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Notice of Program Closure

The Academy for Professional Excellence has withdrawn its proposal for Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Training with the County of San Diego. The Academy and Responsive Integrated Health Solutions (RIHS) are committed to delivering quality services. We are unable to do so given the resources available for this contract. Therefore RIHS will be ending service delivery as of March 31, 2023.


Academy Learning Management System (LMS)

We encourage you to log into your account in our Learning Management System (LMS) and download your training transcripts or continued education certificates before that time. It has been an honor serving you these past 15 years.

Ongoing training and development are critical to support a skilled and engaged workforce. BHS is gathering information to support providers in meeting short-term needs for required trainings as the department develops a comprehensive training strategy to meet future needs.


Behavioral Health Services Provider Workforce Trainings Input Form

To respond to brief inquiry to convey training needs for your program from now through June 30, 2023 please fill out the Behavioral Health Services Provider Workforce Trainings Input Form. The deadline for responses is March 3, 2023.


CANS Coupon

Children, Youth and TAY providers needing to obtain their CANS certification or annual recertification can navigate to a webform on the BHS website and complete a request for a CANS coupon.

CANS Coupon Request Form



If you have further training questions or needs, please reach out to your COR or the BHS workforce team at BHSworkforce.hhsa@sdcounty.ca.gov


Cultural Competency Academy (CCA)

Our Cultural Competency Academy (CCA) contract ends on June 30, 2023, and we will continue to offer training through June.  We encourage you to take advantage of CCA offerings.

Below is a list of the remaining training for this contract period, including CCA.  We will provide important transition updates through the RIHS newsletter and on the website.



Remaining Training Contract Period
Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: 3/1/23
Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: 3/2/23
Gender Identity and Youth and Affirming Care: 3/2/23
Human Trafficking Webinar: TBA
Foundations in Case Management: 3/10/23
Management Booster: 3/14/23
CCA Latino Booster: 4/27/23
CCA Capstone/Graduation 6/8/23


*Note, CCA booster trainings are available to current and past CCA participants only.

Please refer any questions to RIHS@sdsu.edu

Thank you again for your partnership and support.


Resources in Response to COVID-19

Please visit our RIHS Resources Page to view resources in response to COVID-19.

About RIHS

Our Vision: Create and inspire whole-person, inclusive, innovative workforce development solutions, by prioritizing the integration of peers, and community collaboration

Responsive Integrated Health Solutions (RIHS) is part of a network of services made available to the County of San Diego and contracted behavioral health service providers. 

RIHS provides workforce development and peer education direct service. This includes staffing needs assessment, career paths analysis, and workforce development. RIHS workforce development includes classes, conferences, curriculum development, trainer development, eLearning, training coordination, as well as consultation in each of these areas. These services are provided to all staff within the behavioral health field including Peer Support Specialists and paraprofessionals.  

RIHS provides peer education through Roadmap to Recovery (R2R). R2R is an educational and empowering peer-to-peer set of structured classes provided throughout the County of San Diego.

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

RIHS Continuing Education Certification

RIHS provides Continuing Education for many County of San Diego Behavioral Health Professionals. Continuing education is available for most trainings. Fill out form for more info.

For questions regarding obtaining certificates from in-person trainings, webinars and eLearnings, please see the RIHS FAQ page.

Eligibility for RIHS Training

RIHS trainings are designed for and offered to staff of San Diego Behavioral Health Services (BHS), contractors and BHS partners. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please see the RIHS FAQ page for more information.

ADA Statement

The Academy for Professional Excellence and Responsive Integrated Health Solutions is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment that appreciates and builds on diversity. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and California Administrative Code Title 24, The Academy for Professional Excellence prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability in employment, public services, transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunication services. Please submit all requests for accommodations two weeks prior to the start of the training.

RIHS Contact Form

Fill out the form for general questions, continuing education, obtaining certificates, webinars, trainings or eLearnings.

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