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Upcoming Community Training

Ethics Training

Join Illume: The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence on Wednesday, February 28th, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central), in person at 1310 Papin Street, Saint Louis, MO 63103. 

Behavioral Health professionals may apply for 4 CEUs. 


Social Work Ethics Training will provide knowledge and everyday examples of ethical decision making based on the NASW Code of Ethics. The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human wellbeing and help to meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. Fundamental to social work is attention to the environmental forces that create, contribute to, and address problems in living.

This training will be presented by Allison Murphy, MSW, LCSW.

Allison Murphy joined Places for People as a Research Interviewer and has also worked as a Research Specialist. She is currently a Team Leader, managing the Evaluation Team at Illume. Alison has had her work published in peer reviewed publications such as Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Journal of Social Distress and Homelessness, and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. Her research ranges in topics from recovery and wellbeing of adults with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), experiences and recovery of Older Adults with SMI, as well as the self-medication hypothesis of drug use in homeless persons. She obtained her MSW from the University of Missouri in Columbia. She has her license in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and is certified in Illness Management & Recovery (IMR).

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This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886878036-1311) for 4 Continuing Education contact hours.

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Register in advance for this event here.

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Training Opportunities

Julie Blanco, Illume Director of Training and Technical Assistance

Call 314-615-9105 / Ext. 239

The Center of Excellence’s key personnel and “faculty” have extensive expertise in a wide range of behavioral health Evidence Based Practices training content and implementation experience that can be shared with providers, agencies, and system leaders throughout behavioral health systems. Our experts are available to speak about Evidence Based Practices, best practices, and promising practices, in a variety of areas. Our goals in these engagements are to share knowledge, raise awareness, decrease stigma, and promote compassion.