Mobile Crisis for Peers & Other Qualified Behavioral Health Professionals: SELF-PACED ONLINE

1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2025

This training is a companion training to the PICS Mobile Crisis for Behavioral Health Professionals. In this training we will focus on the significant role that Peer Support staff encompass on a mobile crisis team, and how to effectively and ethically build a Mobile Crisis Team that is comprised of Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHPs - licensed clinical staff) and thoroughly training Qualified Mental Health Associates (QMHAs) & Qualified Behavioral Aides (QBAs). There is a common misconception that behavioral health crises can only be managed by clinically licensed staff; however, research brought to us by the 2020 Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) National Guidelines for  Behavioral Health Crisis Care Best Practice Toolkit, shows us that incorporating Peer Support staff can be a safe and effective program mechanism for reducing suicide risk for persons in crisis. Additionally, allowing thoroughly trained QMHA and QBA level staff to actively participate in a Mobile Crisis Team can increase the ability of programs to create and operate highly effective Mobile Crisis Teams to be available for when our community members need them most. 

Presented by: Mark Disselkoen, MSSW, LCSW, LCADC and Crystal Jaquette, MA, MFT

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About the Pathways in Crisis Services (PICS) Project:

The Pathways in Crisis Services Project provides academic course curriculum infusion and professional learning events focused on evidence-based crisis programs that include: crisis intervention, de-escalation services, mobile crisis and crisis stabilization for both target populations (Pre-service (students) and Practicing Behavioral Health Professionals) with the goal of increasing knowledge and skills leading to use in practice.

Continuing Education Units: 3 CEUs

This training is approved for continuing education by the Nevada Certification Board for PRSS/PRSS-S and the boards listed here.

This program was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health Bureau of Behavioral Health, Prevention, and Wellness through grant funding. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT. Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization.


Date Sun, Jan 1 2022 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Wed, Dec 31 2026 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Fri, Sept 15 2023 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Cut Off Date Wed, Dec 31 2026 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price FREE for a limited time
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