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 Flagstaff, and Winter Institute that takes place in February in Scottsdale. 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.


Title Datesort descending Location Register Type CE
Motivational Interviewing Basics February 11, 2020 Phoenix Metro Professional development 6
Hearing Voices Workshop February 13, 2020 Phoenix Metro Professional development 3
Winter Intsitute 2020 February 18, 2020 to February 20, 2020 Northern Arizona Conference
Ethics in the Workplace & Cultural Intelligence February 26, 2020 Phoenix Metro Professional development 6
2020 Arizona Wildfire & Incident Management Academy March 7, 2020 to March 12, 2020 Northern Arizona Professional development
Verbal De-Escalation & Effective Communication March 19, 2020 Phoenix Metro Professional development 3
Mental Health First Aid March 24, 2020 Phoenix Metro Professional development 8