BHA Course Catalog BHA III

Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders CHAPCB Sec. 8.20.325
Description:
This 12 contact hour course will provide advanced information related to services and treatment planning with clients experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Students will learn how environmental issues such as family dynamics, social support, and identification of meaningful community roles can influence the course of behavioral health disorders. Application exercises to provide practice in developing individualized treatment plans addressing multiple clinical issues will be provided. Course type: TBD

Advanced Behavioral Health Clinical Care CHAPCB Sec. 8.20.335
Description:
This 12 contact hour course will provide advanced information related to services and treatment planning with clients experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Students will learn how environmental issues such as family dynamics, social support, and identification of meaningful community roles can influence the course of behavioral health disorders. Application exercises to provide practice in developing individualized treatment plans addressing multiple clinical issues will be provided. Course type: TBD

Documentation and Quality Assurance CHAPCB 8.20.340
Description
: This 16 contact hour course will provide information on completing and evaluating the documentation of clinical counseling records. Students will learn how to complete and review documentation to maintain compliance with payer requirements, grant conditions, and chart audits. Applied exercises in evaluating documentation and potential remediation for record deficits will be provided. 
Course type: Instructor-led

Introduction to Case Management Supervision CHAPCB Sec. 8.20.345
Description
: This 16 contact hour course will provide students with an introduction to supervising and supporting behavioral health aides in identifying and supporting community resources, assessing appropriate referrals, and managing and following up on referrals. Students will review ways to develop and enhance community resources and practice how to address complaints from referral agencies and other community resources. Course type: TBD

Applied Case Studies in Alaska Native Culture Based Issues CHAPCB Sec.8.20.350
Description
: This 8 contact hour course will provide case studies within the context of Alaska Native cultures. Traditional lifestyles and health practices, and Alaska Native beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge of health promotion will be discussed. Students will learn potential strategies for improving village-based behavioral health status, and how to incorporate traditional ways of healing into treatment plans. Students will identify ways to improve recognition and acceptance of cultural differences among clinical team members. Course Type: Instructor-led or self-paced TBD

Behavioral Health Clinical Team Building CHAPCB Sec 8.20.370
Description
: This 12 hour course will provide students with a greater understanding of practical approaches to team building, utilizing a team approach, and collaborating and developing partnerships among individuals across disciplines including, community health aides, and dental health aides. Students will gain an understanding of appropriate roles with participating in multi-disciplinary and clinical teams. Students will participate in applied exercises to develop a team building plan and practice providing feedback to others. Course type: Instructor-led or self-paced TBD

Introduction to Supervision CHAPCB Sec 8.20.385
Description:
This 8 contact hour course provides an introduction to the philosophy and practical application of supervision, mentorship, consultants, and evaluators. Students will be given guidance in developing a vision for supervisory relationships and develop skills in nurturing counselor development, promoting development of skills and competencies, and achieving accountability. Ethics of supervision, administrative requirements and how to manage conflicts will be reviewed. Students will be expected to begin developing their own supervisory approaches during this course. Course type: Instructor-led or self-paced TBD

Child Development CHAPCB Sec 8.20.390
Description:
This 20 contact hour course will provide foundational information about child development from utero/birth to age 17. Students will learn about related to typical functioning, needs, milestones, cultural influence, parenting, and adversity and resilience as related to child development. Course type: Instructor-led (in-person intensive TBD)