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Upcoming Training

As part of our on-going commitment to our provider network, BHSSBC offers free behavioral health training on various topics that promote service excellence by improving staff competencies and quality of service. Training is offered FREE to Community Care provider agencies, schools, human service agencies, and community organizations that serve Bedford and Somerset county residents.

All current trainings are listed on the calendar below.  Please email training@bhssbc.us to receive a copy of the current training calendar.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addicition 9:00 am
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addicition @ Somerset DBHS Training Room
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
PTSD and Addiction October 8, 2019 9 am to 12 pm Somerset DBHS Training Room This course is an introduction to the relationship between PTSD [...]
Cognitive Behavior Treatments and Addiction 1:00 pm
Cognitive Behavior Treatments and Addiction @ Somerset DBHS Training Room
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cognitive behavioral treatment with addictions This workshop provides an overview of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach to substance use treatment. The CBT core concepts [...]
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Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) Mtg. 10:00 am
Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) Mtg. @ Somerset & Bedford DBHS Training Rooms
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
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Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse for Mandated Reporters 9:00 am
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse for Mandated Reporters @ Somerset DBHS Training Room
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This training will review the elements of child abuse, including the legal definitions of a child, perpetrator, and categories and indicators of abuse. The training [...]
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Ethical Principles for Mental Health Professionals 8:00 am
Ethical Principles for Mental Health Professionals @ Bedford DBHS Training Room
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Ethical Principles for Mental Health Professionals   Presented by:  Andrew Nocita, Ph.D. At the end of the workshop, participants will: Understand the ethical principles   [...]
Ethical Principles for Mental Health Professionals 1:00 pm
Ethical Principles for Mental Health Professionals @ Somerset DBHS Training Room
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
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QPR Suicide Prevention- Bedford 8:30 am
QPR Suicide Prevention- Bedford @ Bedford DBHS Training Room
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
KEY COMPONENTS COVERED IN TRAINING How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal How to get help for yourself or learn more [...]
Hearing Distressing Voices – Bedford 12:30 pm
Hearing Distressing Voices – Bedford @ Bedford DBHS Training Room
Oct 21 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This groundbreaking training helps mental health professionals understand the challenges that face people with psychiatric disabilities. During the three-hour training, participants listen to distressing voices [...]
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Provider Advisory Committee (PAC) Mtg. 8:30 am
Provider Advisory Committee (PAC) Mtg. @ Somerset & Bedford DBHS Training Rooms
Oct 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
 
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QPR Suicide Prevention – Somerset 9:00 am
QPR Suicide Prevention – Somerset @ Somerset DBHS Training Room
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
KEY COMPONENTS COVERED IN TRAINING How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal How to get help for yourself or learn more [...]
Hearing Distressing Voices- Somerset 1:00 pm
Hearing Distressing Voices- Somerset @ Somerset DBHS Training Room
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This groundbreaking training helps mental health professionals understand the challenges that face people with psychiatric disabilities. During the three-hour training, participants listen to distressing voices [...]
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Mental Health First Aid- Youth 8:30 am
Mental Health First Aid- Youth @ Bedford DBHS Training Room
Oct 29 @ 8:30 am – Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm
MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS 8:30 am to 1:00 pm You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, co-worker, neighbor, or member of [...]
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Coffee and water will be provided.  If you attend a full day training, lunch will be on your own.

Training Cancellation Policy

If the Bedford School District and/or the Somerset Area School District have a two-hour delay or cancellation on the day of a scheduled training, the training will be cancelled for that day. BHSSBC staff will contact you about rescheduling.

CEU Policy

BHSSBC offers the following continuing education units (CEU’s) for most trainings:

  • Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) CEU’s are provided to all participants at no cost. These CEU’s can be used towards the certification requirements for Certified Peer Specialists, Certified Addictions Counselor (CADC), and Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP).
  • Act 48 credits are available at no cost and are processed through the Appalachia IU-8. If you need ACT 48 credits, the following steps need completed:
    • On the day of the training, you must sign in when arriving at the training and sign out at the end of the training. The completed sign-in sheets are required for processing.
    • You must complete the Continuing Professional Education Learning Experience Evaluation – PA Department of Education and Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 form.
    • You must complete the IU-8 Act 48 Data Form and include your PPID number on the form.
    • BHSSBC submits all required paperwork to the Appalachia IU-8 who processes the credits and sends you the certificate.
  • Social Work Continuing Education Credits (LSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT) CEU’s are provided through the University of Pittsburgh and cost $10.
    • The $10 fee is payable in advance to BHSSBC and then we submit one check to the University of Pittsburgh. The fee is non-refundable if you are unable to attend the training. All fees should be paid to: BHSSBC, 245 West Race Street, Somerset, PA 15501 ATTENTION: TRAINING.
    • On the day of the training, you must sign in when arriving at the training.  The completed sign-in sheets are required for processing the CEU paperwork.
    • After the training, BHSSBC sends the information to the University of Pittsburgh who processes the CEU’s and will mail you the certificates to the address that was provided during the registration. It takes approximately a minimum of six to eight weeks following a training for the paperwork to be processed.

Contact

Behavioral Health Services of Somerset and Bedford Counties, Inc

245 West Race Street
Somerset, PA 15501