SB&H Trainings

Training Opportunities

Training opportunities for SB&H staff and community members are developed throughout the year and will be posted to the site.

Peer Support Specialist Training

SB&H's PSST program is a 64 hour training that provides the certification that is needed to become a Peer Support.  Certified Peer Support Specialists are part of an emerging movement that utilizes workers who can bring their own personal experience and knowledge of what it is to live and thrive with a mental health condition and substance abuse disorders.

"Peer Support Training was extremely informational and beneficial to me personally.  I actually looked forward to coming to training each day.  The trainers were all excellent teachers."

To Apply:

Step 1 - Submit application and letter of recommendation to Jennifer Jonas, Training Coordinator, at jenniferjo@sbhservices.org.

Step 2 - After receiving confirmation of approval from the Training Coordinator, submit payment via cash or check payable to Southwest Behavioral & Health Services.

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Cancellations:

PSST Training Participants Cancellations Requirements

  • Training cancellations received up to two weeks prior to class will be charged a $50 non-refundable registration fee.
  • Training cancellations received 5 business days or less prior to the scheduled training will be charged 50% of the full registration fee.
  • Training cancellations 2 business days prior to class and no-shows are subject to payment for the full amount.
  • Please note that if you do not cancel or do not attend, you are responsible for payment.

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Training Cancellations

  • SB&H reserves the right to cancel or change a training any time, including but not limited to reasons of, lack of participation, training location, equipment or trainer availability.
  • Participants will be notified 14 days prior to training, whenever possible.
  • Registered training participants will not be charged for the class if SB&H cancels the training.
  • SB&H is not liable for any direct, or indirect consequential or special damages that may be incurred due to a cancellation of a scheduled training, including, but not limited to, cancellation penalties for transportations or accommodations. The training participant shall be refunded any prepaid training fees.

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Watch for more info to come later on future 2019 PSST training dates:

Payson PSST training: October 21, 23, 25, 28, 30, November 1, 4, 6

CPR/AED/First Aid; Mental Health First Aid

Be sure to check back here regularly for updates on additional training offerings for both SB&H staff and community members!

CPR/AED/First Aid

SB&H's CPR/AED/First Aid training is a 4 hour training that includes Basic First Aid and CPR & AED through American CPR.  This training is provided for a $50 fee.

Upcoming CPR/AED/First Aid Trainings

June 29, 2019; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

July 2, 2019; 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

August 19, 2019; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

September 27, 2019; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Presented by: SB&H Human Resources Learning and Development Team

Location: SB&H Administration, 3450 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix

To Register for a CPR/AED/First Aid Training:

Step 1 - Contact Jennifer Jonas, Training Coordinator, at jenniferjo@sbhservices.org or by phone at (602) 285-4229.

Step 2 - After registering for training, submit payment via cash or check payable to Southwest Behavioral & Health Services.

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Mental Health First Aid (Adult) (MHFA)

MHFA is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.  This training is provided for a $35 fee.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

YMHFA is specifically designed to teach individuals how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.  YMHFA is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.  The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.  This training is provided at no cost through a grant from SAMHSA.

Upcoming Mental Health First Aid Trainings

July 31, 2019; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (YMHFA)

October 2, 2019; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (YMHFA)

Presented by: SB&H Mental Health First Aid Training Team

Location: SB&H Administration, 3450 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix

National Council Video: Be the Difference: Mental Health First Aid USA

To Register for a MHFA or YMHFA Training:

Step 1 - Click the link above for the date you would like to attend, and register via the EventBrite registration page.

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Cancellations:

Community Based Training Participants Cancellations Requirements

  • Training cancellations received up to two weeks prior to class will be charged 25% of the full registration fee.
  • Training cancellations received 5 business days or less prior to the scheduled training will be charged 50% of the full registration fee.
  • Training cancellations 2 business days prior to class and no-shows are subject to payment for the full amount.
  • Please note that if you do not cancel or do not attend, you are responsible for payment.
  • If the registrant is unable to attend after registering, a substitute may be sent with no penalty. The registrant shall contact Jennifer Jonas, (602) 285-4229 or Nicole Hein, (602) 285-4225 to communicate this information.

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Training Cancellations

  • SB&H reserves the right to cancel or change a training any time, including but not limited to reasons of, lack of participation, training location, equipment or trainer availability.
  • Participants will be notified 14 days prior to training, whenever possible.
  • Registered training participants will not be charged for the class if SB&H cancels the training.
  • SB&H is not liable for any direct, or indirect consequential or special damages that may be incurred due to a cancellation of a scheduled training, including, but not limited to, cancellation penalties for transportations or accommodations. The training participant shall be refunded any prepaid training fees.
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