January 30, 2019

Additional Training Programs

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ABFT (Attachment-Based Family Therapy)

Description: Attachment Based Family Therapy is an empirically informed family therapy model specifically designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and depression. Tested with diverse families, including low-income and minority families, ABFT is a trust-based, emotion-focused, process-oriented brief therapy. The model is organized by five treatment tasks that provide directionality. Participants will learn how this model helps families repair interpersonal ruptures that have damaged trust and rebuild emotionally protective, secure parent–child relationships.


To learn more about ABFT, contact:
Maria Gdontakis Pos
Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs
mpos@aocmhp.org

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AMSR (Assessing Managing Suicide Risk)

6.5 hour training, with CE’s available (one day virtual or in-person) AMSR offers one-day and half-day trainings in the latest research-informed suicide risk assessment and risk formulation designed for health and behavioral health care professionals working in a variety of settings. Online options available. Training is led by a trainer and typically allows for up to 40 participants. Participants who complete a full-day AMSR-Outpatient, AMSR-Inpatient, or AMSR-Substance Use Disorder (SUD) training are eligible for 6.5 continuing education (CE) and continuing medical education (CME) credits. Credit offerings vary by curriculum. These trainings are for clinicians managing client treatment and some versions are for behavioral health clinicians with a master’s degree or above.

Online AMSR for Health and BH Professionals working in Outpatient Settings.

To learn more about AMSR, contact:
Maria Gdontakis Pos
Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs
mpos@aocmhp.org

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CBT-SP (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention) Virtual 3-day

CBT-SP is a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy program designed for patients who have previously attempted or thought of suicide. The intervention teaches patients skills to use alternative ways of thinking and behaving during episodes of suicidal crises and assists them in building a network of mental health services and social supports to prevent future suicide attempts. It is designed to be provided by individual therapists on a one-to-one basis.
We have one of these set up for Youth-Serving professionals and another for Adult-Serving professionals.


To learn more about CBT-SP, contact:
Maria Gdontakis Pos
Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs
mpos@aocmhp.org

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a highly efficacious treatment developed by Marsha M. Linehan, PhD for multi-diagnostic, severely disordered individuals with borderline personality disorder and other challenges of emotion dysregulation. Recent studies have shown that DBT skills, when provided in the context of a comprehensive DBT program, are highly effective at reducing suicidal behaviors and improving treatment outcomes. 

To learn more about DBT, contact:
Maria Gdontakis Pos
Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs
mpos@aocmhp.org

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CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality)

CAMS is a therapeutic framework for suicide-specific assessment and treatment of a patient’s suicidal risk. It is a flexible approach that can be used across theoretical orientations and disciplines for a wide range of suicidal patients across treatment settings and different treatment modalities. CAMS training is available in an online course, and in-person practical role-play training. CE’s available to participants at an additional cost of $36. A one-hour Teen CAMS supplement available after completing core CAMS. 3-phase approach that CAMS-care is promoting to be fully trained. That includes the individual online training, 1-day role play (virtual at this point), and consultation phone calls to support clinicians once they start utilizing CAMS. See more information below.

Fully trained in CAMS means completing all 3 components:

  • Completing CAMS Foundational online video course (3.5 hr) (Free: Valued at $99)
  • Completing 1-day (7.5 hour) training online to role play with others from organization or cohort. Provides opportunity to practice completing the Suicide Status Form with others from your organization or other mental health professionals learning the model. (Free: Valued at $200 per person)
  • Attending 4 Consultation Calls. After using CAMS with patients, clinicians will need to attend 4 calls that give clinicians a forum to discuss cases, best practices and work with experienced CAMS consultants to answer questions (Free: Valued at $60)

To learn more about CAMS, contact:
Maria Gdontakis Pos
Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs
mpos@aocmhp.org

Motivational Interviewing – Foundations in Motivational Interviewing for Mobile Crisis Workers

Foundations of Motivational Interviewing Training (MI) (2 Days)

At the AOCMHP 2024 Behavioral Health Training Summit in Bend at The Riverhouse on the Deschutes.
9/25/24 – 9/26/24   *Register HERE.
This training is focused on building an understanding of the spirit of MI and developing core skills, including using OARS (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries), responding to the way people talk about change, helping people to make Brief Action Plans, and understanding ‘resistance.’

This training is available through our grant funding from OHA for training Mobile Crisis staff and is free to approved attendees. It is valued at $625 per person and meets some of the Oregon rules and requirements for Mobile Crisis training through the engagement and de-escalation strategy content. Email Lucina at lmichaud@aocmhp.org with any questions.

To learn more about Motivational Interviewing, contact:
Lucina Armstrong Michaud
Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs
lmichaud@aocmhp.org

Youth SAVE

Youth Suicide Assessment in Virtual Environments (Youth SAVE) was created through a partnership with Oregon Pediatric Society, Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Program, and Oregon Health Authority. Youth SAVE was designed for mental health professionals who work with children and youth. Participants should have an advanced level of education, skill, and/or experience in mental health with children and youth and are currently working with this population. With a focus on equity and anti-racism, participants will be equipped with tools and skills to assess, intervene, and safety plan in a virtual environment while working with a young person thinking of suicide.

General Information: https://reapusa.org/youth-save/ 

OPS: https://oregonpediatricsociety.org/youth-save/  

For information about Youth SAVE or to schedule a Youth SAVE training, contact Monica Parmley-Frutiger, Project Director, at monicap@reapusa.org

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QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)

QPR is an emergency mental health intervention for those experiencing a suicide crisis. The program seeks to train individuals who, because of their contact with those who may be at risk of suicide, are often in the best position to identify and refer people thinking about suicide to important resources and services. The one to two-hour training teaches individuals how to recognize warning signs of suicide in someone, and how to question, persuade and refer them to help.

To learn more about QPR, contact:
Colleen Caddel
Lines for Life
ColleenC@linesforlife.org

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Sources of Strength

An evidence-based program, Sources of Strength is designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing bullying, substance use and suicide. Evidence shows that Sources of Strength’s move away from a “shock and trauma” approach to suicide prevention, towards one that uses Hope, Help and Strength messaging works to positively change school and/or community cultures around help seeking behavior, codes of silence, and perceptions of adult support.

To learn more about Sources of Strength, contact:
Liz Thorne
Matchstick Consulting
liz@matchstickpdx.com