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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: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:30-4:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Nick Szubiak, Director of Behavioral Health at West Hawaii Community Health Center; Pam Pietruszewksi, Integrated Health Consultant

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Brief interventions are evidence-based practices designed to motivate individuals to make health behavior changes. Effective brief interventions incorporate patient values and beliefs, focus on problems and solutions, and enhance self-efficacy. Join us for this webinar to learn why the use of brief interventions has become an increasingly important part of the continuum of care and how you can begin training your staff on how to be successful in the transition to this model of service delivery.

During the 2015 National Council Conference, Nick Szubiak will present “Brief Intervention Strategies for Health Behavior Change.”


What interventions prevent suicidal behavior? 

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 2:00-3:00 PM EDT
Presenters:  Jane Pearson, Ph.D., Chair, National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) Suicide Research Consortium

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Research shows that intervention strategies such as psychotherapies targeting suicidal thoughts, “caring letters” and a limited number of medications with specific suicide mitigation effects are beneficial in preventing suicide in health care settings.

Join this webinar to hear from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Prioritized Research Task Force about advances in the most effective psychotherapies, medication interventions and adjunct interventions, and research challenges in refining and expanding interventions that remain.




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.

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