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Behavioral Healthcare Series

Emerging statewide policy initiatives, research, and treatment philosophies in the fields of mental health and substance abuse create the need for workers in behavioral health and social service settings to expand their training and expertise. This series is designed to respond to this exciting workforce demand.

Core values
The Behavioral Healthcare Series is designed around the core values of:

  • Person-directed
  • Recovery-oriented
  • Evidence-based
  • Trauma-informed care

Core competencies
Participants learn core competencies and skill sets involving:

  • Understanding and implementing evidence-based practices
  • Strategies for interagency collaboration
  • Delivering consumer- and family centered care
  • Working as part of an interdisciplinary team

All sessions include hands-on application of approaches and are delivered by selected national and local experts.

This series is targeted toward a wide audience consisting of behavioral health providers, practitioners, administrators, and policy makers. Key disciplines include psychology, social work, counseling, education, vocational rehabilitation, psychiatric nursing, and child welfare.

Certificate Information

Six contact hours of continuing education units (CEUs) are available for each seminar. Participants receive a certificate of completion or NBCC clock-hour verification for CEUs. Hours may be used toward Oregon and Washington counseling or social work licensure. They may also be appropriate for meeting Oregon psychology continuing education licensure requirements.