Clinical Training

To keep clinicians current with the ever-changing clinical scene, Community Reach Center requires its clinical staff to gain at least 28 hours of continuing education each year.  To supplement this requirement, we offer group training presentations on a monthly basis.  Many of these trainings, such as our DSM-IV Refresher Series, are hosted in-house and are run by Community Reach Center clinicians.  Typically these in-house trainings are scheduled to take 1-2 hours during regular business hours so that clinicians may attend on work time.


Community Reach Center also periodically brings in top experts from around Colorado and the country to train staff in their particular clinical expertise.  These trainings can be scheduled to last a full day or more, and are usually opened up to neighboring community mental health centers and schools that may want to attend.  Some presenters Community Reach Center has hosted in the past are Patricia Nemec of Boston University, who presented on Psychosocial Rehabilitation, and Kim Meuser of Dartmouth Medical School, who presented on Dual Diagnosis Treatment.


Employees of Community Reach Center are also encouraged to attend trainings which are not hosted in-house.  Though consideration is always given to cost (which may or may not be covered by the Center), time, and supervisor approval, such trainings can also count towards the continuing education requirement of the Center.


For more information on the clinical training available at Community Reach Center, please contact:

Elaine Cooper, MA, LPC

Manager of Training and Supervision

Phone: 303.853.3419

Fax: 303.853.3656

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