Training and Consultation Services (TCS)
Training and Consultation Services is the UBHC arm of providing both training and consultation to mental health and human services, agencies, systems and staff. TCS consists of both UBHCs Training and Consultation Resources (TCR) and Technical Assistance Center (TAC). TCR also designs and markets training by UBHC professionals, including Behavioral Research and Training Institute faculty, as well as coordinates training contracts with non-UBHC professionals to organizations in the community. The Clinician Administrator oversees both programs, and there is a Program Coordinator taking the lead role for each program. Usual office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, services are scheduled to accommodate additional needs of its constituents.
Training and consultation are provided at the spacious and comfortable facility located at 151 Centennial Ave in Piscataway, at central locations throughout the state, or on-site at the clients own offices. Current satellite locations located in Northern, Central and Southern regions of the state have video-conferencing capabilities and are being expanded to include more buildings state-wide. On-line training through CDs and website training capacities are available and will be expanded.
Our initiative is not only to provide active training in which participants utilize what they learn in-vivo, but also to ensure that there is application of learned material at the provider sites where our participants are employed. To accomplish this, we will analyze evaluation data that in itself will be modified as we progress.
Training & Consultation Resources (TCR)
Training and Consultation Resources coordinates, monitors, supports,
delivers and evaluates professional educational programs to maintain
and enhance UBHC staff competency. TCR is also a provider for professional
contact hours for psychologists, social workers, nurses, and those obtaining
credits for Certification in Addictions. Inquiries should be addressed
to Training and Consultation Resources, 151 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway,
NJ 08854 or call 732-235-9282.
Technical Assistance Center (TAC)
The Technical Assistance Center provides training and consultation to mental health and human services, agencies, systems, and staff. TAC provides services throughout New Jersey and the United States.
The Technical Assistance Center works under contract with the New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services, and most project areas are determined in consultation with that agency. Agencies may contact the Division of Mental Health Services or the Technical Assistance Center directly to clarify eligibility for services. Services may also be provided on a fee-for services basis through direct contact with the Technical Assistance Center Office either in writing or by phone at 732-235-9290.
Ongoing major projects include: emergency psychiatric screener certification training and nursing home staff training; case management and partial hospitalization training and consultation; acute-care system consultation; MICA training; and training on a range of related topics, such as multi-cultural issues, burnout and quality improvement. Consultation is usually provided on-site. Training can be provided on-site, at a regional location, or at the Technical Assistance Center's own facility. An active training model is employed that emphasizes experiential learning. Trainings and consultants employed by the Technical Assistance Center have significant clinical experience and expertise in their subject areas.