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Behavioral Health Education & Training Academy


Behavioral Health Education & Training Academy (BHETA), provides County of San Diego Behavioral Health System with staff development services that will increase competency in culture, co-occurring disorders, family centered services and resiliency as is required to outreach, assess, and support the recovery of severely mentally ill adults, children, and their families.

Funded via a contract with County of San Diego Mental Health MHSA, through Workforce Education and Training – training and technical assistance BHETA is part of a network of services made available by the county to behavioral health service providers.

BHETA is a County of San Diego Behavioral Health contracted program of the Academy for Professional Excellence, a project of the SDSU School of Social Work.

BHETA provides classes and conferences, curriculum development, trainer development, eLearning, training coordination, as well as consultation in each of these areas. BHETA provides workforce development services including staffing needs assessment, career paths analysis, and staff development.

Continuing Education

BHETA provides Continuing Education for many County of San Diego Behavioral Health Professionals. Continuing education is available for most trainings. For certifications see Continuing Education. For technical questions regarding obtaining certificates from in-person training, webinars and eLearning, please see the Online Training Page.


eLearning, or online training, is becoming a more and more important in today’s busy Behavioral Health environment. Trainees can complete their Continuing Education units at their own convenience. To learn more about these training sessions, please see course descriptions on the eLearning page as well as information on how to register on the Online Training page.

Eligibility for BHETA Training

BHETA trainings are designed for and offered to staff of Behavioral health Services (BHS), contractors and BHS partners. If you are unsure of your eligibility please email BHETA@mail.sdsu.edu to recieve a determination.

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