Behavioral Health Training


Fundamentals of Behavioral Health (FBH) provides staff working in a healthcare or social service setting with the knowledge and skills to effectively work with individuals with behavioral health problems or mental health disorders. Students will learn to recognize, appropriately respond, and adapt to unpredictable situations that may be encountered. The six week instructor led contains weekly online learning modules.

The MT Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) provide online course instruction and technical assistance to the students as well as technical assistance to the host facility.  Scholarships may be available for facilities/students.

For more information, contact: Eastern MT AHEC at RiverStone Health, 406.247.3285.

Employer Information

An employer must formally sponsor a trainee prior to the start of the training. It is vital that the employer has the resources necessary for the trainee to meet the Supervised Experience required activities. Scholarships to cover the cost of the training are available. The host facility will pay the participant’s training cost upfront and then would be reimbursed upon the participant’s completion of the training.


  • A high school diploma or GED is preferred
  • All trainees must be sponsored by an employer, as supervised experience is required to complete the training.
  • If needed, completion of a Computer Literacy Assessment & Training.
  • Employers may have additional requirements (talk to your employer).

What Is The Cost Of The Training?

The cost of the training is $1,500 per participant. Training fees are due at enrollment. Scholarships to cover the training cost are available upon successful completion of the training.

About The Instructor

Heidi Blossom, MSN, RN, worked in developing the Community Health Worker training program. Ms. Blossom has taught as an adjunct Professor of Nursing at Carroll College, in Helena, Montana, and has developed curriculum for nursing students as well as education majors. She collaborated with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program to develop a guide for Community Health Workers, “Building a Community Health Worker Program.” She holds a BA in Nursing from Carroll College, Helena, MT, and an MSN from Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, in Nursing Education.