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Substance Abuse Conferences & Training Events in Seattle & Washington

Please note ADAI is NOT not the sponsor for most of these events. Click the event title for details.

2016
Jul 25-28   Introductory and Advanced Training Workshops for Problem Gambling Certification (Spokane)
Sponsored by: Evergreen Problem Gambling Council. This workshop will provide anintroduction to the treatment of problem gamblers, including diagnostic criteria and assessment, co-occurring disorders, and treatment planning. Also available are advanced trainings, and the opportunity to take Lori’ National Problem Gambling Counselor Test Prep and Certification Session! Scholarships are available.
Jul 26   Suicide & Crisis Intervention (Seattle)
In this training, you’ll learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and determine when someone is at risk. You will explore approaches to suicide management and crisis intervention that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. Cost: $150 for 6 CEUs.
Jul 26   Treatment Planning MATRS (Yakima)
Treatment Planning MATRS is designed for both experienced and beginning counselors working in behavioral health professions. Participants will be provided a scenario from which they will work to create individualized treatment plans based on the principles of MATRS (Measurable, Attainable, Time-limited, Realistic and Specific). The importance of language and understanding the change process will be emphasized and information about documentation provided.
Jul 27-29   Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies Conference (Portland/Clackamas, OR)
"One Goal, Many Voices: Inclusive Treatment Practices." -- 2.5 days of presentations, workshops and panel discussions, focusing on the diversity of the patient population within addictions services and will include sessions on ethics, working with Latino and LGBTQI populations, motivational interviewing, co-occuring disorders, trauma and survivor substance abuse, and more. 16.5 CEUs available.
Aug 12   Addiction in Families: Identifying and Treating Family Patterns of Addiction (Vancouver)
This presentation will guide participants to understand addiction through a systemic lens and how systemic framework relates to the bio-psycho-social model of addiction. Portions of the training will include client, family and community psycho-education as well as reasons to involve families in the treatment process. Participants will build a foundation to increase competencies working with individuals and families to address the cycle of addiction, specifically substance use.
Aug 23   Suicide Intervention (Seattle)
The condensed version of the popular Suicide & Crisis Intervention training focuses on recognizing the warning signs, suicide risk assessment, and safety planning. You’ll also receive information about how to access and find appropriate resources to help keep individuals safe. Cost: $75 for 3 CEUs.
Aug 25-26   Merrill Scott Symposium On Alcoholism (Yakima)
Sponsored by Sundown M Foundation. More information is coming soon. Full Conference Registration-$275 or One Day Registration Available-$150. CEUs available.
Aug 30   Prevention Ethics Training (Ellensburg)
The Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW) is pleased to offer a Prevention Ethics training, which is based upon SAMHSA’s Center for the Prevention Technologies (CAPT) curriculum. Trainer: Pam Tindall, CPP, ICPS will provide six hours of prevention ethics training; one of the educational requirements for individuals who seek to become certified Prevention Professional.  The fee for this class is $75.00 and registration deadline is: August 15, 2016.
Sep 8   Clinical Skills in the Era of Legal Cannabis (Vancouver, WA)
Presented by Northwest ATTC. The trend toward legalization of medical and recreational cannabis presents behavioral health clinicians with unique challenges. This course summarizes current research literature related to the effects of cannabis on the mental and physical health of adolescents and adults. Evidence-based strategies and specific handouts to engage clients in productive discussions about their cannabis use will be practiced and shared in addition to multimedia resources for further study. Registration Fee: $95.
Sep 8   Deisher Grand Rounds (Seattle)
Ronald Dahl, MD, Professor, Community Health and Human Development and Joint Medical Program, UC Berkeley presents The Adolescent Brain: Unique Opportunities for Health, Education, and Positive Youth Development. 8:00 am – 9:00 am Wright Auditorium - Seattle Children’s Main Campus - 4800 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98105.

Sep 9   Human Trafficking (Vancouver, WA)
Sponsored By: Clark County District Court Corrections 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 6 CE hours. More information coming.
Sep 14   Suicide & Crisis Intervention (Seattle)
In this training, you’ll learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and determine when someone is at risk. You will explore approaches to suicide management and crisis intervention that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. Cost: $150 for 6 CEUs.
Sep 15   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.
Sep 16-18   Counselor Camp 2016 (Randle, WA)
Counselor Camp is an inspiring weekend of seminars and activities for Chemical Dependency Professionals who work with Adolescent and Young Adult Prevention, Intervention, Counseling and Treatment Systems.  2016's theme is "Healing the Adolescent Psyche: Mind, Body, Spirit".  We will explore methods of healing for adolescents and how we as counselors and mentors can help young people and continue our own healing process along the way. $125 before August 1st, $140 after.
Sep 21   Recovery Support Technologies (Olympia, WA)
Presented by Northwest ATTC. This curriculum will focus on how the reach of recovery support services can be extended through the use of technologies (e.g., the web, smart phone, and cell phone). These technologies are rapidly becoming an integral part of a person's day to day existence so treatment and recovery must include them in meeting our clients' needs. This is especially important for those individuals that reside in rural or remote areas as they may have to wait to enter treatment services. This training will provide an introduction to research-based recovery support technologies and showcase several technology-assisted interventions that can be used to help deliver recovery support services and to complement behavioral health treatment services as disease management programs. Registration Fee: $95.00.
Sep 30   Working With Trauma Survivors Seminars (Seattle)
Morning Session: 9am-12:30pm - Doing Trauma Assessment in Non-Trauma-Specific Settings. Janet Brodsky, LICSW, will lead a skills-building workshop in trauma assessment, for clinicians and case managers who may not work in trauma-specific settings.  Through the lens of trauma-informed care, research-based theory and practical case examples, participants will become familiar with the ways traumatization manifests among clients, and how to discern distress from post-traumatic stress. Afternoon Session: 1:30pm-5pm - Trauma Therapy with Diverse Populations. Janet Brodsky, LICSW and Maliha Mirza, MSW will co-lead a workshop to provide an opportunity for deeper understanding in providing trauma therapy to clients from diverse backgrounds.  This exciting, interactive training will highlight and demonstrate concepts and principles for working across cultures, using case examples involving refugees, sexual abuse survivors, and LGBTQ clients. Attend both and save $10.
Sep 30-Oct 2   The Road to Recovery: Mental Health Matters (Port Angeles)
The theme of the 2016 NAMI Washington State Conference reflects our deep commitment to provide information and support to those who struggle, and to also recognize and celebrate those who seek and find recovery. Taking an active part in one's own recovery involves self-awareness, persistence and support from peers and others.
Oct 3-4   Co-Occurring Disorders Conference (Yakima)
Sponsored by WA State DHSH and DOC. This conference brings together experts from Washington and across the nation to share information about innovative therapeutic techniques, skills, programs, practices and policies that offer a relevant and enjoyable learning experience. Featured speakers include: Caleb J. Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW, University of Washington; Maggie Bennington-Davis, MD, Scott Boyles, LAC, and more.
Oct 13-15
  Addiction Health Services Research Conference (AHSR 2016) (Seattle)
Sponsored by ADAI and NWATTC. This conference is an opportunity for health services and implementation science researchers to join with clinical practitioners and policy makers. .Early-bird Registration is open now.
Oct 21   Washington State Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference (Tukwila)
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Nov 6 - 8   31st Annual Washington State Prevention Summit (Yakima)
The goal of the Prevention Summit is to provide an enriching and culturally competent training and networking opportunity for youth, volunteers and professionals working toward the prevention of substance abuse, violence and other destructive behaviors as well as integrating such prevention efforts with primary health care.
Nov 9   Suicide & Crisis Intervention (Renton)
In this training, you’ll learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and determine when someone is at risk. You will explore approaches to suicide management and crisis intervention that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. Cost: $150 for 6 CEUs.
Nov 11   Medication Assisted Treatment (Vancouver, WA)
Sponsored By: Helping Professionals Wellness Center. This training will be on the topic of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) specifically around Buprenorphin and Vivitrol from the perspective of the relationship between behavioral health care and medical therapy. 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 6 CE hours.
Dec 7   20th Annual King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum (Seattle)
This annual public forum offers a community conversation about mental health and substance abuse. Full event: 6:00 - 8:30pm. From 6:00 - 7:00pm participate in informal conversations with legislators & apublic reception open to all. Program begins at 7:00 - 8:30pm. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave. (at Seneca St.) Seattle. Pre-register here
     
2017
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.

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