Danya Institute Inc.

District of Columbia

“SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone” Training Review

The District of Columbia Department of Mental Health regularly conducts a free three-hour training entitled “SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone”. Although open to anyone over the age of 15, the majority of attendees tend to be employees of the Department of Behavioral Health who needed to earn continuing education credits. This author recently attended one of them. This […]

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What’s New Update STI, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Family Planning and Addiction

What’s New Update STI, HIV, TB, Hepatitis, Family Planning and Addiction  Event Type: Educational Event What: This conference will focus on the integration efforts that support a collaborative healthcare approach. Current medical updates in services for STDs, HIV, TB, hepatitis, family planning and addictions will be discussed. When: 11/20/2013;  9:45 AM To 3:30 PM Where: […]


“Introduction to Mental Illness” Training at the D.C. Department of Mental Health

On September 20, 2013, the District of Columbia’s Department of Mental Health conducted a free three-hour training seminar titled “Introduction to Mental Illness” which this author attended.  Although open to the general public, most of those in attendance dealt in some professional capacity with individuals with mental illness, but still felt the need to become better […]


Treatment Planning Training in Washington DC

Treatment Planning M.A.T.R.S. (Measurable, Attainable, Time-Limited, Realistic and Specific) Free 6 Contact Hours Available October 4 or 11, 2013 9 am – 4 pm Click here to download the flyer for October 4 Click here to download the flyer for October 11


Clinical Supervision Foundations Course

Clinical Supervision Foundations Course Event Type: Educational Event What: This course consists of two interconnected components: an online course and a face‐to‐face training, and is intended for supervisors in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery settings. The course totals 30 contact hours and introduces clinical supervisors, along with persons preparing to become supervisors, to […]


Recovery Plan Development (Eastern Region)

Recovery Plan Development (Eastern Region) Event Type: Educational Event What: Participants will be able to help individuals in recovery identify and record individual goals, resources, strengths and skills, and resolve barriers to achieving goals in the eight life domains: Recovery from substance use or abuse, Living and financial independence, Employment and Education, Relationships and social […]


Recovery Plan Development (Western Region)

Recovery Plan Development (Western Region) Event Type: Educational Event What: Participants will be able to help individuals in recovery identify and record individual goals, resources, strengths and skills, and resolve barriers to achieving goals in the eight life domains: Recovery from substance use or abuse, Living and financial independence, Employment and Education, Relationships and social […]


Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Event Type: Educational Event What: This 6-hour course is geared to anyone who wants to provide Mental Health First Aid to those in need. It is an excellent introduction for addiction staff to the mental health treatment. As we move to a behavioral treatment system it is increasingly important that those […]