Director’s Certificate of Behavioral Health
November 7-8, 2019
The Director’s Certificate of Behavioral Health is offered through the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL), Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH). For nearly 60 years, MIMH has provided quality continuing education to behavioral health professionals in Missouri. MIMH is part of the University of Missouri – St. Louis; and as such, our trainings include continuing education units (CEUs) that are supported by an accredited university and accepted by many professional licensing boards.
The Director’s Certificate of Behavioral Health is a two-day training program designed to provide fundamental education on behavioral health disorders to those interested in gaining basic knowledge about behavioral health, including discussions on historical and current treatment approaches, risk factors, signs and symptoms, prevention strategies, person-first language, strengths-based approaches and practice using professional ethical codes when examining cases. This course may compliment many degree programs and/or professions geared towards service; however, this course is open to the general public and anyone can attend. The content in this course may be familiar to professionals who have many years practicing in the field such as social workers, nurses, mental health professionals, counselors, psychiatrists, etc.; therefore, may serve as more of a refresher course in regards to the behavioral health content. Individuals who work in the behavioral health field, but who may not have a behavioral health background or see clients/consumers, may find this course beneficial. This certification could satisfy over half of the required continuing education units for many professional licensing boards in the state of Missouri and aide in career advancement. Sixteen (16) clock hours, including two (2) hours in Ethics, will be awarded upon completion of this training. Review the objectives and course outline below to see if this course could benefit you.
director’s certificate of behavioral health
schedule, day 1
Introductions and Ice Breaker
Session 1: History of Mental Health Treatment | Current Mental Health Treatment
Session 2: Trauma | Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
Session 2 Continued
Session 3: Depression | Anxiety
Session 4: Substance Use Disorders and Treatment | Co-Occurring Disorders
Review, Closing Thoughts and Comments
Day 1 Total:
480 mins (8 clock hours, 9.6 contact hours, .96 CEUs)
schedule, day 2
Opening Thoughts, Reflections, and Ice Breaker
Session 5: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | Feeding and Eating Disorders
Session 6: Personality Disorders
Session 7: Bipolar Disorder | Schizophrenia
Session 8: Ethics | Wellness | Self-Care
Day 2 Total:
Both Days Total:
960 mins (16 clock hours, 19.2 contact hours, 1.92 CEUs)
Amanda Bequette, PhD
A lifelong fascination with human attitudes and behavior led Dr. Amanda Bequette to pursue a PhD in Social Psychology. After having the opportunity to teach as part of her graduate school experience, Dr. Bequette never let go of this passion, and has been instructing a variety of Psychology courses and advising students over the past 15 years. Teaching has been a consistent part of her career in psychology.
Throughout her career, in addition to teaching, Dr. Bequette has had the opportunity to work on research projects in Psychology, Public Health, and Evaluation and Outcomes Research. These research settings exposed her to a variety of research methodologies, topic areas, professional organizations and service, and diverse mentors and collaboration teams. Dr.
Bequette spent ten of those years as a part of evaluation teams at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health serving as research faculty and an Evaluation PI. During this time, she also served as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Through her work in applied research settings, Dr. Bequette was introduced to many incredible community and mental health organizations in Missouri and developed an appreciation for interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts across the state. She has been able to use these community research experiences to enhance her curriculum development and build her applied knowledge of psychological theory.
Dr. Bequette is currently instructing courses at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, St. Charles Community College, and Saint Louis University. Her courses taught range from introductory level classes through upper level undergraduate coursework. She is also trained in online curriculum development, ethics in mental health research and review, and student-centered instruction. She has completed numerous university professional development opportunities, such as Safe Zone and Title IX training. Over the past few years, Dr. Bequette has offered presentations on stress and health, early life trauma, and recently collaborated on a panel to promote awareness of toxic waste in the St. Louis area. Dr. Bequette currently serves as a community reviewer for the Department of Mental Health Professional Review Committee as a research protocol reviewer.
Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) Accreditation
The University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. MIMH will award 16 clock hours or 19.2 contact hours (1.92 CEUs) for this program.
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Accreditation
MIMH has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6339. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MIMH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 16 clock hours are offered for this program.
Missouri Credentialing Board (MCB)
The Missouri Credentialing Board has approved this program for up to 16 contact hours.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned.
The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 16 clock hours or 19.2 contact hours (1.92 CEU) for this activity. Includes 2 clock hours in ethics.
MIMH has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6339. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MIMH is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
16 clock hours are offered for this program.
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