Past Trainings and Events: Recordings & Resources

The Mountain Plains MHTTC provides education and both synchronous and asynchronous training opportunities for people serving persons with mental health disorders. Below is a list of past trainings and events along with the presented slides and recordings when available.

Recordings & Resources

  • Suicide Prevention Training: Presentation and Panel Discussion
    September 13, 2019
    The Mountain Plains MHTTC in partnership with the University of North Dakota Department of Occupational Therapy hosted a half-day training symposium on suicide prevention for students and faculty of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The training opened with a presentation of commonly used suicide assessment tools, how to have a conversation with patients regarding suicidal thoughts, and best practices for using a multi-disciplinary approach to supporting patients with active suicidal thoughts. A moderated panel discussion on suicide prevention with special populations followed.
  • Trauma-Informed Care and Practices: A Three Part Webinar Series for School Personnel
    August 8, 2019
    Dr. Tami DeCoteau, Ph.D., a national expert on trauma-informed care, offers insight to providers and educators interested in gaining a deeper understanding of trauma, including content on historical trauma and adverse childhood experiences.
  • Social Media and Mental Health Services Webinar Series
    June, 2019
    The goal of this three-part webinar series was to present the state of the science on the role of social media as a potentially viable intervention platform for engaging persons with mental disorders, enhancing existing mental health services, and supporting community-based mental health providers.
  • Housing for All in Rural Communities
    June 24, 2019
    Jennifer Lopez discussed housing for all in rural communities with a focus on housing solutions for persons with mental health concerns in rural settings.
  • Together with Veterans – A Rural Veteran Suicide Prevention Program
    June 20, 2019
    Gina Brimner spoke to the Together With Veterans Program. Together With Veterans targets rural populations and empowers Veterans to lead community-based and evidence-informed planning efforts to address Veteran suicide locally and discuss implementation strategies.
  • Farm Crisis and Behavioral Health
    June 19, 2019
    Charles Griffin provided a backdrop to the recurrence of the farm crisis, new legislation to address the crisis, as well as strategies for addressing the needs of farming communities.
  • Assertive Community Treatment Fidelity and Rural Considerations
    May 28, 2019
    Dr. Hannah Koch discussed how to tweak the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model to make it work in a rural setting.
  • Addressing Rural Mental Health Session #1: Rural Mental Health Disparities and Workforce Implications
    April 25, 2019
    This webinar was part one in a series addressing rural mental health. As the first in the series, this webinar provided a basic introduction to rural mental health. Presenters discusses the definition of rural, rural demographics, and data on rural mental health and mental health disparities. Speakers also presented rural issues of access, acceptability, and availability of rural mental healthcare services. Several resources will be shared for participants to find additional data, policy briefs, funding opportunities, best practices, and toolkits specifically addressing rural mental health.
  • Addressing First Episode Psychosis: A Three Part Series
    March – April, 2019
    Dr. Andrew J. McLean, MD, MPH, discussed the concept of psychosis and symptom features, shared how to identify the phases of psychosis, and provided an overview of best practices of care for first episode psychosis.
  • Suicide Prevention for Primary Care Physicians: Webinar
    March 26, 2019
    Learn more about the toolkit which offers the support necessary to establish the primary care provider as one member of a team, fully equipped to reduce suicide risk among their patients.