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The goal of the services will be to address both behavioral health and community education needs for Bernalillo County. Professional training sessions and a web based resource directory will provide the skills needed to proficiently utilize new modalities and equip professionals with enhanced skills to improve the quality of life for community members. Community education sessions and a web based behavioral health and social services resource directory will provide the community at large with increased awareness, knowledge and skills about specific behavioral health areas and resources.

Our Providers

Motivational Interviewing Training & Consulting (MITC)

Serna Solutions, LLC 


All Faiths

NM Black Mental Health Coalition (No Website - Call 505-410-1379)


Bernalillo County Health Council


Training Schedule

  Class name Date/Time Location Trainer Audience
March Clinical Supervision and Leadership training Monday 3/2 9:00am-4:00pm South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center 2008 Larrazolo Rd SW 87105 Brian Serna  
  Serna Solutions TBD Monday 3/16 9:00am-4:00pm South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center 2008 Larrazolo Rd SW 87105 Brian Serna  
  Serna Solutions TBD Friday 3/20 9:00am-4:00pm Nusenda Training Center at 4100 Pan American Frwy Brian Serna  
  Motivational Interviewing Tuesday 3/24 & Tuesday 3/31 9:00am-4:30pm MITC Training Center at 2440 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 301 Tara McCune  
April Vicarious Trauma Saturday 4/18 9:00am-4:30pm MITC Training Center at 2440 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 301 Carol Brusca, LMFT  
May DBT Monday 5/11/ & Tuesday 5/12 9:00am-5:00pm MITC Training Center at 2440 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 301 Dr. Ryan Kennedy By Application Only
  Serna Solutions CRA Monday 5/18 8:00am -5:00pm BernCo Mental Helath Awareness Conference - Downtown Brian Serna  
  MITC Empathic Listening Monday 5/18 8:00am - 12 Noon BernCo Mental Helath Awareness Conference - Downtown Brian Serna  



Training & Education Workshop List

Training and Education Workshop List



“Supporting Someone with Addiction Using the CRAFT Approach”

“Assessing and Treating Co-Occurring Disorders” —2 DAY Training

“Cultural Competency, Humility and Fluency”

“Trauma Informed Care”


Day 1 Addiction Medication- Day 2 Mental Health Medication

“Clinical Supervision”

“Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) for Clinicians”

“Clinical Pathways to Preserving Cultural Resilience”

“Community Ed Series: Trauma 101- Understanding how trauma impacts the body and brain.”

“Understanding Loss from and Existential Perspective”

“Introduction to the Open Dialogue Approach”

“Community Ed Series: Marijuana Madness”

“Working with Adolescent Substance Abuse”

“S.A.D. for the Holidays? Client-care and Self-care to Navigate the Holidays”



Evidence Based Practices:

· Community Reinforcement Approach for Adolescents and Adults (CRA) (12 CEUs)

· Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) (12 CEUs)

· Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach/Assertive Continuing Care (12CEUS)

· Motivational Interviewing (MI) Basic, Intermediate and Advanced (6 or 12 CEUS)

· Promoting Awareness of Motivational Incentives (PAMI) (6CEUS)

· Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) in the Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders (12 CEUS)

· Assessing and Treating Co-Occurring Disorders (12 CEUs)

· Psychopharmacology for Behavioral Health Professionals (12 CEUs)

· Trauma Informed Care (6 CEUs)

· Introduction to Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) (6 CEUs)

· Youth Mental Health First Aid (Y-MHFA) Training (6 CEUs)

· Supporting Someone with an Addiction Using the CRAFT Approach (6 CEUs)

Ethics Training

· Ethical and Cultural Issues in Addiction Work (6CEUS)

· Ethics: Multicultural Issues in Northern New Mexico (6 CEUS)

· Ethics: Navigating social media, telehealth and other technological trends (6 CEUs)

· Cultural Competency, Humility and Fluency (6 CEUs)

Supervision Training:

· Leadership and Supervision Training (3 CEUS)

· Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA:STEP)(12 CEUS)

· Clinical Supervision (6 CEUs)

· Sexual Harassment Training(3CEUS)

· Clinical Documentation Training (3 CEUS)

Other Trainings:

· Holistic Models & Biological Aspects of Addiction & Recovery (3CEUS)

· Understanding Loss from an Existential Perspective (6CEUS)

· Is it Substance Abuse? Substance Use Concerns and the Older Adult (6CEUS)

· Understanding the Aging Process on Both Sides: Helping Individuals with Intellectual and

Developmental Differences (Disabilities) Understand their Aging and That of Their Loved Ones (6CEUS)

· Social Determinants of Health (6 CEUs)

Drug Specific Training

· Alcohol; The Undisputed Champion (6CEUS)

· Breaking Bad…Assumptions About Meth and Other Stimulants (6CEUS)

· The Opioid Epidemic: How We Got Here and Where are We Going? (6CEUS)

· Marijuana Madness (6CEUS)


MITC _ Motivational Interviewing Training Consultants

· Motivational Interviewing – 2 Day Introductory Course

· Motivational Interviewing Coaching Sessions

· Motivational Interviewing Train the Trainer (Year 3)

· Empathic Listening – 6 Hour

· Empathic Listening – 2 Hour

· Engaging Others in Treatment with Bob Myers

· Vicarious trauma




BCCHC _ Motivational Interviewing Training Consultants

· Anti-Stigma of OUD and MATS- Community and Professionals Training


All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center

· Trauma Informed Training for First responders

· Trauma Informed training for Ancillary School Staff



· ABI Training and Education- Customized Training for community members and professionals

· CBIS Certification Training- Application Required



· Family to Family

· Peer to Peer

· Family Support

· In Our Own Voice



New Mexico Black Leadership Council

· *Each monthly training has two per month— community education focus and a professional education focus

· Mentoring/Parenting Black Children

· Brain Injury Awareness: Developmental disabilities associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD & learning disabilities

· The Art of War in the 21st Century for Black Boys, Guardians, Adolescents and Practitioners

· Mental Health Awareness De-stigmatization of mental health access and promoting services

· LCBTQ Issues in the Black Community

· Roots Summer Leadership Academy- Leadership and Self-Esteem for youth

· Suicide Prevention: Focus on interpersonal skills, substance abuse, opioid addiction and support for individuals in recovery

· Domestic Violence Awareness- Violence in relationships and resources in the community

· Smoking- Smoking cessation, vaping in the black community among teens and adults, emphasizing health anxiety and stress management

· AIDS Awareness in the black community




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  • Due to the recent Coronavirus, this conference has been canceled. We will be in contact to issue a reimbursement for paid tickets. If you have any questions, please contact Evan Gonzales at evgonzales@bernco.gov or (505) 468-1590.
    Albuquerque Convention Center
    5/18/2020 8:00 AM - 5/20/2020 1:00 PM

  • This meeting will take place via conference call. If you would like to make a public comment, please email Evan Gonzales at evgonzales@bernco.gov. Call In Information: 505-225-7962 ID: 202-974-767
    4/16/2020 3:00 PM

Upcoming Events
  • Time:
    12/25/2020 12:00 AM

  • Time:
    12/24/2020 12:00 AM

  • Free for adults 50+ every third Wednesday of the month! Book club participants collectively select the reading list, and all books and audios are on loan to participants. Call (505) 281-8003 or (505) 288-2507 for more information. Whispering Pines has a Lending Library. Seniors interested in borrowing a large print fiction book from the library can check one out for free. New titles are available every 2-3 months. Call (505) 281-8003 or (505) 288-2507 for more information.
    Whispering Pines Senior Center, 6 Lark Rd., Tijeras
    12/16/2020 12:30 PM - 12/16/2020 1:30 PM

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