The Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP) promotes excellence in the delivery of behavioral health services among state and local agencies through in-service education and professional development. Our team of consultants includes subject matter experts, curriculum development and design specialists, and professional facilitators.

The Center provides an array of continuing education hours (CEHs) that meet licensure certification and continuing education requirements for a variety of disciplines including health care, behavioral health, criminal justice, child welfare and other human service areas. Below are examples of the type of CEHs that the Center may provide, depending on the topic and target audience:

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) for medical professionals, including physicians and psychiatrists
  • American Psychological Association (APA) for psychologists
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) for mental health and substance abuse professionals and paraprofessionals
  • Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZPost), and the Committee on Judicial Education and Training (COJET) for law enforcement officers, probation, parole and problem solving court personnel
  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for attorneys, including public defenders and prosecutors


Each year, the Center plans, coordinates, manages and hosts several large conferences, including our flagship Summer Institute, held every July in conjunction with the Arizona Behavioral Health Awards and Town Hall in Sedona, and the Arizona Problem Solving Courts Conference that takes place every April in Prescott. In addition, the Center facilitates a wide array of innovative community events, such as research colloquiums, symposiums and roundtable discussions on key issues affecting our state.

We also proudly host the Annual Candlelight Celebration, where over 200 community members and service providers stand together to celebrate recovery and to honor individuals and families who live with mental illness.


Events and Professional Developments

Title Datesort descending Location Register Type CEH
Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care August 29, 2018 Phoenix Metro Professional development 3
Hearing Voices Workshop August 29, 2018 Phoenix Metro Professional development 3
Clinical Supervision Refresher Course August 30, 2018 Phoenix Metro Professional development 6
Mental Health First Aid September 11, 2018 Phoenix Metro Professional development 6
Motivational Interviewing Academy
September 13, 2018 to September 14, 2018
Phoenix Metro Professional development 12
Clinical Supervision Foundations Course
September 24, 2018 to September 25, 2018
Phoenix Metro Professional development 26
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) September 28, 2018 Southern Arizona Professional development 3
Motivational Interviewing Academy
October 11, 2018 to October 12, 2018
Southern Arizona Professional development 12
Ethics & Cultural Competency Trainings October 11, 2018 Phoenix Metro Professional development 6