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.

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


OCTOBER 2019

R-October 3, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series. The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-October 17, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series (Day 2/9). The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-October 24, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Motivational Interviewing I. Must attend Motivational Interviewing II on December 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.

T-October 29, 2019 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.


NOVEMBER 2019

T-November 5, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM: Documentation for Clinicians in the BH Redesign. This clinical documentation session will help clinicians understand the value of their documentation to support the medical necessity the services provided.  More than ever now agencies will be audited by carriers to ensure they are providing quality of care to patients as well as documenting the services provided base on the procedure codes submitted.  It is important for clinicians to gain some insight into the billing process after they see the client and how the documentation will drive compliant revenue.  We will also cover very important information on what is needed in documentation for assessments, treatement plans, etc.  We will also cover how to prepare for an audit and give you tips on what auditors are looking for.  5.5 CEUs available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

T-November 12, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series (Day 3/9). The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

W-November 13, 2019 from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM: 2019 Conference on Opiates and Addiction: Partners on the Path to Recovery; How everyone from doctors to detectives are promoting progress in Stark County. The goal of this annual event is to disseminate information and educate the community and professionals about opiates and other drugs, to bring new knowledge to Stark County for prevention, treatment, and recovery.  6.0 CEUs/CMEs pending.  Held at First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, North Canton, OH 44721.

M-November 18, 2019 from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM: Language Access Plan Workshop. This workshop is intended to help agencies understand the importance on having a Language Access Plan, what it should consist of, important things needed to establish a plan, helping your agency understand how to use it, and how to work with an interpreter.  CEUs not applicable. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

W-November 20, 2019 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Lunch & Learn: Vicarious Trauma/Self Care.  Stress impacts everyone on a daily basis. Some amount of stress is needed and actually healthy. When left unaddressed, levels of stress can increase making even the smallest of tasks seem monumental.  Learning how to recognize unhealthy stress and what to do about it is vital to a person’s overall health. Making time for your own self-care is not selfish and is actually necessary to manage your own stress and be able to continue helping others. CEUs not applicable. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-November 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Populations Focus Learning Series: Asian Culture and Community. The Asian community is one of the largest populations in the world and come from several countries who have various cultures and languages. We will be looking more into these communities and their diversity to better understand and serve them. 2.0 CEUs pending. Held at Malone University, Johnson Center; 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio 44702.


December 2019

T-December 3, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Motivational Interviewing II. Must register and attend Motivational Interviewing I on October 24. 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.

R-December 5, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series (Day 4/9). The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

T-December 17, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series (Day 5/9). The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


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 16, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series (Day 6/9). The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

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.

R-January 30, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series (Day 7/9). The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


February 2020

T-February 11, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series (Day 8/9). The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion 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. 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. 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.

R-February 27, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series (Day 9/9). The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. 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.

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.

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.


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: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Series.  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: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Series.  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.