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

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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.

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.

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 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).

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: 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).

CCA: Introduction to Latino Populations BHE0023

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

Child Psychopharmacology for Non-Physicians BHE0025

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

Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards: Review and Implementation Recorded Webinar BHE0057

This recorded webinar is a discussion of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards (No CEs offered).

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).

Cultural Competency BHE0001

This 3 hour e-learning provides an introduction to cultural competency and resiliency in Behavioral Health. This class will provide an overview of culture, a method of self-assessment, and introduce the use of cultural assessment in treatment (3 CEs).

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).

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 CEs)

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.

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 BHE0003

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 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).

An Introduction to Pathways to Well-Being: Understanding the Katie A. Lawsuit and the Core Practice Model (San Diego) PCWTADL043

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.

Introduction to the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Webinar BHE0061

This webinar provides 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).

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.

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).

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 CEs 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).

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 CEs offered).

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 CEs offered).

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.

Political Torture and the Resulting Trauma 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 (2.5 CEs).

Probation Training: 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).

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).

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 demostrate 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).

Understanding Medi-Cal Documentation Records 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 CEs 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.

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.

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.

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.


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. 10 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:

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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