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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.





Date: Wed, Jun 3, 2015 2:30 PM EDT
Presenter: Scott Lloyd, President, MTM Services


Medical teams who evaluate consumers and prescribe medications are a very valuable commodity for teams. However, these teams often find it very challenging to keep up with the demands on their time and often find themselves booking well into the future. These booking patterns cause a lot of concerns with consumers who become frustrated with waits and very high dropout, no show and cancellation rates. Just in time scheduling is a technique that solves the scheduling issues of medical teams and generates show rates of 90 percent and above.

Join Scott Lloyd, President of MTM Services, on June 3 for part two of a three-part webinar series on Same Day Access and Just in Time Prescriber Scheduling.



Date: Thu., June 4, 3-4:30 pm EDT 
Pam Pietruszewski, National Council for Behavioral Health


Individuals with chronic health conditions such as mental health and substance use disorders often face additional challenges in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based approach to helping people living with chronic conditions make positive behavioral changes to support their health, find opportunity for recovery and enjoy full participation in community life.

Join us on Thursday, June 4th 3:00-4:30 pm EST as explore the foundation of MI, review best practices in listening and optimizing change talk, and identify opportunities to apply MI in multiple populations including youth, mandated clients and purposes, such as organizational change.



Date: Tue., June 9, 2015, 2:00-3:30pm EDT
Presenter: Dr. John M. Kane, Vice President for Behavioral Health Services of the North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System


The development of early onset psychosis intervention programs has gained quick momentum in communities throughout the U.S. As demonstrated by studies from NIMH, SAMHSA, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, health care practitioners’ ability to provide thorough and effective early onset services can significantly reduce a young person’s chance of experiencing long-term disability status as a result of untreated or mistreated mental illness. To assist organizations seeking to or in the process of implementing evidence-based interventions for the treatment of psychosis, the National Council has teamed up with Senior Vice President for Behavioral Health Services at North Shore-LIJ Health System, Dr. John Kane — one of the premier national thought leaders around the academic, research and clinical programming for psychotic disorders. This webinar will examine the processes and organizational enhancement strategies to measure quality and client improvement. Join us for this webinar to learn more about service line adjustments, particularly around staff training and organizational procedures, to effectively serve youth at risk of developing psychosis



Date: Fri., June 12,  2015, 2:00-3:30 pm EDT
Presenters: Cheryl Sharp, Senior Advisor for Trauma-Informed Services, the National Council for Behavioral Health; Karen Johnson, Director of Trauma-Informed Services, the National Council for Behavioral Health


According to the largest ever investigation of associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and wellbeing conducted by the CDC, almost two-thirds of cases examined reported at least one adverse childhood experience of physical or sexual abuse, neglect, or family dysfunction, and more than one of five reported three or more such experiences. The good news is that trauma is treatable — tune into this webinar to learn about the many evidence-based models and promising organizational practices designed for specific populations, types of trauma, caring for children, and how to bring trauma-informed care to scale across service systems.



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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.

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