for the Management of Substance Use Disorders
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, social work, and substance use

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Dr. Nathan Sutera & Dr. Ally Dering-Anderson

This presentation discusses the management of substance use disorders (SUDs). Part 1 focuses on the legal considerations regarding relevant rules and regulations and Part 2 focuses on currently available evidence-based pharmacologic treatment options.

Measurement Based Care: What it is, Why it Matters, and How to Put it into Practice
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, and social work

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Adam Graham & Josh Hagedorn

This training introduces and unpacks measurement-based care (MBC) at the clinician, team, and agency model, with a direct line drawn to why it is worth the time and intention to implement this approach.

Navigating Ethics and Boundaries as Peer Professionals
for Certified Peer Support Specialists

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Tim Saubers

In this training, participants learn about ethics and boundaries in behavioral healthcare through the lens of peer recovery support specialists. Participants revisit and define universal peer values, explore how individual morals impact decisions in ethical situations, and look at a tool that provides a framework for decision-making.

Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment: An Overview
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, social work, and substance use

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Jenny Row

This presentation introduces the Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) model. This evidence-based practice improves the quality of life for people with co-occurring disorders by combining substance use services with mental health services.

Developing Clinical Expertise in Violence and Risk Assessment:
for Nebraska licensed clinicians

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Dr. Mario Scalora

This workshop will enhance and promote statewide clinical expertise in violence risk and threat assessment in Nebraska and includes a special topic on serious mental illnesses and the legal system.

State & National Landscape on the Value and Use of Peer Support Services
for Nebraska Certified Peer Support Specialists and Behavioral Health Providers

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Amy Brinkley

This presentation is an insightful session on Nebraska state peer certification and the national peer landscape. Discover best practices for implementing peer support services and gain up-to-date guidance from state and national sources.

Serving Youth and
Families in Crisis
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, and social work

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Dr. Cate Jones-Hazledine

This presentation is designed to inform and educate professionals of various disciplines to make them more comfortable working with youth in crisis across settings.

The Adolescent Brain, Behaviors, & Substance Use
for professionals in psychology, behavioral health, and social work

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Dr. Alexander Wallace

This presentation offers information on the adolescent development including changes in behavior and how these changes are related with brain development as well as the relationships between substance use and behaviors common in adolescents.

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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. Subscribe to be notified of 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.