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Trainings

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.

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.