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Substance Abuse Conferences & Training Events in Seattle & Washington

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

2016
Aug 25-26   Merrill Scott Symposium On Alcoholism (Yakima)
Sponsored by Sundown M Foundation. Key Notes speakers include: Claudia Black, Ph.D.– The Claudia Black Young Adult Center, Ahmed Eid, Mgr. Addiction Program – Hazelden, Part of the Betty Ford Foundation. The Banquet Speaker: Pat O’Brien, Author/Radio Host/Sportscaster . Full Conference Registration-$275 or One Day Registration Available-$150. CEUs available.
Aug 30   Prevention Ethics Training (Ellensburg)
Sponsored by Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW), this raining, 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 25, 2016.
Sep 8   Clinical Skills in the Era of Legal Cannabis (Vancouver, WA)
Presented by Northwest ATTC. 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, this training will teach professionals to be trauma-informed when working with survivors of trafficking, ultimately increasing safety and awareness in your occupational setting. Participants will gain an understanding of the following: definitions of trafficking, warning signs, common misconception, pathways, methods of recruitment, cycle of violence, trafficking hot-spots, complex trauma and other mental health concerns, and ways to take action to combat human trafficking. 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 6 CE hours.
Sep 12-15   Four Directions 2016 (Suquamish)
The goal of this training is to honor the past and protect the future through holistic health, wellness, and recovery support. With hope to bring together Tribal leaders, behavioral health directors and counselors, education and prevention experts, and families to support each other with knowledge on health issues, problem gambling and other addictions, and financial and safety concerns that affect all of our communities. Registration is open. Early Bird registration deadline: Thursday, August 25.
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 15-16   Become a Clinical Supervisor (Shoreline)
Instructor: Yvonne Owen. Become an approved Clinical Supervisor with this two-day supervisory training course. 8 am to 5 pm. Cost is $299.
Sep 16   Recognition, Assessment and Treatment of Sucidiality (Shoreline)
Presented by Cascadia Training, this workshop meets the new Washington state c.e. requirement for suicide training and presents original concepts in the development of suicidality and a healing process that is directed, encouraged and supported through a specifically designed peer protocol, based on existing evidence-based practices. CE: 6 CE. Fee: $150.
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. Cost is $140.
Sep 21   Recovery Support Technologies (Olympia)
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., web, smart phone, and cell phone). These technologies are becoming an integral part of day to day existence, including treatment and recovery; They are especially important for individuals living in rural or remote areas who may have to wait to enter treatment services. This training will ntroduce 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: $95.00.
Sep 23   Ethics and Law in Action (Shoreline)
This workshop will review specific ethics and laws most commonly problematic for the practitioner. In addition, the content will include numerous real case scenarios for participants to analyze, discuss and apply ethical decision-making processes. The seminar is designed to be interactive and participants are encouraged to ask questions regarding issues they have experienced. CE: 6 Law and Ethics CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $165.
Sep 23   Recognition, Assessment and Treatment of Sucidiality (Tacoma)
This workshop meets the new Washington state continuing education requirement for suicide training and presents original concepts in the development of suicidality and a healing process that is directed, encouraged and supported through a specifically designed peer protocol. Social support approach is based on existing evidence-based practices. CE: 6 CEs meet Washington State requirements. Cascadia Training. Fee: $150.
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   Motivational Interviewing: Improving client outcome by increasing intrinsic motivation for change (Shoreline) Instructor: Randi Jensen MA, LMHC, CCDC.Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an established evidence based practice renowned for resolving ambivalence. MI has been shown to enhance client motivation for change and improve treatment outcomes. CE: 6 CEs NBCC, OSPI. Cascadia Training. Fee: $155.
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 1   Suicide Assessment and Treatment (Seattle)
Trainier: Robin Shapiro LICSW. The Washington State Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers. Register at the website CE: 6 CEUs counselor, social worker, MFT, MD, ARNP, PhD. Fee: $140/Coalition members, $150/nonmembers.
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 7   Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Training (Shoreline)
Trainer: Rose Ness MA, LMHC, CDP. The SBIRT model represents a paradigm shift in substance use and abuse interventions. It is an evidence-based practice that is very beneficial and effective for those individuals who may or may not have a substance use disorder but instead place themselves and others at risk for harm because of their substance use. SBIRT is a reimbursable service with commerical insurance, Medicaid and Medicare (see website.) CE: 6 CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $155.
Oct 8 & Oct 15   Alcohol and Drug Information School (Tacoma)
Two consecutive Saturdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for completion of the certification program. Registration can be completed by calling Tacoma Community College at (253) 460-2424.
Oct 12-13   Professional Ethics (Tacoma)
The Ethics class satisfies the 6 hour continuing education requirement. Registration can be completed by calling Tacoma Community College at (253) 460-2424.
Oct 13-14   Become a Clinical Supervisor (Mount Lake Terrace)
Instructor: Yvonne Owen. Become an approved Clinical Supervisor with our two-day supervisory training course. 8 am to 5 pm. Cost is $299.
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 14   Providing Culturally Competent Treatment (Vancouver)
Sponsored by: Lifeline Connections 6 hour CEU
Oct 21   Washington State Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference (Tukwila)
Registration will open in September.
Oct 28   Motivational Interviewing: Improving client outcome by increasing intrinsic motivation for change (Tacoma)
Instructor: Randi Jensen MA, LMHC, CCDC.Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an established evidence based practice renowned for resolving ambivalence. MI has been shown to enhance client motivation for change and improve treatment outcomes. CE: 6 CEs NBCC, OSPI. Cascadia Training. Fee: $155.
Nov 3-4   Become a Clinical Supervisor (Shoreline)
Instructor Yvonne Owen will teach a 2-day supervisory training course to become an approved Clinical Supervisor. Cost: $299.
Nov 4   Recognition, Assessment and Treatment of Sucidiality (Shoreline)
This workshop meets the new Washington state continuing education requirement for suicide training and presents original concepts in the development of suicidality and a healing process that is directed, encouraged and supported through a specifically designed peer protocol. Social support approach is based on existing evidence-based practices. CE: 6 CEs meet Washington State requirements. Cascadia Training. Fee: $150.
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)
Sponsored by the Crisis Clinic, this training will teach how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and determine when someone is at risk. Participants 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 address 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.
Nov 18   Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents (Shoreline)
Trainer: Randi Jensen MA, LMHC, CCDC.This workshop delves into the neurobiological and developmental stages that underpin strategy with adolescents. Learn to engage and elicit a teenager's own core values, desires, abilities, and reasons for making changes. CE: 6 CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $155.
Dec 2   Recognition, Assessment and Treatment of Sucidiality (Shoreline)
This workshop meets the new Washington state continuing education requirement for suicide training and presents original concepts in the development of suicidality and a healing process that is directed, encouraged and supported through a specifically designed peer protocol. Social support approach is based on existing evidence-based practices. CE: 6 CEs meet Washington State requirements. Cascadia Training. Fee: $150.
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.
Jun 14-16   Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference (Vancouver, WA)
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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.