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. Parking is available in the Gortner Avenue Ramp directly across the street from Peters Hall. All webinars take place between Noon and 1PM.  If you have not viewed one of our webinars previously, you may need to install the Microsoft Silverlight plugin for Mac or for PC. Please visit our test site to determine if you need Silverlight and to learn how to use the Mediasite interface.

The recording of the July 11th Webinar "The Crossover Youth Practice Model" has been moved to the archive

August 8th Webinar

Emotional Dysregulation, Alexithymia, Emotional Intelligence and their Relationship to Alcohol Use Disorders

Amy Krentzman MSW, PhD (MORE)

Noon, Friday, August 8, 2014

We all experience negative emotions and our ability to identify them and make positive choices in response to them can have strong implications for health, well-being, and positive interpersonal relationships. This is especially true among individuals with alcohol use disorders, because negative emotions are particularly prevalent and often lead to relapse. Individuals in early recovery face the challenge of learning how to respond to negative moods in positive and productive ways without drinking as a maladaptive coping strategy. In this webinar, we will define and review the terms "emotional dysregulation," "alexithymia," "emotional intelligence," and "emotional literacy." We will discuss treatment interventions that promote adaptive response to negative mood, such as DBT, CBT, and mindfulness-based relapse prevention. Results of a recent qualitative research study on this topic will be presented.

September 12th Webinar

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

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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