CTI-EBP Online Courses

To become trained/certified on the CANS or ANSA, please go to: https://www.schoox.com/academy/CANSAcademy/register

For any questions regarding ANSA or CANS online certification, Praed Foundation Collaborative Training Website site access, coupons, or problems registering for Praed Foundation Collaborative Training Website, please email: support@tcomtraining.com

Note: Centralized Training does NOT oversee Praed Foundation Collaborative Training Website. For questions or concerns regarding ANSA or CANS online only certification available on Praed Foundation Collaborative Training Website please contact the Praed Foundation via email: support@tcomtraining.com

To become certified as a ANSA or CANS Super User you must attend a face to face training. For Super User (face to face) training, please see the training calendar available on this website for any upcoming workshops.

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.

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.

Certificates of completion and continuing education credits (22) from the American Psychological Association (APA) are offered to all who complete the training process.

This training meets the new HHSC training requirements. However, it does NOT meet criteria for CBT Certification. Certification is a separate process through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

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.

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.

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 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.


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 www.centralizedtraining.com.

The Course

This refresher course contains four modules and is estimated to take 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete. A 5-question quiz appears at the end of each module. Like the original online course, you must pass the quiz at 80% to continue with the training.

Please Note

  • • This is intended to be a brief refresher course and does not take the place of the initial IMR online or in-person training.
  • • This does meet HHSC requirement of yearly IMR recertification.
  • • You must turn on the audio/speakers on your computer to complete this course. Do not attempt to take this training if your computer does not have audio.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This 6-part e-learning training series was developed by legacy DADS and DSHS to educate direct service workers and others about behavioral health needs of people who have an IDD and a co-occurring behavioral health condition. This training looks at challenging behavior in a new way and emphasizes the importance of supporting mental wellness in individuals with an IDD.

Through the modules in this course, you will learn to recognize the "whole person," and to gain a better understanding of different factors that influence the way people with IDD think, feel, and behave. You will also learn how you can positively impact their quality of life.

The course consists of six modules as follows:

  1. 1. Co-occurring Disorders: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness
  2. 2. Trauma Informed Care for Individuals with IDD
  3. 3. Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Support
  4. 4. Overview of Genetic Syndromes Associated with IDD
  5. 5. Overview of other Medical Diagnoses Associated with IDD
  6. 6. Putting it all Together

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.

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.