Skip to content
Behavioral Health
Skip Navigation LinksHealth and Social Services > Behavioral Health > Division of Behavioral Health: Training and Conferences

Training and Conferences

Up Coming Conferences
The Co-Occurring Behavioral Health, Opioid and Stimulant Use Disorders ECHO offers a virtual network for behavioral health providers to learn best practice care through real-time access to experienced specialists including addiction medicine physicians, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner. Through the use of a hub and spoke model, ECHO gives participants the opportunity to take an active role in rich dialogue with the hub team and with their fellow spokes in an interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment. Each session includes a brief lecture, deidentified case presentation for participants to receive feedback on complex cases, and open discussion facilitated by an interdisciplinary team.

Upcoming session series...

  • November 4, 2020 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • November 18, 2020 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • December 2, 2020 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • December 16, 2020 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • January 6, 2021 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • January 20, 2021 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • February 3, 2021 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • February 17, 2021 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • March 3, 2020 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • March 17, 2020 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • April 7, 2020 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • April 21, 2020 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm

To join, register for the Co-Occurring Behavioral Health, Opioid and Stimulant Use Disorders ECHO.
How will the Co-Occurring Behavioral Health, Opioid and Stimulant Use Disorders ECHO help me?
Regular, convenient access to field experts will help participants increase knowledge about:
•    Evidence-based practices in treating stimulant and opioid use disorders
•    Communication when working with a multi-disciplinary team
•    Treating people with co-occurring disorders

Region X Opioid Summit will be held in Portland, Oregon on August 11 & 12, 2020. For more information please visit

Specialized Trainings

RADACT Training - RADACT strives to increase the educational level of individuals entering, or working in, the substance abuse counseling field.

Akeela Training- Akeela, Inc. is a leading statewide provider of alcohol and drug abuse prevention, education, training, intervention and treatment services in Alaska. Akeela is dedicated to assisting Alaskans in developing and sustaining healthy communities by working to reduce and eliminate the incidence and prevalence of alcohol, and other drug abuse and related problems. Other prevention programs and services available at Akeela include: Training & Technical Assistance.

- The CoDI team accesses current research, models and training while creating assessment and intervention strategies for the co-occurring disorder population. Provision of topical workshops, skill trainings and publication of materials addressing co-occurring disorders is available to behavioral health care providers, medical providers, teaching professionals, parents, and interested community members. CoDI provides training, consultation and/or supervision to agencies in the Mat-Su Borough (currently working toward expanding throughout the State of Alaska) that serve adolescents, chronically mentally ill, elderly and disabled individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders.

Center for Human Development UAA - If you provide community, familial, workplace, educational, or respite support to children or adults with disabilities, you can enroll in their distance delivered courses, taught using video and print instructional materials, homework activities completed in your community, and audio conferences. You can enroll for either professional development or University of Alaska credit.

Learn as you earn program

The Alaska Boards for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Psychologists recognize Continuing Education programs sponsored by the NASW Alaska Chapter. They also have a Video Lending Library which offers CE credits for videos of trainings they have hosted or other approved offerings, including Ethics.

Many of the national associations provide continuing education and training during annual conferences or throughout the year.

American Counseling Association

American Psychiatric Association

Am. Assn. for Marriage & Family Therapy

Alaska Mental Health Board