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Substance Abuse Conferences & Training Events in Seattle & Washington

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2017
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.
Mar 28   Ethics in Prevention: A Guide of Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners (Ellensburg)
The Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington has cancelled the "Prevention Ethics Training" in Ellensburg. Please note that another "Prevention Ethics" training will be held April 24. A total of 8 CEUs are offered and this training also fulfills the specific training requirement needed for the Certified Prevention Professional (CPP).
Mar 28   Motivational Interviewing: Sucessful Patient Engagement and Activation for Busy Healthcare Settings (Shoreline)
Presented by UW Continuing Nursing Education. Featured speaker: Jonnae Tillman, BA. A workshop for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, staff nurses, school nurses, social workers, psychologists, case managers, physicians, physician assistants, health educators and other interested healthcare professionals. CNE avaialble, cost: $295.
Apr 11-12   25th Annual Children's Justice Conference (Bellevue)
Plenary speaker: Rachel Lloyd, founder of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), and a nationally recognized expert on child sex trafficking. The conference will presnet case studies and multidisciplinary topics in the fields of child maltreatment, diversity, ethics, investigations, legal, medical, forensic interviewing, domestic violence, trauma, and wellness.
Apr 12   Using MI in Treatment Planning for Adolescents with SUD (Yakima)
Presented by NWATTC, this 1-day training will look at developing Individual Service Planning (ISP) with youth in SUD treatment through the lens of Motivational Interviewing (MI). While this training will briefly touch on the technical aspects required for ISPs, the primary focusis 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. 
Apr 12   Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment (Bellevue)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior, and explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $150.
Apr 14   2017 North Coast Opioid & Substance Use Summit (Seaside, OR) 
The goal of the North Coast Opioid & Substance Use Summit is to continue address collective work as a region of addressing the opioid epidemic and as link the concept of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) together with trauma-informed care as an attempt to de-stigmatize SUD throughout the community. Space is limited.
Apr 20
May 24
  Suicide Assessment, Screening, and Referral (Seattle)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. This is a condensed version of an intervention training, focusing on recognizing the warning signs, suicide safety assessment, and safety planning. Participants will also receive information about how to access and find appropriate resources to help keep individuals safe. 9:15 am - 12:15 pm. Cost: $75. Training is repeated on several dates.
Apr 24   Ethics in Prevention: A Decision-making Process for Human Services Professionals (Olympia)
Liz Wilhelm, MA, will present this all day Ethics in Prevention training. She is a current board member of the Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington. Ethics in Prevention describes the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics, illustrated by realistic examples designed to enhance understanding of each principle.This training also introduces a decision-making process designed to actively apply this code to a variety of ethical dilemmas.
This is a pre-conference training offered as part of the "Focus on the Future" conference sponsored by the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling. For registration costs and other information about this training and the full conference, please see the website, http://focusonthefuture.evergreencpg.org/
Apr 24-27   Focus on the Future - Together! (Olympia)
Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling and Together! will combine their annual conferences to present tools and resources available for effective treatment, prevention, and community engagement, as well as offering information on trends and innovative topics in gambling, gaming, community resiliency, advocacy, issues around opioids, tobacco, and marijuana, internet addiction, therapeutic justice, homelessness, and community service models.
Apr 25   Using MI with Families (Seattle)
Presented by NWATTC, this training will examine common challenges in engaging families of adolescents in family-based interventions for SUD treatment. It will discuss reasons families avoid joining their loved one’s therapy and demonstrate strategies to increase their motivation to do so. A review of several family-based interventions will highlight those within the scope of practice of SUD counselors, as well as recognizing when to make referrals to a trained family therapist and the coordination of care between SUD providers and family therapists.
May 1-3   Washington State Misdemeanant Correction Association Conference (Spokane)
Special guest speaker Dr. Edward Latessa presenting a day long training, Event page on Facebook.
May 4-5   Annual Providers Conference (Lynnwood)
Featured speakers are John Kelly, PhD and Lorie Dwinell, MSW. This conference will be held at the Lynnwood Convention Center.  Registration fee: $135 ($85 for single-day).
May 10-11   Conference on Ending Homelessness (Tacoma)
Presented by the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance. Two days of sessions, keynote speakers, and panels covering a variety of issues, including discussion of the changes expected in housing policy at the federal level.
May 16   Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment (Seattle)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior, and explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $150.
May 17   COD for Adolescents (Spokane)
Presented by NWATTC, this course will introduce terminology, assessment and treatment strategies and models related to co-occurring treatment. The training will provide foundational knowledge on evidence-based practices in the field of behavioral health including differential diagnosis of individuals that have a substance use and mental health co-morbidity.
May 18   COD for Adults (Spokane)
Presented by NWATTC, this course will introduce terminology, assessment and treatment strategies and models related to co-occurring treatment. The training will provide foundational knowledge on evidence-based practices in the field of behavioral health including differential diagnosis of individuals that have a substance use and mental health co-morbidity.
May 19   Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (Olympia)
Sponsored by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and Thurston-Mason County Medical Society.This FREE training include 4 hour online training to be completed in advance of the 4-hour in-person training. Completion of both provides the required eight hours for physicians to request a DEA waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.
May 31-Jun 2   30th Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders (Bellevue)
Presented by US Journal Training & Counselor Magazine. Details TBA
Jun 8   Telehealth for Treatment Providers (Spokane)
Presented by NWATTC, this introductory training will provide counselors with foundational knowledge on telehealth technologies. Participants will learn about telehealth trends, treatment outcome rates, reimbursement, privacy/security issues, ethics, building therapeutic alliances, and license portability. Participants will have an opportunity to practice resolving ethical dilemmas that are typical to using telehealth technologies and view and/or participate in a ‘mock’ videocounseling session.
Jun 8   Clinical Skills in the Era of Legal Cannabis (Silverdale, WA)
Presented by NWATTC, this training summarizes current research 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.
Jun 14-16   Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference (Vancouver, WA)
Presented by the Washington Council for Behavioral Health. Details TBA
Jun 15
Jul 19
Aug 22
Sep 21
  Suicide Assessment, Screening, and Referral (Seattle)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. This is a condensed version of an intervention training, focusing on recognizing the warning signs, suicide safety assessment, and safety planning. Participants will also receive information about how to access and find appropriate resources to help keep individuals safe. 9:15 am - 12:15 pm. Cost: $75. Training is repeated on several dates.
Jun 20   Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment (Renton)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior, and explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $150.
Jul 6
Aug 9
Sep 7
  Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment (Seattle)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior, and explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $150. Training is repeated on several dates.
Jul 21-22   31st National Conference on Problem Gambling (Portland, OR)
The theme of the conference is Listening, Learning, Leading. The 31st National Conference on Problem Gambling will bring together local, national and international experts in responsible gaming and problem gambling. Presentations will focus on Treatment, Responsible Gambling & Regulation, Prevention, and Recovery & Community.
Sep 6   MAT for Opioid Use Disorder (Bellingham)
Presented by NWATTC, this training will focus on the role of methadone, buprenorphine, and oral and extended-release naltrexone in treating opioid use disorders. It will provide an overview of research related to the use of these medications for both adults and young adults, as well as the practical issues related to providing coordinated care for individuals utilizing these medications as a treatment intervention. It will also provide information about the use of the naloxone (Narcan) in the treatment of opioid overdose and as an overdose prevention tool.
Sep 30
Oct 31
Dec 12
  Suicide Assessment, Screening, and Referral (Seattle)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. This is a condensed version of an intervention training, focusing on recognizing the warning signs, suicide safety assessment, and safety planning. Participants will also receive information about how to access and find appropriate resources to help keep individuals safe. 9:15 am - 12:15 pm. Cost: $75. Training is repeated on several dates.
Oct 17   Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment (Renton)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior, and explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $150.
Nov 3-4   2017 Prevention Summit (Yakima)
Save the Date! Registration will open in the summer of 2017.
Nov 7   Ethics for the Behavioral Health Professional (Wenatchee)
Presented by NWATTC, 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.
Nov 14
Dec 21
  Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment (Seattle)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior, and explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $150. Training is repeated on several dates.

Contact ADAI (adai@uw.edu) to list Washington state, or UW-sponsored lectures, workshops, or conferences on substance use.