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Brief, Episodic Outpatien Psychotherapy For Behavioral Health Agencies (6 hours)

  • Developing a conceptual framework for brief, episodic treatment
  • Translating a framework into effective action
  • Engagement, Activiation, and Recovery
  • Applying Motivational Interviewing skills
  • Practice, practice, and more practice
  • Monitoring progress and making adjustments to insure effective implementation
  • Identifiying "Enablers and Barriers"

Click here to see a six minute Youtube video that describes the training.  You can also search for it on Youtube using the search term "IBHI Demo."

A Primer In Motivational Interviewing and Solutions-Focused Psychotherapy (6 hours)

  • Developing a solid conceptual framework for both Motivational Interviewing and Solutions-Focused Psychotherapy
  • Understanding the benefits of implementing these two intervention strategies to clients, therapists, and behavioral health agencies 
  • Observing and practicing the clinical skills which are needed to implement these intervention strategies 
  • Creating a plan for translating the knowledge and skills learned in the workshop into
    everyday practice 


This training is available from IBHI as a stand alone workshop or it can be offered as Day Two of the training in Brief, Episodic Outpatient Psychotherapy. Our per day pricing will be discounted 15% when the two day package is purchased.

Clinical Documentation Training For Behavioral Health Agencies

  • Losing sleep, losing your job, losing money: the risks of poor documentation
  • Working as a team: the benefits of good documentation
  • Understanding and following the "golden thread"
  • What makes a claim valid
  • Writing assessments, service plans, and service notes
  • Clinician responsibilities vs. agency responsibilities

Mental Health Skills Training: Theory and Practice

A two and a half day training which helps mental health skills trainers to understand the basic theory and evidence based practices related to their work. The training is divided evenly between didactic learning and skills development. Students can contact the instructor with questions between sessions. Topics to be covered include:

  • How skills training is different from counseling, case management, personal care or peer services
  • The goals and objectives of skills training
  • Psychopathology Basics
  • Client Engagement
  • Intervention techniques and strategies
  • Group learning vs. individual learning
  • Documenting Skills Training services
  • Ethical issues
  • Case examples and case consultation
  • The perils and rewards of being a skills trainer 

Mandatory Policy Trainings For Healthcare Agencies

  • Covers Fraud and Abuse, Conflict of Interest and HIPAA Privacy and Security
  • Agency meets multiple mandated training requirements with a single half-day training
  • Designed to engage and challenge staff
  • Real world examples make training relevant and meaningful

The Suicidal Client: Understanding and Managing Suicidal Behavior/ Acceptance Commitment Therapy Model

  • Forms and characteristics of suicidal behavior
  • Prediction and prevention of suicidal behavior
  • ACT model of itegration of assessment and treatment
  • Implications of clinical interventions and acute care hospitalizations for medical practices
  • Protection of your practice from litigation

Building an Integrated Crisis Model and Response

  • Community mental health programs and crisis services
  • Building a centralized crisis team
  • Understanding and managing suicidal behavior
  • The care coordination community: emergency departments, law enforcement, and acute care

Behavioral Health Awareness in Primary Care Medicine

  • Identifying the characteristics of major mental illnesses
  • Implementing best practices for treating behavioral health issues in primary care clients
  • Integrating care in our community mental health programs
  • Understanding civil commitment laws
  • Managing suicidal behavior 

Managing Disruptive/Assaultive Behavior

  • Understanding disruptive and assaultive behavior
  • Barriers that impede effective treatment
  • Identify high risk situations
  • Characteristics of the assaultive cycle
  • De-escalation strategies