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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 Clinician’s Tale: How do I Provide the Best Treatment for Young Children with Disruptive Behaviors, including ADHD?

Date: Wed., June 29 1:30 p.m. ET

This webinar is designed to help clinicians (i.e., licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed psychologists and other licensed therapists) who treat young children with disruptive behaviors, including ADHD to better understand evidence-based and evidence-informed practices (EBP/EIP) they can use to help parents manage their children’s disruptive behaviors and ADHD symptoms.

Following this webinar, clinicians will be able to:

  • Describe  evidence-based programs and practices in parent training in behavior therapy;
  • Identify evidence-based practice training resources that can be used to refine or enhance their skills in working with families with young children in ADHD;
  • Discuss sources of information about and considerations for billing/reimbursement.

** CEU units are made available through Relias Learning. For more information on CEU units, go here.


Coffee Break Webinar: Labor Costing Strategies

Date: Wed., June 29, 2:00-2:20 p.m. ET

In many organizations, especially in the Human Services industry, labor costs represent the largest expense in the budget. For this reason, effectively managing labor costs is an imperative to maintain budget compliance, evaluate programs and services, and meet the complex reporting requirements of funders. This webinar will focus on innovative data integration and automation processes to create robust reports with multi-dimensional labor distribution data.

This webinar will cover:

  • Unifying data from multiple system to create single source of truth
  • Automating labor distribution across multiple organizational levels
  • Analyzing program costs and revenues to determine effectiveness

Register today to learn how you can increase efficiency with automation and produce real-time, organization-wide reports that allow you to achieve granular visibility into labor costs.


Engage and Activate Your Clients With WHAM and MI!

Date: Wed., June 29, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET

We know change is tough. And becoming healthier often involves changing routine behaviors, which can be difficult even for those with incredible willpower. We need the tools and skills to guide clients toward planning for, implementing, and sustaining the types of changes in their everyday lives that help them become healthier. That’s why the National Council is combining two proven interventions – Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) – to give person-centered planning and activation toward change for our clients a major boost!
WHAM – developed by SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions – helps individuals develop person-centered goals based on 10 science-based whole health and resiliency factors, focusing on what’s strong rather than what’s wrong, and breaking goals into small weekly successes supported by peers. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based collaborative, person-centered, guiding method designed to elicit and strengthen motivation for change, and movement toward achieving goals. Whether you are addressing diabetes management, smoking, medication adherence, or other health behaviors and conditions among the clients you serve, the WHAM/MI approach will bring you the very best in skills to engage and activate clients, and help them develop concrete goals toward sustainable change.


SAMHSA’s SMVF-TA Center Presents: Working Together to Support the Caregivers of Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

Date: Tue., July 12, 2016, 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Presenters: Meg Kabat L.C.S.W.-C., C.C.M. | National Director, Caregiver Support Program, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Terri Tanielian, M.A. | Senior Research Analyst, RAND Corporation, Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Laura J. Bauer, M.P.A. | National Program Director, Operation Family Caregiver, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, Georgia Southwestern State University

Over 1.1 million spouses, parents, and friends are caring for injured and disabled veterans who have served since 09/11/01. Caregivers of service members, veterans, and their families (SMVF) have been described as crucial partners in providing a supportive environment for SMVF. The responsibilities of supporting the needs of returning service members and transitioning veterans can prove challenging, and without a strong support system, caregiving can take a toll on one’s health and wellbeing over time.

Understanding those who serve as caregivers—and the array of challenges they face when accessing help—is the first step in supporting their resiliency and behavioral health.

In this webinar, Ms. Tanielian from RAND Corporation will present information on their sweeping study of military caregivers. Ms. Kabat, from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will discuss the VA’s services that specifically support caregivers. Ms. Bauer of Operation Family Caregiver, a program of the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving, will discuss examples of possible partnerships to support caregivers. Several other key federal and community resources will also be shared. Through public-private partnerships, some of our best solutions and supports for military families can be offered.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what makes the behavioral health needs of SMVF caregivers unique and different
  • Review information, resources, and studies that can be used for strengthening behavioral health services for caregivers
  • Examine how military and civilian behavioral health care providers can best support SMVF caregivers by increasing access to best practice programs and supports
  • Explore opportunities for public-private collaboration and partnerships as an option for supporting military caregivers

RAND’s research on Veterans’ Issues may be accessed here.


RESCHEDULED: Understanding your Rights and Responsibilities: Getting Clarity on HIPAA Privacy Laws

Date: Tue., July 19, 2016, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET

In a continued effort to clarify the rules and regulations surrounding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has created and distributed a guidance making clear a provider’s rights and responsibilities on what patient information can and cannot be shared. To further this effort, the National Council is teaming up with OCR to highlight these efforts and bring this important information to our members. Join Deven McGraw, Deputy Director of Health Information Privacy, and Sherri Morgan, Health Information Privacy Specialist, to hear more about OCR guidance clarifying HIPAA’s rules on sharing patient information with friends and family and on the right of individuals under the HIPAA Privacy Rule to access and receive copies of their own health information. Join us and gain valuable insight into health care’s most important, yet widely misunderstood protections.

Note: This is a rescheduled webinar from May 18th.

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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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