State, Regional and National Resources
The Akeela Training Institute provides NAADAC and Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification-approved training designed to promote the development of highly ethical, culturally sensitive, and competent behavioral health staff.
Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC)
The AKTC is a collaborative effort from the University of Alaska, the Mental Health Trust Authority, and Trust Beneficiary providers statewide. It is a web-based catalog of both face-to-face and distance training (online) opportunities in Alaska.
Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training (RADACT)
RADACT coordinates and deliver on-site training, as well as correspondence classes and a 3-week training academy.
Recovery Ways (formerly Idaho Behavioral Health)
CARF-accredited provider of peer- and family-support training in Idaho. Also provides behavioral health services.
Idaho RADAR Center training calendar
The Idaho RADAR Center curates this listing of local, national, and online training and continuing education programs.
Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
The Idaho Federation of Families works to develop a coalition of groups and individuals to educate policy makers, professional organizations, legislators, educators, and the public about the needs of children with emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges and their families
Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. (IPUL) is a statewide organization which houses the Idaho Parent Training and Information Center, the Family to Family Health Information Center, Idaho Family Voices and IPUL Arts
Provides customized behavioral health solutions for employers, health plans and government entities. Also offers certification for peer workers.
Idaho Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification
Organization that certifies peer recovery coaches in Idaho
Idaho Integrated Behavioral Health Network
Committed to increasing access and improving the quality of behavioral health services in Idaho; supports the development of integrated behavioral health programs that facilitate sharing of best practices, promotion of integrated behavioral health, and are connected to a larger state guiding body that supports this vital healthcare role through technical assistance (TA) and advocacy.
Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO)
Comprehensive listing of courses and conferences located throughout Oregon for addiction counselors (most include CE).
Oregon Health Authority Peer Support Specialist training
Training and certification resources for peer support specialists and peer wellness specialists in Oregon.
Portland DBT Institute: DBT Trainings
Full orientation to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), from basics to courses developed to help already-DBT-savvy clinicians hone their skills. Approved by ACEP; some trainings offer NBCC-approved CE.
Offers trainings, webinars, state-wide events, and conferences about trauma-informed care.
Buprenorphine Waiver Trainings - WA DOH
Schedule of the Washington State Department of Health’s 4-hour in-person trainings for providers seeking a buprenorphine waiver for prescribing.
Professional development trainings (mostly in-person) for providers who work in mental or behavioral health, social work, or substance use disorders. Offers CE for NBCC, NASW, NAADAC, and OSPI.
Forefront Suicide Prevention
This UW Center for Excellence offers training for school & higher ed professionals, behavioral health providers, pharmacy professionals, medical providers, community members, and firearm retailers/safety instructors.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Offers a range of in-person and virtual training on systems change to improve health care delivery.
Institute for Individual and Organizational Change (IFIOC)
Motivational interviewing training center located in Spokane, WA (trainings are held across the state).
Psychiatry Consultation Line (PCL)
Staffed 24/7. For prescribing providers with adult psychiatry and/or addictions questions. 877-WA-PSYCH (877-927-7924) [email protected]
Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest
Low-cost training in Washington and Oregon for staff, interns, and volunteers of member agencies and other professional caregivers. All trainings meet all standards of and are recognized for CE from NAADAC, the Washington State Department of Health, and the ACCBO.
Conferences and Trainings in Seattle & the Northwest
The UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute’s curated list of training provided by organizations in the region.
The Workshop Calendar
Calendar listing of upcoming mental health continuing education workshops from a variety of organizations in Washington, Oregon, and California.
Their training and technical assistance and consulting services spark learning and transformation through community change efforts, research and evaluation, and innovative product development and dissemination. Their work spans the continuum from prevention and early intervention strategies to housing solutions and recovery supports—all with a focus on transforming lives, systems, and communities. Their expertise includes Best practices for person-centered and trauma-informed care, Recovery from substance use and mental health conditions and Roles and supports for peers and people with lived experience
Behavioral Tech: A Linehan Institute Training Company
Founded by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Offers nationwide in-person and online training on DBT for mental/behavioral health providers.
Mental Health First Aid
Nationwide in-person training on mental health first aid, as well as training for those interested in becoming MHFA trainers themselves.
Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
MINT is a professional organization of independent MI trainers.
NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals
Calendar of national training and conferences curated by NAADAC.
National/International Professional/Provider Conferences
National and international conferences relevant to researchers and providers in the mental/behavioral health and substance use disorders fields. Curated by the CTN Dissemination Library at the UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute.
Prevention Research Institute
Training for professionals in both prevention and treatment of substance use disorders, with a focus on motivational interviewing, the transtheoretical model of behavioral change, and the Lifestyle Risk Reduction Model. Also offers “new instructor” training for those who want to be able to teach others their models.
Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS)
National training and clinical mentoring project developed in response to the opioid use disorder crisis. Offers online and in-person training, including free 8-hour buprenorphine waiver training for physicians and other prescribers.
Treatment Improvement Collaborative, LLC
Offers nationwide in-person and online training on DBT for mental/behavioral health providers.
American Psychiatric Association
An organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders
American Psychological Association
Leading psychology organization dedicated to utilizing psychology to make a positive impact on critical societal issues, elevating the public’s understanding of, regard for, and use of psychology, and preparing the discipline and profession of psychology for the future.
National Institute of Mental Health
The lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.
Cornerstone Whole Healthcare Organization, Inc.
Serves rural and other marginalized populations through a diverse team of thought leaders, content experts, project managers, data scientists, clinicians, and information technology specialists. Offers an array of services to help organizations thrive in the ever-changing health and healthcare space.
Free and low-cost learning, and low-cost continuing education credits available. The Northwest MHTTC uses this platform to host all of its online trainings.
Distance Learning Center for Addiction Studies (DLCAS)
Approved as a training provider by NAADAC, with CE also available from NBCC and state certification/licensure boards. Includes training about cultural humility, ethics, family, treatment, prevention, and more.
SAMSHA Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center
SAMHSA's new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources.
Evidence-Based Practice Institute, LLC (EBPI)
Online (live or on-demand) training in a range of evidence-based practices relevant to therapists, clinical leaders, trainers, and researchers. CE available.
Institute for Research, Education & Training in Addictions (IRETA)
IRETA offers some online courses (CE available), as well as a webinar series.
NAADAC Webinar Series
NAADAC hosts multiple webinars per month, all of which are eligible for continuing education credit (free for members, $15-35 for non-members).
Professional Development Resources, Inc.
Provider of online continuing education for healthcare professionals. Includes mental health, substance use disorders, and other related topics. Accredited by APA and NBCC.
SAMHSA Knowledge Application Program (KAP) E-Learning
KAP offers a number of online courses for behavioral health and substance use disorder providers. Courses are all accredited by NAADAC and/or NBCC and CE are available.