Upcoming Trainings & CEUs

ready to improve your clinical practice?

Pacific Crest Clinical Advancement institute provides practical and straightforward instruction at an affordable price.  Let our qualified, experienced instructors give you the skills you need to be a better therapist.

Find a training you love, but it’s too far away?  Scheduling Conflicts? Contact us about bringing the training to you at your workplace! Click on the “on-site training” menu button for more information.

To Register For a Course: 

1. Click the gray registration button with the course name (below) and purchase the class using Paypal or your credit card.  

2. Send an email to pacificcrestclinical@gmail.com with the class title, student name & student email address (along with name on the Paypal account if your company or someone else paid for you).  We will send you a registration confirmation email.  Later, a few days before the class, we will send the zoom meeting invite link to the student’s preferred email. 

3. Download the Zoom application to your computer, tablet, or phone if you don’t already have it. 

DBT FOR CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS module 3 emotion regulation

4 CEUs
Friday September 18, 2020
9am-1:15pm
$75

This course is designed for addiction and mental health professionals that want to improve their understanding and use of DBT Emotion Regulation skills in therapy.  We will provide exercises for how to teach these skills in both group and individual sessions.  Class focus will be on practical skills you can use right away with your clients. 

Although this is a 4-part series, you do not have to take all of the courses together or in order.

DBT FOR CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS module 4 distress tolerance

4 CEUs
Friday October 16, 2020
9am-1:15pm
$75

This course is designed for addiction and mental health professionals that want to improve their understanding and use of DBT Distress Tolerance skills in therapy.  We will provide exercises for how to teach these skills in both group and individual sessions.  Class focus will be on practical skills you can use right away with your clients. 

Although this is a 4-part series, you do not have to take all of the courses together or in order.

Relapse prevention Skills for
co-occurring disorders

4 CEUs
Friday October 2, 2020
9am-1:15pm
$75

Location: This training will be held online using the Zoom application.  Please download the Zoom application onto your device, and send us your preferred email address after you register for class.  We will send the zoom meeting invite link to that email. 

Most therapists are familiar with the basics of relapse prevention skills.  In this course we will more closely consider relapse patterns and underlying contributors for clients who struggle with relapse. Learn new ways of thinking about relapse and different approaches to better help your clients. 

Ethics & Healthy boundaries for helping professionals

6 CEUs
Friday November 6, 2020
9am-3:30pm
$95
Location: This training will be held online using the Zoom application.  Please download the Zoom application onto your device, and send us your preferred email address after you register for class.  We will send the zoom meeting invite link to that email. 

This course goes beyond the typical information on ethical codes and laws. We seek to create a supportive, shame-free learning atmosphere. Course content and process will inspect predisposing factors that can create boundary difficulties and ethical dilemmas. Hear about real ethical situations and resolutions. Time will allow for individual questions about class discussion.

The ASAM criteria

6 CEUs
Friday December 4, 2020
9am-3:30pm
$95
Location: This training will be held online using the Zoom application.  Please download the Zoom application onto your device, and send us your preferred email address after you register for class.  We will send the zoom meeting invite link to that email. 

Understanding ASAM criteria is crucial for treatment of addictive, substance-related, and co-occurring conditions. Let us help you better understand placement criteria, ongoing treatment assessment, and discharge criteria using the ASAM.

suicide assessment & therapeutic approaches:
real connection with your clients

4 CEUs
Friday January 8, 2021
9am-1:15pm
$75

Location: This training will be held online using the Zoom application.  Please download the Zoom application onto your device, and send us your preferred email address after you register for class.  We will send the zoom meeting invite link to that email. 

With suicide assessment trainings being a licensure requirement, we’ve all attended the typical trainings that review assessment tools, signs & symptoms, and methods for mitigating risk. Here we seek to give you more. You will receive information about screening, referral, and safety planning. But you will also learn how to go beyond tools, scales, and CYA to understand how to connect with your client, uncover factors behind their behaviors, and work with clients to make lasting, healthy changes.

Ethics & Healthy boundaries for helping professionals

6 CEUs
Friday February 5, 2021
9am-3:30pm
$95
Location: This training will be held online using the Zoom application.  Please download the Zoom application onto your device, and send us your preferred email address after you register for class.  We will send the zoom meeting invite link to that email. 

This course goes beyond the typical information on ethical codes and laws. We seek to create a supportive, shame-free learning atmosphere. Course content and process will inspect predisposing factors that can create boundary difficulties and ethical dilemmas. Hear about real ethical situations and resolutions. Time will allow for individual questions about class discussion.

codependency and acoa issues in addiction and mental health therapy


4 CEUs
Spring 2021
9am-1:15pm
$75
Location: Online using the Zoom Application.

Course Description: 

Many of our clients grew up in families in which there was addiction or other forms of emotional abandonment.  

In this course we will draw from the areas of addiction treatment, family systems thinking, and brain science.  We will present and integrate family information from 3 primary areas: 

A person’s family of origin experience

Mood regulation related to childhood/relational trauma

View codependency as an “attempted solution” to that experience.  

Ethics & Healthy boundaries for helping professionals

6 CEUs
Friday April 2, 2021
9am-3:30pm
$95
Location: This training will be held online using the Zoom application.  Please download the Zoom application onto your device, and send us your preferred email address after you register for class.  We will send the zoom meeting invite link to that email. 

This course goes beyond the typical information on ethical codes and laws. We seek to create a supportive, shame-free learning atmosphere. Course content and process will inspect predisposing factors that can create boundary difficulties and ethical dilemmas. Hear about real ethical situations and resolutions. Time will allow for individual questions about class discussion.

Integrating families into addiction and mental health therapy

4 CEUs
Time & Date: TBD

DBT For Co-Occurring Disorders
Module 1 Mindfulness

4 CEUs
Coming in Spring 2021
9am-1:15pm
$75

We will finish up our 4-part DBT series before we re-start with mindfulness class in Spring of 2021.  

This course is designed for addiction and mental health professionals that want to improve their understanding and use of DBT Mindfulness skills in therapy.  We will provide exercises for how to teach these skills in both group and individual sessions.  Class focus will be on practical skills you can use right away with your clients. 

Although this is a 4-part series, you do not have to take all of the courses together or in order.

DBT FOR CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS
Module 2 interpersonal effectiveness

4 CEUs
Coming in Spring 2021
9am-1:15pm
$75

This course is designed for addiction and mental health professionals that want to improve their understanding and use of DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness skills in therapy.  We will provide exercises for how to teach these skills in both group and individual sessions.  Class focus will be on practical skills you can use right away with your clients. 

Although this is a 4-part series, you do not have to take all of the courses together or in order.

Clinical supervision skills: The art and science of excellent supervision

15 CEUs
Spring 2021
9am-2:15pm
$250
Online using the Zoom Application, combined with Self guided study time.

Course Description: 

This course will focus on both the concrete skills/requirements and the art of supervision. Our approach will include both live classroom time via Zoom as well as study-on-your-own reading time.
TIP 52, TAP 21, and other supervision resources will be provided and discussed. Hear about real-life supervision experiences and ethical implications. All resources will be free, no book or materials purchases are required. This course will be taught by qualified addiction and mental health supervisors.

Why Trainings with us?

Our instructors are experienced presenters who can make continuing education fun, interesting, and valuable to your practice.

What You Get

You will receive a CEU certificate immediately after completing the training, as soon as you turn in your course evaluation.  You will learn skills you can use right away in your clinical practice.