e-Learning Opportunities

The following is a list of webinars and other educational opportunities that may be of interest to the behavioral health workforce. 

The information is being provided solely to assist the workforce in developing their professional skills and knowledge and to support them on their career path. These events are not sponsored, endorsed by, or affiliated with SUMHLC in anyway, nor does  SUMHLC receive any financial benefit from posting these educational opportunities.

April-May 2018

SAMHSA, together with the National Latino Behavioral Health Association, invites you to participate in a free four-part webcast series called:
"NUESTRA SALUD". This webcast series, conducted in Spanish, will share best practices for behavioral health treatment and recovery for the Latino population.  All sessions are 1 hour.  

  • April 16, 2018:  10am-11am: "Trauma-Informed Practices and Lation Populations:  Getting to the Core"
  • April 16, 2018:  2pm-3pm: "Latino Communities and the Opioid Crisis: How Are We Coping?"
  • May 7, 2018: 10am-11am: "Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment: Best and Promising Practices for Latinos"
  • May 7, 2018:  2pm-3pm: "Recovery and Peer Engagement: Are We Reaching Latinos?"

For more details please click on  the National Latino Behavioral Health Association Facebook Page.

Click here to Register for Spanish Webcast Series

April - June 2018 SAMHSA and The Massachusetts General Hospital- Recovery Research Institute has produced a 4 part Webcast Series: "The Power of Perceptions and Understanding". 
All sessions are one hour long beginning at 2:00 pm ET.
  • April 26, 2018:   "Why addiction is a "disease"and why it is important"
  • May 22, 2018:    "Reducing discriminatory practices in clinical settings"
  • June 19, 2018:    "A future without discrimination and discriminatory practices"

For detailed information and registration follow this link.

April 24, 2018


National HIRE Network  (Helping Individuals with Criminal Records Re-enter through Employment presents a  FREE Webinar for the State of Rhode Island:
"Helping Justice-Involved Individuals with Substance Use & Mental Health Disorders: Understanding How Laws, Regulations, & Policies Affect Re-Entry Oportunities-In Rhode Island".

This 90 minute webinar will explain Federal and Rhode Island specific laws and policies that hinder or facilitate re-entry. This course has been approved by Legal Action Center, as an NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1 CE.

For a complete description of this webinar view the FLYER,.  To register click HERE.

The Rhode Island Foundation’s Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence (INE) provides opportunities for nonprofits to strengthen organizational capacity through topic-focused workshops. The full slate of free workshops enable staff, board members, and volunteers representing Rhode Island nonprofit organizations to learn skills and techniques that will enable them to better achieve their mission.

Programs range from grant writing to board service and from fund development to board peer learning meetings and will be held on various dates throughout the year.

Additional details and registrations instructions can be found on the RI Foundation's website.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers 14 self-paced, online business courses to behavioral health organizations and providers through "BHbusiness". These courses are available at NO COST. You can learn at your own pace while earning continuing education credits. BHbusiness courses offered include:

  • Bundled Payments:
  • Costing Out Your Services
  • Planning for the Next Generation of HIT
  • Value-based Purchasing

To register and for more information on all self-paced, online courses, and other educational resources, visit BHbusiness.org.

SAMHSA offers BHbusiness self-paced, online courses in partnership with the National Council for Behavioral Health and Advocates for Human Potential. All BHbusiness courses are hosted on HealtheKnowledge. 


The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) offers a wide range of webinars for Addiction Professionals and those seeking certification as an addiction professional.  See FLYER for details. 
For class descriptions and registration information go to: https://www.naadac.org/webinars  

 Ongoing The Bradley Conference and Online Educational series:

The Bradley Conference provides both face-to-face AND online education for psychologists, social workers, physicians, nurses, certified counselors, speech-language and occupational therapists, teachers, milieu associates, and other professionals. Topics address different behavioral health populations and treatment modalities and offer practical, state-of-the-art information.                               
For information about  Bradley's online computer-based continuing education opportunities, visit www.bradleyonlinelearning.org.           
 Ongoing The New England ATTC in Partnership with Brown University introduces a redesigned DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM
The state-of -the-art Distance Learning Program (DLP) is an innovative system which enables learners as well as agencies to select either instructor-led or self-directed courses related to advances in addiction treatment, recovery, and prevention.  See Flyer to view more information.

Take advantage of their  2 new FREE  self-paced courses online courses:

"Addressing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in HIV Clinical Care"   Learn More
"Understanding the Basics of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture" Learn More


SAMHSA (The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration) has published new guidance to help expand healthcare providers' understanding of using medications to treat people with (OUD) Opioid Use Disorder. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP63) "Medications for Opioid Use Disorder" reviews the use of  U.S. FDA Approved  medications to treat OUD: Methadone, Naltrexone, and
Buprenorphine.  Follow this link for more information.