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Online Courses

Cognitive Adaptation Training (CAT)

Cognitive Adaptation Training (CAT) is an evidence-based psychosocial intervention using a motivational strengths perspective to facilitate someone's initiative and independence. This intervention provides in-home environmental supports to help people bypass problems in thinking and motivation, and organize their environment to function independently. Commonly used tools, such as medication containers, signs, checklists and organizing techniques, help people establish daily routines, organize their environment, and build social skills. Treatment is customized to the individual's level of executive function (better or poorer) and behavior type (apathetic, disinhibited or mixed). An online introductory training, approximately 3.5 hours in length, is available on this website.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Online

The Beck Community Initiative of the University of Pennsylvania offers a self-paced online CBT training course contains 12 modules and is estimated to take 15-18 hours to complete. The interactive course provides an introduction to CBT and in-depth didactics on the cognitive model, case conceptualization, session structure, cognitive interventions, behavioral interventions, working with core beliefs, problem solving, and stages of treatment, and other relevant CBT topics.

You will also be asked to complete several questionnaires before and after the main modules to assess the quality of the course.

Co-occuring Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Disorders

The Texas Health and Humans Services (HHSC) supports the integration of mental health and substance abuse services for clients with co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders (COPSD). These services concentrate on adopting a multi-problem viewpoint within a recovery framework. An online training is offered on this site. It is intended to replace the CD version of the COPSD course and does meet HHSC requirement for COPSD training.

CTI-EBP Technical Assistance Webinar Channel

The webinar channel will allow you to view past technical assistance webinars that have been facilitated by Centralized Training. These webinars include the monthly ANSA/CANS TA Webinars, the monthly ACT TA Webinars, and the recent HHSC CMH TA Webinar Series.

Harm Reduction Training Webinars Part 1 & Part 2

Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs. Harm reduction incorporates a spectrum of strategies from safer use, to managed use to abstinence to meet drug users “where they’re at,” addressing conditions of use along with the use itself. We hope you can join us for this important and informational training opportunity.

HCBS-AMH Program Training: Referrals & Initial Evaluation of Eligibility

This training will provide a summary of the HCBS-AMH program services and discuss the criteria for making an initial evaluation that provides the basis for determining whether an individual should be referred to the program. Upon completion of the training you should be able to conduct an initial evaluation to determine the HCBS-AMH program referral eligibility for individuals you work with.

Illness Management & Recovery (IMR)

Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) is an evidence-based psychiatric rehabilitation practice whose primary aim is to empower consumers to manage their illnesses, find their own goals for recovery, and make informed decisions about their treatment by teaching them the necessary knowledge and skills. IMR is a collaborative treatment practice and offers a variety of information, strategies, and skills in a series of eleven topic areas.

Illness Management & Recovery (IMR) Recertification

Eligibility: You may take this recertification course ONLY if you have previously completed the full IMR online course or completed the in-person training with Harry Cunningham. If you were trained at your local Center you are not eligible to take this recertification course unless you first complete the full IMR course, which is still available here on

Individual Placement & Support - Supported Employment

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence-based approach to Supported Employment for people who have a severe mental illness. IPS supports people in their efforts to achieve steady employment in mainstream competitive jobs, either part-time or full-time.
This is in contrast to other vocational rehabilitation approaches that employ people in sheltered workshops and other set-aside jobs.

Introduction to Recovery & Recovery-Oriented Practices

This online course presents an introduction to recovery and recovery-oriented care.

At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:
Appreciate that as many, if not more, people recover from serious mental illnesses as those who live with illnesses for a prolonged period of time.
Understand the difference between the two meanings of recovery in relation to serious mental illness.
List the core components of recovery-oriented care.
Describe the changes that need to be made to conventional clinical care for it to become oriented to promoting recovery.

Introduction to Peer Support

This online course presents an introduction to peer support.

At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:
Identify historical precursors to contemporary approaches to mental health peer support.
List the key functions of mental health peer support.
Recognize the common obstacles encountered in implementing mental health peer support.
Describe strategies for overcoming these obstacles.

Introduction to the Mommies Toolkit: Improving Outcomes for Families Impacted by NAS

This Training consists of four modules that are analogous to the four chapters in the Mommies toolkit:
Module 1 discusses Substance Use Disorders; reviewing national statistics and focusing specifically on substance use in women, specifically during pregnancy.
Module 2 describes Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and reviews the symptoms, incidence and costs of the syndrome. This module also discusses diagnosis and appropriate management of NAS and considerations during breast feeding.
Module 3 describes Integrated Programs for treatment with a focus on both the components and benefits of treatment.
Module 4 provides an overview of the Mommies Program. This module will present the Texas statistics on NAS, The Mommies Curriculum and the Outcomes of a 5 year study of the Mommies program in Texas.

Kids Inc Play Therapy eLearning Credits

Kids Inc offers multiple one to two-hour webinars on Play Therapy theory and techniques conducted by experienced play therapy specialists. Your registration includes 8 credits (hours) of training for you to use on topics that most interest you. The credits do not expire. While you are purchasing these credits through our website, you will take your courses at

Mental Health Wellness for Individuals with IDD (MHW-IDD)

This 3-part eLearning series was developed to expand the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals – including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other providers - delivering care for individuals with IDD and co-occurring behavioral health conditions. More specifically, this series discusses evidence-based and effective techniques that can be used to improve the delivery of health care to these individuals, maximize outcomes, and enhance quality of life.

This training contains 3 modules and is estimated to take 1-1.5 hours to complete. Each module is 20-30 minutes in length. You may pause at any time within a module and return to it later, or you may complete it in one sitting.

Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program Referral Agent Training

The Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (“PRA”) Program provides project-based rental assistance to extremely low-income persons with disabilities linked with long-term services and supports. The program is limited to individuals who are part of the program’s Target Population. Eligible individuals can only be referred to the program by Certified Referral Agents. This training enables staff at eligible organizations to become Certified Referral Agents and begin making referrals to the Section 811 PRA Program.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Training Webinar

The purpose of the SSA Pre-release Agreement is to identify and formalize procedures to facilitate timely processing of applications for entitlement to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security benefits for disabled and aged individuals in the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) state hospital (SH) system. The SSA Prerelease Agreement requires a new process for DSHS. Training opportunities have been scheduled to assist state hospital and LMHA staff in understanding pertinent information regarding SSI/SSDI applications.

Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver Training

The purpose of the YES Waiver program is to ensure that Texas children with serious emotional disturbances have access to a robust array of community-based services and supports. YES Waiver services for youth are family-centered, coordinated and effective at preventing out-of-home placement and promoting lifelong independence and self-defined success. There are 3 webcasts about YES Waiver and Wraparound services for which you can earn certificates.