Collaboration is a foundational principle of our mission. MCMH understands that our efforts must be relevant, credible, and fit the culture of the group we work with.


We bridge research to practice. MCMH advances the knowledge of what works by translating research findings and evaluating their relevance in daily clinical practice.


Training is our core function. Our training for the practicing clinician is task-oriented, teaching skills that can be used now.

The MCMH Second Friday Free Webinar Series

The Minnesota Center for Mental Health invites you to view online or in person, its second Friday Webinars. MCMH draws from experts in their respective fields and asks them to provide a one hour lecture related to their area of interest with a focus on application to practice. One CEU is available for those who attend this webinar in person or live on the web, complete an evaluation of the webinar and pass a post test based on the material presented. Evaluation and post test are available immediately following the webinar.

The webinar is broadcast from room 145 Peters Hall in the University of Minnesota School of Social Work, 1404 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul 55108. Parking is available in the Gortner Avenue Ramp directly across the street from Peters Hall. All webinars take place between Noon and 1PM. 

We are now using GoToWebinar for our online delivery. To register for the September Webinar click on the following link: Register

September 12th Webinar

Notice! This webinar will be broadcast from 11:30am - 12:30pm rather than the usual Noon - 1pm.

Pharmacotherapy to Assist with the Smoking Cessation Attempt

Michael Kotlyar, PharmD

Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy

October 10th Webinar

50 Shades of Developing Gray Matter: Adolescents and Marijuana

Ken Winters, PhD

University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry

Marijuana is the most commonly used “illicit” drug in the United States. Approximately 12% of individuals 12 years of age or older reported using this drug in 2013, and rates are higher among the younger age groups (Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, 2013). More Americans now perceive that marijuana is harmless than view it as harmful (Pew Research Center, 2013), and many believe that it should be legal and unregulated. Currently, 22 states either allow medical or recreational use of the drug. As policy shifts toward medicalization and legalization of marijuana, it is reasonable to expect that prevalence rates and resulting health consequences will increase. Use of marijuana has been linked to negative health effects, but the evidence varies as a function of age of user, whether use is recreational or regular, and health domain (Volkow et al., 2014). For example, the evidence is stronger of the drug’s deleterious effects when use occurs among teenagers. This relatively emerging science pertaining to marijuana use and adolescents, and clinical implications, will be reviewed in this webinar.

MCMH Publishes Workforce Study Article

Provider Preparedness for Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders: Comparison of Social Workers and Alcohol and Drug Counselors
Colleen M. Fisher, Jennifer Simmelink McCleary, Peter Dimock & Julie Rohovit

Published online: in Social Work Education: The International Journal, June 11, 2014. Click here for link to article

Minnesota Center
for Mental Health

Our Mission Statement: MCMH bridges science to practice to promote lifelong learning and the renewal of clinical skills within Minnesota’s diverse behavioral health workforce. The Center is committed to fostering mental wellness and recovery for all Minnesota citizens by providing the training, research, and resources for service providers to build and sustain excellence in the delivery of broad based mental health services.

The MCMH is sponsored by funds from the Minnesota Department of Human Services Adult Mental Health Division.

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