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Trainings for the Samuel Merritt University Community

Register here for classes that are currently available for Samuel Merritt University. Please use the registration links provided below.

Trust and Transparency:
How Communication Helps Create Safe Space

Wednesday, June 26th

12:30pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time

We often hear the term “safe space” and can wonder how we can support its creation. Interpersonal communication is important now more than ever as folks we interact with may come to us with lived experience of trauma, grief or mental health challenges. In this workshop we will explore the role of building trust and transparency as a trauma responsive practice, and think through communication choices that foster connection.

Mental Health First Aid
5½ Hours, 3-Year Certification

Two-Part Split Course

Part 1 of 2: Monday, July 15th

2:00pm - 4:30pm Pacific Time

Part 2 of 2: Monday, July 22nd

2:00pm - 5:00 Pacific Time

​Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges. WHAT DOES THE TRAINING COVER? Common signs and symptoms of mental illness Common signs and symptoms of substance use disorders How to interact with a person in crisis How to connect the person with help The "ALGEE" action plan ​ WHAT IS THE MHFA CERTIFICATION PROCESS? Register using the provided link Participants complete a 2-hour independent online learning module using a personalized login, which will be provided to you via email. Complete full session(s) of live instruction on Zoom Successfully complete a quiz and evaluation Receive a 3-year professional certification in Mental Health First Aid conferred by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Mental Health First Aid
5½ Hours, 3-Year Certification

One-Day Course

Tuesday, July 23rd

9:00am - 3:30pm Pacific Time

​Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges. WHAT DOES THE TRAINING COVER? Common signs and symptoms of mental illness Common signs and symptoms of substance use disorders How to interact with a person in crisis How to connect the person with help The "ALGEE" action plan ​ WHAT IS THE MHFA CERTIFICATION PROCESS? Register using the provided link Participants complete a 2-hour independent online learning module using a personalized login, which will be provided to you via email. Complete full session(s) of live instruction on Zoom Successfully complete a quiz and evaluation Receive a 3-year professional certification in Mental Health First Aid conferred by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Supporting People Who are Grieving

Thursday, June 27th

12:30pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time

There are so many different life events that may cause people to grieve.  The death of someone of course, but also the end of a relationship, the loss of our health or sense of well-being, changes in our employment, or becoming an “empty nester.”  Often, we want to support someone but we may not always know how to be helpful – or more importantly, how to avoid being unhelpful.  This workshop will explore grief and think through some strategies to support people processing complex emotions.

Trust and Transparency: How Communication Helps Create Safe Space

Thursday, July 18th

12:30pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time

We often hear the term “safe space” and can wonder how we can support its creation. Interpersonal communication is important now more than ever as folks we interact with may come to us with lived experience of trauma, grief or mental health challenges. In this workshop we will explore the role of building trust and transparency as a trauma responsive practice, and think through communication choices that foster connection.

Supporting People Who are Grieving

Wednesday, July 31st

12:30pm - 1:30pm Pacific Time

There are so many different life events that may cause people to grieve.  The death of someone of course, but also the end of a relationship, the loss of our health or sense of well-being, changes in our employment, or becoming an “empty nester.”  Often, we want to support someone but we may not always know how to be helpful – or more importantly, how to avoid being unhelpful.  This workshop will explore grief and think through some strategies to support people processing complex emotions.

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