College Initiatives

Mentorship Program

As we move toward integrated health, the behavioral health field faces new challenges – improving mental health and substance use service and contributing to overall health and wellbeing.  ACMHA: The College for Behavioral Health Leadership recognizes that developing the next generation of informed innovation leaders is critical to meet the changing landscape.

To prepare new leaders, we must assure that the workforce reflects the growing diversity of our communities and have the skills and tools they need to be effective. The College is committed to principles of equity, cultural competence, inclusion, and opportunity. People desiring to become leaders in the healthcare field are encouraged to partner in a unique year-long mentoring experience through the ACMHA Mentorship Program. Learn more here.

Leadership Webinars

ACMHA provides occasional webinars on topics of leadership developed by members of the College or in collaboration with other organizations. Presentation slides from these webinars are made available and, when possible, these webinars are recorded and archived here for later viewing by the general public.

  • Critical Role of Leadership in System Transformation: Change Management - May 3, 2012
    • Presented by Kristen Smith, Sharon Burke, and Wanda Sabb in collaboration with the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual DisAbility Services Leadership Development Program
    • Webinar Recording (32 MB .wvm file)
    • Presentation Slides
  • Leadership in the Age of Diversity - February 15, 2012
    • Presented by: Ellen Grant, PhD, MSW; Vivian H. Jackson, PhD, LICSW; Lemora Reid-Rose, MBA; and Onaje Muid, MSW, CASAC, LMHC
    • Presentation Slides
  • Leadership Skills for Health Reform - December 16, 2010

The College seeks to be recognized as the premier forum for the for the development of leaders and the exchange of innovations that impact the health and wellness of communities and people with mental health and substance use conditions.


The College for Behavioral Health Leadership appreciates your support of its important activities and initiatives. Your support makes it possible to achieve our mission and vision. The College is a 501(c)3 and all or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution (please check with your tax advisor).