Training, Education and Resources

Mental Health Partners (MHP) is home to some of the leading experts in the fields of mental health and substance use care and treatment. As part of our mission to give back to the community, empower individuals to make a difference and contribute to the general knowledge on key topics, we are proud to offer various trainings, opportunities to speak to community groups and other educational resources.

Please see below for a description of various trainings offered throughout the year. Note that some courses are only available to MHP staff so public registration will not be accepted. For training inquiries please contact Kevin Braney, Director of Professional Development and Training, at mhplearns@mhpcolorado.org.

Standard Motivational Interviewing (MHP Staff Only)
Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence.

Advanced Motivational Interviewing (MHP Staff Only)
Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – ASIST (MHP Staff and Public)
ASIST is a two-day workshop designed for members of all caregiving groups. The emphasis is on teaching suicide first-aid to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help as needed. Participants learn to use a suicide intervention model to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, seek a shared understanding of reasons for dying and living, develop a safe plan based upon a review of risk, be prepared to do follow-up, and become involved in suicide-safer community networks.

IT Training – Utilizing various software and hardware at the Ryan Wellness Center (MHP Staff Only)
A variety of IT basics and AV utilization trainings provided for any MHP staff, on site at the Ryan Wellness Center.

Emergency Plan Training (MHP Staff Only)
Site specific emergency response training.

CPR/First Aid Training (MHP Staff Only)
Various CPR and First Aid certification courses offered by the Red Cross and provided on site at the Ryan Wellness Center.

Secondary Trauma (MHP Staff Only)
Education for MHP employees to better understand and manage secondary trauma.

Trauma Informed Supervision (MHP Staff Only)
Leading and managing with a trauma informed lens.

Supporting Transgender Clients (MHP Staff Only)
Learn the skills and knowledge to support transgender clients navigate MHP with dignity.

Mental Health First Aid – MHFA (MHP Staff and Public)
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a groundbreaking, internationally recognized evidence-based training program committed to empowering individuals to identify, understand and respond to those in mental health and substance abuse crises.

Although MHP is the host and provider of various Mental Health First Aid trainings, all registration and course management is coordinated by Mental Health First Aid Colorado. If you have questions regarding your registration for these courses please contact them directly.