Non-Academic Training

This section was last updated on October 28, 2020

 

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.

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

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

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.
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: November 17, 2020

Domain
& Course Dates

Course
Location

Class Limit
& Course Fee


Instructor


Registration Contact Info

Domain 1
November 5, 12, 19, 24, & December 3, 2020
8:30 am – Noon AND
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
by Video conference

Tri-County Mental Health Services

15-preference provided to TCMHS staff.

$300 for non-TCMHS staff if there are slots available.

Jessica Lachance

For registration questions contact:
jlachance@tcmhs.org

(207) 344-1839

Domain 8
November 10, 12, 17, 19, & 24, 2020
8:30 am – 4:30pm
by Video conference

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:
riversidetec@gmail.com

Domain 3
December 8, 10, 15, 17, & 22, 2020
8:30 am – 4:30pm
by Video conference

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:
riversidetec@gmail.com

Domain 2
January , 4, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2021
8:30 am – 11:45am and
1:45pm – 5pm
by Video conference

Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME)
94 Auburn St., Suite 110
Portland, ME 

20

$175

Catherine Chichester

Register through:
https://www.ccsme.org/product/multiple-dates-mhrt-c-domain-2-community-integration-and-inclusion/

For registration questions contact:
Peggy Spencer at:
ccsme@ccsme.org

Domain 1
January 12, 14, 19, 21, & 26, 2021
8:30 am – 4:30pm
by Video conference

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:
riversidetec@gmail.com

Domain 2
February 9, 11, 16, 18, & 23, 2021
8:30 am – 4:30pm
by Video conference

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:
riversidetec@gmail.com

Domain 3
March 9, 11, 16, 18, & 22, 2021
8:30 am – 4:30pm
by Video conference

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:
riversidetec@gmail.com

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

(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

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

(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

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

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

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

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

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

Eastern Maine Community College

(207) 290-5486

dmcintyre@emcc.edu

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 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

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

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

Eastern Maine Community College

(207) 290-5486

dmcintyre@emcc.edu

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.