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Registration Now Open for December Webinar Series!


Mental Health Communication Online Certificate Program

This certificate program teaches key mental health communication skills through three 60-minute webinar training modules, delivered once a week.

You will take away tools with each module, have access to three 30-minute follow-up conference calls, and receive a certificate of completion. If you can’t make the live event, webinars and conference calls are viewable on-demand for a week following the live broadcast.


Be Sensitive to People with Mental Health Experiences

Mon, Dec 5 at 1PM EST with Follow-Up Call Thurs, Dec 8 at 1PM EST

Takeaway Tool: Sensitivity Checklist

Connect with the diverse experiences of peers, providers, and supporters and learn tactics to help you be sensitive to their lived experience.


Be Empowering to Parties with Mental Health Needs

Mon, Dec 12 at 1PM EST with Follow-Up Call Thurs, Dec 15 at 1PM EST

Takeaway Tool: Tipsheet for Empowered Practices

Discover the skills of empowerment that come from the world of mediation. Learn to listen reflectively, validate diverse perspectives, demonstrate impartiality, communicate transparently, and be trauma-informed in your practice.


Be Ready for Challenging Mental Health Conversations

Mon, Dec 19 at 1PM EST with Follow-Up Call Thurs, Dec 22 at 1PM EST

Takeaway Tool: Challenging Conversations Template

Receive a template you can use to navigate challenging mental health conversations. Learn to apply it to disagreements about labels, treatment, lifestyle choices, and traumatic experiences.

Registration Details

Visit to register via PayPal (all major credit cards or debit cards accepted)

The price is $249.

APPROVED FOR 4 hours by CPCS Mental Health Litigation upon receipt of certificate of completion. (Massachusetts)

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing log in instructions to connect to the webinar site the day of the event.

About Dan Berstein, Presenter


Dan Berstein is a mediator living with bipolar disorder and the founder of MH Mediate, an innovative company at the forefront of mental health communication and conflict resolution. Dan has been an awareness speaker for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a support group facilitator for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, a Mental Health First Aid instructor for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and a mediator for the New York Peace Institute. He holds a master’s degree in Mental Health and certificate in Health Communication from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where he launched a Mental Health Conflict Resolution Training Project as part of the university’s Social Innovation Lab.

Dan convened the first independently-organized National Dialogue on Mental Health event in response to Barack Obama’s call for community conversations on mental health. It was the first to be inclusive toward diverse stakeholder groups and became a model for future organizers throughout the nation. Through MH Mediate, Dan has provided mental health communication trainings in over a dozen states to clients including mental health service providers, legal agencies, universities, conflict resolution centers, and mental health peer organizations. He has keynoted or presented workshops at many conflict resolution and mental health conferences.


IN CASE OF TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: If a MHLAC online event is cancelled because of technology problems, or if participants cannot access the event due to their own technology problems, participants will receive access to event recordings or rescheduled live events as soon as possible.

ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS: For information and accommodation requests, please contact Gisela Valdez (617) 338-2345 x131 or

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