Non-Academic Training

This section was last updated on August 25, 2021

DHHS-OBH is in the process of creating standard non-academic training curriculum for the eight Competency Domains, using a train-the-trainer model for dissemination. As each curriculum is completed and available for a train-the-trainer session, trainers can apply.

Currently, six of the eight Domains are available.

Announcing the Train-the-Trainer for Domain 7: See the Information for Trainers section further below.

Individuals interested in taking a non-academic course must apply directly through the trainer.
Click on the choice below to expand that section.

Please Note: The Center for Learning does not accept registrations for MHRT/C Non-Academic courses. You must contact the instructor directly to register for their course. Since we list the information provided to us as we receive it, this list may not be inclusive.

List last updated: September 15, 2021

Domain
& Course Dates

Course
Location

Class Limit
& Course Fee


Instructor


Registration Contact Info

Domain 6
September 10, 13, 28, 29 & October 1, 2021
8:30 am – 4:30pm
by Video conference

30 Hour version only

Riverside Training & Education Center
841 Riverside Dr.
Augusta, ME  04330

12

$300

Dr. Pamela J. Boivin

Register through:
https://www.riversidetec.com/

For registration questions contact:
admin@riversidtec.com

Domain 2
September 14, 16, 21, 28, & 30, 2021
9:30am – 4:00pm
by Video conference

Northern Light Health
Bangor, ME  04401

12

$300

Danielle Cowette & Tamera Longfellow

dcowette@northernlight.org

(207) 356-5139

Domain 4
September 16, 23, 24, 30 & October 1, 2021
8am to 4:30pm (2hr lunch break)
by Video conference

Lifeline for Maine
76 Main St.
Livermore Falls, ME  04254

15

$250

Noreen Sprague, LCPC

noreen@lifelineforme.org
(207) 320-3305

Domain 3
September 17, 24, October 1, 8, & 15, 2021
9am – Noon & 2pm – 5pm
by Video conference

Assistance Plus
Benton, ME  04901

14

$300

Deanne Ochoa-Durrell, LCSW

Register by phone:

(207) 453-4708 ext. 400

Domain 3
September 21, 28, October 5, 12, & 19, 2021
8:30am – 4pm
In-Person Training

Graham Behavioral Services
76 Eastern Ave.
Augusta, ME  04330

10

$300

Aaron Fortin

Register by email:
afortin@gbsmaine.com

Discount available for multiple registrations from same agency.

Domain 8
September 22, 27, 29 October 7 & 8, 2021
8:30 am – 5pm
by Video conference

2 hr lunch break each day 11:45am to 1:45pm

CCSME & Paramount Behavioral Services

20

$235

Kate Chichester & Cathleen Dunlap

Register through:
ccsme.org

For registration questions:
ccsme@ccsme.org
(207) 878-6170

Domain 8
October 12, 14, 19, 21, & 26, 2021
8:30 am – 4:30pm
by Video conference

30 Hour version only

Riverside Training & Education Center
841 Riverside Dr.
Augusta, ME  04330

12

$300

Dr. Pamela J. Boivin

Register through:
https://www.riversidetec.com/

For registration questions contact:
admin@riversidtec.com

Domain 4
October 18, 20, 22, 25 & 26, 2021
9 am – 4:30pm
by Video conference

Paramount Behavioral Services
224 Main St.
Waterville, ME  04901

18

$275 for one. $250 for 2 or more.

Cathleen Dunlap

To register or FMI email:
trisha.dennis@paramountbehavioral.com 
or
rebecca.dunlap@paramountbehavioral.com


Domain 4
November 2, 9, 16, 30 & Dec. 7, 2021
8:30 am – 4:30pm

Graham Behavioral Services
76 Eastern Ave.
Augusta, ME  04330

10

$300

Aaron Fortin, LCSW, CCS

afortin@gbsmaine.com

(207) 626-0003 ext. 117

Domain 4
November 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30, 2021
8:30 am – 12pm
AND December 6, 2021
8:30am – 4pm
by Video conference

Northern Light Health
Bangor, ME  04401

12

$300

Rachelle Eners, LCSW

To register, contact Beth Mitchell:
bjmitchell@northernlight.org

(207) 944-4069

SAVE-THE-DATE: Domain 7 Train-the-Trainer October 27, 28, & 28, 2021. You must apply for and be accepted in order to attend. You must attend all 3 days to become a trainer. Click on Save-the-date at the begining of this announcement for details.

NA Trainer Standards V2, current as of November 21, 2019.

NA-Trainer-Application (last page of the above trainer standards).

NA Training Notification Form (Used by approved trainers to send notice of a non-academic training they are offering.)

NOTE: You are required to attend a separate Train-the-Trainer session for each MHRT/C domain you wish to teach, even if you have applied in the past for a different domain.

If you have previously applied and were approved for another domain, you have met the core non-academic MHRT/C standards and it is not necessary to re-submit the same materials, e.g. official transcripts, reference letters, etc.  However, you must meet the trainer-specific requirements for each domain you wish to teach. 

For each additional domain you are applying to teach, please forward the following documentation:

  • Completed application form
  • Documentation of professional development over the past two years in content areas related to the applicable domain
  • One reference letter specifically addressing practical knowledge of content in applicable domain

Individuals interested in taking a non-academic course must apply directly through the trainer.

The following instructors are approved to teach the Standard Non-Academic Curriculum for Domain 1 through January 1, 2023.

Instructor Name

Agency Affiliation

Phone

Email

Pamela Boivin

Riverside Training & Education Center

(207) 931-7461

admin@riversidetec.com

Kristin Caffier

SequelCare of Maine

(484) 221-0648

kjc428@yahoo.com

Catherine Chichester

Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine

(207) 939-1913

cchichester@ccsme.org

Cathleen Dunlap

Paramount Behavioral Services

(207) 399-3263

cathleen.dunlap@paramountbehavioral.com

Amber Elliott

Alternative Wellness Services
and The Opportunity Alliance

(207) 590-9207

amberelliott@awsmaine.com or
Amber.Elliott@opportunityalliance.org

Vickie Fisher

Maine Behavioral Health Organization

(207) 441-8525

vfisher@mainebehavioralhealth.org

Aaron Fortin

Graham Behavioral Services

(207) 626-0003 x117

afortin@gbsmaine.com

Mary Gagnon

Health Affiliates Maine

(207) 333-3278 x222

mary.gagnon@healthaffiliatesmaine.com

Melissa Gattine

Maine Behavioral HealthCare

(207) 661-6317

gattim@mainebehavioralhealthcare.org

Kristianna Hall

Gateway Community Services

(207) 536-1590

krista.hall@gatewaycommunityservice.org

Linnea Hofmeister

Maine Behavioral Health Organization

(207) 458-3877

lhofmeister@mainebehavioralhealth.org

Mark Kavanaugh

Kennebec Valley Community College

(207) 431-2256

mkavanaugh@kvcc.me.edu

Jessica Lachance

Tri-County Mental Health Services

(207) 344-1839

jlachance@tcmhs.org

Debra McIntyre

Independent Contractor

(207) 290-5486

smartdj7190@gmail.com

Christopher Morse

The Northern Lighthouse

(207) 554-8167

csmorse77@gmail.com

Deanne Ochoa-Durrell

Assistance Plus

(207) 692-7889

dochoa-durrell@assistanceplus.com

Georgana Prudhomme

Kennebec Behavioral Health

(207) 616-8632

gprudhomme@kbhmaine.org

Chad White

Maine Behavioral Health Organization

(207) 399-5609

cwhite@mainebehavioralhealth.org

Individuals interested in taking a non-academic course must apply directly through the trainer.

The following instructors are approved to teach the Standard Non-Academic Curriculum for Domain 2 through July 1, 2023.

Instructor Name

Agency Affiliation

Phone

Email

Julia Abernethy

Maine Behavioral Healthcare

(207) 632-8825

jabernethy@mainebehavioralhealthcare.org

Pamela Boivin

Riverside Training & Education Center

(207) 931-7461

admin@riversidetec.com

Marylena Chaisson

Health Affiliates Maine

(207) 779-7722

Marylena.Chaisson@healthaffiliatesmaine.com

Catherine Chichester

Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine

(207) 939-1913

cchichester@ccsme.org

Danielle Cowette

Northern Light Health

(207) 944-7635

dcowette@northernlight.org

Cathleen Dunlap

Paramount Behavioral Services

(207) 399-3263

cathleen.dunlap@paramountbehavioral.com

Amber Elliott

Alternative Wellness Services
and The Opportunity Alliance

(207) 590-9207

amberelliott@awsmaine.com or
Amber.Elliott@opportunityalliance.org

Vickie Fisher

Maine Behavioral Health Organization

(207) 441-8525

vfisher@mainebehavioralhealth.org

Aaron Fortin

Graham Behavioral Services

(207) 626-0003 x117

afortin@gbsmaine.com

Mary Gagnon

Health Affiliates Maine

(207) 333-3278 x222

mary.gagnon@healthaffiliatesmaine.com

Kristianna Hall

Gateway Community Services

(207) 536-1590

krista.hall@gatewaycommunityservice.org

Linnea Hofmeister

Maine Behavioral Health Organization

(207) 458-3877

lhofmeister@mainebehavioralhealth.org

Emily Hunnefeld

MAS Community Health

(207) 561-9533

ehunnefeld@mashomecare.com

Mark Kavanaugh

Kennebec Valley Community College

(207) 431-2256

mkavanaugh@kvcc.me.edu

Jessica Lachance

Tri-County Mental Health Services

(207) 344-1839

jlachance@tcmhs.org

Tamera Longfellow

Northern Light Health

(207) 944-7635

tlongfellow@northernlight.org

Debra McIntyre

Independent Contractor

(207) 290-5486

smartdj7190@gmail.com

Steven Nesky

Sweetser

(207) 294-4417

SNesky@sweetser.org

Deanne Ochoa-Durrell

Assistance Plus

(207) 692-7889

dochoa-durrell@assistanceplus.com

Chad White

Maine Behavioral Health Organization

(207) 399-5609

cwhite@mainebehavioralhealth.org

Jason White

PREP Group , LLC

(207) 542-4301

jwhite@prepgroup.info

Individuals interested in taking a non-academic course must apply directly through the trainer.

The following instructors are approved to teach the Standard Non-Academic Curriculum for Domain 3 through January 1, 2024.

Instructor Name

Agency Affiliation

Phone

Email

Pamela Boivin

Riverside Training & Education Center

(207) 931-7461

admin@riversidetec.com

Marylena Chaisson

Health Affiliates Maine

(207) 779-7722

Marylena.Chaisson@healthaffiliatesmaine.com

Catherine Chichester

Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine

(207) 939-1913

cchichester@ccsme.org

Cathleen Dunlap

Paramount Behavioral Services

(207) 399-3263

cathleen.dunlap@paramountbehavioral.com

Amber Elliott

Alternative Wellness Services
and The Opportunity Alliance

(207) 590-9207

amberelliott@awsmaine.com or
Amber.Elliott@opportunityalliance.org

Vickie Fisher

Maine Behavioral Health Organization

(207) 441-8525

vfisher@mainebehavioralhealth.org

Aaron Fortin

Graham Behavioral Services

(207) 626-0003 x117

afortin@gbsmaine.com

Mary Gagnon

Health Affiliates Maine

(207) 333-3278 x222

mary.gagnon@healthaffiliatesmaine.com

Kristianna Hall

Gateway Community Services

(207) 536-1590

krista.hall@gatewaycommunityservice.org

Linnea Hofmeister

Maine Behavioral Health Organization

(207) 458-3877

lhofmeister@mainebehavioralhealth.org

Mark Kavanaugh

Kennebec Valley Community College

(207) 431-2256

mkavanaugh@kvcc.me.edu

Jessica Lachance

Tri-County Mental Health Services

(207) 344-1839

jlachance@tcmhs.org

Thomas Lusth

Break of Day Mental Health Group

(207) 882-6594

thomasl@breakofdaymhg.com

Debra McIntyre

Independent Contractor

(207) 290-5486

smartdj7190@gmail.com

Bethany Mitchell

Northern Light Health

(207) 944-4069

bjmitchell@northernlight.org

Steven Nesky

Sweetser

(207) 294-4417

SNesky@sweetser.org

Deanne Ochoa-Durrell

Assistance Plus

(207) 692-7889

dochoa-durrell@assistanceplus.com

Georgana Prudhomme

Kennebec Behavioral Health

(207) 616-8632

gprudhomme@kbhmaine.org

Chad White

Maine Behavioral Health Organization

(207) 399-5609

cwhite@mainebehavioralhealth.org

Jason White

PREP Group , LLC

(207) 542-4301

jwhite@prepgroup.info

Individuals interested in taking a non-academic course must apply directly through the trainer.

The following instructors are approved to teach the Standard Non-Academic Curriculum for Domain 4 through July 1, 2024.

Instructor Name

Agency Affiliation

Phone

Email

Claudie Blackburn

The CDM Group

(717) 571-9562

claudiablpsy@gmail.com

Pamela Boivin

Riverside Training & Education Center

(207) 931-7461

admin@riversidetec.com

Catherine Chichester

Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine

(207) 939-1913

cchichester@ccsme.org

Julie Clark

Maine Behavioral Healthcare

(207) 240-0709

clarkj12@mainebehavioralhealthcare.org

Cathleen Dunlap

Paramount Behavioral Services

(207) 399-3263

cathleen.dunlap@paramountbehavioral.com

Amber Elliott

Alternative Wellness Services
and The Opportunity Alliance

(207) 590-9207

amberelliott@awsmaine.com or
Amber.Elliott@opportunityalliance.org

Rachelle Enders

Northern Light Health

(207) 974-7461

renders@northernlight.org

Aaron Fortin

Graham Behavioral Services

(207) 626-0003 x117

afortin@gbsmaine.com

Mary Gagnon

Health Affiliates Maine

(207) 333-3278 x222

mary.gagnon@healthaffiliatesmaine.com

Kristianna Hall

Gateway Community Services

(207) 536-1590

krista.hall@gatewaycommunityservice.org

Linnea Hofmeister

Maine Behavioral Health Organization

(207) 458-3877

lhofmeister@mainebehavioralhealth.org

Mark Kavanaugh

Kennebec Valley Community College

(207) 431-2256

mkavanaugh@kvcc.me.edu

Jessica Lachance

Tri-County Mental Health Services

(207) 344-1839

jlachance@tcmhs.org

Debra McIntyre

Independent Contractor

(207) 290-5486

smartdj7190@gmail.com

Deanne Ochoa-Durrell

Assistance Plus

(207) 692-7889

dochoa-durrell@assistanceplus.com

Georgana Prudhomme

Kennebec Behavioral Health

(207) 616-8632

gprudhomme@kbhmaine.org

Noreen Sprague

Lifeline for ME

(207) 491-6425

noreen@lifelineforme.org

Mary Beth Twomey

The Opportunity Alliance

(207) 712-3789

MaryBeth.Twomey@opportunityalliance.org

Caroleann Walker

MAS Community Health

(207) 322-7490

cwalker@mascommunityhealth.com

Angela Ward

R&K Wellness and Mental Health

(207) 458-7725

angela.ward@wellnessrk.com

Jason White

PREP Group , LLC

(207) 542-4301

jwhite@prepgroup.info

Individuals interested in taking a non-academic course must apply directly through the trainer.

The following instructors are approved to teach the Standard Non-Academic Curriculum for Domain 6 through July 1, 2024.

Instructor Name

Agency Affiliation

Phone

Email

Julia Abernethy

Maine Behavioral Healthcare

(207) 632-8825

jabernethy@mainebehavioralhealthcare.org

Pamela Boivin

Riverside Training & Education Center

(207) 931-7461

admin@riversidetec.com

Marylena Chaisson

Health Affiliates Maine

(207) 779-7722

Marylena.Chaisson@healthaffiliatesmaine.com

Catherine Chichester

Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine

(207) 939-1913

cchichester@ccsme.org

Cathleen Dunlap

Paramount Behavioral Services

(207) 399-3263

cathleen.dunlap@paramountbehavioral.com

Amber Elliott

Alternative Wellness Services
and The Opportunity Alliance

(207) 590-9207

amberelliott@awsmaine.com or
Amber.Elliott@opportunityalliance.org

Aaron Fortin

Graham Behavioral Services

(207) 626-0003 x117

afortin@gbsmaine.com

Mary Gagnon

Health Affiliates Maine

(207) 333-3278 x222

mary.gagnon@healthaffiliatesmaine.com

Kristianna Hall

Gateway Community Services

(207) 536-1590

krista.hall@gatewaycommunityservice.org

Linnea Hofmeister

Maine Behavioral Health Organization

(207) 458-3877

lhofmeister@mainebehavioralhealth.org

Emily Hunnefeld

MAS Community Health

(207) 561-9533

ehunnefeld@mashomecare.com

Mark Kavanaugh

Kennebec Valley Community College

(207) 431-2256

mkavanaugh@kvcc.me.edu

Jessica Lachance

Tri-County Mental Health Services

(207) 344-1839

jlachance@tcmhs.org

Debra McIntyre

Independent Contractor

(207) 290-5486

smartdj7190@gmail.com

Deanne Ochoa-Durrell

Assistance Plus

(207) 692-7889

dochoa-durrell@assistanceplus.com

Georgana Prudhomme

Kennebec Behavioral Health

(207) 616-8632

gprudhomme@kbhmaine.org

Ericka Roy

R&K Wellness and Mental Health

(207) 850-3026

ericka.roy@wellnessrk.com

Noreen Sprague

Lifeline for ME

(207) 491-6425

noreen@lifelineforme.org

Chad White

Maine Behavioral Health Organization

(207) 399-5609

cwhite@mainebehavioralhealth.org

Jason White

PREP Group , LLC

(207) 542-4301

jwhite@prepgroup.info

Margaret Zall

The Opportunity Alliance

(207) 653-0946

margaret.zall@opportunityalliance.org

Individuals interested in taking a non-academic course must apply directly through the trainer.

The following instructors are approved to teach the Standard Non-Academic Curriculum for Domain 8 through July 1, 2023.

Instructor Name

Agency Affiliation

Phone

Email

Julia Abernethy

Maine Behavioral Healthcare

(207) 632-8825

jabernethy@mainebehavioralhealthcare.org

Pamela Boivin

Riverside Training & Education Center

(207) 931-7461

admin@riversidetec.com

Marylena Chaisson

Health Affiliates Maine

(207) 779-7722

Marylena.Chaisson@healthaffiliatesmaine.com

Catherine Chichester

Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine

(207) 939-1913

cchichester@ccsme.org

Cathleen Dunlap

Paramount Behavioral Services

(207) 399-3263

cathleen.dunlap@paramountbehavioral.com

Amber Elliott

Alternative Wellness Services
and The Opportunity Alliance

(207) 590-9207

amberelliott@awsmaine.com or
Amber.Elliott@opportunityalliance.org

Krista Hall

Gateway Community Services

(207) 478-5783

krista.hall@gatewaycommunityservice.org

Emily Hunnefeld

MAS Community Health

(207) 561-9533

ehunnefeld@mashomecare.com

Mark Kavanaugh

Kennebec Valley Community College

(207) 431-2256

mkavanaugh@kvcc.me.edu

Jessica Lachance

Tri-County Mental Health Services

(207) 344-1839

jlachance@tcmhs.org

Debra McIntyre

Independent Contractor

(207) 290-5486

smartdj7190@gmail.com

Christine McKenzie

CBT Counseling, LLC

(207) 400-4306

cbt@christinemckenzie.org

Heidi Patrie

Maine Medical Center

(207) 576-4009

patrih@mmc.org

Chad White

Maine Behavioral Health Organization

(207) 399-5609

cwhite@mainebehavioralhealth.org

Jason White

PREP Group, LLC

(207) 542-4301

jwhite@prepgroup.info

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rehabilitation Research and Training Center Supported Employment Web-based trainings offers two different courses:

  • “Supported Competitive Employment for Individuals with Mental Illness”
  • “Supported Employment Web-based Certificate Series” offered in partnership with APSE (Advancing Employment, Connecting People)


Syntiro
oversees the Employment for ME Workforce Development System. They occasionally offer ACRE-certified Employment Specialist trainings, which are accepted toward Vocational Aspects of Disabilities. On their website, click on the Calendar link for upcoming trainings.

SAMHS has approved the combination of the four workshops listed below to meet the Vocational Aspects of Disabilities requirement toward Full MHRT/C certification:

  1. Earn the 18 module online Job Coach Credential training.
  2. Complete the follow-up face-to-face Fading Supports training within 6 months of the above. Details are at the above link.
  3. Complete the Work & Benefits Navigator Training (check Registration link for dates/locations).
  4. Complete the Creating a Culture of Employment Training
    Link and dates will be updated as soon as they are available.