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Accepted Behavioral Intervention Training

Updated April 13, 2023

NOTE: In light of the prevalence of community transmission of COVID-19, OBH will allow agencies to utilize live virtual training platforms for as much as possible for the Behavioral Intervention Program training such as MANDT through March 31, 2022. Once it is safe to do so, agencies will be expected to provide an in person follow-up training to ensure that staff are adequately trained in the use of the appropriate behavioral intervention techniques. We encourage agencies to use resources such as available technique demonstration videos during this time while being mindful of the importance of staff being adequately trained and that restraints are not an allowable part of treatment in community settings.

Developed by David Mandt, most MANDT trainings are conducted ‘in-house’ by those agencies that use it to meet this requirement for MHRT I. 

If your agency would like to have someone trained as a trainer in their program, go to the MANDT website, click on “Training” and then “Training Locations” for dates, locations and costs.  The Intermediate Level of MANDT requires completion of the Relational and Technical Workshops.

The following MANDT trainers in Maine are authorized to provide the training to outside individuals:

Support Solutions
124 Canal St.
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 795-0672 ext. 2108
Contact: Kim Dionne (

Motivational Services, Inc
P.O. Box 229
Augusta, ME 04332
(207) 623-7721
Contact: Donna Wilson (

Port Resources, Inc.
280B Gannett Dr.
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 828-0048
Contact: Hope Lanza
Professional Development Coordinator

776 Riverside Dr.
Augusta, ME  04330
(207) 622-5946
Contact: Jodi Eldridge, HR Training Coordinator

WELLE behavioral safety management for healthcare trainings are both conducted on-site and in public seminars. They also provide a train-the-trainer course in NAPPI.

For more information, please go to the WELLE website or call 1-800-358-6277.

Project for Supported Living (Peregring Corporation) in Portland provides this training which meets DHHS requirements as of 2004.

Contact Molly Travis at (207) 233-4288 or

Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. is based in Wisconsin, but offers trainings world-wide.

See the CPI website for a listing of training locations/dates.

Not currently offered by any agency.

Mark Holbrook, LCPC, of Brunswick developed this training. Call (207) 373-1480 or (207) 751-2543 for details and training schedule.

Personal Safety Training for Social Workers website

Offered by Spurwink Professional Development. Their training schedule is under the “News & Events” drop-down menu.

Spurwink website

Offered by Amethyst Training & Consulting of South Gardiner, Maine Call (207) 582-4866 for details and training schedule.

Amethyst Training & Consulting website

Behavioral Safety Training by QBS Inc. is a behaviorally-based, competency-based safety training program designed to facilitate safe and therapeutic interactions between staff and individuals with behavioral impairments. Safety-Care™ is entirely based upon a positive reinforcement paradigm – in every component, with every technique. Guided by the Principle of Incompatibility, Safety-Care™ first focuses on training reinforcement-based behavioral protocols, teaching participants to proactively and positively engage individuals in behaviors that are incompatible with anger and aggression.

For more information, please call them at 866-429-9211 or visit the QBS website.

Offered by NAFI, parent company of NFI North, Inc.

For more information about this curriculum, please contact Karen Cusano at 1-603-746-7550.

Developed by Independent Services Network, Manchester, NH

See the SOLVE website for details.

Offered by Cornell University and Spurwink Professional Development

TCI website

Spurwink website–Their training schedule is under the “News & Events” drop-down menu.

A curriculum developed by Community Health & Counseling Services that is grounded in the principles of trauma-informed practice. The curriculum’s perspective shifts the focus from behavior “containment” to understanding how a trauma history can impact behavior, for both the client and the caregiver or provider who is responding to the behavior. The central theme is how a respectful, therapeutic relationship can promote change and recovery.

For more information, please contact Deborah Walker-Roper at Community Health & Counseling Services.

This training is offered only to Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center Staff.