Training Opportunities

KU Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training

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The University of Kansas has developed a Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP). They are currently recruiting for the Spring 2024 session. Their goal is to increase the number and reach of Tobacco Treatment Specialists in Kansas. To achieve this goal, they are reaching out to behavioral health organizations throughout Kansas that do not currently have a Tobacco Treatment Specialist on staff.

Some scholarships are available for the training with priority given to those who serve in the rural areas or in behavioral health settings across the state of Kansas.

Spots are limited and entry is competitive. With your help, they can fill this session with deserving individuals working hard to serve the clients in your community on their journey to recovery from mental health and substance use disorders.

Program details are below.

The upcoming TTS training program consists of:

  • An online training that takes 14-18 hours to complete
  • Interim quizzes and a final exam
  • Required one-day virtual skills building workshop
  • National as well as Kansas-specific treatment resources

To graduate from the course:

  • Complete the online course by Friday, April 5, 2024
  • Participate in the MANDATORY Virtual Skills Building Day on Friday, April 12, 2024
  • Complete the final exam with a passing score of 75%

Free continuing Education credits are available, and you will receive a certificate of attendance.

If you are interested in enrolling and are able to attend the required components (listed above), please complete the online application: KU Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training
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Find more information on the Tobacco Treatment Specialist Program at the University of Kansas Tobacco Treatment Education website.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to email: MeLinda Lair or [email protected].

Mental Health

Below are links to training websites and information provided to mental health providers supported by Behavioral Health Services:

Substance Use Disorder

KCPC Technical Training

A Professional’s Guide to Practicing Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery in Kansas

This course was developed for the state of Kansas by Mid-America ATTC, in partnership with Kansas content specialists from the Johnson County Mental Health Center, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, Heartland Regional Alcohol and Drug Assessment Center, Pawnee Mental Health Services, Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc., and COMCARE of Sedgwick County.

Description of the course:

This is a self-paced, 5-hour online course that is designed for Kansas behavioral health/addiction clinicians, recovery specialists, and organizations wanting to know more about topics essential to Kansas Substance Use Disorder (SUD) practice and clinical care.

5 Hours Continuing Education Credit Available

NAADAC CEUs are available

Find course information here

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SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) for Health and Behavioral Health Professionals

This is a free, 3.5 hour self-paced course for health, oral health, and behavioral health students and professionals developed by the University of Missouri-Kansas City with funding by grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This online course meets requirements for the credentialing process to provide SBIRT services to KanCare-eligible patients. For additional information on the credentialing process please visit

SBIRT Online Training

Problem Gambling

To learn more about Problem Gambling trainings, please contact the Problem Gambling Coordinator.

Seasoned Adults Gambling Experience (SAGE): Pastime or Problem?

This training is intended to increase awareness about the magnitude and seriousness of problem gambling among older adults. The training includes slides, video, group activities and case reviews.

Problem Gambling: The Urgent Challenge

This is a one-day curriculum designed to address problem gambling and equip participants to provide gambling presentations in their communities.

Youth Gambling: Recreation with Risk

This training is intended to increase awareness of the magnitude and seriousness of problem gambling among youth. The training includes slides, video, group activities and case reviews.