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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
Sep 30   Working With Trauma Survivors Seminars (Seattle)
Morning 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, presenting research-based theory and practical case examples. Afternoon: 1:30pm-5pm - Trauma Therapy with Diverse Populations. Janet Brodsky, LICSW and Maliha Mirza, MSW will co-lead a workshop to provide deeper understanding in providing trauma therapy to clients from diverse backgrounds.  This 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 3-5   2016 WSPHA Annual Conference, New Horizons for Public Health (Wenatchee)
The conference program will feature innovative, evidence based best and promising practices. Presentations are peer reviewed and chosen to offer valuable learning opportunities.
Oct 4-7   Washington Substance Abuse Prevention Systems Training (WA-SAPST) (Yakima)
The Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW) is pleased to provide this Washington Substance Abuse Prevention Systems Training (WA-SAPST) based upon a national curriculum developed by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) and further developed by the PSCBW through a contract with the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (DBHR). This is the new Washington Substance Abuse Prevention Systems Training (WA-SAPST) which is being offered in place of the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST). The WA-SAPST meets the training requirements for Community Prevention Wellness Initiative (CPWI) communities.
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, WA)
Sponsored by: Lifeline Connections 6 hour CEU
Oct 17   Getting to Know Mary Jane: The Perils and Promise of Marijuana Policy and Practice (Portland, OR)
The Pacific NW Chapter of the Medical Library Association is offering a special opportunity for non-librarians in the community to hear the marijuana Keynote Panel at their upcoming conference. The panel members are Sunil Aggarwal, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist specializing in life-threatening illness and chronic pain, and affiliated faculty at MultiCare Institute of Research and Innovation; Candice Beathard, PhD, MA, policy research analyst (specializing in drug policy) at WSU; and Nicole Corbin, LPC, Adult Behavioral Health Sciences manager for the Oregon Health Authority. If you've been wondering what the individual and collective impact of these changing laws and health care practices will be, now is your chance to hear from experts! Register online (select "Keynote Panel" option). Fee: $30 for Keynote Only.
Oct 21   Washington State Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference (Tukwila)
There will be time to network.  All conference attendees network within their team position, so Judges with Judges, Coordinators with Coordinators. Registration open.
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. 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 9-10   Motivational Inverviewing: Quick & Effective Tools (Seattle)
SAVE THE DATE. Presented by UW Co-Motion, this workshop is for nurses and practitioners, social workers, psychologists, case managers, physicians, physician assistants, health educators and other helping professionals. The workshop will offer practical tools to enhance skills and confidence working with people making behavior changes in health care, mental health, substance abuse or life decisions.
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. 6 CE hours.
Nov 16-18   5th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, & Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference (Vancouver, B.C.)
This interactive 2016 conference will focus on practical strategies to optimize their potential. The goal is to help clinicians and caregivers learn effective ways to work with individuals with DD, and their families, to improve their quality of life experience. The conference will also provide educational and informative updates on psychiatric, behavioral, mental health, and complex physical health specific to individuals with DD, and showcase best practices in the field. This conference will engage health care providers and educators from a wide range of professional disciplines in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration. Early registration ends September 23, 2016.
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 1-2   Clinical Supervision I: Developing Counselor's Skills (Vancouver)
Drawing from SAMHSA’s TIP 52, this course is designed to increase understanding and skill in assessing counselors in substance use treatment settings and building learning plans to guide their continued professional growth and development. It emphasizes the importance of structure and the collaborative teaching and mentoring aspects of clinical supervision. The basis for evaluation are SAMHSA’s TAP 21 Addiction Counseling Competencies and Performance Assessment Rubrics for the Addiction Counseling Competencies. The content is generalizable to mental health and other settings. Experiential activities will enhance understanding of (a) culture in supervision, (b) methods of observation, (c) performance evaluation, (d) negotiation of learning plans, and (e) structuring of supervisory interviews. ATTC trarining. Register.
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 & a public 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)
SAVE THE DATE!

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