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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. 

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

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Not Just Phoning It In: The Myths and Facts about Telepsychiatry

Date: Mon., September 26, 2016, 2:00 – 3:30pm ET

Telepsychiatry has the potential to expand access to quality psychiatric care to millions of people who can’t access it due to location, physician shortage or a number of other barriers. But misconceptions about telepsychiatry like, “Telehealth technology is too complex,” or, “Doctor visits need to happen in person” often prevent organizations from taking advantage of all the benefits telepsychiatry has to offer.

Join us on Monday, September 26 for a webinar where experts from the field will:

  • Uncover some common myths about telepsychiatry.
  • Show how organizations are using telepsychiatry to address a number of problems.
  • Cover the policies, laws and regulations in place surrounding telemedicine—and which ones are needed to make it more accessible.

Organizations specifically in rural areas or those who have experienced long wait-times for psychiatric services will particularly benefit from this webinar, though telepsychiatry can be used to solve a variety of issues any clinic may face.

Medication Assisted Treatment: Lessons Learned from the Field

Date: Tue., October 4, 2016, 3:00 -4:30pm ET
In response to the opioid epidemic and the dramatic increase in heroin- and opioid-related overdoses as well as continued negative health outcomes stemming from tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, the National Council for Behavioral Health and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, with funding from the Open Society Foundations invite you to hear from the organizations that completed our Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Learning Community. This yearlong learning experience provided behavioral health organizations the tools and support necessary to expand their use of MAT. Please join us to hear their stories of how they implemented MAT in their organizations, the challenges they faced, and the creative and dynamic solutions they used to overcome these obstacles.  The organizations will be sharing how MAT has impacted their organizational culture, treatment outcomes, and has improved the lives of the people they serve in their communities.

The Business and Operations of Long Acting Injectable Medications (LAI Series)

Date: Thur., October 27, 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Healthcare administrators rightly jump to the logistics of any new intervention: What will this cost and how will it be paid for? What impact will this have on staff? On our workflows? On contracts? Part 3 of this webinar series on LAI medications will help healthcare administrators understand and navigate payer benefit and authorization policies, achieve operational efficiencies, and overcome practical barriers to implementation.

Engaging Patients in Informed Decision-making about Long Acting Injectable Medications (LAI Series)

Date: Wed., November 9, 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Research shows that patients who are actively involved in clinical decision-making are more likely to adhere to treatment plans and have improved health outcomes and lower costs. In Part 4 of this webinar series on LAIs, learn about messaging and how to engage clients and family members in shared decision-making around this evidence-based treatment.

Watch this page for topics, dates, and registration. Go to our Webinar Archive for recordings and PowerPoint presentations from past National Council LIVE webinars.

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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.

For help, email

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