DATA of RI and RICCMHO (RI Council of Community Mental Health Organizations) have merged!

Our new Organization is called “The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of RI” sometimes referred to as SUMHLC or The Leadership Council.  A new website is under construction and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this process.

Please note:  All trainings will now be held at SUMHLC, 200 Metro Center Blvd. Unit #10, Warwick, RI 02886


Thank you for your continued support and patronage!


Looking for online training classes? 

Looking to supplement “Instructor-led/Classroom based” training with online instruction?   Check out the foundation level classes offered by CE Quick (Relias Learning) at


  • SUMHLC is not affiliated in any way with CeQuick/Relias Learning nor do we derive any financial benefit from these Companies.
  • It  is your responsibility to ensure that the online course is properly accredited for your profession.It is recommended that you check the requirements for your particular license or certification  as some have a limit on the number of online education hours you may submit. For specific information go to the RI Board for the Certification of Chemical Dependency Professionals at


May 2016–April 2017

  • May 25, 2016
    9:00 am4:00 pm

    Category: Combined Behavioral TrainingsCertification Course for Clinical Supervisors

    SUMHLC (formerly known as DATA of RI)
    200 Metro Center Blvd. Unit 10
    Warwick, RI 02886

    (Please note this is a 5 day class, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 22 and June 29
    ***Previous supervisory experience is a prerequisite).

    So you’ve either been promoted to a supervisor position or want to become a clinical supervisor or you just want to have a refresher course to keep your skills current. This 30-hour course fulfills the training requirements for both credentialing or re-credentialing in RI and provides you advanced knowledge and skills in supervision. Based upon the 2004 edition of David Powell’s book” Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling” and TIP #52 [our course text -- participants will receive a copy], this course covers models of supervision, the new blended model, problem-solving, working with difficult staff (i.e., the resistant counselor), gate keeping functions in supervision, supervisory ethical issues, how to be a leader in the field, and contemplative models of counseling.

    SAMHSA Competency(IES)/Practice Dimensions:
    Treatment Planning
    Client, Family, Community Education
    Service Coordination
    Professional and Ethical Responsibilities
    Clinical Evaluation

    Price: $225.00
    Time: 9am - 4pm
    30 CEU's: CD, SW, MHC
    Level: Intermediate/Advanced
    Instructor: Thomas E. Broffman, Ph.D., LICSW, LCDP, LCDS, CEAP

  • June 7, 2016
    9:00 am4:00 pm

    Category: Combined Behavioral Trainings*CLASS CLOSED, please call the office to be put on a waiting list*Understanding and Applying 42 CFR Part 2, HIPAA and Other Relevant Confidentiality Statutes in an Era of Healthcare Reform

    SUMHLC (formerly known as DATA of RI)
    200 Metro Center Blvd, Unit 10
    Warwick, RI 02886

    This one-day workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of 42 CFR Part 2, with a special focus on the legal and ethical reconciliation of this law with HIPAA, the Affordable Care Act, and other relevant State and Federal statutes and reporting/ data sharing mandates. This workshop will also include a discussion of the implications likely to flow from full implementation of the 42 CFR Part 2 Rule Revision proposed by the United States Department of Human Services in March 2016.

    America’s healthcare system is rapidly evolving and the boundaries of the traditional treatment system are blurring. In keeping with the mandates of the Affordable Care Act and emerging best-practice standards, the integration of behavioral health and primary care is quickly becoming the norm across the country. In Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut, addiction treatment specialists, mental health counselors, social workers and psychologists now routinely provide care as part of an interdisciplinary team. Depending on the setting and modality of care, these interdisciplinary teams may also include physicians, nurses, community health-workers, peer and recovery support specialists, and many other allied health and wellness professionals. Participation on these teams also requires the reconciliation of historic interpretations of 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA with population health approaches; which by definition rely upon the sharing of protected health information between providers and across organizations. Through a variety of interactive group exercises, workshop participants will explore the complex ethical, legal and moral issues facing today’s behavioral health workforce as it adapts to these new models of care.

    ADC DOMAINS (ALL LEVELS) - Screening, Assessment, and Engagement; Professional and Ethical Responsibilities
    CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS PROFESSIONAL AND CCDPD (DIPLOMATE) - Screening & Assessment; Professional Responsibility
    CCJP (CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADDICTIONS PROFESSIONAL) - Legal, Ethical & Professional Responsibility; Clinical Evaluation: Screening & Assessment
    CDCS (Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor) - Professional & Ethical Standards; Program Development & Quality Assurance

    Price: $45.00
    Time: 9am - 4pm
    6 CEU’s: CD, SW, MHC
    Level: All Levels
    Instructor: Lee Dalphonse, CAGS, CCMHC, LMHC, LCDS, ICCDP-D

  • June 23, 2016
    9:00 am4:00 pm

    Category: Combined Behavioral TrainingsMotivational Interviewing

    SUMHLC (formerly known as DATA of RI)
    200 Metro Center Blvd, Unit 10
    Warwick, RI 02886

    Motivational Interviewing is a method of guided conversations that encourages positive change by eliciting and exploring the person's own reasons for change. This workshop provides a conceptual introduction to the method, walking participants through an understanding of the spirit, skills, and strategies of Motivational Interviewing. Participants will have the opportunity to see the model in action via video examples and live practice, and will begin to develop their own Motivational Interviewing skills in conversations with one another.

    Price: $50.00
    Time: 9am - 4pm
    6 CEU’s: CD, SW, MHC
    Level: Foundation
    Instructor: Robert Jope, LMHC


Category Key

  • Combined Behavioral Trainings
  • Community Support Professional
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