Trauma 101

The Trauma 101 training focuses on understanding how trauma impacts the body and the brain, how people adapt to trauma, and what we can do as providers and community members to support recovery and resiliency.

Host: Alaska Child Trauma Center at ACMHS


C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Board of Professional Counselors: 4.00
C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners: 4.00

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Friday, March 29, 2019 ( Anchorage, AK )

Friday, April 19, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
Friday, May 17, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )

Basic Concepts of Care Coordination FY19

This class is designed for new Care Coordinators not yet certified. It is a prerequisite to the State of Alaska’s Senior and Disability Services (SDS) three-day Beginning Care Coordination Training. This one-day course is designed to be interactive and provide attendees the opportunity to participate in discussions and activities.

Topics to be covered will include: Ethics, How to Serve Someone with a Disability, Advocacy, Person Centered Planning, and Skills of Interaction.

For more information or to register click the date below:

Friday, March 29, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
Thursday, May 16, 2019 ( Wasilla, AK ) Face-to-Face
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 ( Online / Web Delivered )
This webinar can be accessed anywhere you can connect with a computer. 

This training will be delivered as a webinar using Webinar connection information is available in the AKTC remote-learner portal after your registration and payment are processed. (Please allow 15 minutes for the system to update payment information before accessing the online training portal.)

Zoom can be used on a PC or Mac, laptop, IPad, tablet or smart phone and requires an Internet connection, a microphone and preferably a camera (most devices have a built-in mic and camera).

Brainspotting Phase 1

Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with BioLateral sound, which is deep, direct, powerful yet focused and containing.

Fri, March 29 2019, 8:30 AM – Sun, March 31 2019, 6:00 PM [AST] for more info.

nTIDE Lunch & Learn Webinar Series

The First Friday of every month. Noon to 1:00 pm EST or 8:00 am to 9:00 am AST

• Overview of National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Jobs Report Release – Deb Brucker, UNH-IOD & John O’Neill, Kessler Foundation
• News from the field of Disability Employment – Denise Rozell, AUCD; Interviewee from the Field: Alec Frazier
• Guest Panelist – TBD
• Open Question & Answer period for attendees

For details click here

Mental Health First Aid For Older Adults (MHFA) FY19

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for Older Adults is designed to address the specific mental health and substance disorders common in the aging population. By 2030, adults over the age of 65 will account for nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population. In older adults, symptoms such as apathy, sleep disturbances and appetite changes can be attributed to physical health conditions, dementias or even as a normal part of the aging process.

For more information contact: Betsy Chivers,

C.E. Credit for Nursing – American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): 8.00

Nursing CEs are being jointly provided by the Alaska Nurses Association and the Alaska Training Cooperative. The Alaska Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. CEs will be available for full participation.
For more information contact instructor Betsy Chivers,

Child Exploitation & Trafficking

This CE workshop is unlike any other trafficking workshop and will be a unique experience for all who participate. Providing meaningful support for victims recovering from trafficking is absolutely critical and there are many quality programs across the United States doing just that.

Part One: Monday, April 15, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Part Two: Monday, April 29, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Call Alisa Drake, MA, LPC (Owner, Turnagain Center) with questions, 907-301-3199.
or email

C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Board of Marriage and Family Therapy: 8.004    CE for Part One 4 CE for Part Two

C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Board of Professional Counselors: 8.004               CE for Part One 4 CE for Part Two

C.E. Credit for BH – Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners: 8.004                CE for Part One 4 CE for Part Two

Self-Employment 1 FY19

Customized Employment recognizes Self-Employment as an acceptable work goal for people with disabilities who want to work, but want to define their own jobs as opposed to working for someone else. In this two-hour class, the basic elements and requirements for Self-Employment are introduced and discussed. 
We will also discuss some business funding sources available in Alaska.
You will get a certificate of attendance and completion when you take this class.
This training will be delivered as a webinar using Zoom. 
Zoom can be used on a PC or Mac, laptop, IPad, tablet or smartphone and requires an Internet connection, a microphone and preferably a camera (most devices have a built-in mic and camera).

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 9:00AM -11:00AM

Dementia Care Workshop

The purpose of the Dementia Care Workshop is to build a foundation of knowledge which will enable the learner to integrate new care strategies into their professional practice that will increase the quality of life for people with dementia. The workshop teaches the fundamentals of dementia, as well as practical skills such as communication techniques, activities planning and best practices in de-escalating difficult behaviors. This training is specifically for direct care workers such as certified nursing assistants, workers in assisted living homes, personal care attendants, in-home workers, care coordinators and family caregivers.

This training is co-sponsored by the Alaska Training Cooperative. Continuing Nursing Education: 4 contact hours.                                                    Pre-registration is required.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM until 5:30 PM

Identifying and Diagnosing Common Personality Disorders, BHCE

C.E. Credit for National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK): 2.00 [pending]

This training will begin with a discussion of the role of personality disorders in the mental health system, emergency care and corrections. Consequences of not acknowledging personality traits on both the client and the system will be identified. Cluster B personality disorders will be identified, the diagnostic criteria reviewed, and steps for differential diagnosis given.

The Millon Personality Theory will be outlined. Special attention will be given to the Millon functional domains, evolutionary polarities and considerations for treatment. Kohlberg’s theory of moral development will be reviewed, identifying hidden difficulties in treating cluster B personality disorders. Common Evidenced Based Practices for cluster B personality disorders will be reviewed. This will include MRT, mental health court, DBT, Mentalizing, and family systems approaches.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM