The County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services (BHS) department offers resources and training opportunities for BHS contracted service providers and BHS staff to support professional development and enhance performance.
For questions regarding the trainings below, please contact BHSworkforce.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov.
Please note, to receive completion and credit/CEs, your video camera must be on, and you must be in front of your camera for the duration of the training. Additionally, no partial CE credit will be awarded – participants who miss more than 15-minutes will not receive CEs or be able to participate in the training. To register, please click the respective training date to view the flyer and registration link.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This free, four-day virtual training will be taught by Steven Thorp, Ph.D., ABPP. In this training series, participants will receive an in-depth learning experience designed to increase their CBT knowledge and skills through a practical and hands-on approach. This course qualifies for twenty hours of Continuing Education credit, see flyer for details.
(Registration will open 3 weeks prior)
- Day 1- Monday March, 25, 2024
- Day 2- Monday, April 8, 2024
- Day 3- Monday, April 15, 2024
- Day 4- Monday, April 22, 2024
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
This free, four-day virtual training will be taught by Steven Thorp, Ph.D., ABPP. In this training series, participants will receive an in-depth learning experience designed to increase their DBT knowledge and skills, practice DBT skills in class and their workplace, and further develop and tailor their skills through consultation so they can conduct DBT. This training series will provide practical training involving didactics and core DBT intervention techniques and their application to common problems. This course qualifies for twenty hours of Continuing Education credit, see flyer for details.
- Day 1- Monday, January 8, 2024
- Day 2- Monday, January 22, 2024
- Day 3- Monday January, 29, 2024
- Day 4- Monday, February, 5, 2024
Foundations in Care Coordination
This free virtual training, formerly known as Foundations in Case Management, will be taught by Candice Hendrickson, LMFT. Participants will learn the main principles of care coordination when providing services within the County of San Diego Behavioral Health System. Using various exercises, case study reviews, and activities, participants will develop their knowledge and practical skills in the application of care coordination components. This course qualifies for five hours of Continuing Education credit, see flyer for details.
- Friday, December 15, 2023
- Tuesday, February 6, 2024
This free, two-day virtual training will be taught by Rosemarie Campos Sachs MS, MFT. This course will offer an introductory overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI). Knowledge and skills of MI will be addressed continuously to offer an integrated experience for the participant. Course design is aimed to increase an overall conceptual understanding of MI as well as to increase ability to apply core skills to assist individuals seeking help with making positive changes within the behavioral health setting to address co-occurring challenges. This course qualifies for ten hours of Continuing Education credit, see flyer for details.
- Wednesday, February 21, 2024 and Wednesday, 28, 2024
- Wednesday, April 17, 2024 and Wednesday, April 24, 2024 (Registration will open 3 weeks prior)
- Wednesday, May 8, 2024 and Wednesday, May 15, 2024 (Registration will open 3 weeks prior)
This course will be taught by Terri Garcia BS, CADC III-CA, SUDCC III-CS, via Zoom. In this training series, participants will gain practical tools to guide individuals maintaining their recovery in both one-on-one and group settings.This course qualifies for five hours of continuing education credit, see flyer for details.
- Tuesday, December 12, 2023
- Friday, January 12, 2024
General System of Care Trainings
Please note, contracted service providers must take the BHS Disaster
Support Training linked below.
|Overview of California Assembly Bill (AB) 2083*
|BHS Disaster Support Training*
are advised to track employee completion as there is no certificate
Academy of Professional Excellence (APEX) Learning Management System (LMS) Trainings
Pathways to Well-Being and Harm Reduction
|Implementing Harm Reduction
|Pathways to Well-Being and Continuum of Care Reform (San Diego) eLearning
BHS requires contracted providers and staff to take 4 hours of Cultural Competency trainings each Fiscal Year. The trainings offered through APEX LMS qualify for cultural competency credit.
|Anti-Racism in the United States
|CCA Dealing with Difficult Situations
|Cultural Competence as a Process
|Effectively Working with LGBTQ Youth
|Introduction to Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities
|Introduction to Geriatric Mental Health
|Introduction to Latino Populations
|Introduction to LGBTQ+ Communities
|Introduction to Native American Populations
|Introduction to Trauma Informed Care
|Male Survivors of Sexual Trauma and Abuse
|Psychopharmacology in Older Adults
|Recovery Perspective in Behavioral Health Services
|Veterans in Our Community
|Who We Are: An Introduction to the African American Community
|Trans and Nonbinary Identities