Professional Development & Training

At Eliot, our most important resource is an experienced and well-trained staff.

Training begins with New Staff Orientation which delivers high quality, clinical based training to all new employees. Eliot offers continuous training opportunities for professional growth and development throughout your career here. Our main training center is located in the corporate office in Lexington, and we have remote training sites, and offer on-site trainings to accommodate the needs of each program. Eliot’s extensive training catalog emphasizes collaborative programs designed to enrich your training and development experience.  In addition to providing CE’s for completed courses, tuition reimbursement for classes taken outside of Eliot’s training curriculum is often available.

Eliot has teamed with Suffolk University and Middlesex Community College to provide staff with additional access to high quality learning opportunities.

If you have any specific training questions regarding training opportunities, please email

Eliot’s professional development training tracks:

Adult Services Curriculum


Eating Disorders in Mental Health Services

Effective Approaches in Serving Substance Using Clients

Hearing Voices that are Distressing

Intro to DBT: Working with Emotionally Disregulated Individuals

Motivational Interviewing Level I

Motivational Interviewing Level II

Advanced Motivational Interviewing

Person Centered Practice

Trauma Informed Care


Children, Youth, & Family Curriculum



Trauma Informed Care for Youth Services

Trauma Informed Interventions for Youth Services


Cultural Competence for youth Services

Effects of Domestic Violence for Youth services

Eliot In-House Training

Clinical Skills


  • 2 Day DBT Workshop for Mental Health Services
  • Illness Management & Recovery
  • Trauma Informed Care for Mental Health Services
  • Implementing Harm Reduction Strategies
  • Boundaries & Relationship Building for Youth Services
  • Introduction to DBT Skills



Management Skills


  • Leadership Styles
  • Conflict Management
  • Driving Employee Motivation
  • Managing Diversity
  • Quality Performance Evaluation
  • Human Resources Policies
  • Utilizing Progressive Discipline
  • Role of Supervision

Keeping You & Your Clients Safe

  • Basics of Risk Assessment
  • Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Youth Services
  • Staff Safety in Services
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention
Certificate in Nonprofit Human Services Management

Each year, Eliot staff members interested in pursuing management track positions are eligible to be sponsored for this educational opportunity.  The Certificate in Nonprofit Human Service Management is a year-long, graduate-level certificate program designed for mid-career professionals in nonprofit organizations. 


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