BHRS Training Update

Trainings This Month

There is still room in the DSM 5 Trainings on 12/9 and 12/15 with Stan Taubman, PhD, LCSW.  This training is recommended for any staff who diagnose clients or who need to understand diagnoses in your work.  The trainings are from 9am to 4pm at 699 Serramonte Blvd. in Daly City in the Galleria room.  The training on each date is the same, so you only need to sign up for one date. Registration Details:  If you are a BHRS employee or a contractor with an LMS account, you can sign up on LMS. (If you have questions regarding LMS, contact Kim Westrick at  If you are a contractor without an LMS account, please email Kim Westrick at to register.  Please note: Registration for the 12/9 training will close on 12/8 at 12:00 noon, and registration for the 12/15 training will close on 12/14 at 12 noon (if the trainings have not filled before then).

Reminder to everyone who signed up for the Harm-Reduction Coaching Sessions with Jeannie Little, LCSW—the second session is coming up on 12/16 from 2pm-4pm in Education Classroom 2 in the San Mateo Medical Center.

Trainings in the New Year—Save the Dates!

Friday, January 8, 2016 (9am-4pm) Transgender 102:  Julie Graham, MFT, the Director of Transgender Services in San Francisco, will be providing a training for direct services providers to enhance your clinical competency in working with transgender clients.  This training will build on the Transgender 101 training that was presented last year by OUTlet, and will mostly focus on effective and culturally sensitive clinical interventions with transgender clients including providing therapy, working with co-occurring conditions, and conducting assessments for surgery.  Staff persons who attend this system-wide training will then be eligible to attend a monthly 2-hour seminar with Julie Graham to deepen your clinical skill and engage in case consultation.  A follow-up email and flier will be sent when registration is open.

Thursday and Friday, January 14th and 15th, 2016 (9am-4:30pm) Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST): Toni Demarco, MFT and Mary Taylor Fullerton, MFT will facilitate this in depth 2-day intensive training on suicide prevention. The workshop is for all caregivers (any person in a position of trust). This includes professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people. It is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, teachers, counselors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, school support staff, clergy, and community volunteers.  Space in this training is limited and interested folks will need to complete an application. A follow-up email with the application will be sent in 2 weeks.

Friday, January 29th (9am-12:30pm) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi): Lisa Talbot, PhD will be presenting this effective intervention to help clients suffering from insomnia.  A follow-up email and flier will be sent when registration is open.