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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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Telepsychiatry 101: Ask the Experts

Date: Thurs., June 21, 2:00 p.m. ET

Is telepsychiatry secure? What are the telepsychiatry regulations like in my state? How can telepsychiatry help solve our psychiatric shortage?

Get answers to these and all of your telepsychiatry-related questions during this live Q&A-style webinar.

Dr. McCray Ashby, child and adolescent psychiatrist at innovaTel Telepsychiatry, and Shauna Reitmeier, CEO of Northwestern Mental Health Center, will lead a discussion on the issues, opportunities and benefits of telepsychiatry implementation, then you’ll have the opportunity to ask Shauna and Dr. Ashby all of YOUR questions about telepsychiatry so you can get clear on how telemedicine technology could help solve some of the problems your clinic has been facing. 

A SAMHSA Sponsored Webinar: Criminal Justice and Serious Mental Illness: Moving to Patient Centered Care

Date: Thurs., June 28, 12:30 p.m. ET

A 2010 report from the Treatment Advocacy Center found that jails and prisons have more than three times the individuals living with serious mental illness than hospitals. Labeled as the “new mental hospitals or asylums,” at least 16 percent of inmates currently in jails and prisons have a serious mental illness compared to 6.4 percent in 1983. Unless gaps in care for these individuals are identified and effective patient-centered interventions are implemented, this problem will persist and potentially worsen.

Attendees of this webinar will learn about the factors contributing to the current situation, gaps in the systems, how to improve access to care in the community and the role of diversion programs such as Mental Health Courts and Drug Courts in decreasing criminalization of serious mental illness and substance use disorders.


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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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