Training Opportunities



Telepsychiatry Lecture with Edward Kaftarian, M.D.

Sept. 23, 11a-2p

Salt Lake City TBD

Edward Kaftarian M.D. will present on the uses, best practices, and applications of telepsychiatry in health care settings. Kaftarian is a nationally recognized psychiatrist leader in the field of telepsychiatry and coauthor of the APA national guidelines for the practice of telepsychiatry. Trained at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, he is board-certified in Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.

Register by Monday, Sept. 16

Healthy Steps to Freedom Pilot Project

Webinar Sept. 24,12:30-2p; Online Enhanced Professional Learning Series Oct. 3-Nov. 21

Cost: Free (Limited space)

The Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the Mountain Plains ATTC are seeking providers to volunteer for the “Healthy Steps to Freedom” Pilot Project, which will consist of participation in a free Webinar, “Gender Responsive Treatment/Recovery Services: Improving Outcomes for Women with Stimulant Use Disorders” and Online Enhanced Professional Learning Series through November. If you are interested in participating in the Healthy Steps to Freedom Pilot Project, contact Becky King

QPR Train the Trainer

Oct. 24

Mt. Pleasant

Training will include: Firearm safety, Naloxone and Opioids, language for suicide prevention best practices, online survey use, and more.

Contact: Julie Varner

UVU Conference on Suicide Prevention 

Oct. 4

Sorensen Student Center, Utah Valley University, Orem

Cost: $75 

The UVU College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to present the 2019 UVU Conference on Suicide Prevention. This single-day conference–designed to meet the needs and interests of professionals, service providers, families, community members, and students–will provide information on a wide range of topics dealing with suicide and suicide prevention.




Youth and Family Peer Support

Dec. 2-6, 9a-5p

Allies with Families office at 230 W 200 S, SLC

Cost: Free to DHS Providers (stipend)

This training is for providers contracted to provide Family and Youth Peer Support Services OR providers interested in contracting to provide the services at newly adjusted rates. The services may include:

  • Assisting Persons to identify and build their informal supports
  • Providing advocacy for Persons
  • Assisting Persons in navigating human services and other systems and accessing services and supports through professional partnerships with provider agencies
  • Supporting Persons to self-advocate in an effective and productive manner
  • Participate as a member of the Team and attend Team meetings
  • Linking Persons with local resources and supports

Family and Youth Peer Support Services are provided by trained professionals with lived experience. Registration 



Basic ACRE Training

Oct. 15-16 (in-person/online); Oct. 22-24 (in-person)

USU SLC Campus, 920 W Levoy Dr, Taylorsville

Cost: $200

Hosted by the Utah State University – Employment and Community Integration Training and Technical Assistance Center. This training is designed to provide participants with the requisite skills for understanding and developing an array of employment supports for individuals with disabilities. The training is competency focused and will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to develop validated strategies to meet the diverse integrated employment needs of individuals with disabilities. Participants enrolled are required to attend 28 hours of direct contact training, successfully participate in a minimum of 12 field-based hours to complete assignments, and complete and pass an online test.


Support Coordinator Quarterly DHS/DSPD Meeting

Oct. 16, 10:30-Noon

Multiagency State Office Building, 195 N. 1950 West, Salt Lake City, Rooms 1020C and online

Cost: Free

An opportunity to keep Support Coordinators up to date on what is happening in the Department and Division and collaborate to improve services for people with disabilities in Utah.

Caregiver Talks: Augmentative Communication

Oct. 30, 1:30p

Utah State Developmental Center, American Fork (Heather Building Basement)

Cost: Free

Taught by speech therapist, Jill Hodgson. Jill directs speech therapy at USDC, specializing in swallowing and communication disorders in adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities. No registration required.

Caregiver Talks: Caregiver Burnout

Nov. 27, 1:30p

Utah State Developmental Center, American Fork (Heather Building Basement)

Cost: Free

Taught by USDC practitioner, Dr. Pam Poulsen. 



(not sponsored by DHS)

Hope4Utah Conference

Save the Date: Dec. 4-5