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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.

For help, email Communications@TheNationalCouncil.org.


Uniting to Protect Behavioral Health: Advocacy Webinar Series

Date: Wed., January 18, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Wed., February 1, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Wed., February 15, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Wed., March 1, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Wed., March 15, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Wed., March 29, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Wed., April 12, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Wed., April 26, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Wed., May 10, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Wed., May 24, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Wed., June 7, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Wed., June 21, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5388508954806316036

With numerous emerging threats to Medicaid and behavioral health services, beginning in 2017, the National Council will hold biweekly policy webinars to update our members on the latest news and advocacy opportunities out of Washington. We will monitor and update our members on issues that matter most, including: the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, proposed reforms to Medicaid and details on government spending for behavioral health care programs.

Note: Each webinar will feature a specific Call to Action for National Council members. Please prepare and plan for a year of persistent advocacy and engagement with your legislators. We must ensure that our voices, and those of your clients, are heard in Congress.

Beyond the Pill: Effective Strategies for Managing Chronic Pain and Reducing Opioid Usage

Date: Wed, Jan 25, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8137327606996477444

America’s opiate crisis is pushing for a new dialogue on how to treat complex patients with multiple diagnoses—particularly chronic pain. Behavioral healthcare professionals are a critical part of this dialogue since solutions like cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness are being recognized in research trials as more safe and effective than opiates when treating chronic pain issues. The upcoming webinar will include a range of experts sharing practical, non-pharmacological strategies for treating chronic pain and the often co-occurring conditions of depression and addiction

Supporting Lifeline: The National Effort to Prevent Suicide

Date: Wed, Jan 25, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6014744598768303618 

During this webinar, learn about the benefits of membership including training, national promotion, and an annual stipend, and how your organization can join this growing network. Presenters from two active Lifeline member organizations will describe their experience and reasons to join the national network.

Change is in the Air: Taking Initiative Towards a Tobacco-Free Texas

Date: Tue, Feb 7, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Register: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1131906

In 2015 approximately 264 billion cigarettes were sold in the U.S.  and adults with mental illnesses smoked almost a third of them. This staggering trend represented a missed opportunity for Texas’ behavioral health centers to proactively address tobacco use with their clients. Taking Texas Tobacco Free (TTTF) was the perfect way to move the needle forward, providing assistance to local behavioral health centers across Texas looking to reverse this trend in one of our most vulnerable populations. Attend this webinar, participants will hear from TTTF Project Leads Lorraine Reitzel, Bill Wilson, Bryce Kyburz, Correa Fernandez and Timothy Stacy on how to:

  • Make the case for integrating tobacco cessation practices and utilizing tobacco cessation tools within their community behavioral health setting
  • Develop and implement tobacco-free workplace policies
  • Offer tobacco treatment training and integrating tobacco use assessment into clinical practice
  • Build and sustain capacity around maintaining tobacco-free initiatives

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.

For help, email Communications@thenationalcouncil.org.

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