LEARN Mental Health MN
A Learning & Education Area Resource Network for Mental Health Providers in Minnesota.
To improve public health by increasing access to continuing education and professional development opportunities for mental health providers in Minnesota.
Though there are many training opportunities happening for mental health providers to engage in continuing education each week in Minnesota, knowledge of, and access to, those opportunities is disjointed, disorganized, and inequitable. Local associations, organizations, agencies, and businesses do their best to target their audiences and promote their training events, however, in the end, only those who have been reached have access to the professional development or continuing education being offered. Furthermore, other barriers exist in terms of financial resources for promotion (on the part of organizations), and for attendance (on the part of local mental health providers). LEARN Mental Health MN was created to help eliminate some of those roadblocks.
Now: Provide, manage, and moderate the LEARN Mental Health MN online training calendar. The calendar centralizes information on upcoming continuing education/training events and opportunities for mental health providers in Minnesota.
Future: Sponsor and host trainings for mental health providers in Minnesota. Provide grant/scholarship opportunities for mental health providers to attend continuing education and professional development training opportunities in Minnesota. We hope to launch these initiatives by 2021.
To public: Help increase professional competency of mental health providers in the State, ensuring the public has access to an expanding number of well-trained professionals.
To mental health providers: Increase awareness of, and access to, training opportunities to expand professional development and competency.
To training/CE providers: Provide a low cost and centralized way to promote and advertise training events, to help increase participation and grow potential.
To Minnesota economy: Keep money in Minnesota by promoting, hosting, and sponsoring local trainings, and providing grants/scholarships to attend local trainings. Increase competency of mental health providers to expand their public reach and their practice businesses.
To be the go-to source and first-thought for mental health providers looking for continuing education opportunities in Minnesota, and for organizations hosting or promoting mental health trainings in Minnesota.
Who is LEARN Mental Health MN?
LEARN Mental Health MN was founded by Ashley Myhre, M.A., LAMFT, as a philanthropic part of her business, Travectia Therapy & Consulting, LLC. Ashley is passionate about lifelong learning and development, and wanted to create way to bring that passion to the broader mental health community in Minnesota. Ashley partnered with Mae Moua, M.A., to expand the reach of LEARN Mental Health MN, and create more opportunities for providers across the state.
Ashley Myhre, M.A., LMFT
Ashley has a background in business management, consulting, and executive leadership. She holds a B.S. in Business from Saint Mary’s University of MN, and an M.A. in Human Resource Management from Concordia University, Saint Paul. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Transgender Care Therapist, and Registered Yoga Teacher. She graduated with an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University, Twin Cities, and is currently completing a doctoral degree program in the same field. Ashley sees clients at her private practice in Minneapolis.
Mae Moua, M.A.
Mae holds a B.S. in Communication Studies from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls and has an extensive background in community organization and management. She has an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University, Twin Cities, and is currently completing a doctorate in the same field. Mae volunteers countless hours each month, assisting various organizations throughout the metro area. She currently sees clients at her private practice in Saint Paul, MN.