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National Council webinars present experts on key mental health and addictions topics, followed by meaningful Q&A with webinar participants.

Webinars are offered in the following tracks:

  • Addiction Disorders
  • Clinical Practice Improvement
  • Workforce Development
  • Compliance
  • Integration
  • Health Reform & Other Delivery/Payment System Changes
  • Trauma-informed Behavioral Health
  • Health IT & Treatment Technologies

The National Council does not offer continuing education credits or certificates of attendance for webinars.


Digital Self-Care: Using Technology to Improve Outcomes and Engagement

Date: Thu., Dec. 3, 1:00 pm EST
Speakers: Laura Galbreath, Director, SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions at the National Council for Behavioral Health; Abigail Hirsch, Chief Clinical Officer, myStrength; Vicky Mieseler, Vice President of Clinical Services, Ozark Center


As the nationwide shortage of psychiatrists grows, many behavioral health providers are asked to do more with fewer resources. But what if you already feel stretched too thin?

myStrength, a leading provider of digital health solutions, offers an interactive mobile and web-based platform that helps patients manage their depression, anxiety or substance use problems, and allows behavioral health providers to extend their care to meet the increasing demand for treatment.

Learn more from a fellow provider about the benefits of digital self-care technologies.


Working Together with Native Communities to Support the Healing of our Service Members, Veterans and their Families

Date: Fri., Dec. 11, 3:00 pm EST
Presenters: Seprieono Locario, Tribal Action Plan and Wellness Coordinator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center; Lieutenant Colonel John Frederikson, USA Ret., Ed.D., University of Montana, National Native Children’s Trauma Center


Native communities have one of the highest records of military service per capita of any other ethnic group. To move toward more successful outreach to American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) tribes and communities, both tribal culture and military culture must be honored.
Possessing cultural knowledge and skills to build successful relationships is key to behavioral health providers working with tribal service members, veterans and their families (SMVF).

This webinar will include information on cultural beliefs, healing practices and strategies for working with tribal leadership in rural communities. Presenters will outline available resources and discuss how to address and prevent behavioral health issues in tribal SMVF.

If you have any questions about your registration, please contact Sarah Degnan, Project Assistant, at 518-439-7415 ext. 5272 or by email at



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The National Council does not offer continuing education credits or certificates of attendance for webinars.

Attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people that join. So please sign in early to ensure your seat for the live event. A free audio recording and Powerpoint will be available after the live event concludes.

How Do I Participate in National Council LIVE Webinars?

Registration is required for each webinar. Upon registering, you will receive email confirmation with webinar access information. Please register using the email of the person who will attend the webinar as the access information is unique and cannot be shared or forwarded. If multiple persons from your organization plan to attend the webinar from different computers, each person must register separately.

At the time of the webinar, you will need Internet access to view the presentation on your computer monitor and listen to the presenters through your computer speakers. We recommend that you log in at least 15 minutes prior to event time. You may also dial into a phone line to access the audio. During the presentation, you can send in questions for the speaker using the dialog box on the right of your webinar window.

Download the Attendee Quick Reference Guide to keep handy.

A recording and the PowerPoint will be be posted within 48 hours AFTER the event.

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