Supporting the Mental Health Community with Continuing Education and Empowerment

Supporting the Mental Health Community with Continuing Education and Empowerment

Newport Healthcare is dedicated to providing ongoing professional development opportunities through in-depth certificate programs, interactive online workshops, CE classes, and more. Our ultimate goal is to support mental health professionals in the essential work of guiding young people to a better future. 

Online and In-Person CE Opportunities

Newport offers ongoing education and connection through national and regional events with our clinical leadership, at no charge. Presented both online and in person, these interactive workshops and trainings cover the most pressing topics in the industry, from adolescent attachment issues and trauma in school communities to the necessity of fostering cultural safety within therapeutic relationships. Presentations are designed for mental health professionals but are open to the public.

Upcoming Events

Attachment Trauma and Sex Addiction, Part 2


Matt Wenger, MA, LPC
Tuesday, September 27, 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET

The therapeutic community has come to understand how trauma can lead to sex addiction. But does the type of trauma change the nature of the addiction or the treatment? By focusing on attachment trauma and simplifying complex narratives, we can bring insight to clients around how their addiction formed and how it is damaging their relationships, and pinpoint potentially successful interventions. These insights and interventions are not immediately obvious, and can bring deep healing. Participation in Part 1 of this training is not required for attendance, and both new and returning registrants will gain new tools and understanding.

Learning objectives:

  • Briefly review attachment wounding and methods of simplifying complex narratives
  • Describe how unmet needs are at the root of attachment wounds
  • Identify the cycle of unmet needs within sex addiction
  • Identify self-parenting techniques that specifically target unmet needs

Shedding More Light on AAPI Mental Health: Clinical Considerations and Concerns


Gary Quan, MFT
Wednesday, October 5, 9:00 – 10:30 am PT

In this webinar, you’ll gain understanding, awareness, and compassion for an under-represented group of people with a variety of inter- and intra-community issues. Gary will also share the types of clinical presentations and helpful interventions that can best support AAPI clients.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the key tenets of troubling trends that work against AAPI people maintaining wellness and gaining resilience and coping
  • Learn about the irrational thoughts and beliefs present in the AAPI community that inhibit their ability to participate in mental health services and/or prevent them from gaining the necessary insights and psychoeducation to increase wellness
  • Learn five pragmatic and beneficial ways to enhance support for AAPI clients

Certificate Programs for Professionals

The USJT Trailblazer Series, powered by Newport Healthcare, offers multiple certificate programs each year, focusing on areas of behavioral healthcare treatment that empower professionals to address the most pressing concerns of today. Each certificate program provides CE credits for psychologists, therapists, social workers, LMFTs, and other mental health counselors. Programming is delivered virtually through a series of webinars with Newport experts and other thought leaders in the fields of teen and young adult treatment and trauma-focused care. Digital credentials are available for each certificate program. 

Our national and international conferences and symposiums have explored a variety of topics, including cultural competency in mental healthcare; the link between trauma and addiction; understanding adolescent trauma through the lens of authentic connection; and integrating spirituality, mindfulness and compassion into mental health and substance abuse treatment. Presenters include Newport experts and other leading voices in the mental healthcare field, looking at symptomology, from innovative and illuminating perspectives.

Parent University Webinars

At Newport Healthcare, the family is a primary focus of our treatment process, as we recognize that sustainable healing for teens and young adults involves treating the entire family as a unit. Family therapy is a core component of our treatment model, allowing parents and children to practice the coping and communication skills that are essential to building a healthy family. As part of that effort—for both the families we serve directly and those in our larger communities—our Parent University webinars provide resources, guidance, and tools for parents navigating through these uncertain times.

Newport is proud to partner with clinical and educational professionals around the country, to invest in their training and development, and help them earn required, but sometimes costly continuing education credits for free. This collaboration and innovation are what make Newport a mental healthcare leader and allow us to contribute to the evolution of the broader mental health treatment field.

—Joe Procopio, CEO, Newport Healthcare 

Filling the Growing Need for Trauma-Informed Care

Our mission to empower young people and restore families includes serving as a trusted source of information and training for clinicians, which is particularly critical at this challenging time when their skills and expertise are so desperately needed. As rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide increase among teens and young adults, so too does the demand for trauma-informed, leading-edge treatment—and for the trainings that support providers to offer this care.

Newport has been offering CE opportunities for many years, but as awareness around trauma-informed care has increased, in tandem with the enormous need for this care, we have seen steep upticks in attendance. In 2021, the number of CE certificates we issued grew by 77 percent from the previous year. Current 2022 numbers indicate continued interest and growth, with more than 1,300 CE certificates issued, over 2,000 attendees, and 17 webinars completed. We are dedicated to providing behavioral healthcare professionals with the resources, community, and connection they need in order to be the best they can be for their clients.