Collaborative Meetings

We host meetings with county and community organizations to address workforce development, training, planning, and policy issues for behavioral healthcare providers. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Past Training

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Introduction to SBIRT (Webinar #10)

March 17, 2016 from Noon to 1:30 pm

Webinar 8 – Peers in Primary Care

This webinar will focus on the exciting and expanding role of peer providers in integrated healthcare settings.  The role of peers is pivotal in addressing the serious health issues faced by people with mental health challenges.  Peers are helping people to access primary care services, identify healthcare needs and develop self-management skills. 

Presenters: Lucinda Dei Rossi and Debra Brasher from CASRA

March 3, 2016 from Noon to 1:30 pm

Webinar 7 - Cultivating Peer Leadership: Supervising Peers Working in the Public Mental Health System

This webinar will draw on the experience of both peer workers and supervisors of peers to discuss hurdles peers face in their professional development, as well as practical ways employers can help peer workers to bridge the gap between lived experience and professional experience. Join this interactive webinar to 1) Identify challenges peer workers face on the job; 2) Gain practical tips on how employers can support peer workers; and 3) Discuss ways peer workers can “manage up” and get what they need from employers.

Presenters: Julian Plumadore, Derrick Williams, and Julie Thies of the Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF); and Tracey Helton of San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH)

In-Person Training # 6: Educational Career Ladders and Pathways for Success

Friday, February 26, 2016 from 10 to 3 

Pleasant Hill Community Center

320 Civic Drive, McHale Room

Pleasant hill 94523

Google map:,+Pleasant+Hill,+CA+94523/@37.961964,-122.069872,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x808566b13921d30b:0x1e778fa23113bf72

In-Person Training # 5: Educational Career Ladders and Pathways for Success

February 25, 2016 from 10 to 3

Napa HHS,2344 Old Sonoma Road, Napa,CA 94559

Networking Session: Collaborative Meeting 

10 am - 12 pm

Location: Oakland (address can be found in sidebar on the right)

Transitioning from Advocate to Employee (Webinar #6)