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  • Austen Riggs Center, Admin. Office Building 25 Main Street Stockbridge, MA, 01262 United States (map)


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Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.

This course is delivered by Certified Mental Health First Aid USA Instructors who have completed a 5-day training and meet the certification requirements. 


Cost: Free, Includes Training, Materials, Credits (see approved CEU's below), and Breakfast & Lunch
Date: August 27, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sign-in & breakfast 7:30 am
Location: Austen Riggs Center
Admin Office Building, 25 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262
(See link for more details and map of Austen Riggs)


Credits have been approved for the following disciplines. If you would like to apply for Professional Development credits for another discipline/authorizing agency you will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance of course upon full attendance for the day:

NURSING:  This program meets the requirements for 8 nursing contact hours as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing - 244 CMR 5.04.

SOCIAL WORK:  This program has been approved for 8 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR.  Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization No. D 70336-1.

LMFT:  This program has been certified by the FDA/CE for 8 hours of professional continuing education for Marriage and Family Therapists.

LMHC:  Berkshire AHEC and the Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention are cosponsors of this program.  This co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC.  Berkshire AHEC is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5585.  The ACEP is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of 8 NBCC continuing education credits.

REHABILITATION COUNSELORS:  The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) has approved this program for 8 clock hours for rehabilitation counselors.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELORS:  The Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification, Inc. (MBSACC) has approved this program for 8 contact hours for substance abuse counselors in Massachusetts.

Other Professional Development Credits:  For those who would like to submit their course attendance for other professional development credit/contact hours we will be providing a Certificate of Attendance (for full attendance only) as well as a downloadable packet of the course objectives, flyer and brochure that you can submit to an authorizing authority/agency not on the above list (We can not guarantee the credits will be accepted/recognized for other than those groups listed above but we will provide those materials to our attendees for assistance with their professional development)