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The Center is committed to developing a highly skilled workforce in the community mental health sector of New York City. Each year we speak to consumers, staff, administrators and government partners to determine critical learning needs.  This helps us design and deliver innovative trainings that focus on relevant topics and learning methods. The driving purpose of all these trainings is to promote best practices that foster consumer rehabilitation and recovery.


Continuing Education

The Coalition has been approved as a provider of Continuing Education contact hours for licensed social workers in NYS. We are working to approve as many of our trainings for social work CE hours but at this time not all trainings have been approved. Please be sure your selected training is eligible to provide CE credits.

The NYS Education Department sets forth specific requirements for issuing social work CE hours. Please note that in order to receive CE hours for an approved training you must:

  • be a licensed social worker in NYS;
  • arrive on time;
  • sign-in to training on designated CE hours sign-in sheet;
  • attend the training in its entirety;
  • and sign-out at the end of the training;
  • If a multi-day training you must participate every day to receive credit, and you must sign out each day and sign back in the next day.

At this time we are not eligible to provide continuing education hours to other certified or licensed providers; currently we can only provide CE hours to social workers.

Upcoming Trainings

Overview of Motivational Interviewing


Overview of Motivational Interviewing

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm | Doors open at 9:00am
Location: The Coalition for Behavioral Health | 123 William Street, 19th Floor | Manhattan

*Note: The usual lunch hour will be limited to 30 minutes for this training, feel free to bring lunch from home, we have a kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave to store and heat up food.

Target Audience Criteria: Staff members of Behavioral Health Programs

Information for Continuing Education:
This course has been approved for 6 Social Work LMSW/LCSW CE hours, 6 LMHC CE hours, 6 CASAC/CPP/CPS CE hours are pending.To receive the CE hours participants must: arrive on time; stay for the full session; submit a post-test; and document their attendance via the CE sign in and sign-out sheet. No credit will be provided for partial attendance, no exceptions please. Please have your Social Work License Number on hand.

Motivational interviewing (MI) belongs to a category of evidenced-based interventions aimed at increasing clients' commitment to change.

Skills-Focused Group Facilitation & Using Curriculum for Groups


Skills-Focused Group Facilitation & Using Curriculum for Groups

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm | Doors open at 9:00am
Location: The Coalition for Behavioral Health Agencies, Inc. | 123 William Street, 19th Floor, Suite 1901 | Manhattan

Target Audience Criteria: This training is designed for practitioners, peer providers, case managers, and supervisors. Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) providers and Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) providers are highly encouraged to attend and will be given priority registration. Individuals working in OMH licensed will also be given priority.

*Information for Continuing Education: This course is approved for 6 LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, CASAC/CPP/CPS CE hours. Please have your Social Work License Number on hand.

Skills development is a critical component of psychiatric rehabilitation process. To assist with the process, facilitators will need to know how to effectively teach skills to individuals in a group setting.