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Training (PCTI)

Training for Mental Health Professionals

The Pacific Clinics Training Institute (PCTI) provides innovative certification programs, continuing education and training for behavioral health professionals, educators, other nonprofit service providers, individuals and family members. PCTI has trained over 20,000 professionals and enhanced their skill sets to help people with mental illness.

Upcoming Course Schedule


QPR – Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) Training for Case Managers, Mental Health Workers, Peer Partners & Administrative Staff (#2167-C)

QPR – Question, Persuade, and Refer training is a suicide prevention training. This course teaches participants how to recognize the warning signs of a suicidal crisis and how to persuade the person to get professional help. We will look at some common myths about suicidal behavior. Participants will learn to recognize the risk factors for suicide as well as protective factors that can impact suicidal behavior. We will also look at how cultural variables can influence attitudes towards suicide and suicide risk. This course meets the agency requirement for cultural trainings.


Substance Use and Abuse Disorders: Bio-Psycho-Social Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment (#2134-C)

This dynamic and highly interactive course provides an overview of culturally relevant historical and contemporary perspectives on addictive substances, including a review of the most common substances of abuse and their physical effects, pharmacological actions and clinical implications, as well as the impact of addiction on the individual, the family and society.


CPR, First Aid and AED (#2133-E)

Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.


22nd Annual Latino Mental Health Conference (#2152-E)

Thursday, May 16, 2019 Hilton Hotel Los Angeles/San Gabriel 225 West Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776 "Suicide: A Mental Health Crisis in our Society The Importance of Prevention and Early Treatment"