Training Institute


Training Institute – 2023 Trainings

We are excited to be able to continue to offer this year’s Training Institute via Zoom. Please see below for upcoming speakers and details.

Wayside’s Training Institute offers professional development for our staff and interns, visiting professionals, families and caregivers of Wayside clients and the public. The institute is designed to enhance the delivery of mental health services to our clients, families and communities.

Our trainings feature experts in mental health, wellness, substance abuse, racial justice and activism and include a series devoted to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Our trainings are open to the public.

Training Format

All Zoom trainings start promptly at 9:30 a.m. Please download Zoom prior to the training or join via your browser.

Participants have the option to turn their camera off except during a breakout session and participants will be muted. Questions may be submitted via chat unless in a breakout session.

Closed captioning is available for all of the trainings English subtitles are available for all trainings. Participants who wish to use closed captioning/English subtitles must turn on closed captioning at the start of the training.


The fee for the public to attend trainings $60.00 (cash/check/credit at time of online registration). Family and/or caregivers of Wayside clients can attend at no charge if they are registered by a member of Wayside’s staff.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available at the conclusion of the training. One credit per hour of training will be awarded to MSW’s, LMFTs and LMHCs. CEU recipients must sign in and out at registration and attend the training in its entirety. No partial credit will be given.

Contact: [email protected]

Wayside Training Institute 2023-2024!

  • For Wayside Employees Only – Understanding the Intersection of Substance Use and Anxiety

  • Presenters: Dr. Kevin Simon with Steve Delbanco

    This training will explore the intersection of substance use, anxiety and other trauma related disorders, the myth of substance use as an effective coping skill to manage other mental health symptom, and offer skills and interventions to treat youth and young adults with substance use, anxiety, and other trauma related disorders. This training offers 3 CEUs to participants.

    **FREE training for Wayside employees only.

  • When: Dec 6, 2023
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Register Now
  • Restorative Practices for Self-Care and Supporting Youth and Family

  • Presenter: Dr. Tanisha Thelemaque

    Discover restorative wellness practices to maintain your wellbeing while supporting others in challenging times. This inclusive workshop focuses on techniques for presence, balance, and meaningful work with diverse youth and families, centering the power of self and community care for positive change. This training offers 3 CEUs to participants.

  • When: Feb 2, 2024
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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  • Supporting Individuals and Families from a Neurodiversity-Affirming Lens

  • Presenter: Lisa Dube

    Gain a comprehensive understanding of neurodiversity and its impact on individuals and families, exploring the intersectionality with gender incongruence, relying on lived experiences, and addressing trauma and minority stress. This training offers 3 CEUs to participants.

  • When: Mar 26, 2024
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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  • Supporting BIPOC LGBTQIA+ Youth

  • Presenter: Taj Smith

    Explore the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ youth of color, gaining insights and a holistic framework to support QTBIPOC youth effectively. This training offers 3 CEUs to participants.

  • When: May 1, 2024
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Register Now

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