Past Events

For more information on our past events, please click on the links below.

2009 Behavioral Health Conference: Real People, Real Lives
The New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative and the Conference Steering Committee is pleased to announce the 2009 Behavioral Health Collaborative Conference. This year's theme is "Real People, Real Lives". Behavioral Health goes beyond the elimination of symptoms and distress to creating an environment in which people are able to fully participate in life that has personal meaning. The Conference will provide exceptional learning events on innovative approaches that enhance people's abilities to create for themselves a life of dignity, purpose and hope in aspects of life that give it meaning.
This conference is to be held the week of December 7th-11th at the Embassy Suites. For further details and registration fees please visit

Los Lunas Substance Abuse Treatment and (CBHTR) Training Center Ground Breaking Ceremony.
This ground breaking ceremony for the Los Lunas Substance Abuse Treatment and (CBHTR) Training Center is designed to provide essential state
state-of-the-art substance abuse treatment services in two facilities to residents of Valencia County and the entire state. It is being held Wednesday, November 18, 2009. The governor's appearance will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. This will be held on Morris Road and State Road 314 in Valencia county, across from the Valencia County Judicial Complex. Media will be present. Attending will be Governor Richardson, Lt. Governor Diane Denish, Senator Michael Sanchez, Human Services Department Secretary Pamela Hyde, General Services Department Secretary Art Jaramillo, Partners in Wellness (Manage and Operate the Center)


                   Governor Bill Richardson

Community Conversation: Partners in Wellness: Working Together to Reduce Substance Abuse in Los Lunas.
Los Lunas and Valencia County residents, please join Partners in Wellness and the Consortium for Behavioral Health Training and Research (CBHTR) for an open community conversation about the services available to the community from Partners in Wellness, the plans for the Los Lunas Substance Abuse Treatment and Training Center (construction to start Winter of 2009) and your role in reducing the impact substance abuse has on our community.
This event is to be held on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at the Valencia High School Cafeteria from 6:00-8:00 PM. For further details and registration details please visit\

Dialectic Behavior Therapy: Treating Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Use Disorders
Kathryn Korslund, Ph.D., ABPP & Linda Dimeff, Ph.D.

This two day training presents an overview of Dialectic Behavior Therapy for Substance Use Disorders (DBT-SUD). DBT-SUD differs from standard DBT for clients with Borderline Personality Disorder in a way that substance use is targeted, some of the behavioral skills that are taught in Skills Training Group, how clients are attached to therapy in the beginning of treatment and how therapists are supported when clients are in danger of dropping out of therapy. Participants will learn how cognitive-behavioral strategies are blended with acceptance and mindfulness approaches to help clients who have multiple serious, chronic mental health problems in addition to substance use disorders.

This training is designed for practitioners who treat multiple problem clients with substance use disorders. The training begins with a short overview of the standard treatment for participants who are new to DBT. The majority of the training is dedicated to understanding the principles that underpin DBT-SUD and specific DBT-SUD strategies for treating clients with substance use problems.

This training is to be held October 5 and 6, 2009 in Salt Lake City, UT at the Downtown Radisson Hotel. For complete training details, including CEU/CME information, as well as registration fees, please visit the following website:

Wraparound™ Training
CBHTR is coordinating five regional training sessions for the CBHTR Wraparound™ Training Institute partners and providers as a supportive measure in the implementation of the Wraparound™ approach for New Mexico's behavioral health care system. Partners and provider agencies attend two-day seminars in their region and learn the principals and applications of the Wraparound™ approach. This supports the component to develop an experienced coaching and training core to further support the implementation of Wraparound™ statewide. More information on the original Wraparound™ program can be found at

The regional trainings are being held as follows: April 21 and 22, 2009, in Farmington; April 23 and 24, 2009, in Albuquerque; May 19 and 20, 2009, Santa Fe and Roswell; and June 23 and 24, 2009, in Silver City. More information is available at this location:

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