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Training and Conferences

Center for Human Development UAA — If you provide community, familial, workplace, educational, or respite support to children or adults with disabilities, you can enroll in their distance delivered courses, taught using video and print instructional materials, homework activities completed in your community, and audio conferences. You can enroll for either professional development or University of Alaska credit.

Family Services Training Center (FSTC)

The goal of the FSTC is to enhance the competency of behavioral health providers working with families to effect positive change and wellness for Alaskans. To achieve this goal, FSTC provides training in:

  • evidence-based and promising family treatment models
  • foundational skills used to support and engage families

Training opportunities are available for communities across the state for both licensed clinicians and front-line staff providing direct services to families. FSTC training supports the implementation of behavioral health 1115 waiver services targeted toward children, youth, and families. By increasing the competency and number of staff trained in evidence-based and promising practices, FSTC aims to create an accessible behavioral health care system which emphasizes the vital role Alaskan families have in our communities. 

FSTC offers online training professionals can take any time in a variety of formats including face-to-face and on Zoom. There are also live technical assistance support calls and webinars to help professionals apply learning.

National Association of Social Workers (Alaska Chapter) — The Alaska Boards for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Psychologists recognize Continuing Education programs sponsored by the NASW Alaska Chapter. They also have a Video Lending Library which offers CE credits for videos of trainings they have hosted or other approved offerings, including Ethics.

Radac Training — RADACT strives to increase the educational level of individuals entering, or working in, the substance abuse counseling field. — Alaska has approved this site for social workers, licensed professional counselors and licensed marital and family therapists.

Many of the national associations provide continuing education and training during annual conferences or throughout the year.