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Substance Abuse Conferences & Training Events in Seattle & Washington

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


2016
Jun 22-24   Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference (Yakima)
Keynoters include: Daniel James Brown, New York Times best-selling author of The Boys in the Boat; Kevin Hines, a suicide attempt survivor and national mental health advocate; Joel Dvoskin, PhD, a national expert on mental health and criminal justice policy.
Jun 27-Jul 1   Tribal Health-Reaching out InVolves Everyone (THRIVE) Conference (Portland, OR)
Presented by THRIVE, the suicide prevention program at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. Participants will learn about the signs of suicide, healthy relationships, and much more. Sessions will incorporate American Indian/Alaska Native culture, traditional learning strategies, and skill-building activities that educate youth about healthy behaviors. Participants will also learn to positively express themselves through interactive, educational workshop tracks.
Jun 28-29   SocialMedia@Work: How Organizations Can Use Social Media to Connect, Engage, Educate and Promote Positive Youth Development (Seattle)
Social Media & Adolescent Health Research Team (SMART) aims this two day conference to engage and educate every member of our community, from health care providers and researchers to educators and parents. It will cover a variety of topics related to positive youth development and technology. Sessions will focus on cyberbullying, problematic internet use, social media in schools, community organizations and their use of social media to connect to teens, and the applications of social media in research.
Jun 29   Co-Occurring Disorders in Adults (Tacoma)
Sponsored by NWATTC, this 1-day training will introduce terminology, assessment and treatment strategies and models related to co-occurring treatment. It will provide foundational knowledge and enhance professional skills regargind evidence-based practices in behavioral health including differential diagnosis of individuals that have a substance use and mental health co-morbidity. The training will incorporate information from Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 42-Substance Abuse Treatment for Person with Co-Occurring Disorders, the DSM 5, and the latest addition of the ASAM Manual. CEU available.
Jun 30   Co-Occurring Disorders in Adolescents (Vancouver, WA)
Sponsored by NWATTC, this 1-day training which will introduce terminology, assessment and treatment strategies and models related to co-occurring treatment. It will provide foundational knowledge and enhance professionals skills regarding evidence-based practices in behavioral health including differential diagnosis of individuals that have a substance use and mental health co-morbidity. The training will incorporate information from the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 42-Substance Abuse Treatment for Person with Co-Occurring Disorders, the DSM 5 and the latest addition of the ASAM Manual. Cost: $95. CEU available.
Jul 15   Motivational Interviewing: Successful Patient Engagement & Activation for Busy Healthcare Settings (Spokane)
Sponsored by UW School of Nursing, this 1-day workshop will provide practical skills for nurses, psychologists, physician assistance, and other healthcare professionals. 7.1 contact hours CNE. Trainer: Jonnae Tillman. $295, student discounts..
Jul 25-28   Introductory and Advanced Training Workshops for Problem Gambling Certification (Spokane)
Sponsored by: Evergreen Problem Gambling Council. This workshop will provide anintroduction to the treatment of problem gamblers, including diagnostic criteria and assessment, co-occurring disorders, and treatment planning. Also available are advanced trainings, and the opportunity to take Lori’ National Problem Gambling Counselor Test Prep and Certification Session! Scholarships are available.
Jul 27-29   Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies Conference (Portland/Clackamas, OR)
"One Goal, Many Voices: Inclusive Treatment Practices." -- 2.5 days of presentations, workshops and panel discussions, focusing on the diversity of the patient population within addictions services and will include sessions on ethics, working with Latino and LGBTQI populations, motivational interviewing, co-occuring disorders, trauma and survivor substance abuse, and more. 16.5 CEUs available.
Aug 25-26   Merrill Scott Symposium On Alcoholism (Yakima)
Sponsored by Sundown M Foundation. More information is coming soon. Full Conference Registration-$275 or One Day Registration Available-$150. CEUs available.
Sep 9   Human Trafficking (Vancouver, WA)
Sponsored By: Clark County District Court Corrections 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 6 CE hours. More information coming.
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 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. $125 before August 1st, $140 after.
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 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 21   Washington State Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference (Tukwila)
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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 11   Medication Assisted Treatment (Vancouver, WA)
Sponsored By: Helping Professionals Wellness Center. This training will be on the topic of 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.
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.

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