Events and Trainings

Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs

The vision of TTS Training Program accreditation is to provide leadership and to promote excellence in the professional preparation of Tobacco Treatment Specialists through the accreditation of Tobacco Treatment Specialist training. As an accrediting body, we are committed to the development and proliferation of standards and procedures that meet the needs of a dynamic, diverse, and complex population of tobacco users.


Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series

The Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series consists of nine modules that cover core concepts, such as defining public health issues, conducting community assessments, prioritizing options, and evaluating program and policy impacts. You may take each of the modules individually and receive a certificate for each one. If you choose to complete all nine modules, you will also receive a certificate for the series as a whole.


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Training And Resources: Collaborative for an Alcohol-Free Pregnancy: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Free, online trainings are available for healthcare providers who care for women at risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy, and for those who work with individuals living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). These online trainings provide strategies to improve the delivery of care related to FASDs and their prevention.


HCV Snapshot: An Introduction to Hepatitis C for Health Care Professionals

HCV Snapshot is a free, 90-minute online course. It is designed to briefly familiarize medical and behavioral health professionals with Hepatitis C.


HealtheKnowledge.com

Here you will find courses on a variety of topics related to improving health and healthcare services.


Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention

The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is a collaboration of the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and the Education Development Center (EDC). Both organizations have extensive experience in addressing suicide and suicide prevention. URMC directs the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide (CSPS), and EDC operates the national Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Site features webinar archives, training opportunities, and resources.


IRETA: Institute for Research, Education, & Training in Addictions

IRETA offers web-based training on a variety of topics related to substance use, addiction, and recovery. Most trainings offer the opportunity for continuing education credits.


KAP E-Learning

SAMHSA Knowledge Application Program (KAP). Trainings with CEUs available.


Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT): Excellence in Motivational Interviewing

This web site provides resources for those seeking information on Motivational Interviewing! It is hosted by the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international organization committed to promoting high-quality MI practice and training.


Motivational Interviewing Online Courses

This event provides an overview of Motivational Interviewing as described in Miller & Rollnick’s 3rd edition of their now classic work published in 1991. Basic information is presented for those unfamiliar and interested in learning more about this evidence-based intervention. For others, it will provide a review and/or update. We’ll cover the definitions, 4 processes, basic skills needed, and terminology used.

More and more primary health settings are recognizing the need for their patients to make major lifestyle changes in order to reduce the impact of heart disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and a multitude of other conditions. Primary health settings also have patients with risky substance use and/or mental health issues. At the same time, behavioral health providers are recognizing the impact of physical health on their client’s quality of life and wellness outcomes. One tool for both settings is Motivational Interviewing which is increasingly used for improving health outcomes by addressing behavior change. This webinar will offer some practical suggestions for basic health care behavior changes, including, but not limited to adopting healthy eating habits and increasing physical activity.


NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals

Recovery to Practice Webinars
These webinars are a component of the Recovery to Practice (RTP) Initiative that is designed to hasten awareness, acceptance, and adoption of recovery-based practices in the delivery of addiction-related services.


National Council for Behavioral Health

National Council webinars present experts on key mental health and addictions topics, followed by meaningful Q&A with webinar participants.


NCSACW: National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare is an initiative of HHS and jointly funded by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.

Webinars          Online Training

NDEWS Archived Webinars: National Drug Early Warning System

NDEWS Presents are monthly webinars convened by the NDEWS Coordinating Center to explore emerging drugs and timely drug-related topics. Future webinars will offer in-depth reviews of newly detected drugs, timely drug issues or trends, and events in specific geographical areas. Webinars may also be convened to explore innovative research and resources for better understanding changes in drug use and drug use trends in the United States.


NIH: Blending Initiative Motivational Interviewing CME/CE and Patient Simulation

The goal of the CME activity is to introduce concepts of motivational interviewing that can be used in patient interactions and guide physicians and clinicians through skills building and technique development.


NSDUH Data Presentation Now Available on SAMHSA.gov 

The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data presented by Dr. Elinore F. McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, measures: use of illegal drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco mental disorders, treatment, and co-occurring substance use. The data provides estimates of substance use and mental illness at the national, state, and sub-state levels. NSDUH data also help to identify the extent of substance use and mental illness among different sub-groups, estimate trends over time, and determine the need for treatment services.


PESI

Since 1979, PESI Inc., has provided cutting edge continuing education to professionals across the nation. We work alongside the world’s leading experts to create seminars, conferences, videos and books that meet the needs of adult learners. All of our continuing education seminars and products assure that professionals can meet the changing demands of their work by providing practical strategies, methods and interventions they can use immediately to improve the outcomes of their clients.


The Prevalence of Prescription Opioid Misuse: Doctor Shopping, Co-ingestion, and Exposure

This FREE self-paced online course covers important topics in prescription opioid misuse. The three sections will introduce you to prescription opioids, the link between multiple doctors and opportunities for misuse, and the prevalence of high-risk use among adolescents (including mixing pills with other drugs).

Opioids are here to stay. Knowing and addressing risky behaviors associated with nonmedical use can help prevent potentially grave consequences such as overdose and addiction.

Continuing Education Credits available:
NAADAC Approved for 2 CEHs (FREE)
PA CADC Approved for 2 CEUs (FREE)
Social Work Approved for 2 CEUs ($10)


Provider’s Clinical Support System For Medication Assisted Treatment

We are a national training and mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid misuse epidemic and the availability of newer pharmacotherapies to address opioid use disorder.  The overarching goal of PCSS-MAT is to make available the most effective medication-assisted treatments to serve patients in a variety of settings, including primary care, psychiatric care, and pain management settings.


Safe at Every Stage: Injury and Violence Prevention and the Developing Brain

This course is designed to help you understand and plan developmentally appropriate injury and violence prevention efforts that take into account the latest research on brain development. Using examples, interactive exercises, and real data sources, the course walks you through the process of analyzing injury and violence data through a developmental lens to tailor and implement your efforts. It also guides you through connecting with partners and communities to plan and work together on applying this knowledge to injury and violence prevention efforts.

Format: Online course

Time: 1.75 hours

Cost: Free


Service to Self: Behavioral Health for Fire and EMS Personnel

This new, online training course includes videos featuring emergency medical technicians and fire personnel, scenarios, and interactive quizzes. The course addresses occupational stressors; mental health and substance use issues including depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, suicidality, and alcohol use; resilience; and healthy coping mechanisms including demonstrations of stress management techniques. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) for continuing education credit. Learn more about all of SAMHSA’s training courses for first responders.


Stepping Stones to Recovery SOAR Online Curriculum

Training case managers to assist individuals who are homeless or at risk for homelessness to apply for the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).


Summit for Clinical Excellence: Continuing Education for Mental & Behavioral Health Professionals

We’re helping you update, broaden, and extend your professional knowledge and skills through our high-quality courses offered across a broad range of topics—while also maintaining affordability and convenience.


Women Matter!

Women Matter! focuses on women’s substance use and mental health concerns. Tune in as experts in the field share treatment approaches that support women from diverse cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and life experiences.


The Workshop Calendar

The Guide to Continuing Education for the Mental Health Community of the Northwest

Upcoming Events

2019 Northwest Drug Symposium

Ongoing Events

Eating Disorder Hope & Healing 12-Step Community Support Group

Please join us every Monday evening from 6-7pm for a free community support meeting addressing the needs of people suffering with or in recovery from an eating disorder. This meeting provides education about eating disorders and offers 12-Step support.

Monday Nights

6:00 – 7:00 PM

1411 W Franklin Street Boise, ID 83702 888-224-8250

888-224-8250 or 801-224-8255

Ashwood Family Healing Group: Education and Support

Open to the community: For loved ones of anyone struggling with a substance use disorder. Learn About codependency and addiction, family roles and family dynamics, and communication skills.

Ages 18 and up (special permission for teens may be granted). No RSVP required.

Tuesday Nights

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Ashwood Recovery Building, 7941 W. Rifleman St. Boise, ID 83704

208-895-7950

Alcoholics Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Times & locations vary

Medication and Sharps Disposal

Unwanted medications and old prescriptions can be dropped off at area law enforcement offices for free and safe disposal. Boise City Police, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, and Garden City Police will each offer a ‘no questions asked’ medications collection bin in the lobby of their respective headquarters.

Times & locations vary

NAMI Boise Programs & Support Groups

All programs and support groups are FREE. Programs offered include: Family & friends support groups, NAMI connection (peer support groups), Peer-to-Peer: 10-week experiential learning program, Family-to-Family: 12-week course for family members of individuals with severe mental illnesses, and more.

Times & locations vary

Optum Training for Network Providers

Optum is pleased to work with our network to provide training opportunities.  Please be sure to take note of registration requirements.  Most registrations will close the week prior to the offered training to allow for proper planning of webinar resources as well as provide participants with necessary information to join the sessions.

Times & locations vary

PEER Wellness Center Meetings

Peer Wellness Center, which is located in Boise hosts a full week of meetings and courses.  Visit the link to find meeting times for recovery groups of any category, al-anon and other support groups as well as some groups for grief and workshops on a variety of mental health related areas.

PEER Wellness Center, 5371 W Franklin Road, Boise, ID 83705

Locations vary

Yoga of 12 Step Recovery (Y12SR)

Y12SR is a sober activity and resource that combines the wisdom of yoga philosophy in conjunction with the practical tools of 12-step programs. It’s guided by it’s theme ‘The Issues Live In the Tissues”, and is modeled from meetings of 12-step programs. Y12SR meetings are for anyone dealing with their own addictive behaviors or affected by those behaviors in others. This is a open and inclusive group. All A’s are welcome.

Times & locations vary

The Phoenix 

The Phoenix–Boise is a sober active community. All events are FREE and open to anyone with a minimum of 48 hours of continuous sobriety.

Times & locations vary

Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network

Building on a rich history, the ATTC Network continuously strives to improve the quality of addictions treatment and recovery services by facilitating alliances among front line counselors, treatment and recovery services agency administrators, faith-based organizations, policy makers, the health and mental health communities, consumers and other stakeholders. By connecting them to the latest research and information through activities such as skills training, academic education, online and distance education, conferences, workshops, and publications, the ATTC Network responds to the emerging needs of the field.

Times & locations vary

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)

The NOFAS free Webinar Series features current FASD research, intervention and treatment strategies, and other topics, presented by leading authorities from the FASD field. Webinars will be available for download 24 hours after the live presentation. Please register to view the webinar recordings. You may need to download special software to view the webinars, particularly on Mac computers.

Times vary