Behavioral Health Staff: Training & Workforce Development
BHRS Workforce, Education, and Training (WET) programming provides education/training and workforce development opportunities to San Mateo County behavioral health staff, clients/consumers, and family members. Through system-wide training and workforce development initiatives, WET aims to create and sustain a diverse, culturally responsive, and clinically effective workforce that provides the best possible care for our communities.
As an MHSA-funded program, BHRS WET priorities are based on input from community stakeholders as well as county-operated and contracted alcohol and other drug (AOD) and mental health providers and staff.
The Workforce Development and Training programming also works in partnership with other BHRS strategic initiatives including:
- Improving health care access and equity
- Developing best practices for the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions
- Building a comprehensive suicide prevention program
- Honoring lived experience in employment
- Creating trauma-informed systems of care
- Decreasing stigma
- Increasing prevention and early intervention efforts
This site contains links to current BHRS efforts to improve behavioral health care while providing for the education and career development needs of a diverse staff, clients/consumers and family members.
To browse BHRS training, go to our Training Calendar
Register for a training on the Learning Management System (LMS)
Click here for the LMS training guide.
Click here for Online Training including Avatar, compliance and clinical training.
Workforce Development Efforts
- Intern & Trainee Program
- Psychiatry Residency Training Program
- Lived Experience Speakers Bureau – consumers and family members trained to present on a number of topics.
- Lived Experience Scholarship – provides up to $500 in scholarships for current or former clients/consumers or family members to pursue their academic goals toward a behavioral health profession. In order to qualify for the Lived Experience Scholarship, the applicant must have the following:
- Be registered for at least six units in a vocational, 2-year college, 4-year college, credential, or graduate program.
- Desire to pursue a clinical, administrative or management career in behavioral health care.
- Obtain signature from behavioral health care organization staff that the applicant is currently, or has been previously, a consumer or a family member of a consumer of behavioral health care services.
- Be a resident of San Mateo County. The application process is ongoing. Apply today!
- Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
- Mental Health Loan Assumption Program
- BHRS College – presentations from spring 2013 session
Committees and Workgroups
If you have questions regarding BHRS Training or Workforce Development, please contact Katy Davis, PhD, LCSW–BHRS Workforce & Education Training Coordinator.