Moving Towards Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) Webinar Series

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Learn more about Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) during our three part series. Each session is free to attend, and qualifies for continuing education credit. 

Target Audience: 

This accredited continuing education activity is designed for internal community care team members (e.g.,rehab and vocational specialists, peer support, housing specialists) health providers at all levels (e.g.,Psychiatrists, psychologists, LMHPs, LCSWs) as well as members of a primary care (e.g., nurses, PCPs)  and administrators.

This three-session webinar series provides an overview of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) and factors to consider if choosing to implement this model. Participants will hear from professionals in the field regarding the benefits of shifting to this model as well as the challenges, opportunities, and successes.


Global Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar series, the participants should be better able to:

  • Describe what makes CCBHC unique from traditional delivery models, including how it is paid for.
  • Explore CCBHC model within the context of caring for children and youth.
  • Demonstrate the benefits of shifting to a CCBHC model.
  • Examine how the CCBHC model can be implemented.
  • Illustrate through real-world stories the steps taken to make the shift to CCBHC.





CCBHCs: Why, Who, and How

April 7, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. | Virtual



Educational Objectives

  • Articulate the mission of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) and how the services can meet the community need.
  • Describe the implementation processes to build a robust service delivery model for whole person care.
  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the healthcare team involved within a CCBHC and what resources are available to the persons served.


Presented by: Topher Hansen

Topher Hansen

Topher started his career in the behavioral health field as a volunteer for the Drug Crisis Center in 1975. After a brief time as a counselor with CenterPointe, Topher attended law school and practiced law from 1985 to 1993. During his time in private practice, he also served as a CenterPointe Board member and as legal counsel for the organization. 

In 1993, he returned to the CenterPointe staff as Director of Development/Legal Counsel. He became Chief Executive Officer in 2000.

Topher has served on numerous local and state committees to help develop Nebraska’s policies and delivery of behavioral health services. He is currently serving on the board of the Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations and the National Council for Behavioral Health.



Accredited Continuing Education

Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.




The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for 1.0 ANCC contact hour. Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in the activity.


American Psychological Association logo1.0 Continuing Education (CE) credit for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.




Past Webinars: 


CCBHC Model Overview, Evolution and What’s Ahead 

Friday, March 3, 2023 | 12-1 p.m. CT

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Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be better able to:

  • Identify the six core areas of a CCBHC.
  • Describe what makes CCBHCs unique from traditional delivery models. 
  • Dissect the most recent national data and outcomes of CCBHCs. 


Presented by: Angela Schindler-Berg

Angela Schindler-BergAngela Schindler-Berg is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner and has worked with primary care clinics and community-based mental health integrated care services for over 25 years. Angie received her Master of Science with Drake University in Rehabilitation Administration and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. She brings expertise in integrated care, mental health, care management, crisis intervention and trauma informed care. 

Angie has worked on CMS/CMMI initiatives such as the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC+) and with SAMHSA on the Primary and Behavioral Health Care Initiative (PBHCI). She also sits on the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Nebraska Board and the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) Behavioral Health Integration Workgroup.

Currently, Ms. Schindler-Berg supports the University of Nebraska Medical Center-Munroe Meyer Institute as a contracted Regional Trainer with the Region 7 Mid-America Mental Health Technical Transfer Center (MHTTC). She facilitates a collaborative network of supports, focusing on resource development and dissemination, training and technical assistance, and workforce development for the mental health field.




More information on additional webinars to come!