Science of Mental Illness & Healthy Behaviors

SEPA Professional Development Series

This workshop is designed for administrators, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, and teachers from our SEPA partner schools in Nebraska and South Dakota. It will take place at the UNMC campus in Omaha, Nebraska. The material will be taught by UNMC faculty and mental health professionals.  

Cost: Registration is required to attend this Free workshop.

The SEPA program will provide the following:

  • Lodging (4 nights) at a local college dormitory. Will have their own private bedroom, but share the suite and a full size bathroom with 2-3 other participants of the same gender
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be provided each day
  • 2 evening group dinners provided (Sunday evening and Wednesday night)
  • Flat travel fee of $75 (Carpooling with other teachers from area is strongly encouraged)
  • Stipend of $75 per day

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Any necessary arrangements for substitutes with your school

Topics to be covered:

  • Warning Signs for Mental Illness
  • Mental Illness and the Brain
  • Treating Mental Illness
  • Finding Help for Someone with Mental Illness
  • Environmental Sources of Influence on Behavior
  • Changing Behaviors
  • Many activities to help students understand these topics

Graduate Credit: This workshop is in the process of being approved for 2 continuing education credit hours through the Colorado State University Center for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Continuing Education. The workshop will be given a Natural Science (NS) 600 graduate level designation. The credit is ideal for teachers desiring lane changes, salary schedule advancement, and/or re-licensure/recertification. The grade awarded will be a pass/fail grade. The tuition cost is expected to be $144 total for the 2 credit hours. Each attendee will be responsible for paying their own fee. Payment can be made by check made out to Colorado State University or by credit card on the first day of the workshop.

Science of Mental Illness and Healthy Behaviors Workshop