Open and Ongoing

Fundamentals of Toxicology Texting

Dr. Borg, Ph. D., F-ABFT, discusses the fundamentals of toxicology, including testing methodologies and commonly asked questions in this webinar. Topics include: Drug testing methods; Testing options; Results interpretation; FAQ.

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SAMHSA Four Part Series, Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R)

Our first webinar series of 2018 will focus on recovery-oriented cognitive therapy (CT-R) for people who experience serious mental illness. CT-R is an empirically-supported approach that operationalizes recovery and resiliency principles in a person-centered, strength-based way. CT-R pairs with psychiatric practice to produce measurable progress, is readily teachable, and has been successfully implemented in with people with a range of needs and in many settings (hospital, residential, case management team, outpatient).

  • Understand how an evidence-based, recovery-oriented cognitive therapy (CT-R) can operationalize recovery and resiliency.
  • Learn mechanisms for employing CT-R processes and techniques within clinical practice.
  • Explore methods for implementing evidence-based interventions across large behavioral health system.

Paul M. Grant, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry at the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center, University of Pennsylvania.
Ellen Inverso, PsyD, is the Director of Clinical Training and Education of the Beck Recovery Training Network at the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center.
Arthur C. Evans, PhD, prior to assuming the role of CEO of the American Psychological Association, was commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Service.

Theory, Evidence, and Activating the Adaptive Mode in CT-R
Part 1: Paul Grant and Ellen Inverso of the University of Pennsylvania discuss the development and utilization of Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy with introduction of the “adaptive mode”.
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Discovering Meaningful Aspirations and Taking Action with CT-R
Part 2: Paul Grant and Ellen Inverso discuss eliciting an individual’s hopes and dreams for motivating and energizing recovery via CT-R.
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Team-based CT-R for Building Empowerment and Resilience
Part 3: Paul Grant and Ellen Inverso focus on the use of CT-R in multidisciplinary services, energizing both the person and the team members.
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Implementation of CT-R Across a System, Lessons of success
Part 4: Arthur Evans, CEO of the American Psychological Association, and Paul Grant focus on the systemic large-scale implementation of CT-R sharing evidence of culture change.
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Clozapine as a Tool in Mental Health Recovery

This one-hour course offers information and resources for physicians, clinicians, and other practitioners serving people experiencing psychotic symptoms who are considering exploring the use of clozapine. Through a “virtual grand rounds,” this course will help you better understand the FDA guidelines, which individuals might benefit from clozapine, the risks and benefits of the medication, and how to engage in shared decision-making with individuals about using clozapine.

In this course, you’ll meet Robert, a young man with hopes of attending college and becoming a writer, who also struggles with psychotic symptoms. The course will explore the scientific evidence and best practices for how clozapine may be used as a tool to help him move closer to achieving his goals; as well as how to engage with Robert in a strengths-based, recovery-oriented way.

The faculty are national experts in recovery-oriented pharmacology, who present tips on how to engage with individuals experiencing psychotic symptoms and using clozapine as an effective tool to help them move closer to achieving their goals.

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Naloxone Training for Treatment Court Professionals and Families

“An online education program for treatment court professionals, clients and stakeholders on the safe use of naloxone” developed by the Center for Opioid Safety Education at the University of Washington and the National Drug Court Institute.

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The Stepping Up Initiative Resource Toolkit

The Stepping Up Resources Toolkit provides key resources intended to assist counties with developing and implementing a systems-level, data-driven plan that can lead to measurable reductions in the number of people with mental illnesses in local jails.

Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail: Six Questions County Leaders Need to Ask serves as a blueprint for counties to assess their existing efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jail by considering specific questions and progress-tracking measures. The report also informs the Stepping Up technical assistance that will be offered moving forward.

Webinars discussion the six questions can be found on this website.

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SIM-plementation: Applying the Sequential Intercept Model to Local Planning and Action

In November, 2017, SAMHSA presented a webinar about how to implement the Sequential Intercept Model locally.

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National Findings on Mental Illness and Drug Use by Prisoners and Jail Inmates

In June 2017 the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released two reports: Indicators of Mental Health Problems Reported by Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2011-12 and Drug Use, Dependence and Abuse Among State Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2007-2009.  In this webinar, BJS statistician Jennifer Bronson reviews the findings of the reports and discusses how jurisdictions around the country—namely Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees—can use this information.

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SAMHSA Recovery To Practice – Clinical Decision Support for Prescribers Treating Individuals with Co-occurring Disorders

This two-course series offers information and resources for physicians, clinicians, and other practitioners serving individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorder.

In this scenario-based series, participants meet “Nick,” a young father with many strengths and who is challenged by both substance use and mental illness. The course explores the question: How do I approach Nick and help him meet his needs in ways that are both clinically sound and recovery-focused?

The faculty are national experts in recovery, including psychiatrists, a psychologist, a social worker, a nurse, and peers. They offer tools, tips, and strategies for addressing Nick’s needs, and those of other individuals facing similar challenges.

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Developing Program Phases in a Mental Health Court

Many mental health courts structure their programs in phases with different levels of supervision tied to demonstrated successes and progress toward program completion. As jurisdictions refine their practices within mental health courts they often seek additional information on using a phased approach as a way to structure program participation. How are program phases created? What makes them effective? How many program phases should a mental health court have?

This webinar focusses on answering these questions and others. Speakers from the Mental Health Court Learning Site in Bonneville, Idaho—District 7 Mental Health Court Coordinator Eric Olson and Norma Jaeger, the Idaho Supreme Court’s former director of problem-solving courts and community sentences alternatives—discuss their experiences with developing phases in mental health court programs.

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Acknowledging and Managing Implicit Bias

The Center for Court Innovation presents an online learning opportunity by Professor Bryant Marks from Morehouse College that discusses race and procedural justice. This video guides viewers through the foundations of implicit bias, real-world examples, why it exists and its effects (especially on racial minorities), and how it can be measured. The training also gives viewers concrete strategies to reduce bias in one’s own practice.

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Data-Driven Health & Justice Update

In December, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and the Illinois Health and Hospital Association hosted the Data-Driven Health & Justice (DDHJ) Conference to encourage counties to network and problem-solve around justice and health reform for superutilizers, or individuals with complex, chronic needs cycling through emergency departments and jails in their communities.

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Connect 2 Justice – Open Forum (Event and webinar clearinghouse)

Connect2Justice is an online community for NCJA members and employees of member agencies. The Open Forum section keeps an updated list of webinars and in person events of interest to criminal justice stakeholders.

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Supporting Housing for DDHJ Communities: How to Start a FUSE Initiative in Illinois

ICJIA presents the latest webinar in their Data-Driven Health & Justice series for the superutilizer population. This webinar features CSH’s national Frequent Users Systems Engagement (FUSE) model, based on data-driven problem-solving, policy and systems reform, and targeted housing and services. Kim Keaton, CSH Senior Program Manager for Strategy & Impact, provides a detailed overview of the FUSE model, and Betsy Benito, Director of CSH’s Illinois Program, offers local context.

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The Sequential Intercept Model

Michelle Rock, JD, Executive Director of the Illinois Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health and Justice will present the SIM and describe early intercepts of the model which can be used to target superutilizers before they enter jail. Allen Jones, Chief Deputy of the Champaign County’s Sheriff’s office, will describe Champaign County’s recent SIM mapping efforts with a focus on the early intercepts, stakeholder relations ships and challenges encountered.

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Public Housing Access: A Convening on Innovative Reentry Practices

Trinity Church, in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, presented Public Housing Access: A Convening on Innovative Reentry Practices, featuring public housing authorities, law enforcement agencies, government officials, practitioners, and researchers, to discuss and highlight innovative reentry practices in public housing. The event included discussions on the importance of public housing for people with conviction histories, lessons from the field, best practices, and opportunities for changes in policy.

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Hair Color Bias

Join us for a webinar that takes you through the benefits and limitations of drug testing keratin matrices (i.e. hair, nail). We discuss how drugs are incorporated into hair and nail, and how some factors affect the tests, such as chemical treatments and pigment. Specifically we discuss case studies regarding natural hair pigment (color), and how hair as a specimen compares to nail.

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Prison/Jail Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Introduced by Michael Botticelli, Director of the White House Office of National Control Drug Policy, it focuses on three ground breaking MAT programs in Massachusetts, Missouri, and Pennsylvania.   Administrators, direct service providers, even inmates and former inmates in those states talk about the challenges and benefits of MAT programs.  In today’s national opioid crisis, national and state governments are focusing on new approaches to drug treatment and MAT is at the forefront.

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Maximizing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in your Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) Site

Learn the resources that are useful tools to accessing existing resources for both your ARI site and other local partners.

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Get Ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace

Take advantage of a new, 30-minute, interactive training toolkit, developed through SAMHSA’s Enrollment Coalitions Initiative. Titled, “Getting Ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace,” the toolkit is a narrated presentation designed to:

  • Describe the health care law, how it works, and why it is important for uninsured individuals with behavioral health conditions.
  • Explain how the Health Insurance Marketplace works, how to apply for health coverage, and where to get help.
  • Provide communication ideas and materials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that you can use to increase awareness and motivate uninsured individuals to enroll.

The toolkit also provides articles, brochures, fact sheets, presentations, videos, posters, cards, outreach messages, flyers, widgets, and social media resources. Many are available in multiple languages and customized for specific populations.

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Changing the Behavior of Drug-Involved Offenders: Supervision That Works

Drs. Angela Hawken and Mark Kleiman evaluated Hawaii’s swift and certain supervision program, more commonly referred to as Hawaii HOPE, which Cook County’s Adult Redeploy Illinois program is based on.   In this archived seminar, they discuss what they learned and how the principles of HOPE are being applied elsewhere. The discussion includes the kinds of offenders who are now being supervised under HOPE-style programs and important unanswered research questions, such as: the psychological mechanisms that underlie the dramatic behavior changes, the minimum effective sanction, whether sanctions should escalate, and when revocation is appropriate.

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Mental Health Court Research Roundup: Applying Research to Practice

This webinar, presented by the CSG Justice Center, provides an overview of emerging research about mental health courts and discusses its implications for mental health court practitioners and policymakers. During the webinar, mental health court researchers share their findings and discuss best practices that can help mental health court teams integrate valuable information from emerging research into their programs’ design and operation.

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Engaging and Involving Families of Youth Who are involved with the Criminal Justice System

This webinar, presented by the CSG Justice Center, features practical approaches to increasing and improving the engagement and involvement of the families of youth involved with the juvenile justice system. With support from the MacArthur Foundation, the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice has worked with a number of sites across the country through the Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network to develop and implement model approaches aimed at empowering families, training juvenile justice staff, and modifying policies to support families of youth involved with the juvenile justice system. Highlights of this work include developing curricula for juvenile justice staff, creating a “Family Bill of Rights,” and revising state and local laws and policies. Model approaches from Pennsylvania and Texas, two states that participated in this effort, are presented in this webinar.

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Addressing Co-occurring Disorders in Adult Court-Based Programs

This webinar, held on August 16, 2012, provided an overview of how court-based programs (e.g., problem-solving courts) can effectively address the needs of participants with both mental health and substance use disorders. Roger Peters, PhD, one of the nation’s leading experts on this issue, discussed what court-based programs can do to ensure the success of participants with co-occurring disorders, including refining eligibility considerations, implementing screening and assessment, connecting participants with evidence-based treatment, and making enhancements to treatment and supervision strategies. The webinar concluded with a Q & A session in which Dr. Peters answered questions from webinar attendees.

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Treating and Supervising Methamphetamine Addicts in Drug Court

This self-paced online course will expand your knowledge in effective techniques for treating and supervising methamphetamine addicts. The training will help Drug Court team members identify and understand the unique challenges of working with methamphetamine addicts and apply science-based methods to effectively treat and supervise this population.

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The Beat: A Law Enforcement Guide to Drug Court

This in-depth, self-paced course is designed to educate law enforcement officers on Drug Court programs and the role law enforcement plays on the Drug Court team. Law enforcement officers will learn the core knowledge, skills and information necessary to effectively monitor, supervise and participate on a Drug Court team. We have course modules to educate you on how to effectively respond to individuals with mental health and trauma and to educate you on “why people can’t stop using drugs”. You will find that each unit contains a video segment accompanying the PowerPoint presentation and a self-assessment exercise addressing unit competencies. There are various resources provided for each unit that include suggested readings and video clips. All of these resources are intended to support you — the individual learner — as you progress through the course.

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Innovations in Substance Abuse Treatment and Abstinence Reinforcement

In 2009 over 123 million people aged 12 or older required treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse problem, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Of those needing treatment, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that only 11 percent received inpatient or outpatient addiction services. While the need for services have traditionally outpaced the number of open treatment slots/beds; the field is expected to expand substantially over the next decade thanks in large part to the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. With millions of newly eligible Americans now having access to both health and behavioral health care services, meeting this demand will require providers to look at innovative new approaches and toward maximizing what the evidence says about effectiveness of current practices. Innovations in Substance Abuse Treatment and Abstinence Reinforcement will examine the research and the science behind two innovations in substance abuse treatment that can improve treatment effectiveness and enhance the number of people who receive services. Specifically, this webinar will look at CBT4CBT, a computer based cognitive behavioral intervention designed for substance treatment. It will also examine how contingency management, a behavioral intervention based on principles of reinforcement, can dramatically improve the ability of individuals to abstain from drug use.

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Access Library of Army OneSource Webinars

Army OneSource is a Secretary of the Army initiative to provide comprehensive community support and service delivery for service members and their families regardless of component or geographic location. In addition to legal issues, they have webinars covering topics related to veterans and military families including:
The Ten Key Components of a Veterans Treatment Court
Addressing the Impact of PTSD & TBI on Military Families
Building Resilience in Military Families
Strategies for Successful Outreach to Military
And more

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Opioid Overdose Averted: Naloxone-Friendly Zones Save Lives

The goal of this webinar is to encourage healthcare professionals and residents to take the most appropriate course of action in the event of an opioid overdose. Hear directly from Carl Scroggins, Gateway’s resident expert on overdose prevention programming, and find out how Illinois law enables treatment centers like Gateway, as well as concerned citizens to ensure the safety of others dependent on opioids like heroin, OxyContin and Percocet.

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Altered States: Marijuana, the Brain and Legalization

From board rooms to family rooms, marijuana legalization continues to be a hot topic. This is largely due to rapidly changing attitudes toward marijuana in the United States. As the taboo surrounding marijuana appears to dissipate, the webinar will serve as an important reminder regarding the health repercussions and legal implications associated with marijuana.

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Substance Use to Self-Medicate: The Perpetuation of Co-Occurring Disorders

This webinar will introduce medical professionals to current, research-based trends in the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. Mr. Turner will review the clinical intervention tools for successfully managing the complex demands related to co-occurring disorders and share professional experiences in diagnosing and providing substance abuse treatment to those with underlying health issues such as anxiety, PTSD, depression and others.

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Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based method of communication for supporting behavior change. This introductory webinar session introduces you to the concept and principles of Motivational Interviewing. The webinar will build upon participants’ interviewing and counseling skills by teaching how to make a realistic assessment of a client’s motivation for change. It outlines models to increase effectiveness with clients who are resistant to change. You will learn specific techniques to help clients explore and resolve ambivalence in order to make behavior changes.

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