Training Center

Working in partnership with clients, families, healthcare and behavioral healthcare providers, local county systems such as education, criminal justice, law enforcement, health and human services, elected officials, businesses, faith-based organizations and community members, StarkMHAR strives to offer a full curriculum of educational events to inspire innovation and to ensure accountability and effectiveness in our local system of client care.

The Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) is an approved provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board for Social Workers RSX109202 and Counselors RCX119207 and an approved provider of CEUs by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. StarkMHAR’s provider number assigned by CEBroker is 50-17839.

Note that an individuals CEUs are calculated based on the sign-in sheet for each training. You will ONLY be awarded credit for the time that you signed in, we are unable to make exceptions. A CEU cannot be granted for trainings that are less than one hour in length, for refreshment breaks, lunches and other activities not directly part of the instructional experience. For a conference with multiple sessions, you will be required to attend each individual session in its entirety to receive credit. CEU Certificates will be distributed to the email address supplied during registration within 7 business days of the event, please retain a copy for your records.

Contact Carrie Long at Carrie.Long@StarkMHAR.org with questions.


January 2020

T-January 7, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Motivational Interviewing I. Must attend Motivational Interviewing II on January 28 as well.  Motivational Interviewing: Part 1 introduces participants to the philosophical roots and essential constructs of the model. Participants will be introduced to the Engaging process and learn skill-building exercises designed to assist them in utilizing person-centered approaches and engage people in change discussions. They will practice strategies to respond to resistance in work settings for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. 6.0 CEUs available per session; 12.0 total. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-January 9, 2020 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM: Trauma Responsive Care and the CALMER Skills. Trauma Responsive Care system and the CALMER Skills is a curriculum for personnel who have direct contact with the individuals served. Practicing the CALMER Skills positions staff to help people they support feel safe, connected, and in control. This promotes healing from trauma and helps improve positive outcomes, not only for the person served but also for the agency. 4.0 CEUs pending. Held at the First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, North Canton, OH 44721.

T-January 14, 2020 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: Involuntary Hospitalization and Pink Slip Training – Morning. This presentation is intended to assist behavioral health professionals in understanding Ohio’s involuntary hospitalization process and obtaining a working knowledge of its application. Roles and responsibilities of community pre-screeners and health officers will be addressed as well as the pink slip process. 3.0 CEUs available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

T-January 14, 2020 from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Involuntary Hospitalization and Pink Slip Training – Afternoon. This presentation is intended to assist behavioral health professionals in understanding Ohio’s involuntary hospitalization process and obtaining a working knowledge of its application. Roles and responsibilities of community pre-screeners and health officers will be addressed as well as the pink slip process. 3.0 CEUs available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

W-January 15, 2020 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Lunch & Learn: Impact of Mental Illness on Family. Understanding the impact of Mental Illness on the family. Providing hope for recovery for persons and families impacted by mental illness directs us to actively engage families through support groups, education programs and advocacy. Family Involvement supports and nourishes the relationship between client and family, and potentiates family engagement with the treatment process. Collaboration between families and professionals is essential to the effectiveness of both in helping the loved one. CEUs not available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R/F-January 16/17, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, or TF-CBT, is an evidence-based form of therapy specifically adapted for children who have experienced trauma and who are having significant emotional and/or behavioral problems related to their traumatic life events. The goal of this 2-day training is to prepare clinicians to begin the practice of TF-CBT.  It is a requirement that you complete the online TF-CBT training through MUSC available at www.tfcbt.musc.edu BEFORE attending the training. You will be required to present a printed copy of the certificate of completion the morning of the onsite training in order to attend. There will be no exceptions.  11.0 CEUs upon completion of both days. Held at the First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, North Canton, OH 44721.

T-January 28, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Motivational Interviewing II. Must register and attend Motivational Interviewing I on January 7. Motivational Interviewing: Part 2 reviews the basic concepts learned in Foundations of Motivational Interviewing: Part 1 and discusses with participants their experiences integrating the model into their work. They will be introduced to the Focusing, Evoking and Planning processes. Participants will learn specific techniques to recognize, evoke and strengthen change talk, as well as consolidate a person’s commitment to change. Participants will have an opportunity to practice these techniques in role/real-play and other group exercises. 6.0 CEUs available per session; 12.0 total. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


February 2020

T/W-February 4/5, 2020 from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM: Adult Mental Health First Aid. This training is for non-clinical staff.  Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens. 8.0 CEUs and 3-year certification. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

W-February 5, 2020 from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM: CIT Dispatcher/Call-Taker Training.Emergency dispatchers are a critical link in the CIT program and may include call-takers, dispatchers and 911 operators.  The success of CIT depends on their familiarity with the CIT program, knowledge of how to recognize a CIT call involving a behavioral crisis event, ability to solicit information that will help the community member and the responding CIT Officer, and appropriate dispatch of CIT Officers. CEUs not applicable. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Leadership Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-February 13, 2020 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: Working with Families. Families are a vital part of a child’s development and education. In order to encourage familial engagement, participants will be encouraged to reflect on current practices, cultural humility, personal bias, and strategies for engagement. Additionally, participants will identify the benefits of true engagement and how it differs from involvement and identify ideas to help families engage. 3.0 CEUs pending, Step UP to Quality credit available at https://registry.occrra.org/. Held at the First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, North Canton, OH 44721.

R-February 13, 2020 from 1:00 PM-3:30 PM: Prescriptions for Preventing Power Struggles. In this workshop, participants will learn the four goals of children’s misbehavior and focus on the goal of power. Through lecture, video, small and large group activities, and role plays, participants will learn strategies to prevent power struggles in the classroom. Participants will be introduced to a script to use for disengaging from power struggles while shifting the struggle into an opportunity to learn conflict management skills. 2.5 CEUs pending, Step UP to Quality credit available at https://registry.occrra.org/. Held at the First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, North Canton, OH 44721.

T-February 18, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Motivational Interviewing I. Must attend Motivational Interviewing II on March 3 as well.  Motivational Interviewing: Part 1 introduces participants to the philosophical roots and essential constructs of the model. Participants will be introduced to the Engaging process and learn skill-building exercises designed to assist them in utilizing person-centered approaches and engage people in change discussions. They will practice strategies to respond to resistance in work settings for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. 6.0 CEUs available per session; 12.0 total. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


march 2020

T-March 3, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Motivational Interviewing II. Must register and attend Motivational Interviewing I on February 18. Motivational Interviewing: Part 2 reviews the basic concepts learned in Foundations of Motivational Interviewing: Part 1 and discusses with participants their experiences integrating the model into their work. They will be introduced to the Focusing, Evoking and Planning processes. Participants will learn specific techniques to recognize, evoke and strengthen change talk, as well as consolidate a person’s commitment to change. Participants will have an opportunity to practice these techniques in role/real-play and other group exercises. 6.0 CEUs available per session; 12.0 total. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

W-March 4, 2020 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Lunch & Learn: Pharmacology: Understanding Basics of Medications. Understanding the basics of medications; role medications have on behavioral health; common medications clients may be prescribed; and possible common side effects. CEUs not available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

F-March 6, 2020 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Populations Focus Learning Series: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Culture and Community. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing community is diverse.  There are variations in how a person becomes deaf or hard of hearing, level of hearing, age of onset, educational background, communication methods, and cultural identity.  How people “label” or identify themselves is personal and may reflect identification with the deaf and hard of hearing community, the degree to which they can hear, or the relative age of onset. For example, some people identify themselves as “late-deafened,” indicating that they became deaf later in life. *www.nad.org. 2.0 CEUs pending. Held at the Malone University, Johnson Center; 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, OH 44709.

M-F- March 9-13, 2020 from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Integrated Ohio Peer Supporter Training. Peer Services are a process of giving and receiving support and education from individuals with shared life experiences. Peer Services are provided by individuals in recovery from mental illness and/or addiction who use their lived experience as a tool to assist others by sharing their personal journeys and knowledge. Individuals engaged in peer services play a vital role in laying the foundation for sustained recovery. They encourage, inspire and empower others to set recovery goals and achieve them. CEUs not applicable. Held at StarkMHAR, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, Ohio 44702.

M-F- March 16-20, 2020 from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training. StarkMHAR supports the CIT Training of law enforcement professionals in our community.  Crucial to reducing violence and ensuring successful intervention of mental health and substance use situations, officers are trained in proven and effective communication techniques. CEUs not applicable. Held at Perry Township Police Department; 622 Genoa Road SW, Massillon, OH 44646.

R-March 19, 2020 from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM: Youth Mental Health First Aid. Youth Mental Health First Aid® is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health, addiction or crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid® is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD) and eating disorders. 8.0 CEUs and 3-year certification. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

T-March 24, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Motivational Interviewing (MI): Supervision Tools. Supervisors who provide meaningful supervision of Motivational Interviewing (MI) skill-development to service-team members must be equipped with some essential tools, including skill-evaluation, feedback, and planning. Participants must have prior training and experience in MI. Participants will review MI resources for applicability in their supervision to help staff develop MI competencies. Participants will be introduced to the Behaviour Change Counseling Index (BECCI) as a resource for observing and giving feedback to staff regarding their behavior change interactions with individual’s they serve. This event features large and small group discussions and practical exercises which facilitate familiarity with available resources.  6.0 CEUs available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-March 26, 2020 from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM: Equity and Inclusion: Cultural Competence and Humility in Health and Human Services Overview. The Cultural Competency Training (CCT) will be going over topics that are fundamental of cultural competency to cultural humility, which will help attendees gain a better understanding of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and develop skills in diverse communities. 7.25 CEUs available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

T/W-March 31 and April 1, 2020 from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM: Adult Mental Health First Aid.  This training is for non-clinical staff.  Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens. 8.0 CEUs and 3-year certification. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


april 2020


may 2020

M-F- May 18-22, 2020 from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Integrated Ohio Peer Supporter Training. Peer Services are a process of giving and receiving support and education from individuals with shared life experiences. Peer Services are provided by individuals in recovery from mental illness and/or addiction who use their lived experience as a tool to assist others by sharing their personal journeys and knowledge. Individuals engaged in peer services play a vital role in laying the foundation for sustained recovery. They encourage, inspire and empower others to set recovery goals and achieve them. CEUs not applicable. Held at StarkMHAR, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, Ohio 44702.

R- May 28, 2020 from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Series.  Day 1: An Introduction to DBT Group Skills This full-day, highly interactive and experiential workshop is designed to introduce DBT skills or for those who have familiarity with DBT skills but are interested in learning new creative, experiential methods to teach DBT skills. Through the use of multi-media, experiential exercises, role plays and video, the four skills modules in DBT group skills training (e.g., mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness) will be taught. Participants will also learn how to structure a DBT group and orient clients to treatment.  **You must attend the previous training to advance to the next session. Day 2: Advanced DBT Group Skills held on May 29, 2020 and Day 3:An Introduction to DBT Individual Treatment held on June 9, 2020. 6.0 CEUs available upon completion of each day. Held at StarkMHAR, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, Ohio 44702.

F- May 29, 2020 from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM: Day 2: Advanced DBT Group Skills – This one-day workshop is recommended for those who have attended Part 1: An Introduction to DBT Group Skills Training or for those who are interested in advancing their knowledge of the DBT skills presented in the new updated DBT skills manual. The four modules of DBT group skills training taught in Part 1 will be expanded upon. The new DBT skills from the second edition manual, such as the Addiction Skills, TIPS, Cope Ahead, Check the Facts, Problem Solving, and STOP will be introduced. Participants will also learn how to label group interfering behaviors in clients and treat these behaviors using DBT skills. **You must attend the previous training to advance to the next session. Day 1: An Introduction to DBT Group Skills held on May 28, 2020 and Day 3:An Introduction to DBT Individual Treatment held on June 9, 2020. 6.0 CEUs available upon completion of each day. Held at StarkMHAR, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, Ohio 44702.


june 2020

T- June 9, 2020 from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM: Day 3: An Introduction to DBT Individual Treatment – This one day workshop is designed to be an introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and its application to treating individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Participants will become familiar with the theoretical foundations that underlie DBT treatment. In addition, the stages of DBT treatment and the hierarchy of treatment targets designed to structure therapy with clients will be discussed. Several DBT individual treatment strategies will be taught and practiced, including diary cards, validation, behavior chain analysis, and solution analysis. Through the use of clinical case examples, video-taped client-therapist interactions, and experiential exercises participants will become familiar with the techniques and strategies used in DBT individual therapy. **You must attend the previous training to advance to the next session. Day 1: An Introduction to DBT Group Skills held on May 28, 2020 and Day 2: Advanced DBT Group Skills held on May 29, 2020. 6.0 CEUs available upon completion of each day. Held at StarkMHAR, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, Ohio 44702.