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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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SAMHSA Webinar Series Telebehavioral Health


Webinar 2: Telebehavioral Health – What Every Provider Needs to Know

Date: Tues., August 21, 2:00 p.m. ET

Are you a provider of behavioral health services, but are interested in expanding to telebehavioral health?  Do you already use telebehavioral health but are unsure of some of the legal, ethical or technical issues?

As telebehavioral health becomes more widespread, providers will need to become aware of several issues that govern the successful provision of online services. Webinar participants will learn about the important legal issues that relate to telehealth (e.g., licensure, informed consent, privacy/confidentiality); ethical issues (e.g., competencies, documentation, marketing); clinical issues (e.g., assessment/screening, boundaries/telepresence, handling emergencies); technical issues (e.g., technology/platform choices, cybersecurity, handling repairs); and other related information.


Substance Use Services in Primary Care – An Extension of SBIRT

Date: Mon., August 20, 3:00 p.m. ET

The National Council, with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, convened a panel of experts to develop “Implementing Care for Alcohol & Other Drug Use in Medical Settings: An Extension of SBIRT,” a step-by-step guide to assessing and addressing alcohol and/or other substance use as part of standard primary care practice. Join the National Council for an introduction to this enhanced Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model. Learn how this resource can guide clinical and operational implementation of SBIRT for adults in primary care. Attendees will hear firsthand from members of the expert panel.


Ask The Experts: CCBHC Webinar Series For Same Day Access and Just In Time Prescribing

Dates: Mon., August 20, 2:15 p.m. ET and Thurs., September 6, 12:00 p.m. ET
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SAMHSA requires CCBHCs to provide access to service within 10 days to clients with nonurgent needs. Many providers – both CCBHCs and those that recognize a more timely access to service is where the field is going – have implemented Same Day Access (SDA) for initial visits coupled with Just in Time (JIT) Prescriber Scheduling to get consumers into nonurgent medical care quickly, often within 3-5 days.

To effectively implement this transformational shift requires a change mindset from top to bottom, and MTM has helped hundreds of organizations find that focus and get the results that matter. In this two-part “Ask the Experts” series, participants can hear the latest insights and ask questions of MTM’s experts:

  • Same Day Access with Joy Fruth – August 20 at 2:15 p.m. ET
  • Just in Time Prescriber Scheduling with Scott Lloyd – September 6 at 12:00 p.m. ET

CCBHCs, Assisted Outpatient Treatment and Crisis Intervention: Expanding the Community Resources Continuum

Date: Thu.,August 30, 2:00 p.m. ET

For the six in ten Americans with mental illness who go untreated each year, additional community resources are desperately needed. Without help, individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) too often find themselves in a recurring cycle of incarceration or hospitalization—when earlier intervention could have kept them in their communities. How do we move beyond beds and jails to a robust system of comprehensive, community-based prevention and treatment services? Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) provide expanded access to crisis care, early intervention, and ongoing community-based treatment linked with courts, jails and prisons—paid for by an enhanced reimbursement rate that covers the real costs of these activities. Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) provides court-ordered treatment in the community for individuals with a history of being unable to consistently participate in treatment voluntarily. This webinar will explore how CCBHCs are uniquely positioned to provide needed care to individuals with SMI and how new expansion grants requiring assisted outpatient treatment services are creating opportunities to partner with individuals, families, jails, courts and probation services. Attendees will learn about the future of the CCBHC model and how it could be expanded to their communities. They will hear about the critical role CCBHCs play from:

  • Brian Stettin, Policy Director, Treatment Advocacy Center
  • Lauren Moyer, Vice President of Clinical Services, ReDiscover
  • Kate Davidson, Assistant Vice President of Policy & Advocacy, National Council for Behavioral Health

innovaTel Telepsychiatry: Back to School: Helping Children and Parents

Date: Wed., October 17, 1:00 p.m. ET

Starting a new school year is exciting, but can come with mental health challenges for students, teachers, parents and caregivers alike. The importance of initiating back-to-school routines, a positive mindset and leading by example can help make the transition much easier.

Dr. Philip Liu, child and adolescent psychiatrist, will discuss methods for families returning to school, cell phone and social media usage, bullying and why children refuse and have anxiety about school. He offers approaches and solutions to each of the different situations.

If you are a mental health professional that works closely with school age children, this webinar is sure to help you prepare your patients and their families on how to face challenges throughout the school year.


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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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