Professional Trainings

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

Live Trainings

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. 

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  • 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. 

     

  • 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.

     

  • Motivational Interviewing

    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.

     

  • Relapse Prevention

    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. 

     

General System of Care Trainings

Please note, contracted service providers must take the BHS Disaster Support Training linked below. 

Course Type
Overview of California Assembly Bill (AB) 2083* PDF Download
BHS Disaster Support Training* PDF Download

*Programs are advised to track employee completion as there is no certificate for completion.  

Academy of Professional Excellence (APEX) Learning Management System (LMS) Trainings

To access the trainings below log in to the SDSU Research Foundation APEX LMS or create an account. For APEX LMS assistance, please contact APEX Support.

Pathways to Well-Being and Harm Reduction

Course Type
Implementing Harm Reduction Recorded Webinar
Pathways to Well-Being and Continuum of Care Reform (San Diego) eLearning eLearning

Cultural Competency

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. 

Course Type
Anti-Racism in the United States eLearning
Body Image Recorded Webinar
CCA Dealing with Difficult Situations Recorded Webinar
CLAS Standards eLearning
Cultural Competence as a Process eLearning
Effectively Working with LGBTQ Youth eLearning
Introduction to Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities eLearning
Introduction to Geriatric Mental Health eLearning
Introduction to Latino Populations eLearning
Introduction to LGBTQ+ Communities eLearning
Introduction to Native American Populations eLearning
Introduction to Trauma Informed Care eLearning
Male Survivors of Sexual Trauma and Abuse Recorded Webinar
Psychopharmacology in Older Adults eLearning
Recovery Perspective in Behavioral Health Services Recorded Webinar
Senior Veterans eLearning
Veterans in Our Community eLearning
Who We Are: An Introduction to the African American Community eLearning
Trans and Nonbinary Identities eLearning