Coordinated Behavioral Care
CBC Training Institute's January 2021 Webinars
Interview with Celia Brown, NY’s 1st Peer Specialist *
Trainer: Celia Brown 
January 7, 2021 at 9:30am
Were you ever curious about where the Peer Movement in New York State came from? In this webinar, Emily Grossman, Director of the CBC Training Institute will have the honor of interviewing New York State’s very first mental health peer specialist, Celia Brown, who is now a Regional Advocacy Specialist at OMH. In this interview, Celia will answer questions about the history of the peer specialist project, peer run services, training for peer specialists, the role of peer specialists and the OMH Peer Specialist Civil Service title job description. She will share her wealth of knowledge about the evolution of peer specialists and peer support services in New York State. Please join us for this exciting webinar.
Coping With COVID-19: Response and Recovery**
    Trainer: James Kennedy (CUCS)
January 11, 2021 at 9:30am
CEUs available: 1.5
This training will provide a forum for discussing and managing the challenges and stressors brought on by Covid-19. The training will recognize how the pandemic, which has hit New York City very hard and has put our lives under large and continuing amounts of stress, makes our important work more challenging than ever. The training will review many of the coping and wellness skills we teach our clients with the goal of helping workers stay safe. 
Organizational Ways to Promote Self- Care due to COVID-19**
(For Supervisors and Managers)
Trainer: James Kennedy (CUCS)
January 14, 2021 at 9:30am
CEUs Available: 1.5
This training is for managers and supervisors to provide an overview of stress in social services. It will also illustrate principles for management to help reduce job concerns and to cope effectively with the stressors/ challenges due to the pandemic. Participants will develop awareness of the impact of new tensions and issues (additional cultural and demographic contexts). We will review organizational issues to address challenges for supervisors, while providing self-care and practical coping skills and tips for workers.
Greif and Loss**
Trainer: Dr. Norman Blumenthal (OHEL)
January 21, 2021 at 9:30am
CEUs available: 1.5
Grief is a normal, expected and necessary response to the death of a loved one such as a family member or dear friend. The inevitable sadness, psychic pain and longing for reconnection needs to be processed by the bereaved and validated by those invested in her ultimate consolation. This workshop will convey the universality and function of grief with specific suggestions how both the bereaved and his associates can facilitate the effective expression of loss and pain. This will be accomplished through presentation, discussion, voluntary sharing and exercises.
Trainer: Dr. Norman Blumenthal (OHEL)
January 25, 2021 at 9:30am
CEUs available: 1.5
Trauma occurs when the predictability and stability of one’s life is challenged and shattered by an event or series of events that pose a serious threat to the individual’s survival or capacity to adequately function. The responses of the traumatized is often heightened levels of fear, anxiety or conversely numbness or withdrawal that  may feel destabilizing. In this workshop, the participants will be familiarized with the different types of trauma with a particular focus on the current pandemic. Methods of relieving the adverse effects of trauma and effectively adjusting to ongoing traumatic situations will be both discussed and practiced. 
Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) *
January 26, 2021 at 2pm
In this webinar, participants will get a chance to learn about Dialectical Behavior Therapy. The webinar is meant to be an overview of this evidenced-based approach, which was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. While participants will not be trained to deliver DBT after this training, they will get a good sense of what DBT is, it’s uses, and how it can benefit the people they serve. The training will look at DBT from both the provider perspective, as presented by psychiatrist Dr. Bianca Nguyen, and also from a service recipient’s perspective, as presented by CBC Training Institute Director Emily Grossman. This webinar will be very informative and hands on. You won’t want to miss it!
*Trainings with a star next to them are hosted via McSilver Institute's website and require a username and password before you can register. If you don't already have a username and password for McSilver's website, you can easily create one.

** Trainings with two stars next to them are sponsored by SAMHSA. You can also register through McSilver Institute's website for these trainings.

***Please note for CEU credits:
Per the policy set by the NYS Education Department State Boards for Social Work and Mental Health Practitioners, in order to receive CE hours, attendees must be present for the entirety of the training; partial Continuing Education credit for partial attendance cannot be awarded. 

For CUCS Training CEUs Only: CUCS will be offering CEUs for Licensed Social Workers only.

For OHEL Training CE's Only: The Mel & Phyllis Zachter OHEL Institute for Training is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers (#SW-0016), and by the NYSED’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0002) and Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (#CAT-0078).

Please click the button below to see our full training calendar, along with training descriptions. Reserve your space for some winter professional development and self-care today!
Coordinated Behavioral Care
55 Broadway, New York
NY 10006