Focus Friday Training Series

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As a helping professional, we have a desire to positively impact others by providing care and support. We often put others first before ourselves. The Behavioral Health Training Partnership is excited to be offering Focus Friday Training Series that will discuss various topics in growth as a helping professional. We are offering one training per month for twelve months, beginning in July 2022. These 2-hour trainings will fall on the third or fourth Friday of each month from 8:30am to 10:30am. You can register for one, several, or all trainings!

Individual Registration

Participants may register individually for each session for a fee of $10 for full members and $25 for partial members and nonmembers. Please note that two trainings in this series are two-part sessions. Participants must attend both dates for those sessions.

All sessions will be

  • held from 8:30am to 10:30am with 2.0 continuing education hours awarded for each session.
  • offered live via Zoom, using Canvas, the University's digital learning management system. Training access instructions will be emailed to registered participants one week prior to the training. If you have not received your email yet, please email or Joanne Tulachka at

Training Series Schedule

Click the title to download a pdf with a full description for each session.

Date Session Presenter
February 17, 2023 Blinded by Bias (pdf) Dana Johnson, MSW
March 17, 2023 Mindful Self-Compassion (pdf) Beth Smetana, MSSW, LCSW
April 21, 2023 Transformational Leadership (pdf) Dana Johnson, MSW
May 19, 2023 &
June 23, 2023
Team Wellness (pdf) Noor Jawad & Shawn Smith