About Us



Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) has a comprehensive behavioral health system. DBHIDS is dedicated to promoting healthy behaviors and healthy communities through education and awareness building strategies. In 1996, DBHIDS founded and funded the Behavioral Health Training and Education Network (BHTEN) to support Philadelphia’s behavioral health system by planning, coordinating, and providing quality educational experiences. These educational experiences are geared to a wide range of audiences, including individuals and their family members, DBHIDS staff members, behavioral health service provider organizations, and other human services and community based organizations.

DBHIDS also contracts with The Consumer Satisfaction Team, Inc. (CST) to provide fiscal and personnel responsibility for BHTEN. Click here for more information on CST, its Board of Directors, and oversight of BHTEN. 

BHTEN is comprised of a diverse, innovative, and multidisciplinary team who bring an array of experience as trainers and educators, behavioral health and human service providers, family members, persons with lived experiences, and community members.

BHTEN has a robust training catalog, which includes courses on anti-violence/bullying, foundational and advanced trauma training, DBHIDS-sponsored evidence-based practices, mental health education and prevention, supervision, DDAP regulatory training, and religious/spiritual outreach. BHTEN courses are offered in a variety of modalities, including: in person classroom, e-learning, train-the-trainer, and blended. For a full listing of courses offered by BHTEN, go to our Course Catalog page.