Non-Academic Training

This section was last updated on May 13, 2020

 

DHHS-SAMHS 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.

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

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

Domain 8 Vocational Support Train-the-Trainer: June 26, 29, & 30, 8:30-10:30AM to be held by Zoom video conference. For details on how to apply, please see the NA Training Standards above.

NOTE: You are required to apply for and 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

If you are a new Train-the-Trainer applicant, please see the 2019 MHRT/C Non-Academic Trainer Standards above.

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: February 19, 2020

Domain
& Course Dates

Course
Location

Class Limit
& Course Fee


Instructor


Registration Contact Info

Domain 1
POSTPONED. New dates to be posted once it is rescheduled

Tri-County Mental Health Services
1155 Lisbon St.
Lewiston, ME  04240

15

$300

Jessica Lachance, MSW, LCSW-CC

jlachance@tcmhs.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 1 through January 1, 2023.

Instructor Name

Agency Affiliation

Phone

Email

Pamela Boivin

Riverside Training & Education Center

(207) 931-7461

RiversideTec@gmail.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

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

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

Eastern Maine Community College

(207) 290-5486

dmcintyre@emcc.edu

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) 899-9066

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

RiversideTec@gmail.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

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

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

Eastern Maine Community College

(207) 290-5486

dmcintyre@emcc.edu

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

Maine Behavioral Health Organization

(207) 542-4301

jwhite@mainebehavioralhealth.org

For those working to finish certification under the 2008 Guidelines, here are some resources for Non-Academic Trainings. These courses will be accepted only through June 30, 2020.

Amethyst Training & Consulting
Or call: 592-3412 for schedule. Amethyst offers all ten MHRT/Community required courses as non-academic trainings. Most trainings are conducted in Augusta. Please consult their website for more information. Note: MHRT/C Courses must be taught by Stephanie Truman, except Vocational Aspects of Disaiblities, which must be taught by BOTH Stephanie Truman and Linda Learnard.

Newhouse Training
Courses that are currently approved and taught by Angie Newhouse are:
Introduction to Community Mental Health
Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Interviewing & Counseling
Crisis Identification & Resolution
Cultural Competency/Diversity
Case Management
Mental Health & Aging

York County Shelter Programs
(207) 324-1137
Courses that are currently approved and taught by Jennifer Ouellette are:
Introduction to Community Mental Health
Psychosocial Rehabilitation

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.