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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
Dec 7-8   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. Cost: $140.
Dec 9   It's All Spiritual: The Role of Spirituality in Recovery (Vancouver) The aim of this training is to help providers increase their understanding of the importance of addressing spirituality in the recovery process. We will look at the ethical perspectives, the assessment process of working with people in regards to their spiritual beliefs, learning new exercises to incorporate spiritual thinking, and how to incorporate the religious community into the recovery process. 6 CE available.
     
2017
Jan 7 & 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 13   Forensic Staff Training for King County Behavioral Health & Housing Providers: Breaking the Cycle (Seattle)
A full day training designed 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 - 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 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.