Training and Workshop Catalog (2018)

Building resiliency is our priority. Our workshops and presentations are free and open to the public in general.  CEUs are offered for LMSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT only.  A healthcare background is not required to participate. 

 
Self-Care (Post-Harvey) 

This workshop provides information and ideas for self-care in the aftermath of a crisis or disaster.  It also promotes resilience and the prevention of psychological distress, depression, and anxiety. It discusses how mental health concerns can impact the members of our community or congregation, as well as our coworkers and family members, and what we can do to help them. This workshop also incorporates basic principles of Psychological First Aid .  

Audience: Members of the community and first/frontline responders/professionals. 

Duration: 1.5 hours    Free CEUs

Contact: Tilicia Johnson, tjohnson@mhahouston.org


 

Mental Health 101 (Post-Harvey) 

This presentation explores common mental health disorders, identifies the signs and symptoms of mental illness, and awareness of resources for people in need of support and care. It also addresses the stigma associated with mental illness. Ideal for case managers, outreach workers, and any member of the community seeking to understand how to promote (mental) health and prevent mental/behavioral health concerns. 

Audience: Members of the community and first/frontline responders/professionals. 

Duration: 1.5 hours    Free CEUs

Contact: Tilicia Johnson, tjohnson@mhahouston.org


Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour workshop that helps individuals understand when a person is developing or experiencing a mental health concern or crisis. The aim of MHFA is to “preserve life when a person may be a danger to self or others; provide help to prevent the problem from becoming more serious; promote and enhance recovery; provide comfort and support.” 

Audience: Members of the community and first/frontline responders/professionals. 

Duration: 8 hours    Free CEUs

Contact: Tilicia Johnson, tjohnson@mhahouston.org


WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a prevention and wellness training that anyone can use to improve their health and overall well-being. WRAP addresses life challenges such as crisis and disaster, as well as physical and mental health concerns such as chronic illness. This training equips participants with the tools to create their own wellness toolbox and build resilience and health.  

Audience: Individuals wanting/needing to improve their health and well-being.

Duration: Series of 12 workshops, each workshop is 2 hours.

Contact: Tilicia Johnson, tjohnson@mhahouston.org


Youth Mental Health First Aid

Educators are far more likely to encounter a student experiencing a mental health crisis than any other emergency situation.  Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to help educators understand signs and symptoms of emerging mental health issues and how to connect students experiencing a mental health crisis with appropriate care. This 8-hour, nationally-recognized, evidence-based course certifies participants in Mental Health First Aid for 3 years. 

Contact: Betsy Blanks, Assistant Director, Center for School Behavioral Health, bblanks@mhahouston.org


Are The Kids Alright?

Through activities, role play, video, and demonstrations, participants learn about signs and symptoms of student behavioral health concerns; how trauma affects learning and what to do about it; and how to appropriately respond to young people experiencing mental health issues.

Contact: Betsy Blanks, Assistant Director, Center for School Behavioral Health, bblanks@mhahouston.org


Youth Suicide Prevention Training

Based on three SAMHSA Nationally Recognized Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) youth suicide prevention programs, this training uses video, discussion and role play to enable participants to feel comfortable identifying signs and symptoms of youth suicide and how to assist a student who may be suicidal.

Contact: Betsy Blanks, Assistant Director, Center for School Behavioral Health, bblanks@mhahouston.org


MVPN Basic Training

Basic training is an entry-level course that enables participants to become state-sponsored peer mentors with the Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN). This eight-hour training is designed to provide volunteers with frontline intervention tools to address the immediate basic needs of individual service members, veterans, and their families.

Contact: T’Liza Kiel, Director, Veterans Behavioral Health Program, tkiel@mhahouston.org


Veterans Treatment Court
Advocacy Mentoring Program – (VCAMP)

VCAMP is a three-day training that certifies military veterans to become volunteer mentors with the Veterans Treatment Courts.  Each participant receives general behavioral health education,  tools and technical assistance to develop mentoring programs and to increase capacity in Veterans Treatment Courts that serve justice-involved veterans.

Contact: T’Liza Kiel, Director, Veterans Behavioral Health Program, tkiel@mhahouston.org


TCOLE 4067: Trauma Affected Veteran (For Law Enforcement Only)

The TCOLE 4067 course provides a framework for Law Enforcement Officers to have a basic understanding about U.S. Military culture, traumas, triggers and stressors, and de-escalation techniques when encountering Veterans in crisis. It is structured around lectures, videos, and class dialogue, and role-play, and builds on crisis intervention training techniques taught in the basic Peace Officer licensing academy.

Contact: T’Liza Kiel, Director, Veterans Behavioral Health Program, tkiel@mhahouston.org


Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

This training discusses and identifies postpartum depression, anxiety disorders, and psychosis as well as screenings, treatment options and the impact of untreated postpartum depression. The training is offered in three (3) levels: Medical, Non-Medical, and Community Health Workers.

CEUs:  1.5 hour for LMSWs, LMFTs, and LPCs
CEUs:  1.5 Knowledge Base hours for Community Health Workers

Contact: Lauren Pursley, Training Specialist, lpursley@mhahouston.org

 


Mental Health 101

Mental Health 101 is a general presentation that overviews common mental health disorders, their signs/symptoms, stigma associated with mental illnesses and an awareness of available resources.  It is  designed for professionals such as case workers, outreach workers, non-licensed individuals as well as those new to mental health or seeking a refresher in understanding basic mental health. 

CEUs: 1.5 hours for LMSWs, LMFTs, and LPCs

Contact: Tilicia Johnson, tjohnson@mhahouston.org

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