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Yes!! Mental health CE workshops in Washington, Oregon and points south. You can list your winter and spring workshops or conferences, office space to rent or consultation services on the web and in the next WORKSHOP CALENDAR, the JANUARY/FEBRUARY issue, COPY DEADLINE November 21 (but check to see if we can get you in after the deadline), delivered in mid December. The following issue is MARCH, COPY DEADLINE is January 21, delivered in mid February. Call or email for rates. The WORKSHOP CALENDAR has been a part of the mental health community for over 25 years.
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    University of Washington, Certificate in Care Management. Starting in January. Seattle WA. Prepare to become a care manager. Learn how to manage the health care needs of aging adults and others in need of long-term care. Topics include: assessment and monitoring; care planning; medical and financial systems; legal issues; conflict management and negotiation; and ethical decision making. (800) 506-1325. Web: www.pce.uw.edu Email: info@pce.uw.edu

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    Suicidality: Recognition, Assessment and Treatment (meets new Washington State requirement). Randi Jensen MA, LMHC. December 5 or January 9 Shoreline Center. January 16 Tacoma/Olympia. 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: $155. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892. Web: www.cascadia-training.com Email: cascadia.training@gmail.com

    Changes to HIPAA, HITECH, and Washington Regulations Impacting Mental Health Care Providers (6 Law and Ethics credits). Marvin W Eidinger Jr, PhD, JD. December 5. Shoreline WA. On March 26, 2013, the regulations that enforce HIPAA and HITECH were enhanced to tighten the responsibilities each of us has related to our clients' protected health information (PHI). Together, HIPAA and HITECH address PHI on paper and PHI stored and transmitted by computers. These laws intermix with Washington State laws and regulations. Therapists must protect clients with the strictest of federal or state law. CE: 6 CEs, 6 Law and Ethics credits. Cascadia Training. Fee: $169. Open to public. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892. Web: www.cascadia-training.com Email: cascadia.training@gmail.com

    "Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma: EMDR and Ego State Therapy Across the Dissociative Continuum," Ego State Therapy/Dissociation Workshop. Sandra Paulsen PhD. December 6-7. Bainbridge Island WA. Needing strategies for stabilization? Reducing loyalty to the perpetrator? and other gnarly challenges of complex cases? Ego state therapy is the key. Workshop is illustrated with insight oriented cartoons. Open to non-EMDR clinicians. Held at Talaris Conference Center. Paulsen is coeditor of Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation: Toward an Embodied Self and author of Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma and Dissociation: An Illustrated Guide for EMDR Therapists and Clients. CE: 14 CE WA Psychology, social work, counselors, and EMDRIA approved. Fee: 10/15 $350, after 11/10, $395. (206) 855-1133. Web: www.bainbridgepsychology.com Email: sandra@paulsenphd.com

    Professional Ethics and Technology: Practicing in a Connected Age (6 Law and Ethics credits). Lisa Erickson MS, LMHC. December 12. Shoreline WA. We practice in an environment impacted increasingly by computer technologies whether we are technology-savvy or not. In this training we will use Codes of Ethics to problem solve sample technology-related situations in a lively small group format. Held at Shoreline Center. CE: 6 Law and Ethics CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $155. Open to public. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892. Web: www.cascadia-training.com Email: cascadia.training@gmail.com

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Everyday Clinical Needs. Andrew Bein PhD, LCSW. December 17 Portland OR. December 18 Spokane WA. December 19 Seattle WA. CE: 6 hours Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor, Case Manager, Counselor, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Psychologist, Social Worker. Fee: $199/ $20 discount if registering 10 days before seminar . (800) 397-0180. Web: www.CrossCountryEducation.com/cce/ Email: customerservice@CrossCountryEducation.com

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    Attachment and Bonding in Adoptive and Foster Families. January 5 - February 3. Online Course For description and to register online, go to the program website below (description and registration on Current Courses and Registration link). Additional registration information at www.pdx.edu/ceed/ceed-registration. CE: 10 hrs. Fee: $154. Class is also available for graduate credit. For information use the email below. Portland State University. Web: www.ceed.pdx.edu/adoption Email: sharpml@pdx.edu

    University of Washington, Certificate in Care Management. Starting in January. Seattle WA. Prepare to become a care manager. Learn how to manage the health care needs of aging adults and others in need of long-term care. Topics include: assessment and monitoring; care planning; medical and financial systems; legal issues; conflict management and negotiation; and ethical decision making. (800) 506-1325. Web: www.pce.uw.edu Email: info@pce.uw.edu

    Integrative Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: Practical Treatment Strategies. John Preston PsyD, ABPP. January 15. Shoreline WA. This workshop presents practical and applied strategies for treating borderline disorders. Combining dialectical behavioral and psychodynamic psychotherapy and neurobiological stabilization, there is a focus on specific interventions that are effective and necessary throughout treatment. CE: 6 CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $150. Open to public. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892. Web: www.cascadia-training.com Email: cascadia.training@gmail.com

    Interpersonal Neurobiology of Trauma. Bonnie Badenoch. January 16 and 24. Portland OR. (Video streaming available - request when registering.) For description and to register online, go to the program website below (description and registration on Current Courses and Registration link). Additional registration information at www.pdx.edu/ceed/ceed-registration. CE: 12 hrs CEUs. Fee: CE credit $223 if registered by Jan 2, $248 after Jan 2. Class is also available for graduate credit. For information use the email below. Portland State University. Web: www.ceed.pdx.edu/ipnb Email: sharpml@pdx.edu

    Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders. John Preston PsyD, ABPP. January 16. Shoreline WA. This workshop explores new criteria for diagnosis, current views regarding neurobiology and pathophysiology, manifestations in adults, children and adolescents and specific pharmacologic treatment algorithms. Also discussed are strategies for treatment-resistant depressions. Finally, the workshop covers important strategies for lifestyle management and adjunctive non-pharmacologic treatment approaches. CE: 6 CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $150. Open to public. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892. Web: www.cascadia-training.com Email: cascadia.training@gmail.com

    Advanced Mindfulness and Interpersonal Neurobiology: Interventions for Anxiety, Depression, ADHD and PTSD. Donald Altman. January 23 continues online thru February 8. Portland OR. (Video streaming available - request when registering.) For description and to register online, go to the program website below (description and registration on Current Courses and Registration link). Additional registration information at www.pdx.edu/ceed/ceed-registration. CE: 10 hrs CEUs. Fee: CE credit $185 if registered by Jan 9, $206 after Jan 9. Class is also available for graduate credit. For information use the email below. Portland State University. Web: www.ceed.pdx.edu/ipnb Email: sharpml@pdx.edu

    Exploring Ethics and Interpersonal Neurobiology through Storytelling and the Movies. Greg Crosby. January 30 and online thru February 15. Portland OR. (Video streaming available - request when registering.) For description and to register online, go to the program website below (description and registration on Current Courses and Registration link). Additional registration information at www.pdx.edu/ceed/ceed-registration. CE: 10 hrs CEUs. Fee: CE credit $185 if registered by Jan 16, $206 after Jan 16. Class is also available for graduate credit. For information use the email below. Portland State University. Web: www.ceed.pdx.edu/ipnb Email: sharpml@pdx.edu

    Ethics and Law in Action (6 Law and Ethics credits). Bruce Spencer MA, PhD, LMHC; Robert Smith, Attorney at Law. January 30. Shoreline WA. 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: $150. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892. Web: www.cascadia-training.com Email: cascadia.training@gmail.com

    Support Groups for clients in CBT for OCD, Social Anxiety, Panic, Health Anxiety, Specific Phobias and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (skin picking, hair pulling, etc). Groups are disorder-specific and meet monthly in Seattle. Contact David J Kosins PhD, Founding Fellow-Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Clinical Instructor-UW Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, w/25yrs experience leading anxiety groups. (206) 285-0900. Web: www.davidkosins.com Email: dkosins@u.washington.edu

    Spiritually Based Gestalt Therapy Intensives. Leonard Shaw MSW. January 31-February 1 or April 11-12 or September 19-20. Seattle WA. These are opportunities to reclaim your personal power and peace of mind regardless of original circumstances or trauma. Leonard has been leading these deephealing Intensives for 25 years in Europe and our state prisons. Many therapists from Europe and Canada have participated in these sacred events. He describes it as "love and forgiveness ego death and surrender." CE: 13 CEU's . Fee: $150-$300 sliding scale. (206) 322-5785. Email: leonard.shaw@comcast.net

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    Michael Eigen Study Group/Seminar. Robin Bagai PsyD. February 1. Portland OR. Weekly Sunday drop-in study group. Beginning topic: What is a psychoanalytic mystic - exploring links between subjective experience, psychological sciences and unborn potentials. Introductory reading material provided. Fee: Free and open to the public, $10/week for 1 hour CE credit. (503) 231-2966. Email: Rdbagai@gmail.com

    New Frontiers in Trauma Treatment. Bessel van der Kolk MD. February 5-6. Berkeley CA. He will explore the effects of trauma on cognitive, psychological and interpersonal functioning. Given the fragility of the interpersonal bonds following disruptions of trust, issues of empathy, interpersonal repetition and boundaries within the therapeutic relationship requires scrupulous attention. In this context, we will examine the role of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Model Mugging and therapeutic work programs. CE: 12 CE/CMEs. Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior. Fee: $325 (14 days prior), $345 (regular registration) $365 (on-site). (800) 258-8411. Web: www.iahb.org Email: staff@iahb.org

    EMDR Training. Weekend 2 February 6-8 Portland. Weekend 1 March 6-8 Seattle WA. Weekend 2 June 5-7 Seattle WA . Portland OR. Dr Francine Shapiro is the originator of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a specialized approach that accelerates treatment of anxiety-based complaints and self-esteem issues, related to both upsetting past events and present life conditions. This method integrates into and augments a treatment plan. Training consists of lecture, live and videotaped demonstrations, and small group exercises. EMDR. (831) 761-1040 Fax (831) 761-1204. Web: www.emdr.com

    DSM-5 in Practice: Making the Transition to the New Manual. Yvonne Owen PhD. February 6. Shoreline WA. This full day workshop will introduce the practicing clinician to the new DSM 5. What has changed? What Diagnostic categories have been eliminated what new ones have emerged? We will have an opportunity to discuss the changes and you will be provided with written materials highlighting the changes from the DSM-IV-TR to the DSM-5. Attendance limited to provide more interaction in a smaller group. CE: 6 CEUs OSPI, NBCC, WSPA. Cascadia Training. Fee: $169. Open to public. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892. Web: www.cascadia-training.org Email: cascadia.training@gmail.com

    Beyond the "L" and "G": Creating an Affirmative Therapy Environment for LGBTQ and Gender Non-Conforming Children and Youth. Christina Malecka, MA, LMHC. February 20 (9am-12:15). Shoreline WA. Become more competent at servicing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer children and youth. Are you confused by the ever-changing terminology or afraid you will "say the wrong thing?" In this training, participants will experience a safe environment to ask questions, discuss sexuality and gender issues that our young clients bring to us, and obtain concrete tips for making their practices welcoming to LGBTQ children and youth.. Web: Email: CE: 3 CEs OSPI, NBCC. Cascadia Training. Fee: $65. Open to public. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892. Web: www.cascadia-training.com Email: cascadia.training@gmail.com

    Advanced Clinical Supervision. Yvonne Owen PhD. February 20. Shoreline WA. This workshop is designed for the Clinical Supervisor who has completed their initial required training. We will focus on specific issues that come up during supervision sessions. This will be an interactive workshop and attendees are encouraged to ask questions and share information about issues that they have encountered. CE: 6 CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $150. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892. Web: www.cascadia-training.com Email: cascadia.training@gmail.com

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    UCLA Extension and Lifespan Learning Institute Annual Interpersonal Neurobiology Conference. Integrating Play, Creativity, & Mindfulness in Psychotherapy: How Neuroscience Informs Clinical Treatment. Coordinators Marion Solomon and Bonnie Goldstein. March 6-8. Los Angeles CA. Learn innovative methods for integrating humor, play, creativity, and positive psychology into the therapeutic process. With Daniel Siegel, Alanis Morissette, Zoie Galvez, Betsy Crouch, Stuart Brown, Theresa Kestly, Phyllis Booth, Louis Cozolino, Allan Schore, Steve Gross, Paula Thomson, Bessel van der Kolk, Pat Ogden, Jaak Panksepp, Terry Marks-Tarlow, Sharon Salzberg, Barbara Frederickson, Ed Tronick, Bryan Pezzone, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and Victoria Stevens. Held at UCLA. CE: 19.5 Hours of CE Credit. (310) 825-7093. Web: www.uclaextension.edu/attachWC

    Scott Miller, PhD, presents What Works in Therapy: Translating 40 years of Outcome Research into Strategies for Effective Clinical Practice - WAMFT Annual Conference. March 7. Seattle WA. Drawing from four decades of outcome research in his best-selling book, The Heart and Soul of Change: Delivering "What Works," Miller will identify core factors responsible for therapeutic success regardless of theoretical orientation or psychiatric diagnosis. Register at our website. CE: Six hours LMFT, LMHC, LASW, LICSW, CC, and Associates. Fee: Before March 1: $170/$130/$90 (members), $200 (non-members). 1 (888) 553-1228. Web: www.wamft.org

    Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Developmental Deficits and Adults Abused as Children. Laurel Parnell PhD. March 6-7 Portland OR. March 9-10 Seattle WA. Dr. Parnell will help you increase your ability to use EMDR within an attachment model. In addition, she will introduce the power of resource tapping and related skills that will help you become a more powerful, effective therapist. You will learn practical skills that you will be able to immediately use with your clients. Dr. Parnell is an expert therapist and an internationally-recognized, EMDRIA- Approved Basic Training Provider who consistently receives rave reviews at Esalen, Omega, and wherever else she teaches. Please see our website for additional/updated information. CE: 12 CE/CMEs. Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior. Fee: $295 (14 days prior), $315 (received by noon on day prior) $335 (on-site). (800) 258-8411. Web: www.iahb.org Email: staff@iahb.org

    A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT®). Dr. Stan Tatkin and PACT Core Faculty. March 20-22 Berkeley CA. February 6-8 Los Angeles CA. April 18-19 Seattle WA. Three 3-day sessions (Level I) and three 2-day sessions (Level II) feature a combined didactic and multimedia delivery of information, group discussion, experiential exercises, clinical video presentations, case consultation, and live-case enactments. Trainings deepen knowledge about all aspects of PACT, including assessment of and interventions for attachment, arousal regulation, and neurological deficits, and therapeutic enactments. Kara Hoppe (323) 642-8003. Web: www.ThePACTInstitute.com Email: kara@thepactinstitute.com

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    The Power of Mindfulness. Mindfulness Inside and Outside the Therapy Hour. Ronald Siegel PsyD. April 10-11 Seattle WA. April 13-14 Portland OR. Throughout the workshop, we will examine contraindications for using mindfulness techniques, as well as creative ways to deal with the obstacles and challenges that arise when working with particular disorders and personalities. Upon completion, you will have a foundation for integrating this exciting, potentially transformative practice into both your personal life and your therapeutic work. CE: 12 CE/CMEs. Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior. Fee: $295 (14 days prior), $315 (received by noon on day prior) $335 (on-site). (800) 258-8411. Web: www.iahb.org Email: staff@iahb.org

    Passionate Marriage® Couples Enrichment Weekend (CEW). David Schnarch PhD; Ruth Morehouse PhD. April 24-26. Portland OR. Our Couples workshop is a psycho-educational experience combining lively, informative presentations and discussion with guided experiential activities that help couples understand the true nature of emotional and sexual intimacy in committed relationships. Therapists, this is an excellent resource for your clients and colleagues. Many therapists also attend this workshop to enhance their own relationship. CE: Yes-check website. Crucible® Institute. Fee: $1100/ Early Registration, $1250/Regular. (303) 670-2630. Web: www.crucible4points.com Email: mfhc@passionatemarriage.com

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    Do More Than Save Their Marriage...Help Change Their Lives! Crucible® Treating Extra-Relational Affairs Workshop. David Schnarch PhD; Ruth Morehouse PhD. May 1-3. Seattle-Bellevue WA. Innovative, differentiation-based, approach offers unique interventions that resolve the aftermath of affairs and help each individual grow through the process. Learn how to use "mind-mapping" and interpersonal neurobiology to help couples achieve personal and relational change at a rapid pace. Class size is small so your participation and learning opportunities are enhanced. CE: Yes-check website. Crucible® Institute. Fee: $575/ Early Registration, $625/Regular. (303) 670-2630. Web: www.crucible4points.com Email: mfhc@passionatemarriage.com

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    Residential Clinical Supervision retreat with Dr. Stephen Gilligan, PhD. June 10-14. Leavenworth WA. Internationally renowned master teacher in the field of mindfulness based somatic therapy. Dr. Gilligan's work is a synthesis of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Jungian Archetypes, Somatic Therapy and Buddhist Psychology. These groups are legendary for their depth of community and the life-changing transformations that emerge from them. Held at Napotoc Lodging on the Wenatchee River. For information and registration use the website below. CE: 32hrs NASW WA state. Fee: $1150 (all inclusive, training, meals, lodging). Coordinator contact: Cynthia Coyle (778) 772-0784 (Canada). Web: www.mindinbalance.com/Professional_Trainings.html Email: ccoyle-counselling@shaw.ca



     
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