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The Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency is looking for qualified individuals to provide training opportunities for possible future training events.  Specifically, professionals who could provide teaching experiences in the areas of Case Management,  Healthy Cooking/ Healthy Eating Habits, treating adolescents with co-occurring disorders, health issues for the aging Behavioral Health population and early childhood Behavioral Health issues/treatment.  Some trainings will require educational credentials for the allowance of CEU’s for licensed Psychologists, Social Workers and LCPCs.  Please send information to: aac-lbha-connect@aacounty.org.  


BHA/MedChi Behavioral Health November and December Webinar Series: Helping the Helpers and Those They Serve

Helping the Helpers and Those They Serve

Thursday, November 10th and Thursday, December 8th, 2022
5:00 PM-6:00 PM ET
See "Learn More" Below for CEU Information

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and
MedChi jointly sponsor a webinar series, the BHA/MedChi Behavioral Health Webinar Series:
Helping the Helpers and Those They Serve.

CMEs will be available at no cost, as will Participant Certificates, which for other disciplines may
qualify for CEUs or other continuing education credit, although these are not approved for CEUs
by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners. Participants should check with their certifying
organizations to see how these would apply.

November 10: Approach to Insomnia.
Beverly Fang, MD.
Register here

December 8: Finding Antidotes to Burnout Through Contradictory Truths.
Alana Iglewicz, MD.
Register here

These webinars are for Maryland’s behavioral health and medical health care workers of all
disciplines, whether working in community or hospital settings. They are designed to enhance
both health care worker self-care and resultantly the care they provide, as health care workers
combat numerous stressors including the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice issues, and other
stressors that can potentially impact delivered care.

Sponsored by: The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and MedChi
Price: Free

For questions, or if you are interested in delivering a presentation, being a moderator, or have
self-care topics/presenters to suggest, contact Steve Whitefield at

Learn More

Posted: 11/07/2022

Webinar: Enhanced Communication Skills and Person-Centered Approaches to Talking About Vaccine Hesitancy

Having Difficult Conversations: Enhanced Communication Skills and Person-Centered Approaches to talking About Vaccine Hesitancy

Two Dates: Monday, December 5th or Wednesday, December 14th, 2022
9:30 AM-12:00 PM ET
See "Learn More" Below for CEU Information

Attendees will learn:

  • How to engage with individuals in challenging conversations
  • Information sharing without power struggles
  • How to connect health activities to consumer's long-term goals

This training is appropriate for all behavioral healthcare workers.

Sponsored by: Maryland Department of Health BHA and University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Price: Free

Learn More | Register

Posted: 11/16/2022

Webinar: Treating Depressed and Suicidal Teens

Treating Depressed and Suicidal Teens: Evidence-Based Approaches

Friday, December 9th, 2022
11:30 AM-1:00 PM ET
See "Learn More" Below for CEU Information

This is an introduction to evidence-based approaches to strengthen your confidence and competence in effectively working with suicide risk in teens.

Learning Objectives:
1. Review methods for assessing risk factors for suicide and imminent suicidality in teens.
2. Discuss evidence-based approaches to suicide prevention and intervention, including Chain Analysis, Safety Plans, and Treatment Plans.

Trainer: Dr. David A Brent

Dr. Brent is the founder and director of STAR (Services for Teens At Risk); author of "Treating Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents: A Clinicians Guide"; academic chief at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Clinical and Translational Science and Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies at UPMC.

Dr. Brent is a leading researcher and instructor in the field of youth suicide.


This event is geared towards beginner, intermediate, and advanced behavioral health professionals.

Sponsored by: The Wellness Institute
Price: Free (Note costs associated if seeking CEUS in

For questions, email info@wellnessinstitute.org.

Learn More | Register

Posted: 11/18/2022

Webinar: Grief in Veterans: An Unexplored Consequence of Combat Deployment

Grief in Veterans: An Unexplored Consequence of Combat Deployment

Thursday, December 15th 2022
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
See "Learn More" Below for CEU Information

Attendees will learn:

  • How to describe Veteran grief responses to combat and suicide
  • How to explain the factors that influence grief responses in Veterans
  • Identify the relationship between grief, moral injury, and suicide

Training Presenter: Paulene Lubens, PhD, MPH

Pauline Lubens, PhD, MPH is a Policy Analyst at Swords to Plowshares where she conducts research focusing on veteran well-being. Her most recent research focus has been on how to best meet the health care needs of aging veterans who have experienced chronic homelessness.

She completed her Master of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2011 and her doctorate in Public Health at the University of California, Irvine in 2018. Her dissertation research was a mixed methods study of grief in combat veterans who had lost comrades to combat and/or suicide.

Dr. Lubens has focused her public health research and teaching on the toll of war — specifically on the emotional, psychosocial, behavioral and somatic health outcomes associated with armed conflict and military service in U.S. veterans, military families, and refugees.

Sponsored by: Maryland's Commitment to Veterans and University of Maryland School of Medicine
Price: Free

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Posted: 11/18/2022

Virtual Two-Day Training: Conflict Resolution for Recovery (CRR)

Conflict Resolution for Recovery (CRR)

Wednesday, December14th-Thursday, December 15th, 2022
12:00 PM-7:00 PM ET
Upon completing the 12-hour training, participants will earn a Certificate of Completion for 12 CEs.

Conflict Resolution for Recovery (CRR) is a two-day therapeutic training that is skill-based and focused on the brain, including how the brain works in conflict and strategies to affect the quality of recovery in relationships. Participants may apply for the CRR Facilitator's Certificate.

CRR is designed to:

  • Help reduce relapse and sustain recovery of adult and adolescent substance use, abuse and dependent persons by improving their conflict resolution knowledge, attitudes and skills.
  • Serve as a research-based, empirically-tested, psycho-educational curriculum that is effective and appropriate to use with diverse populations of adult and adolescent substance use disorder persons.
  • Provide treatment and training materials for professionals (counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists,  outreach and faith-based and others) that are easy to use and integrate into existing community residential, intensive outpatient and outpatient substance use disorder treatment facilities, as well as school-based counseling, faith counseling and other helping professional and faith-based groups.
  • Provide an effective, cost-efficient, feasible model for improving clients’ conflict resolution capacities. This innovative program is based on concepts adapted from effective use in other disciplines/environments, make use of today’s technology, and enhance relapse-prevention options.

All registrations for the two-day CRR training include purchase of the Romancing the Brain: Conflict Resolution for Recovery Training Kit, which consists of a 264-page Facilitator Guide, the 99-page Client Workbook, and a USB drive with almost 400 PowerPoint slides to use in therapy or psychosocial educational sessions. Attendees are required to have the CRR Training Kit to participate in the training. 

Sponsored by: NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
Price: See "Learn More" Link Below, costs vary

For more information on CRR, please contact NAADAC at 703-741-7686 or naadac@naadac.org.

Learn More | Register

Posted: 11/03/2022

Webinar: Issues and Ethics for the Helping Professional

Issues and Ethics for the Helping Professional

Thursday, December 8th, 2022
9:00 AM-12:15 PM ET
This course is eligible for Ethics CEs, see "Learn More" below for more information

The clinician is constantly being faced with ethical and professional issues that relate to their practice. These issues often require that the helper re-examine how their life experiences and values affect the therapeutic process.

Practitioners are continually being challenged by questions regarding confidentiality, cultural sensitivity, competence, boundaries and multiple relationships, and client/counselor rights. These ethical and/or legal issues are tremendously important if you provide individual, group or family counseling, whether you are supervisor, consultant or a counselor doing community work.

The program will focus on specific issues related to addiction services and professional development of addiction professionals. This workshop will assist participants in developing the critical skills necessary for ethical decision-making and for understanding various levels of ethical practice.

Use of real-life case studies and role-playing will provide the participants with opportunities to practice effective strategies to bring about most positive outcomes for the therapist and the client.  

Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to

  • Describe and understand a minimum of three (3) basic ethical theories.
  • Explain the steps necessary for making ethical decisions.
  • To differentiate between Dual and Multiple Relationships and other Boundary Violations
  • To define and determine the relationship between counselor self-awareness and self-care.

This course is appopriate for Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists.

Sponsored by: University of Maryland School of Social Work
Price: $70-$90

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Posted: 11/02/2022

Self-Paced Virtual Training: Whole-Person Care For Opioid Use Disorder

Whole-Person Care For Opioid Use Disorder

Continuous Access
This course is self-paced, and you can start and stop as you wish. It is estimated the course will take 3.0 hours to complete.
This course is accredited for 3.0 CEUs from the National Association of Social Workers.

This introductory course provides foundational information about the neurobiology and prevalence of opioid use disorder (OUD), the whole-person care framework and best practices, treatment and recovery supports for OUD, and supporting housing stability for individuals with OUD. While the principles in this course apply broadly to best practices for working with individuals with SUD, the focus throughout will be on individuals who are experiencing homelessness and OUD.

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Describe key principles of whole-person care, including trauma-informed care and person-centered techniques to engage people experiencing homelessness with an OUD.
  2. Describe best practices for treating OUD including using a medication, psychosocial interventions, and recovery supports.
  3. Identify practical strategies to help improve health and housing outcomes for people experiencing homelessness with an OUD.

Sponsored by: The Homeless and Housing Resource Center
Price: Free

Learn More | Register

Posted: 08/31/2022

Co-Occurring Disorders Training Webinar Series

Co-Occurring Disorder Treatments

September 14th-December 14th, 2022
Each topic is offered twice on the assigned date: 9:00 - 10:30 AM ET and 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET
CEUS vary

Best practice treatment for co-occurring disorders is integrated. Ideally, treatment for both disorders is provided by the same clinician (or team), at the same time. Integrated treatment involves stage-wise treatment, which focuses on the person’s readiness to make any needed changes.


This training series is designed to help helping professionals gain the knowledge, philosophies, and skills needed to work with people who have both mental health and substance use disorders.

For more efficient registration, attendees are asked to register for the whole series.
If you cannot make every session, or just want to attend certain ones, that is fine. You will only receive CEU credit for the sessions you attend, and you can only receive CEU credit for one session each day. All sessions are online and delivered via zoom.

September 14th: Clear Mindset

September 21st: Stage-Wise Interventions Overview

September 28th-Interventions to Promote Harm Reduction

October 5th: Engagement Interventions'

October 12th: Motivational Interventions Part 1

October 19th: Motivational Interventions Part 2

October 26th: Active Treatment Interventions-CBT Part 1

November 2nd: Active Treatment Interventions-CBT Part 2

November 9th: Active Treatment Interventions-DBT Part 1

November 16th: Active Treatment Interventions-DBT Part 2

November 30th: Active Treatment Interventions-DBT Part 3

December 7th: Active Tretament Interventions-DBT Part 4

December 14th: treatment Groups, Self-Help, and Twelve-Step Programs


Sponsored by: University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Price: Free

For questions, please email Stephanie Lagalo, Senior Co-Occuring Disorders Trainer at  slagalo@som.umaryland.edu 

Learn More | Register

Posted: 08/15/2022

Suicide Prevention Resources 

Hotlines for families and youth

Call 911 for immediate assistance in any emergency

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Maryland's Crisis Line
Dial 2-1-1, Press 1
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Safety Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Veteran's Service Phone Line
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Dial or Text 988 or Chat
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Physician Support Line
Monday – Friday: 8AM - 3AM ET
Saturday – Sunday: 8AM - 3AM ET

Veteran's Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, Press 1, or text to 838255
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team  (GVIT) Suicide Prevention Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Domestic Violence Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Responsible Gun Ownership Toolkit

Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) Youth Gun Safety Toolkit

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