Community Mental Health Training Consortium

The Community Mental Health Training Consortium is a consortium of community mental health agencies in Alameda County. We are an APA-approved continuing education sponsor and provide high-quality, low-cost continuing education for psychologists and master’s level mental health therapists. Our training events focus on a variety of topics related to treating children and families in community mental health settings. Partner agencies in the consortium are Alameda County Family Court Services, City of Fremont Youth and Family Services,  Family Service Counseling Center of San Leandro, Girls Incorporated of Alameda County, and Hayward Police Department Youth and Family Services. We typically deliver three training events each year.

For more information about the consortium, to review past training and presentation materials, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact Selene Fabiano at (510) 357-5515, ext. 229 or

Upcoming Trainings

To Be Announced

Past Trainings

Using Art in Treating Trauma
Date: June 19, 2017
Instructor: Eleanor Ruckman, MFT

What’s your Gender? A Gender Affirmative Model for Working with Children and Youth
Date: March 24, 2017
Instructor: Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D.

Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment
Date: June 2, 2016
Instructor: Jill Rodgers-Quaye, Ph.D.

Resilience Building in Families: Remaining Effective when Managing Narcissism and other Difficult Personalities
Date: April 7, 2016
Instructor: Ramani Durvasula, Ph.D.

Improving Mental Health Outcomes for Minority Communities
Date: October 9, 2015
Instructors: Helen Hsu, Psy.D. and Gigi Crowder, L.E.

Enhancing Engagement with Parents and Families in Community Mental Health Treatment: Addressing Barriers and Finding Solutions
Date: June 3, 2015
Instructor: Vilma Reyes, Psy.D.

Motivational Interviewing: Updates and Uses of a Trans-Theoretical Approach
Date: March 11, 2015
Instructor: W. Keith Sutton, Psy.D.

When Kids Hurt: Understanding and Treating Self-Injury in Children and Adolescents
Date: October 29, 2014
Instructor: Kristen Carey, Psy.D.

Delivering Mental Health Services for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children in Ordinary, Non-Specialized Settings, Part 2
Date: June 11, 2014
Instructors: Alex Mendez, Ph.D & Rebecca Cannon, MFT

Commercially Sexually Exploited Children, Part 1: Increasing Our Awareness and Sensitivity to a Vulnerable Population
Date: May 22, 2014
Instructor: Wendy Calimag, MSW

Traumatic Stress and School-Age Youth: Definitions, Assessments, and Treatments
Date: February 26, 2014
Instructor: Sandy Vaughn, LCSW, PPSC

Salvaging Clinical Connection Following Child Abuse Reporting
Date: October 23, 2013
Instructor: Helen H. Hsu, Psy.D.

The Impact of Domestic Violence on the Family Unit: An Emphasis on Latino Families
Date: May 15, 2013
Instructor: Vilma Reyes, Ph.D.

The Impact of Domestic Violence on the Family Unit 
Date: May 11, 2011
Instructor: Vilma Reyes, Ph.D.

Clinical Supervision in an Agency-Based Setting
Date: January 27, 2011
Instructor: Reyna Cowan, L.C.S.W.

Law and Ethics for Clinicians: Burdens, Dilemmas, Possibilities
Date: October 20, 2010
Instructor: Dr.Bram Fridhandler

Developmental Considerations in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Men
Date: May 12, 2010
Instructor: Dr. Gary Grossman

When Girls Will Be Boys, and Boys Will Be Girls: Treatment Issues for Gender-Nonconforming Children
Date: March 17, 2010
Instructor: Dr. Diane Ehrensaft

The Current Mental Health Crisis Among Girls (and Boys)
Date: October 21, 2009
Instructor: Dr. Stephen Hinshaw

Attachment and Affect Regulation: Implications for Psychotherapy
Date: May 20, 2009
Instructor: Margaret Rosoff

Law and Ethics: An Ethical Model for Working in Complex Situations 
Date: January 21, 2009
Instructor: Michael Donner, Ph.D.

Confronting Challenges and Impasses in Clinical Supervision 
Date: November 5, 2008
Instructors: Leonard Levis, Ph.D. & Gilbert Newman, Ph.D.