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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



Upcoming webinars

Learning to Love Groups Learning Community

Groups are an effective and frequent service provided by many behavioral health care organizations. Despite their tremendous value, many organizations struggle to equip their workforce with the knowledge, tools and skills to provide engaging and effective groups.

The National Council’s recent Centers of Excellence crowdsourcing project highlighted for us that many treatment organizations struggle to improve quality, including delivering group services and, importantly, fostering the right skills for supervisors of staff running groups. That’s why we created the first-of-its kind “Learning to Love Groups,” a new training and technical assistance offering consistent with our commitment to quality.

Learn more — join our Learning to Love Groups informational webinar on September 11, 12:00-12:45 EDT, to hear about this opportunity to strengthen your group delivered services. Tony Salerno, PhD, Practice and Policy Scholar from New York University, will describe the purpose, activities and practical tools provided through the National Council’s new Learning to Love Groups Learning Community. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you can support your supervisors and group facilitators in developing their competencies in group work to more effectively engage and serve your clients.

Learn more about the Learning to Love Groups Learning Community and apply to secure your place in this six-month educational opportunity. Applications are due by September 19, 2014.



What You Really Need to Know about Being a Trauma-informed Organization

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014 2:00–3:30pm EDT

Presenter: Cheryl Sharp, Senior Advisor for Trauma-informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

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The audio for this webcast is via computer speakers and not telephone. If you have a desktop, you should try to use external speakers for best sound quality.

If it is not trauma-informed, it is not recovery-oriented or person-centered. Trauma-informed is not the new flavor of the month, but a change in culture and way of transforming an organization to live their mission, vision, and values. Learn how to make the case for trauma-informed care and how to lead your organization in joining the hundreds of organizations nationwide working toward this powerful culture change. Start by building understanding of why being trauma-informed is critical, learn the seven domains of trauma-informed care, and learn to set the stage for implementing a trauma-informed culture. This webinar is presented in partnership with Relias Learning.

•    Define the key elements of a trauma-informed organization
•    Identify the areas within their organization that they could begin implementation of trauma-informed approaches beyond clinical practice
•    Determine how to develop a core team to move towards effective implementation

Relias Learning connects behavioral staff providing services to individuals with mental illness and/or addictions with accredited, approved online training to meet regulatory and compliance standards. Want to learn more? Schedule a demo to get a tour of our training system and learn how our extensive course library can improve your organization’s training program.


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

Closed Captioning for webinars available upon request.

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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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