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Substance Abuse Conferences & Training Events in Seattle & Washington

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2017
Feb 24   Fostering Change with Teens who have Co-occurring Disorders: Getting Unstuck (Shoreline)
Instructor: David Flack, LMHC, CDP. An interactive workshop presenting five strategies for increasing engagement and improving outcomes with teens that have substance abuse problems and mental health issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD and disorder attachment. Also explores the connection between trauma and substance abuse. CE: 6 CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $155.
Feb 25   Alcohol and Drug Information School Training of the Trainers (Seattle)
Instructor: Mike Towey at Seattle Central Community College an all day class for 3 credits. Contact Blair Farmer at (206) 934-6901 for details and registration.
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Mar 21
Apr 20
May 24
  Suicide Assessment, Screening, and Referral (Seattle)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. This is a condensed version of an intervention training, focusing on recognizing the warning signs, suicide safety assessment, and safety planning. Participants will also receive information about how to access and find appropriate resources to help keep individuals safe. 9:15 am - 12:15 pm. Cost: $75. Training is repeated on several dates.
Mar 2   Ethics for the Behavioral Health Professional (Olympia)
Presented by Northwest ATTC. This course addresses the needs of the behavioral health provider. Using presentation, small group work, role play, and a decision-making matrix, many areas will be addressed: Defining the role and functions of the behavioral health provider; standards; issues of vulnerability; ethical decision-making; performance enhancement; and legal issues. Registration.
Mar 2-3   Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine (Tulalip Resort & Conference Center)
This annual conference is for healthcare professionals who treat patients with substance abuse disorders. Presents a wide variety of addiction medicine topics. Day 1: Optional PCSS-MAT Office-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders Session. CME, CNE, and other health professional CE available. Download brochure
Mar 2-3   Clinical Supervision II (Vancouver, WA)
Clinical Supervision I is a prerequisite. This course builds upon the foundation of structure and methods utilized in the model described in SAMHSA’s TIP 52. Complex topics addressed include (a) conducting a corrective interview; (b) practicing a model of ethical decision-making with real life scenarios; (c) facilitating a Motivational Interviewing model of Case Consultation; and (d) gaining a deeper understanding of cultural influences on the supervisory relationship. Registration.
Mar 10   Current Trends in Drugs and Alcohol: Use, Abuse and Addiction (Shoreline)
Instructor: Randi Jensen MA, LMHC, CCDC. It covers the main drug categories and their effect on the brain and body over time; the latest reports of illicit drugs and their use; the drugs seen in Washington state communities; the treatment available; and the personal dynamics and progression of use, abuse and addiction. It focuses on what is happening on the streets and in the homes of Washington state. 6 CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $155.
Mar 10   Reaching People Beneath the Diagnosis (Portland, OR)
Providence Health and Services will present Shawn Shea, MD for a two day training on Reaching People Beneath the Diagnosis and Unlocking Suicidal Secrets. This training will be held at their Portland location and will include lunch. Visit each date for training information and registration for that day.
Mar 10   Suicide Prevention Training (Shoreline)
UW School of Nursing presents this 1-day training for nurses and other health professionals. Trainers: Elaine Walsh, PnD, PHMCNS-BC, and Sue Eastgard, MSW. CNE available; this training meets WA state requirement for mandatory training on suicide prevention.
Mar 11   Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention (Portland, OR)
Providence Health and Services will be hosting Shawn Shea, MD for a two day training on Reaching People Beneath the Diagnosis and Unlocking Suicidal Secrets. This training will be held at their Portland location and will include lunch. Visit each date for training information and registration for that day.
Mar 14-17   WA-SAPST (Shoreline)
The Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington presents the WA-SAPST this training meets the training requirements for Community Prevention Wellness Initiative (CPWI) communities. Registration is now open. Please register via https://march2017wa-sapst.eventbrite.com. The registration fee is $25 per person plus the processing fee. If you have any questions, contact: Jackie Berganio by email at jacjamber22@gmail.com or by phone at (206) 683-7972.
Mar 21   MAT for Opioid Use Disorder (Kelso, WA)
Presented by NWATTC, this training will focus on the role of methadone, buprenorphine, and oral and extended-release naltrexone in treating opioid use disorders. It will provide an overview of research related to the use of these medications for both adults and young adults, as well as the practical issues related to providing coordinated care for individuals utilizing these medications as a treatment intervention. It will also provide information about the use of the naloxone (Narcan) in the treatment of opioid overdose and as an overdose prevention tool.
Mar 24   Motivational Interviewing: Improving Client Outcomes by Increasing Intrinsic Motivation for Change (Tacoma)
Trainer: Randi Jensen MA, LMHC, CCDC. This training on Motivational Interviewing is an established evidence based practice renowned for resolving ambivalence. 6 CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $155.
Mar 28   Ethics in Prevention: A Guide of Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners (Ellensburg)
Sponsored by the Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW) this training is adapted from the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT). Successful completion of this six-hour training will fulfill the prevention ethics requirement for the Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) credential. Fee: $75 (plus online payment processing fee)
Mar 28   Motivational Interviewing: Sucessful Patient Engagement and Activation for Busy Healthcare Settings (Shoreline)
Featured speaker: Jonnae Tillman, BA. A workshop for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, staff nurses, school nurses, social workers, psychologists, case managers, physicians, physician assistants, health educators and other interested healthcare professionals. Cost: $295.
Apr 11-12   25th Annual Children's Justice Conference (Bellevue)
Plenary speaker: Rachel Lloyd, founder of the Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), and a nationally recognized expert on child sex trafficking. The conference will presnet case studies and multidisciplinary topics in the fields of child maltreatment, diversity, ethics, investigations, legal, medical, forensic interviewing, domestic violence, trauma, and wellness.
Apr 12   Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment (Bellevue)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior, and explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $150.
Apr 20-21   Annual Providers Conference (Lynnwood)
Featured speakers are John Kelly, PhD and Lorie Dwinell, MSW. This conference will be held at the Lynnwood Convention Center.  Registration fee: $135 ($85 for single-day).
Apr 24-27   Focus on the Future - Together! (Olympia)
Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling and Together! will combine their annual conferences to present tools and resources available for effective treatment, prevention, and community engagement, as well as offering information on trends and innovative topics in gambling, gaming, community resiliency, advocacy, issues around opioids, tobacco, and marijuana, internet addiction, therapeutic justice, homelessness, and community service models.
May 1-3   Washington State Misdemeanant Correction Association Conference (Spokane)
Special guest speaker Dr. Edward Latessa presenting a day long training, Event page on Facebook.
May 10-11   Conference on Ending Homelessness (Tacoma)
Presented by the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance. Two days of sessions, keynote speakers, and panels covering a variety of issues, including discussion of the changes expected in housing policy at the federal level.
May 16   Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment (Seattle)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior, and explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $150.
May 17   COD for Adolescents (Spokane)
Presented by NWATTC, this course will introduce terminology, assessment and treatment strategies and models related to co-occurring treatment. The training will provide foundational knowledge on evidence-based practices in the field of behavioral health including differential diagnosis of individuals that have a substance use and mental health co-morbidity.
May 18   COD for Adults (Spokane)
Presented by NWATTC, this course will introduce terminology, assessment and treatment strategies and models related to co-occurring treatment. The training will provide foundational knowledge on evidence-based practices in the field of behavioral health including differential diagnosis of individuals that have a substance use and mental health co-morbidity.
May 31-Jun 2   30th Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders (Bellevue)
Presented by US Journal Training & Counselor Magazine. Details TBA
Jun 14-16   Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference (Vancouver, WA)
Presented by the Washington Council for Behavioral Health. Details TBA
Jun 15
Jul 19
Aug 22
Sep 21
  Suicide Assessment, Screening, and Referral (Seattle)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. This is a condensed version of an intervention training, focusing on recognizing the warning signs, suicide safety assessment, and safety planning. Participants will also receive information about how to access and find appropriate resources to help keep individuals safe. 9:15 am - 12:15 pm. Cost: $75. Training is repeated on several dates.
Jun 20   Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment (Renton)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior, and explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $150.
Jul 6
Aug 9
Sep 7
  Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment (Seattle)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior, and explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $150. Training is repeated on several dates.
Jul 21-22   31st National Conference on Problem Gambling (Portland, OR)
SAVE THE DATE!
Sep 30
Oct 31
Dec 12
  Suicide Assessment, Screening, and Referral (Seattle)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. This is a condensed version of an intervention training, focusing on recognizing the warning signs, suicide safety assessment, and safety planning. Participants will also receive information about how to access and find appropriate resources to help keep individuals safe. 9:15 am - 12:15 pm. Cost: $75. Training is repeated on several dates.
Oct 17   Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment (Renton)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior, and explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $150.
Nov 14
Dec 21
  Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment (Seattle)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior, and explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $150. Training is repeated on several dates.

Contact ADAI (adai@u.washington.edu) with information about Seattle-area or UW-sponsored lectures, workshops, or conferences on substance abuse.