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Substance Abuse Conferences & Training Events in Seattle & Washington

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2017
Jan 13   Forensic Staff Training for King County Behavioral Health & Housing Providers: Breaking the Cycle (Seattle)
A full day training to introduce and educate case managers and providers about the local adult criminal justice system, including jails, in King County. The intent of the training is to trace an individual through law enforcement interactions, the initial detention, court systems (including specialty courts) and will end on talking about reentry to the community and community corrections. Capacity is limited to community mental health and substance use disorder providers, housing providers, defense staff/interns and specialty court staff in King County.
Jan 13   Origins of Addiction: Adverse Childhood Experience, Trauma, and Substance Abuse (Vancouver, WA)
Sponsored by Columbia River Mental Health Services. This training will provide you with insight into what neuroscience and Adverse Childhood Experience Study (ACEs) tells us about the association between our clients’ experiences as children and their struggles as adults. The fundamental cause of addiction in the framework of brain development, stress response, reward pathways, and neuroscience will be explored. Special emphasis will be given to clinical implications for addictions treatment. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 6 hour CEU available.
Jan 14   Alcohol and Drug Information School Training of the Trainers (Tacoma)
Instructor: Mike Towey. Approved course by Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery for individuals wanting to become certified as Alcohol/Drug Information School (ADIS) trainers. Fee includes facilitators manual. 14 clock hours or 1.4 CEUs. 2 sessions on January 7th and 14th from 9:00 to 4:30. For details and registration call (253) 460-2424 and ask for Alex.
Jan 18-19   Ethics and the Law: Putting Professional Values Into Practice (Tacoma)
Instructor: Mike Towey. Receive current information on legal and ethical issues including confidentiality, dual relationships, malpractice, duty to warn, and other important concerns for professionals. This training is designed for any individual interested in ethics training, and meets Continuing Education Unit (CEU) requirements for Behavioral Health professionals. 2 session on January 18th and 19th from 6 pm to 9 pm. For details and registration call (253) 460-2424 and ask for Alex.
Jan 20   Motivational Interviewing: Improving Client Outcomes by Increasing Intrinsic Motivation for Change (Shoreline)
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.
Jan 21   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.
Jan 26-27   Become a Clinical Supervisor (Shoreline)
Instructor: Yvonne Owen will teach a 2-day supervisory training course to become an approved Clinical Supervisor. Gives you the 15 hours of Clinical Supervision training. Cost: $299.
Jan 30   3 County Opioid Summit (Kingston, WA)
Sponsored by the Salish Behavioral Health Organization & Olympic Community of Health, to report on the Three County Coordinated Opioid Response Project (3CCORP) - an initiative to develop, coordinate, and implement a community response to the opioid crisis. to address the opioid crisis in Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties. When: 9:00am -12:00pm.
Feb 3   Recognition, Assessment and Treatment of Suicidality (Shoreline)
Instructor: Randi Jensen, MA, LMHC, CCDC. This workshop presents original concepts in the development of suicidality as an ingenious coping mechanism which develops over time. 6 CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $155.
Feb 4   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.
Feb 10   Recognition, Assessment and Treatment of Suicidality (Tacoma)
Instructor: Randi Jensen, MA, LMHC, CCDC. This workshop presents original concepts in the development of suicidality as an ingenious coping mechanism which develops over time. 6 CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $155.
Feb 11   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.
Feb 15   Developing MI Skills for Adolescents in SUD Treatment: Creating a Work Sample for Coding and Coaching (Seattle)
Presented by Northwest ATTC. The content tailored to adolescent SUD treatment providers and is free to WA State providers; funded by Dedicated Marijuana Account Course Overview This one-day training is for professionals who have have received introductory MI training and want to sharpen and improve their use of MI. The training will include exposure to the Motivational Interviewing Competency Assessment (MICA) to understand the mechanics and how to develop measurable competency in MI. There will be an array of activities to practice skill development, dissect and analyze MI sessions, and record a session to receive individualized feedback. Registration.
Feb 16   Using MI in Treatment Planning for Adolescents with SUD (Vancouver, WA)
This one-day training will look at Individual Service Plans in SUD youth through the lens of Motivational Interviewing. While this training will briefly touch on the technical aspects required on ISPs, the primary focus of the training is how to functionally construct a person-centered approach to treatment planning representative of MI methods and strategies. It includes developing plans that are both informative and practical, as well as how to develop objectives that are measurable and observable. Registration.
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.
Mar 2   Ethical Considerations 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   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 2-3   Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine (Tulalip Resort & Conference Center)
This activity is targeted toward 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.
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   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 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 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.
Apr 11-12   25th Annual Children's Justice Conference (Bellevue)
The plenary speaker is Rachel Lloyd. Ms. Lloyd is the founder of the Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS). She is a nationally recognized expert on the issue of child sex trafficking. The conference is packed full of cases studies and multidisciplinary topics in the field of child maltreatment, diversity, ethics, investigations, legal, medical, forensic interviewing, domestic violence, trauma, and wellness. Registration opens on 1/23/2017.
Apr 20-21   Annual Provider's Conference (Lynnwood)
Keynote speaker: Darryl S Inaba, PharmD, CADC III - Author of Uppers, Downers, All Arounders
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Apr 24-27   Focus on the Future 2017 (Olympia)
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Apr 26   Washington State Immunization Summit (Seattle)
The goal of the Washington State Immunization Summit is to enhance the effectiveness of health care professionals and systems to promote and deliver immunization in Washington State. Topics will include vaccine hesitancy, the use of data and systems to improve rates (including the Washington State Immunization Information system and interfacing with the new School Module), and reaching underserved populations. Cost: $100. Register.
May 1-3   Washington State Misdemeanant Correction Association Conference (Spokane)
Special guest speaker Dr. Edward Latessa presenting a day long training on 05/03/2017.
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May 10-11   Ending Homelessness (Tacoma)
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May 31-Jun 2   Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders (Bellevue)
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Jun 14-16   Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference (Vancouver, WA)
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Jul 21-22   31st National Conference on Problem Gambling (Portland, OR)
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Contact ADAI (adai@u.washington.edu) with information about Seattle-area or UW-sponsored lectures, workshops, or conferences on substance abuse.