Additional Training Opportunties
These events are not presented by OK-AIMH. Please contact the presenting organization with any questions.

Children's Behavioral Health Conference 2020
June 8-26, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ODMHSAS (Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services) has decided to reschedule the 2020 Children's Behavioral Health Conference to June 8-12 and will be held exclusively online. This will replace the conference originally scheduled to be held May 20-22. Attendees will be able to enroll in up to (3) live broadcasted courses a day. Some live broadcasts will not be recorded, and will only be available during the timeframe(s) in which they are presented. In addition to the three days of live trainings, attendees will have access to over (40) other pre-recorded trainings from June 8-26. Both live broadcasted and pre-recorded trainings will allow attendees to obtain CEUs. Information on how to register and a registration link will be available soon.

While ODMHSAS cannot offer a face-to-face conference experience at this time, we are hoping to provide a quality virtual experience as an alternative. The ODMHSAS Training Institute is working to create an educational and innovative conference for attendees, instructors, and vendors that also takes in to account COVID-19 safety precautions. The 2020 Children's Behavioral Conference will hold opportunities for vendors to market their services through advertisements and attendee interaction. Attendees and vendors will be able to register online using the ODMHSAS Training Institute website next week. We hope to see you there!

Click here for the 2020 Children's Behavioral Health Conference Brochure

Click here to register.

Click here for a list of Conference sessions.

Click here for a list of potential Core Competencies relevant to anyone who is Endorsed (IMH-E®) or is seeking Endorsement (IMH-E®)

Virtual Release of State of Babies Yearbook: 2020
June 11, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Join ZERO TO THREE on Thursday, June 11 for the virtual release of the State of Babies Yearbook: 2020. Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood, will join ZERO TO THREE for an important discussion of how the current pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the existing disparities and structural barriers that affect the well-being of young children and their families. You will also hear from families across the country about their experiences during this uncertain time.

Click here to sign up for updates.

Please Note the New Date and Online!

Current Hot Topics in the Ethical Practice of Therapy
with Deann Gattis, Ph.D.
Exploring the Intricacies of a Mutually Beneficial Supervisory Relationship
with Rockey Robbins, Ph.D.

You're invited to attend either or both of these workshops
DATE: Friday, June 26, 2020
TIME: Ethics: 8:30-11:45 / Supervision: 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm

(You will receive an invitation via email prior to June 26th with easy instructions)

Ethics: This workshop is focused on delineating current ethical topics and concerns in therapy. The goal is to enhance a professional's ability to identify, ethically evaluate, and determine professional responsibility in areas of tele-mental health, diagnostic issues, and treatment issues.

Supervision: This workshop will consist of examining and practicing theories, research, and direct training techniques that may benefit supervisors in their work with therapists. More specifically, participants will be provided with a brief overview of supervision standards, responsibilities and potential assessment approaches. There will be discussion about power relations between supervisor and supervisee and the philosophical assumptions and perspectives that may underlie the approaches that supervisors may take in their work, focusing especially on gender and cultural values. The presenter will describe and analyze Stoltenberg's stages of supervisee growth. Lastly, specific techniques that might be used in supervision will be demonstrated.

Ten percent (10%) of proceeds raised at this workshop will be donated to local charities or agencies addressing the Covid-19 pandemic. For more information and registration, click here.

Equity in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Webinar Series
April 30–July 30, 2020

Center of Excellence for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) and Children's Equity Project: Webinar Series.

This webinar series aims to promote equity through IECMHC by building awareness of the impact of institutional racism and other forms of bias that affect the experiences of children and families from disadvantaged communities. The series identifies policies that support more equitable systems and strengthens culturally responsive IECMHC practices that reduce disparities and improve child outcomes.

The series will consist of four 90-minute webinars, as follows:

• How Did We Get Here: An Overview of the Root Causes of Disparities in Child Outcomes, and the Role of Child-Serving Systems - April 30, 2020, 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m., ET

• Culture, Identity, and History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for Tribal Communities - May 28, 2020, 12:30 p.m.‒2:00 p.m., ET | Register here

• Culture, Identity, and History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for African American Children and Families - June 25, 2020, 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m., ET | Register here

• Culture, Identity, and History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for Latino Children and Families - July 30, 2020, 12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m., ET | Register here

The content of each webinar serves as a building block for the next in the series. Space is limited. Register today!

2020 Reflective Supervision/Consultation Symposium Cancelled

It is with great disappointment that I tell you that the 2020 Reflective Supervision/Consultation Symposium that was planned for July 26-28, 2020 in Montclair, NJ has been postponed until 2021. While it is critical to protect everyone's health and safety, we acknowledge the loss. Many of us eagerly anticipate this opportunity to be together, supporting one another's capacity for RSC.

We are pleased to announce that NJAIMH will the host the 2021 co-sponsored event. AIMHiTN (who had been selected as host for 2021) will now host the 2022 symposium. Huge thanks to both AIMHs for their flexibility!

Plans are getting underway for an "alternative" symposium experience with some degree of the experiential opportunity for which this event is known. The alternative event will be offered virtually by the Alliance this summer. We are tentatively planning for 3 half-day sessions, via video conference, that would take place over the original symposium dates (7/26, 7/27, and 7/28). Please stay tuned for more details as the planning unfolds. We anticipate addressing the how's and why's of providing

RSC in communities that have been disproportionately affected by the Covid crisis.

For those AIMHs considering an application to host a future symposium, details about how and when to apply will also be forthcoming!

CEU Training offered by First3Years

For a limited time, First3Years is excited to offer FREE instant access to our Online Educational Courses. Earn 1 Hour of Continuing Education (SW, LPC, ECI, CPE) per webinar. Individuals can access their CEU by completing the survey provided at the end of each webinar. Click here for full details.

Approved Online Training Opportunities for Endorsement®

Visit for a list of competency-aligned online training offered across the Alliance member AIMHs.

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program

Erikson Institute is currently accepting applications for our Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program. This program is designed for experienced practitioners who want to enhance their practice with an infant mental health lens. This online program is designed for clinicians and child development professionals from a variety of different disciplines. Coursework focuses on supporting the healthy social and emotional development of infants and young children through supporting the parent child relationship. If you want to enhance your skills in working with parents and young children this program is for you. We offer generous scholarships and the program qualifies for additional financial support through federal financial aid.

For more information and to complete an online application please visit our website.