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CEs are available for those certified as MFTs, LCSWs, BRN, CCAPP-EI and CAADE.

All Available BHETA eLearning

8 Major Criminogenic Risk Factors for Violent and Criminal Behaviors eLearning BHE0052

This eLearning course provides information on risk factors for violent and criminal behaviors, discusses prevention and intervention techniques, and describes treatment methods to reduce risk. (1 CE)

An Introduction to Pathways to Well-Being: Understanding the Katie A. Lawsuit and the Core Practice Model (San Diego) PCWTADL0043

In this eLearning, you will receive an overview of the Katie A lawsuit and the settlement, which resulted in the development of the Core Practice Model. You will gain a basic understanding of the Core Practice Model and the different step and functions. (1 CE)

ASAM Overview Recorded Webinar BHE0079

This one-hour webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the principles of the ASAM Criteria and how it is intended to be used within the Behavioral Health System of Care. Participants will be able to ask questions and obtain information on the basic structure of the ASAM Criteria. (1 CE)

ASAM Part II Overview Recorded Webinar BHE0083

This one-hour webinar training will provide a more detailed overview of uses of the ASAM Criteria and how it is intended to be used within the Behavioral Health System of Care. Participants will be able to ask questions and obtain information on the ASAM Criteria. (1 CE)

Assessing Suicide Risk in Youth BHE0064

The Children, Youth, and Families Division of Behavioral Health Services is supporting the safety component of the Live Well San Diego initiative by offering this training on Assessing Suicide Risk in Youth. Suicide is a significant problem among youth and the risk for suicide significantly increases with incarceration and isolation. This 1-hour eLearning course provides the tools to assist staff to recognize and assess suicide risk and to provide support, guidance, and intervention with youth and youth in detention. (1 CE)

Autism Spectrum Disorders Recorded Webinar BHE0047

This eLearning course presents an overview of the definition, diagnosis, and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Information is presented on current research and the DSM-5 criteria on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Treatment strategies, tools, practices, and resources for working with families who have a child/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders are discussed. (1 CE)

Behavioral Health Housing Options BHE0068

This course provides information and tools providers can use to help people in San Diego County living with behavioral health conditions find housing solutions that support their recovery. (1 CE)

Best Practices in Psychopharmacology Webinar eLearning BHE0021

This one-hour webinar will cover psychotropic medications commonly used in public mental health. The major groups of antidepressant, anti-anxiety, antipsychotic, and mood stabilizers will be covered in detail. (2 CEs)

BHS Children Youth and Families System of Care eLearning BHE0028

Upon completion of this eLearning, you will be able to describe how Children, Youth and Families division of Behavioral Health Services fits into the larger organization of San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency, and describe the wide array of services delivered to the children, youth and families of San Diego. (No CEUS offered.)

Body Image Webinar BHE0063

This recorded webinar gives an overview of the components of body image and the impact of a negative body image. The course will discuss the effect of perceptions and ways to support positive body image. (1 CE)

CCA Dealing with Difficult Situations Recorded Webinar BHE0075

This CCA Admin track eLearning course gives an overview of how to deal with difficult situations. (1 CE)

Child Psychopharmacology for Non-Physicians BHE0025

This eLearning focuses on children’s psychopharmcology for those who are not physicians. (1.5 CEs)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Overview BHE0031

In this eLearning course you will learn about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy theory and structure; common Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques; group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; misconceptions about cognitive behavioral therapy; and which clients are likely to benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. (1 CE)

Compassion Fatigue: Healing the Heart Renewing the Soul BHE0026

In this webinar presented by the New England Alliance for Public Health Workforce Development, you will learn about the profile of a Health Care Professional suffering from Compassionate Fatigue. You will be able to identify common stressors that impact performance of professionals working in Health Care. The learner will be given methodologies to identify patterns of Compassion Fatigue and strategies to promote Wellness, Recovery, and a renewed sense of identity as a caring professional. (No CEUS offered.)

CLAS Standards eLearning BHE0086

CLAS Standards eLearning

The National CLAS Standards provide a blueprint for providing Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services. You and your program play an important role in implementing the CLAS Standards to help address disparities and ensure that the services provided through San Diego County Behavioral Health Services are responsive to diverse populations’ cultures and languages. This eLearning experience will provide you with an overview of the CLAS Standards, and guidance for how to apply them to your specific program. (1 CE)

Confidentiality in BHS Recorded Webinar eLearning BHE0090

This one-hour recorded webinar presentation will address the new change with CFR 42 Part 2, and the difference between HIPAA and CFR 42 regulations. This recorded webinar will discuss the latest updates regarding privacy law. It will assist in integrated SUD and MHS service delivery. Common areas of confusion and implementation of article 14 will be addressed. (1 CE)

Cultural Competence as a Process eLearning BHE0100

Cultural competence has emerged as an important strategy for responding to the multicultural, multiracial, and multilingual needs of an increasingly diverse population in the United States, and for reducing disparities in health, behavioral health, and health care. This course will help you begin to understand the complex nature of personal identity, recognize the continual growth process involved in the journey of cultural competence, learn new terms relating to cultural competence, reflect on your own level of cultural competence and recognize possible opportunities for growth. (1 CE)

CWS 101: An Overview of Child Welfare Services in San Diego County eLearning PCWTADL049

This eLearning course is an overview of San Diego County Child Welfare Services (CWS). The course reviews the purpose, philosophy, values and general protocols as well as the tools, terms and abbreviations used in San Diego County Child Welfare Services. (1 CE)

Deciphering the 3Ds: Dementia, Depression and Delirium BHE0019

This eLearning will provide awareness of the signs, symptoms and treatment of Dementia, Depression and Delirium in Older Adults. (1 CE)

Disaster Training BHED0101

Mental health providers offer a unique perspective and valuable resources to help others during a disaster. This training will enhance your knowledge of disaster basics to make you more effective during times of need. It includes: an overview of the issue, with prevalence rates; phases of reaction; key interventions; and ethics. (1.5 CEs)

DMC Certification: A Recorded Webinar for SUD Providers Applying for Initial Certification BHE0087

This recorded webinar on Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) Certification is designed for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) providers that are working towards DMC Certification of their programs. We hope that this recorded webinar will provide you with the tools and resources you need when you are applying for initial DMC Certification. (No CEUs offered.)

Domestic Violence Overview: Screening and Early Response eLearning BHE0069

Description: This introductory course includes information, tools and screening techniques to help you assist those affected by intimate partner abuse and connect them with local professionals trained to assist domestic violence survivors. (No CEUs offered.)

Effectively Working with LGBTQ Youth PCWTADL0015

In this course, trainees will learn how to differentiate between sexual orientation and gender identity, identify risk factors and vulnerabilities for LGBTQ youth, various barriers that LGBTQ youth face, social work practice interventions that can assist LGBTQ youth in positive identity formation, and possible counter transference issues. (1 CE)

ICD-10: Overview and Implementation Recorded Webinar BHE0071

In this 1-hour webinar Dr. Krelstein, BHS Clinical Director will discuss how medical necessity , ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases) codes, DSM IV and DSM V are inter-related. (1 CE)

Integration of MAT in SUD Programs Recorded Webinar elearning BHE0089

This one-hour recorded webinar presentation will explore how medication assisted treatment (MAT) can be integrated into various substance use disorder milieus to support successful outcomes. We will briefly overview the definition, history and types of medications used in SUD treatment and discuss the various ways participants can connect to MAT opportunities. We will consider how MAT contributes positively to our existing programs, focusing on both outpatient and residential settings. The hour will close with the presentation of concrete strategies providers can implement to achieve successful integration of MAT in a range of treatment settings. (1 CE)

Introduction to African American Populations BHE0065

This eLearning course will help you gain a better understanding of the African American culture and world view to enhance your service delivery. It will discuss how various events in US history have caused historical trauma for African Americans, which can lead to health disparities. It can be taken alone or as part of the Cultural Competency Academy series on African American Culture. (1 CE)

Introduction to Attachment Therapy Recorded Webinar BHE0055

This recorded webinar includes a description of attachment theory and relationships; the impact of trauma on attachment; attachment symptoms and diagnoses; and components of attachment therapy. (1 CE)

Introduction to CCISC BHE0076

This eLearning will demonstrate how to integrate Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol services delivery into practice as well as how to make your service Continuous, Comprehensive and Integrated. The prevalence of dually diagnosed individuals across the Behavioral Health System will be reviewed. (1 CE)

Introduction to Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) Recorded Webinar eLearning BHE0093

This recorded webinar, hosted by BHETA, was originally recorded and produced by Dr. Kelly Posner of the Center for Suicide Risk Assessment. This recorded webinar will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. (1 CE)

Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy BHE0034

Upon completion of this eLearning course participants will be able to recognize what is Dialectical Behavior Therapy and when it is used; identify the elements of Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis; recognize how DBT is used in individual training and group training; identify the four treatment modules of DBT; and identify treatment strategies of DBT. (1 CE)

Introduction to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Recorded Webinar BHE0038

This one hour Webinar will introduce the model of EMDR, background and underlying theory. Participants will get a glimpse into the EMDR psychotherapy approach, and learn about further training opportunities or how to collaborate with an EMDR therapist to improve your client outcomes. (1 CE)

Introduction to Geriatric Mental Health BHE0018

This eLearning is an overview of the special needs of Older Adults in the Behavioral Health System. (1 CE)

Introduction to Latino Populations BHE0022

This eLearning course will provide an overview of Latino populations in the United States along with current demographics. (1.5 CEs)

Introduction to LGBTIQ Population BHE0041

This eLearning course is a basic overview intended to introduce terminology and provide a historical and societal framework for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and/or Questioning community or LGBTIQ community. (1 CE)

Introduction to Native American Populations BHE0066

This eLearning course will help you gain a better understanding of Native American culture to enhance your service delivery. It will discuss how various events in US history have caused historical trauma for Native Americans, which can lead to health disparities. It can be taken alone or as part of the Cultural Competency Academy series on Native American Culture. (1 CE)

Introduction to Self-Regulation in Adults BHE0050

This course will provide an introduction to the topic of self-regulation skills for adults who have severe and chronic mental health conditions. Self-regulation is consistent with the principles of person centered recovery. Learning and practicing self-regulation skills supports people with serious mental health conditions in the self-management of their symptoms, developing new skills that enable them to achieve their recovery goals, and achieve their highest potential mental health and quality of life. (1 CE)

Introduction to Trauma Informed Care eLearning BHE0036

After completing this eLearning course you will be able to define trauma, describe the effects of trauma on the brain, explain the concept of a trauma-informed lens, list the components of trauma-informed services, differentiate between trauma-informed services and trauma-specific services, and understand how to create a trauma-informed environment. (1 CE)

Introduction to Working with People Who Are at Risk for Violent Behavior Recorded Webinar BHE0044

This eLearning is an introductory course on working with people who are at risk for violent behavior. At the end of this course you will be able to list the causes or set of causes behind criminal and violent behavior, to identify potential violent situations, and to identify trauma-informed care techniques to ensure safety in both the office and in the field. (1 CE)

LGBTQ Young Adults and Fostering Connections After 18/AB12 PCWTADL031

This one hour eLearning course will explore how to differentiate between sexual orientation and gender identity, identify risk factors and vulnerabilities for LGBTQ young adults, the basics of Fostering Connections After 18/Assembly Bill 12, and how to apply social work interventions in your practice that can assist LGBTQ young adults in taking advantage of the legislation. (1 CE)

Male Survivors of Sexual Trauma and Abuse Recorded Webinar BHE0053

This eLearning course provides a discussion of male sexual abuse prevalence rates; demonstrates how to create an environment that encourages and supports male survivors in seeking treatment; and identifies treatment considerations. (1 CE)

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Overview Recorded Webinar BHE0081

This one-hour webinar will explore how Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is utilized in behavioral health settings to maximize outcomes. It will outline the parallels and overlaps between medication and evidence based practices, guiding learners through a practical utilization. Barriers to successful integration of MAT into clinical settings will be explored and strategies to foster success will be shared. (1 CE)

Mental Health 101 BHE0035

This eLearning course is an introduction to basic concepts related to mental health including the definition of mental health and living with mental health conditions; signs and symptoms of common mental health challenges; symptoms relating to co-occurring substance abuse disorders; non-stigmatizing language; and referrals for emergency mental health services. (No CEUs offered.)

Mindfulness Recorded Webinar BHE0048

This recorded webinar identifies core concepts and principles of mindfulness, recognizes historical applications of mindfulness-based interventions, delineates between different types of mindfulness techniques, and describes contemporary methods of mindfulness-based interventions for behavioral health disorders. (1 CE)

Opioid Epidemic Recorded Webinar BHE0085

This one-hour webinar will provide a detailed overview of the opioid epidemic in San Diego County. This webinar will cover the epidemiology of opioid use and explain how this epidemic effects those we serve. (1 CE)

Overview of Behavioral Health Services BHE0029

This eLearning course, Behavioral Health Services (BHS) 101, is designed to help orient you to the system by introducing you to the most essential aspects of the department and its culture. (No CEUs offered.)

Overview of Self-Regulation in Children and Adolescents BHE0049

This course provides an overview of self-regulations in children and adolescents. It includes some current research on self-regulation, describes the role of parents and caregivers in the development of self-regulation, explains the impact trauma has on the development of self-regulation, and includes some strategies and practices that can be used to teach self-regulation techniques to children and adolescents. (1 CE)

Overview of the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Recorded Webinar BHE0074

This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model, an evidence-supported practice for improving the progress and outcomes of Youth and Young Adults with emotional/behavioral difficulties (EBD). The webinar will define each of the 7 TIP Model Practice Competencies. (1 CE)

Pathways to Well-Being Booster eLearning BHE0067

This eLearning course will provide the purpose and core values of Pathways to Well-Being. It will also include identification of children and youth who may be eligible for Enhanced Services as well as strategies for successful collaboration with Child Welfare Services workers and for successful partnerships with children/youth and families. Included is information about Child and Family Teams, times of transitions, resources, and forms. See also flyer. (1 CE)

Play Therapy BHE0077

Play can provide a valuable way to connect with younger children, who may have difficulty verbalizing their feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Play therapy can help children express themselves more easily. This course provides an overview of play therapy, and introduces two specific models of play therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Training, which could help contribute to positive treatment outcomes for children. (1 CE)

Psychopharmacology in Older Adults BHE0024

This eLearning course considers the special needs of older adults in prescribing medicinal treatment. (1 CE)

Recovery Perspective in Behavioral Health Services Recorded Webinar BHE0040

In this one hour webinar, adult recovery and the resiliency in youth and adolescence is examined. Participants will hear narratives from adults and family members who have navigated the systems of care in the Behavioral Health Services. (1 CE)

San Diego County Probation Department Overview eLearning BHE0088

This training provides an overview of the adult, juvenile and institutional services within the County of San Diego Probation Department. It provides descriptions of the role of the probation officer and the probation department supervision model. It provides an overview of some of the adult and juvenile units and programs within the County of San Diego Probation Department. It also provides a description of the assessment tools utilized by the County of San Diego Probation Department. (No CEUs offered.)

Senior Veterans BHE0020

This eLearning will discuss the behavioral health challenges specific to Senior Veterans. (1 CE)

Stages of Change BHE0027

This eLearning course will demonstrate how to describe the processes of change and individual motivation for change, recognize the importance of assessing for individual stages of change in mental health and substance abuse, and identify and assess each client’s stage of change. (1 CE)

Substance Use Trends in the County of San Diego Recorded Webinar BHE0039

In this one hour webinar drug trends in the various communities within the County will be discussed. Participants will learn which substance abuse symptoms may be mistaken as mental health disorders. Resources for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders will be presented. (1 CE)

The 12-Step Recovery Process in Behavioral Health Recorded Webinar BHE0059

This webinar will include a discussion of the major influences leading to the formation of the 12 steps as they are today. Each step is presented along with its purpose and how it is practiced. Also discussed are the types of meetings, various meeting formats, and what takes place at meetings. (1 CE)

Political Torture and the Resulting Trauma: Mental Health Implications BHE0004

This online course is designed to help you understand how survivors of torture are affected by their experiences and provide you with some tools to help them through their recovery. This class offers 2.5 CEs for people holding the following license/certifications: MFT, LCSW, CAADAC, RN and CAADE. This course also qualifies for 2.5 hours of cultural competency training. Completion of both the eLearning and its associated Evalution is required to receive the CE certificate. (2.5 CEs)

Treatment, Evaluation & Resource Management (TERM) Provider Training: Conducting Psychological Evaluations With Juveniles in Probation and Child Welfare Services Recorded Webinar BHE0091

This training serves as an introduction to the process of conducting psychological evaluations for youth who are referred through the Probation Department or Child Welfare Services. TERM providers who perform psychological assessments and those who may be considering adding assessment to the services that they perform will learn about the specific roles of Probation and Child Welfare Services and related referral questions. The high incidence of trauma in youth who are referred by Probation and Child Welfare Services and its impacts on psychological functioning will be covered. Ways to objectively factor this data into assessment results and recommendations will be discussed. Training will clarify the role of various justice partners in best meeting the needs of youth and components of quality report writing for different audiences will be identified. (1 CE)

Understanding Medi-Cal Documentation Standards: An eLearning Course by the County of San Diego and Optum Health BHE0037

This eLearning session is designed to help you as a Fee for Service provider in a private practice setting to understand and meet Medi-Cal documentation standards. This training is brought to you as a joint project of the County of San Diego’s Behavioral
Health Services Quality Management Unit and Optum Health. (No CEUs offered.)

University of South Florida's Co-Occurring Disorders: A Training Series BH0400

This training series offers a comprehensive overview for counselors on topics related to assessing and treating persons with co-occurring disorders. (No CEUs offered.)

Veterans in Our Community BHE0002

This online course will provide you with an overview of the Veteran population and offer ways to address their unique needs. The effects of deployment and return will be addressed as they relate to culture, family, prevention treatment and resources. This class offers 2.5 CEs for people holding the following license/certifications: MFT, LCSW, CAADAC, RN and CAADE. This course also qualifies for 2.5 hours of cultural competency training. Complete both the eLearning and evalution to receive the 2.5 CE credit certificate. (2.5 CEs)

Aging Well eLearning

Aging Well eLearning

Aging Well for Healthcare Professionals is a free one hour eLearning training. It is
intended for primary care providers, their office staff, first responders and allied
professionals. It is designed to sensitize all providers to the unique aspects of caring
for older adults, including prevention, early intervention, and treatment of older adult
mental health.

eLearning from other Agencies

CalSWEC Online Courses

California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) is the nation’s largest state
coalition of social work educators and practitioners. There are hundreds of eLearning
courses offered through this site, and under “Catalog” you can select “Behavioral
Health” to filter. Offers CEs for a small fee.

TF-CBT WEB

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
This web based eLearning is an introduction of TF-CBT and a prerequisite for Trauma
Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training series. 11 CEUs are available for the successful completion of the entire eLearning  approved by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists, please visit:
http://tfcbt.musc.edu/

UCLA Co-Occurring Disorders Project

Foundations of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).
This self-paced course provides an introduction to SBIRT, and discusses the importance
of incorporating SBIRT activities into various prevention and treatment systems.
Continuing Education available for some California-based Providers. For more information and links to this course, please visit: http://www.uclaisap.org/dmhcod/html/upcoming-trainings/On-Line-Screening-and-Brief-Intervention-Training-Opportunities.html

CASRA Online Learning Institute

Integrated Screening and Brief Intervention for COD: Video Series

This four part training video, hosted by YouTube.com and created by the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, explores Integrated Screening and Brief Intervention for Co-Occuring Disorders. This training is recommended for providers serving Transitional Age Youth, Adult and Older Adult behavioral health service providers.

Chapter 1. Introduction

Part 1 of 4
Part 2 of 4
Part 3 of 4
Part 4 of 4

California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS)

Here, health professionals can find information on present and past conferences and classroom training. Recordings of live conferences, training and webinars are available. This website also houses innovative resources such as mobile apps and the “electronic Behavioral Health Solutions (eBHS)” platform, a data tracking system available to users online. Please visit: http://www.cibhs.org/training-and-services

The Network of Care San Diego

This website hosts community-based resources for adults, older adults, persons with special needs, caregivers and service providers in San Diego. Visitors are able to view pertinent county announcements, upcoming events, news, and a comprehensive service directory. The Learning Center on this website provides a quick and easy way to find resources on topics such as Depression, PTSD and Autism. Please visit: http://sandiego.networkofcare.org/mh/

Magellan Health Services

A convenient resource for flexible, self-paced, eLearning, webinar and video on various health driven topics. These include peer support, whole health, wellness, health literacy, recovery, resiliency and Transitional Aged Youth populations. This website offers continuing education units for select learning opportunities. Please visit: http://www.magellanhealth.com/training/

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

This webpage offers online Continuing Education for California LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs and Social Workers Nationwide.

Please visit: NASW Website.

Continuing Education

BHETA Continuing Education

  • If you have misplaced your certificate or completed an eLearning, you can obtain a duplicate by logging into the Learning Management System (LMS).
  • See Continuing Education Certificate Instructions on how to obtain your CE certificate from the Learning Management System (LMS).
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