Free online courses by the Northwest MHTTC
This 5-hour, self-paced course is the STRIDE Group Facilitator Training, a follow up to the popular Empowering Wellness in Mental Health: Helping People with their Lifestyle Changes, which outlines the principles and evidence behind the STRIDE Program, developed by Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. What makes this course unique is that it was developed specifically for people living with mental illness, taking anti-psychotic medications to help reduce the cardiovascular risks often experienced by this population. Learn with the developers of the STRIDE Program to explore and understand the Group program curriculum.
This 2-hour self-paced course is designed to introduce the Evidence-Based Practice of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) for ACT team members, and those who oversee ACT teams at various levels (e.g., agency, state). Covering the origins and philosophy, and core elements of high-fidelity ACT, this course provides an overview for those new to or who have limited experience with ACT. It can also be used as a 'refresher' training for existing team members. The model is discussed in application through three fictional ACT service recipients, that have been informed by decades of experience by the course creators, Lorna Moser, PhD (UNC), and Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD (UW).
This 1-hour course will review the specific risks to this group and explain proven approaches to lifestyle changes. You will learn evidence-based skills and key components to help people identify and work towards their goals. The course will describe effective strategies, motivational techniques and point to additional resources so you can learn more.
This 3-hour self-paced course, led by Dr. Sarah Kopelovich, is open to all types of providers and is designed to serve as a primer in foundational concepts related to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and its application to psychotic symptoms and experiences.
This 3-hour self-paced course is designed for psychiatric prescribers who treat patients with serious mental illness and aims to increase prescriber knowledge of and confidence in the identification and management of diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors.
This 3-hour self-paced course provides the necessary tools for clinicians to assess, manage, and stabilize threats of violence.
Registration and Technical Support
Our online courses are hosted on the HealtheKnowledge.org platform. You need to create a free account on their site. Register for any of these courses by visiting the links above or at HealtheKnowledge.
These online courses were created by the Northwest Region 10 Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).