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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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innovaTel Telepsychiatry – Back To School: The Importance of Children’s Mental Health & Access To Treatment

Tues., Aug 6, 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET


Join innovaTel Telepsychiatry for a webinar led by Dr. McCray Ashby, a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist.

Just in time for the end of summer before the kids are heading back to school, Dr. Ashby will discuss the importance of children’s mental health treatment, trends in our society, the importance of normalizing development with psychiatric intervention when identified early and the challenges with the shortage of psychiatrists nationwide.


Medical Directors Institute – Leadership:  A Management Training Didactic

Wed., August 28, 1pm-2pm ET


Managing people or having a senior title doesn’t make a leader. Leadership is a set of characteristics that define a person’s character and personal traits. Whether you lead projects, people or the work processes you’re responsible for, everyone has the capability to be a leader in their organization and in life. This webinar describes leadership characteristics and tells you how to incorporate these traits into your professional and personal life.

Jeffrey Eisen, MD, MBA is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University, and the Chief Medical Officer of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare,

Joe Parks, MD is the Medical Director for the National Council for Behavioral Health and has nearly two decades of experience with public health.


The Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by State Behavioral Health Authorities (SBHAs)

Thurs., September 5, 2 – 3 p.m. ET


This webinar presented by the National Council for Behavioral Health and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute (NRI) will present a selection of the uses of Geographic information systems (GIS) for behavioral health pursued by Washington State and Oklahoma.

GIS allows the linking of data to location and the analysis of spatial trends within data. In the context of behavioral health, states have found linking their data to location (often using client and facility addresses) allows stakeholders and policymakers to better understand access to services, and gaps in service access, through the creation of print and digital maps. States have also used GIS products for pre- and post-disaster response initiatives to locate vulnerable clients and determine what services are needed during and after a disaster.


Alice Huber, PhD, Barbara Lucenko, PhD. and Ray Bottger, PhD.



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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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