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Toll Free: 877.243.3033
Welcome to Behavioral Healthcare Education, the training and technical assistance division of the Department of Psychiatry. We provide behavioral health continuing education and consultation.
NEWS: Please read an important letter from Donna McNelis, director, Behavioral Healthcare Education, regarding changes to the program taking effect in September 2015: download letter (PDF)
Learn more about the Behavioral Healthcare Education program.
Cognitive Processing Therapy Training Available
The PA Department of Human Services/Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services will be offering three cognitive processing therapy (CPT) training sessions throughout the state in June 2015:
- June 4 – 5
400 Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne
- June 11 – 12
Holiday Inn Grantville
604 Station Road, Grantville
- June 25 – 26
Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel
1160 Thorn Run Road, Coraopolis
This training is for clinicians (psychologists, licensed, counselors, social workers, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists) who are licensed (or license-eligible) to provide psychotherapy for PTSD. After the two-day live session, trainees will participate in weekly one-hour telephone case consultations for a period of six months.
The cost of the training is $100. To enroll, download the training brochure, fill out the registration form on page 3, and return it with your payment by mail, email or fax as directed.
Regional Course Information
Regional course catalog and registration website is now available.
Detailed registration instructions are available here.
Beginning in September 2014, our training year will run on a trimester schedule, and you will only be allowed to register for three courses per trimester. Fall 2014 course registration is now available.
Our colleagues at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute are offering a web-based CME and CE forum for health professionals serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The program, Psychopharmacology and ASD, will be available until June 30, 2015. Visit their website for details: drexel.edu/autisminstitute
Online Courses Now Available
We are pleased to offer convenient online courses on topics including the treatment of co-occurring disorders, types of therapies and interventions, and trauma. The list of available online courses is always expanding.
Learn more about behavioral healthcare online courses.
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