Training Institute


January 28, 2022: Important Announcement

Like many others who provide public services, we have had to reevaluate hosting our in-person events. Due to increased concerns and rising numbers of COVID-19 infections, all Sweetser Training Institute events scheduled for both in-person and webinar options will be offered as webinars only.

We will continue to reevaluate the in-person possibility for future workshops.

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we all navigate this pandemic time together!


The Sweetser Training Institute sets the standard.

Sweetser’s mental health training institute provides recovery focused, trauma informed continuing education courses grounded in evidence-based practice from compassionate, ethical instructors. We honor diversity and inclusivity. And while we offer most of our mental health training in Brunswick and Saco, we can tailor trainings and workshops to your organization and present custom courses onsite. Our training makes promising futures possible.

  • Workshops and Courses – Keep your skills current and earn contact hours in person or online. Browse our course calendar and sign up for training updates to get a discount on upcoming CE classes.
  • FOCUS Through Adventure – Adventure-based experiential learning and team-building opportunities for students and teachers. Learn lifelong skills in small groups through age- and ability-appropriate challenges at our ropes course in Saco, Maine.
  • Peer Training Network – The newest addition to our continuing education curriculum, the Peer Training Network provides recovery-based facilitator training and logistical support to peers working or volunteering in behavioral health settings statewide. We have trained over 40 WRAP facilitators who now run their own trainings across Maine.
  • In partnership with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Sweetser offers free online training for clinicians and community members through the Suicide Safer Care Training Portal.

Take your career to the next level with the Sweetser Training Institute.

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