Upcoming Webinars

How to Engage Members about the Safety and Efficacy of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) with Confidence and Competence
Friday, November 12, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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This webinar will focus on ways in which behavioral health providers can feel more comfortable talking to members about nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). We will discuss ways to engage member questions about NRT and how to use NRT to help manage anxiety and agitation in tobacco-free settings. Participants will have an opportunity to apply the webinar content through role-playing and problem-solving activities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop proficiency in discussing common provider and member questions and concerns regarding nicotine replacement therapies (NRT)
  • Understand the role NRT plays in managing tobacco withdrawal and achieving recovery
  • Develop skills to challenge myths and misconceptions about NRT’s safety, efficacy, and accessibility through role-playing and case study exercises
  • Increase awareness of available resources and training opportunities related to NRT use

About the Presenters

Dr. Frank Leone directs Penn’s Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Program, a clinical program of the Penn Lung Center. The new program provides state-of-the-art and individualized treatment to smokers, including those with comorbidities. Dr. Leone’s scholarship focuses on investigating treatment strategies for tobacco use disorder and the effects of smoke on airway biology. Dr. Leone is a member of several professional and scientific societies, including the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, and has served as President of the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association of Pennsylvania. He has served the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a legislative appointee to the Governor’s Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Advisory Committee since 2001.

Ryan Coffman, the Tobacco Policy and Control Program Manager for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, where he oversees tobacco control and policy initiatives within the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention, including the prevention of youth initiation, promoting tobacco-free environments, mass media campaigns, tobacco control policy, and tobacco treatment services. He is committed to serving vulnerable populations disproportionately impacted by the effects of tobacco use. Previously, Coffman provided inpatient, outpatient, and community tobacco use disorder treatment in hospital, behavioral health, correctional, and substance use treatment settings. He obtained his Master’s degree in Public Health from Tulane University and has certifications in health education, tobacco use disorder treatment, and global tobacco control. Coffman first became committed to tobacco control in 2003 while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya.

Provider Training and Development Fall 2021: Clinical Processes Webinar and Workshop Series

CBH Provider Training and Development (PT&D) is continuing to pilot new clinical processes workshops. The workshops will feature small group, interactive learning, and practice sessions to exercise the skills learned in previously attended webinars. Prior attendance at the corresponding webinar is required to attend the Workshop on the same topic.

  • Assessment and Clinical Formulation Workshop
    Wednesday, November 3, 2021
    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Recovery Planning Workshop
    Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Clinical Documentation Workshop
    Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration details can be accessed in the DBHIDS Learning Hub.

If you have any questions regarding these sessions, contact CBH PT&D at cbh.ptdtechnicalassistance@phila.gov. For technical or registration issues with Learning Hub, email DBHIDS.LearningHub@phila.gov.

Click here for detailed instructions if you have not already registered for a Learning Hub account.
The Learning Hub Access Code is LHAccess20.

Integrated Care Plan Program Webinar for Outpatient Levels of Care

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m

Community Behavioral Health, in partnership with Health Partners Plans, is pleased to invite all outpatient levels of care (mental health and drug and alcohol outpatient, CIRC, and mental health and drug and alcohol partial hospitalization programs) to participate in an integrated care plan webinar.

This webinar will focus on best practices related to care coordination for members with complex physical, behavioral, and social needs. Medical Directors, Clinical Directors, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Therapists, and Certified Peer Specialists/Certified Recovery Specialists are encouraged to participate.

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CBH Provider Training and Development Clinical Processes Series

Assessment and Clinical Formulation Recording Now Available!

Did you miss our Assessment and Clinical Formulation webinar this fall? You can still access the training by viewing the recording of our live session, now available in the Learning Hub! This is the first recorded webinar from Provider Training and Development and is available to CBH in-network provider staff whose schedules may not accommodate our live training schedule. The online training can be completed at your own pace and satisfies the prerequisite to attending our Assessment Workshop.

To access the recording, log onto your account on the DBHIDS Learning Hub and look for the title “CBH Clinical Processes Assessment and Clinical Formulation Recorded Webinar” under the Electives tab.

Please note, to receive a certificate and to be able to register for the upcoming Assessment Workshop on November 3, you must complete and pass the post-test after viewing the recorded webinar in its entirety.

If you have any questions regarding the recorded Assessment and Clinical Processes training, contact CBH Provider Training and Development. For technical issues with Learning Hub, email DBHIDS.LearningHub@phila.gov.

Family-Centered Safety Planning E-Learning Course
CBH Provider Training and Development presents, in collaboration with Kappy Maddenwald, DBHIDS and CBH Consultant, an introductory level self-directed e-learning course that offers an overview of the steps that behavioral health and substance use professionals can take to collaboratively develop safety plans that are family-driven and can be used when a young person is in crisis. This course will raise awareness of common mistakes to avoid and appropriate steps to follow to assist the young person and/or their family in developing plans to better manage crisis situations. This course is intended for Mental Health Professionals, Mental/Behavioral Health Workers, Therapeutic Support Staff, Behavior Specialist Consultants, Mobile Therapist/Lead Clinicians, and Clinical/Non-Clinical Supervisors.

Additional information and details can be accessed in the DBHIDS Learning Hub. If you have not already registered for a Learning Hub account, click here for detailed instructions. Also, please note the Learning Hub Access Code is LHAccess20. Once you’ve logged onto your Learning Hub account, check the electives section to enroll in the course and then register for the session you are interested in.

If you have any questions regarding this course, contact CBH Provider Training & Development at cbh.ptdtechnicalassistance@phila.gov. For technical or registration issues with Learning Hub, email DBHIDS.LearningHub@phila.gov.

Getting to Outcomes Contracting

We are pleased to offer a free online training on Getting to Outcomes Contracting (GTOC) through the DBHIDS Learning Hub, a comprehensive training platform that includes e-learning opportunities.

This training is designed for provider leaders, including those responsible for program development and evaluation. The GTOC model aligns with CBH principles and approaches regarding oversight and monitoring; the goals of the training are to provide an overview of GTOC, aid in connecting evaluation and accountability to clinical outcomes, and support providers in enhancing their program development and evaluation processes.

DDAP Training: ASAM Risk Rating

Non-Expiring Online Training

This training will provide drug and alcohol assessors and counselors with an overview of risk rating as used in the 2013 ASAM Criteria and a summary walkthrough of how to apply risk rating.

Read more here.

Recorded Webinars

Using the Youth and Family Rights Guides Implementation Webinar for Providers and Staff

December 9, 2020

CBH Compliance Forum

November 5, 2020

1. Welcome, Independent Practitioner Documentation Guidelines

Corresponding Powerpoint Presentation

Telehealth: Clinical Best Practices

June 18, 2020

Corresponding Powerpoint Presentation

Telehealth 101: Just the Basics

For All Bed-Based Levels of Care

May 1, 2020

Telehealth 101: Just the Basics

For All Community-Based Levels of Care

April 30, 2020