Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Online Behavioral Health Training Program

Program Overview

The 100% online Behavioral Health Training Program provides education and skill-based training to improve knowledge and proficiency in topics relevant to the interdisciplinary field of behavioral health. 

The Behavioral Health Program is designed for front-line employees in healthcare settings who encounter populations with complex and comorbid mental health and substance abuse needs. In addition, the connection of a peer learning community will allow participants to discuss and explore new skills, ideas, and solutions to be integrated into the workplace.

keyboard-photo.jpgDesigned for the active professional

The Behavioral Health Training Program caters to the working professional with 100% online delivery and a variety of learning techniques that engage participants and teach them to apply learning to work place experiences.


Program Structure and Training Modules

4 Online Courses

This 1-year program provides fundamental behavioral health principles that can be integrated into a variety of settings where patient health conditions are attributable to one or more behavioral health conditions.  Participants will learn about and apply multiple perspectives of the behavioral health process, prevention of relapse, intervention techniques, ethics, communication skills, and foundational knowledge to promote and support quality in care and safety for all in the healthcare setting.  Participants maximize their understanding by training across four courses, designed specifically for this program:

Fundamentals of Behavioral Health

The course covers the interdisciplinary field of Behavioral Health and the effects of mental illness, alcohol, and other substance use and misuse, on the brain and body in order to better understand and treat Behavioral Health issues.

Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Substance Use Disorders

Topics pertaining to mental health and substance use disorders will be presented in an interdisciplinary framework, including diagnostic classification, history, policy, intervention, and current issues.  

Patient Communication, Partnership, and Motivational Interviewing

The course covers principles and techniques of Patient Communication and Motivational Interviewing, with practical strategies to create partnership, trust, and help patients create change, and ways to view and address non-compliance, lack of motivation, and hostility.

Population Health in Primary Care

The course will examine client’s care in various primary care settings including office, inpatient, critical care, and long-term care facilities. Populations that will be studied include pediatrics, aging adults, minority, and other vulnerable populations.

*Currently, this program is only offered to Providence Alaska employees. In the near future, we'll have offerings in Washington.  Request additional information.


100% Online



1 Year:

4 Courses in

4 Quarters



Offered by:

UW Bothell School of Nursing & Health Studies

UW Bothell


Providence Medical Alaska

Providence Alaska


University of Alaska Anchorage



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