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The Center is committed to developing a highly skilled workforce in the community mental health sector of New York City. Each year we speak to consumers, staff, administrators and government partners to determine critical learning needs.  This helps us design and deliver innovative trainings that focus on relevant topics and learning methods. The driving purpose of all these trainings is to promote best practices that foster consumer rehabilitation and recovery.


Continuing Education

The Coalition has been approved as a provider of Continuing Education contact hours for licensed social workers in NYS. We are working to approve as many of our trainings for social work CE hours but at this time not all trainings have been approved. Please be sure your selected training is eligible to provide CE credits.

The NYS Education Department sets forth specific requirements for issuing social work CE hours. Please note that in order to receive CE hours for an approved training you must:

  • be a licensed social worker in NYS;
  • arrive on time;
  • sign-in to training on designated CE hours sign-in sheet;
  • attend the training in its entirety;
  • and sign-out at the end of the training;
  • If a multi-day training you must participate every day to receive credit, and you must sign out each day and sign back in the next day.

At this time we are not eligible to provide continuing education hours to other certified or licensed providers; currently we can only provide CE hours to social workers.

Upcoming Trainings

Exploring Trauma:


Moving Towards Trauma Informed Systems

** I’m sorry, this training and the wait list is now full and closed, please check our website periodically for information about upcoming Coalition trainings, we appreciate your interest. Thank you. Deborah Short.

Date:Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time: 9:30AM-4:30PM
Location:The Coalition for Behavioral Health, Inc.| 123 William Street, 19th Floor

Target Audience Criteria: This introductory training is designed for practitioners, peer providers, and supervisors presently working in a behavioral health setting. Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) providers and Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) providers are highly encouraged to attend. Individuals working in OMH licensed programs will also be given priority.

Information for Continuing Education:
This course has been approved for 6 LMSW/LCSW CE hours, 6 LMHC CE hours and 6 CASAC/CPP/CPS CE hours. In order to receive the CE hours participants must: arrive on time; stay for the full session; submit a post-test; and document their attendance via the Social Work CE sign in and sign-out roster. No credit will be provided for partial attendance.

This training provides an overview of trauma-informed care (what it is, why it’s important, who it impacts, what are the effects of trauma on behavior and health) and how programs and staff can be mindful of trauma in their interactions with participants.

This workshop also addresses the need for programs and agencies to develop trauma-informed policies and procedures. Finally, the workshop will touch on the issue of secondary traumatic stress as a possible response when working with people with trauma histories.