Behavioral Health Services Training Opportunities

​​​​​​​Behavioral Health Services Mental Health Provider Invoicing

Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Services  

AVATAR trainings are offered to contracted provider staff and can be found on our AVATAR training webpage: Avatar Training 

The following trainings are also available for contracted provider staff:

BHS/UCD Collaborative: Co-Occurring Consultation and Training Program

For additional Substance Use Prevention and Treatment​ training information and scheduling, please call: (916) 875-2050. In-service trainings are also available upon request.

Mental Health Services

AVATAR trainings are offered and can be found on our AVATAR web page
Please see our training catalog and training calendar below for other Mental Health trainings: 

BHS/UCD Collaborative: Co-Occurring Consultation and Training Program
​Medi-Cal Training Materials and Links for Resources

Cultural Competence & Ethnic Services Trainings

Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals
Sponsored by the Office of Minority Health

This free e-Learning course is designed to equip behavioral health professionals with the cultural and linguistic competencies to better respect and respond to each client's unique needs. Module 1, in this four part e-Learning course, is relevant for all staff whereas Modules 2 - 4 are more relevant for clinicians and direct service providers.

Learning Objectives
After completing this continuing education activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how culture, cultural identity, and intersectionality are related to behavioral health and behavioral health care.
  • Describe the principles of cultural competency and cultural humility.
  • Discuss how our bias, power, and privilege can affect the therapeutic relationship.
  • Discuss ways to learn more about a client's cultural identity.
  • Describe how stereotypes and microaggressions can affect the therapeutic relationship.
  • Explain how culture and stigma can influence help-seeking behaviors.
  • Describe how communication styles can differ across cultures.
  • Identify strategies to reduce bias during assessment and diagnosis.
  • Explain how to elicit a client's explanatory model.

Accreditation Information

This program is accredited for five (5) Contact hours for licensed alcohol and drug counselors, nurses, psychologists, and psychiatrists; and for four (4) Contact hours for social workers. Other professionals may earn a Statement of Participation. Please view the website for additional information.

To Register​