Alaska Native Cultural and Relationship-Building Training, BHCE

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 05:00 PM until 08:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Audio Conferencing
Contact Person
AKTC Support
Support Phone
(907) 264-6244
Support Email
Support Website
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
See presenters below


C.E. Credit for BH - National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK): 3.00 [pending]
Specialization: Alaska Native
CEs will be approved by the date of the training.
C.E. Credit for BH - Alaska Board of Professional Counselors: 3.00
Specialization: Alaska Native
CEs approved under Alaska Board of Professional Counselors Statute "12 AAC 62.320. APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION."
C.E. Credit for BH - National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC): 3.00
C.E. Credit for BH - Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (ACBHC): 3.00
The Alaska Training Cooperative is an approved provider of continuing education for Peer Support Professionals and Chemical Dependency Counselors certified by the ACBHC.
Contact Hours: 3.00

Training Overview Description

Southcentral Foundation (SCF), an Alaska Native customer-owned healthcare system that has been nationally and internationally recognized for high-quality healthcare, is offering a cultural and relationship-building training based on the values of the Alaska Native community. SCF’s Nuka System of Care is focused on strong relationships between patients (who are called “customer-owners” at SCF) and providers, and SCF makes use of the unique strengths of Alaska Native culture to improve care offerings. Participants in this training will learn about many different aspects of how SCF provides care, including:

  • A brief history of SCF and how the relationship-based Nuka System of Care was developed in partnership with the Alaska Native community
  • How SCF supports providers in offering relationship-based care
  • How SCF uses Learning Circles based on the Alaska Native value of sharing story and listening to others share theirs, to support customer-owners
  • How SCF provides behavioral healthcare in rural/remote areas with the use of Behavioral Health Aides and Clinicians

Clinical Director of Employee and Community Assistance.
K. J. Worbey is Clinical Director of Employee and Community Assistance. K. J. joined SCF in 1996; prior to her current role, she worked as a behavioral health clinician, Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Director of Quality Assurance in BSD, and then Clinical Director of Learning Circles. In her current role, she provides crisis support to SCF staff and the community during times of need. She is a resource for SCF program leadership and Human Resources related to staff wellness, and provides mentoring, training and oversight for Core Concepts and Beauty for Ashes conferences. She holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Alaska, a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, and a bachelor’s degree of science in psychology from the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

Amber Latham, MSW
Rural Clinician
Amber Latham is Yupik originally from Akiachak, Alaska. She is a Rural Clinician for SCF Rural Behavioral Health Team. She joined SCF in 2004. Prior to her current role, she worked as a Behavioral Health Case Manager Supervisor at SCF Denaa Yeets’ Suicide Prevention Program until she received her Master of Social Work Degree in 2018. In her current role, she provides brief solution focused interventions to customer-owners as part of customer-owner integrated health care and traditional behavioral health services. Amber received Living Our Value award in 2012. She is passionate about using Alaska Native values and culture to facilitate healing and raise resiliency among Alaska Native people. She loves to read, participate in subsistence activities such as berry picking and fish camp, and spend quality time with her family.

Supervisor of Behavioral Health Aides
Kyle Newman has a Master’s degree in counseling and currently works for Southcentral Foundation’s (SCF) Behavioral Service Division supervising Behavioral Health Aides. He believes that people heal in relationship- by sharing their story in a safe place, free of judgement. He previously worked for Southcentral Foundation’s Family Wellness Warriors Initiative (FWWI) Program as a Wellness Specialist. Kyle joined SCF in 2009. He is an SCF customer-owner of Yup’ik Eskimo and Norwegian descent from Bethel, Alaska. Kyle likes to spend his free time hiking, camping, rock-climbing, biking and skiing with his son and daughter.

Event-specific Details

This training is being offered through zoom only - there is no in-person site available.

Closed Captioning will be available for this live Zoom training.

AKTC E-Learning Portal - Training Materials, Zoom Connection, and Training Evaluation. All participants must access the CHD/AKTC e-Learning Portal,, in order to review training materials and access the Zoom link prior to the training. The e-Learning Portal is only available after completing your registration and payment. After the training, use the e-Learning Portal to complete the training evaluation - required for Continuing Education Credits. Log in with the same username (username or email address) and password used to register for the training. Please allow 15 minutes for the system to update payment information before accessing the e-Learning Portal.

Please contact AKTC Support, 907-264-6244, if you need assistance.

Web-Conference Information. This training will be delivered as a live, interactive web-conference using Zoom. You must prepare for the webinar prior to the day of the training. Web-conference connection information is available in the AKTC e-Learning Portal after your registration and payment are processed. You must be logged into Zoom and prepared with a camera and microphone (or a headset) prior to the start of training.

Continuing Education Credits. In order to receive CEs you must do the following:

  • select and pay for CE credits when you register
  • be prepared to identify yourself and participate as requested during the training
  • be present and on screen throughout the training
  • complete and submit the training evaluation

Questions about this Training? Please contact Tom McRobers

Registration Information

Additional Training Information. Please visit the CHD/AKTC e-Learning Portal for more information about the training and about using Zoom. The portal is available after registration and payment have been processed. Log in with the same usernamd and password used for registration.

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