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    Solution-Focused Therapy for Addictions. Yvonne Dolan MA. October 23-25. Edmonds WA. An exceptional opportunity to learn from Yvonne Dolan, co-founder of the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association. Day 1 is an intensive introduction to SFBT; Days 2 and 3 cover SFBT for addictions. Enjoy this dynamic class full of demonstrations and participation. CE: 18 CE hours for LICSW, LMFT, LMHC approved by the WSSCSW. Center for Advanced Recovery Solutions: Addiction Training Initiative. Fee: $150/day or $360/three days before 9/15. (530) 436-5272. Web: www.caresnw.com/events Email: lara.okoloko@caresnw.com

    Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR). Sue Eastgard MSW. October 10 Spokane WA. October 24 Seattle WA. Held at: Spokane - Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Seattle - North Seattle Community College. CE: 6 CE Credits that meet the WA DOH requirement for Suicide Assessment Management Training. NASW-WA Chapter. Fee: $125/NASW Members Online, $175/Non-Members online. (206) 706-7084. Web: www.nasw-wa.org Email: info@nasw-wa.org

    Aging: What you Need to Know (includes 3 Law and Ethics credits). Kristopher Rhoads PhD; Julie Gray MSW LICSW, CMC, CPG. October 24. Lynnwood WA. Morning Session: 9am-12:15 Detecting and Dealing with Dementia: Best Practices in Mental Health Settings-Presented by Kristoffer Rhoads a clinical neuropsychologist (3 CEs). Afternoon Session: 1:15-4:30 Ethics and Aging in Home and Community Based Practice Settings -Presented by Jullie Gray a Certified Care Manager (3 law and ethics CEs.)Held at the Lynwood Convention Center. Fee: Full Conference w/6 CEs $135, Full Conference no/CEs $125, 1/2 day w/3 CEs $85, 1/2 day no/CEs $75. Cascadia Training. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892. Web: www.cascadia-training.com Email: cascadia.training@gmail.com

    Women's Dream Retreat. Janette Brown LMFT. October 24 (5pm)-October 26 (2pm). Port Townsend WA. For 25 years, Seattle women drawn to dream work have met at weekend retreats in Port Townsend. We use a non analytic process with each other's dreams to retreat, rest and inspire each other. "Nurturing the Intuitive" uses projective dream interpretation to draw inferences to current life situations. This is an experiential workshop open to the public. Fee: Workshop fees include a $90-credit toward room accommodations. (206) 524-3645. Web: www.janettebrown.com Email: counselingnw@gmail.com

    Being a Brain-Savvy Practitioner I: Introduction to the Relational and Embodied Brain. Alissa Bagan. October 24 plus online thru November 9 - partially online, video streaming available. Portland OR. If needed, request video streaming when registering. For description and to register online, go to the program website below (description and registration on Current Courses and Registration link). Fee:$467 Grad 1 credit. CE/Noncredit 10 hrs CEUs $206/$185 registered by 10/10. For information use the email. Portland State University. Web: www.pdx.edu/ceed/mental-health Email: sharpml@pdx.edu

    SCA Special Event: Stan Tatkin PsyD, MFT, speaking on his program PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy). October 24 (9am-noon). Seattle WA. Seattle Counselors Association meeting held at the Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N. Greetings and Announcements from 8:45-9:00am (including light refreshments) followed by presentation. CE: 3 CEUs. Fee: $40/members, $60/nonmembers, cash or check. Web: www.seattlecounselors.org

    Clinical Supervision: Becoming an Approved Supervisor (includes 4 Law and Ethics credits). Lisa Erickson MS, LMHC. October 24-25. Shoreline WA. This 15 hour training meets the educational requirement for becoming an approved supervisor in Washington state. Learn about the supervision WAC, the differences between supervision and case consultation, the multicultural, gender and age differences, the law and ethics of supervision and have a chance to problem solve common supervision concerns all within a collaborative and supportive training. CE: 15 CEs OSPI, NBCC, Meets complete DOH supervision requirement. Cascadia Training. Fee: $299. Open to public. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892. Web: www.cascadia-training.org Email: cascadia.training@gmail.com

    Cyndy Sheldon MSW. Gestalt Workshops in Bellingham - Relationships: Hierarchical or Egalitarian. October 25. Gestalt Renaissance: Awareness Practices and Gestalt Therapy. November 8. CE: 5 CEUs each. Fee: $125 each. (360) 656-6207. Web: www.cyndysheldon.com

    Indigenous Wisdom & Healing - Illumination & Protection. Lauren Nalder BSc. October 25-26. Kenmore WA. CE: 14 CEUs in WA (unless specified) LMFT, LMHC, LICSW, NDs (except those licensed in CA & OR), ARNP, RN. Bastyr University. Fee: $295/$355 after 10/8 . Open to public. (425) 602-3152. Web: www.Bastyr.edu/Continuing-Education Email: ContinuingEd@Bastyr.edu

    Two-Day Workshop for Health Professionals: Explore a Career as a Certified EBT Provider. Laurel Mellin PhD. October 25-26. Larkspur CA. EBT, Inc. delivers emotional brain training (EBT), a methodology based on clinical practice and neuroscience, to treat stress-related health problems. We're looking to expand our team. Attend our workshop to explore a career in EBT! CE: 12 CE credits BBS, NBCC. EBT, Inc. Fee: $295. (800) 608-1970. Web: www.ebtgroups.org Email: jennifer@ebt.org

    Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy Certification Program. Aylee Welch LICSW. October 27-31, 2014; January 26-30, 2015; April 27-May 1, 2015. Seattle WA. For therapists wanting to specialize and go deeper in their practice and their personal presence. Incorporating Core Energetics and contemporary therapies students gain skills to provide a combined group and individual body-oriented approach to clients. Registration Extended. CE: NASW 36 units per 5 day session. Body-Psychotherapy of Seattle. Aylee Welch, LICSW (206) 910-9766. Web: www.bodypsychotherapyschool.com Email: ayleewelch@bodypsychotherapy.us

    Free New Resource for Clients and Counselors from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds. Find a counselor, supervisor, or consult by ethnicity, religion or language. The website is an advocacy project to address the mental health needs of Washington state communities of color/culture by both connecting clients with counselors who understand and connecting counselors with a network of support. Web: www.MulticulturalCounselors.org

    Free Counselors of Color Consult Groups. New Vancouver, WA group forming, Portland counselors are welcome to join! New Olympia group! Seattle, Eastside (Kirkland) and Tacoma WA groups. Contact us to form or join a group in your area. Meetings once a month to provide professional growth and support to counselors from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Contact Laura Ahn, MA, LMHCA (206) 552-8899. Web: www.multiculturalcounselors.org/events

    Infant/Toddler Mental Health Graduate Certificate - Portland State University. A Relationship-Based Approach is designed for professionals who are working with families who have children from the prenatal period to 36 months of age. This program is a series of fully online courses appropriate for professionals who are mental health, special education, child welfare, and social service providers; home visitors; teachers; childcare providers; and health care professionals. It is also appropriate for supervisors of these direct-service providers. Participants become knowledgeable about current research and interventions from the field of infant mental health. Click on Program Website under Infant/Toddler Mental Health. Web: www.pdx.edu/ceed/mental-health Email: sharpml@pdx.edu

    Boring office? Moving and stressed? Interior design coach specializes in budget-sensitive therapy offices - layout, ambience, lighting and more. References. Recycled or new, you'll love the results! Call/text (425) 760-1994. Email: LaniSites@gmail.com

    Suicidality: Recognition, Assessment and Treatment (meets new Washington State requirement). Randi Jensen MA, LMHC. October 31 or 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

    The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Las Vegas Compassion Conference. Ronald Siegel PsyD; Diane Poole Heller PhD; Pat Love PhD; Terrance Real LICSW; Richard Schwartz PhD and many others. October 31-November 2. Las Vegas NV. At the Red Rock Resort and Casino. Three days of compassion training including: No Separate Self: Mindfulness as a Path to Compassion; Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Two Wings of a Bird; Therapist, Heal Thyself - Journeying From Wound to Wellness with Your Client; Love and Damage: Treating Trauma in Couples Therapy and many other compassion workshops. Fee: $149/day early by 9/15, $169/day after 9/15, All 3 days $409/$459 after 9/15, Students/public $99/day. CE: 6-18 CEs APA, NAADAC, CFAAP/CAADAC, CAADE, NASW, NBCC, CA BBS, and CA Board of Nursing. (NV MFT & Social Work pending, CME pending). FACES Conferences. (520) 989-3970 or toll free (877) 63FACES. Web: www.facesconferences.com Email: customerservice@facesconferences.com

    Drawing for Decompression: Stress Relief for the Therapist. Open Enrollment. Online This course is designed to teach therapists, no matter what their art experience level, drawing techniques designed to sharpen focus and concentration. Learning to draw acts as a stress reliever while engaging the right brain sharpens analytical skills. This online course is live and interactive, conducted privately, and can be enrolled in anytime. Fee: $175. Leah Kohlenberg owner and head instructor, The Roaming Studio Web: www.theroamingstudio.com Email: theroamingstudio@gmail.com

    EMDR Training. Weekend 1 October 31-November 2. 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

    Portland State certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology. Portland OR. Interpersonal Neurobiology, a term coined by Dr. Dan Siegel, studies the way the brain grows and is influenced by personal relationships. Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is an exciting interdisciplinary perspective, drawing from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, complexity theory, and relationship studies. This certificate is a series of workshop-style classes followed by online learning activities to integrate knowledge into practice. For more information check the website or contact Marion Sharp by email. Portland State University. Web: www.pdx.edu/ceed/mental-health Email: sharpml@pdx.edu

    UW Master of Social Work Extended Degree Program. Seattle WA. Our part-time MSW Extended Degree Program is designed for working students and students from a wider geographic region with foundation courses offered in the evening and on Fridays/Saturdays. Choose between concentrations in: multigenerational practice with children, families and elders, or integrative health-mental health advanced practice and study at the University of Washington, one of the nation's top social work programs. (206) 543-5676. Web: www.socialwork.uw.edu Email: sswinfo@uw.edu

    Family Law for the Mental Health Professional (6 hrs Law and Ethics). Joseph Shaub JD, LMFT. October 31. Seattle WA. This popular workshop conducted by family law attorney/mediator will explain what therapists need to understand about legal divorce, including: Each step from start to conclusion; Understanding Parenting Plans; Calculating Child Support; Mediation and Collaborative Law explained, Therapist's Role in the Process and much more. Register at the website. Fee: $159. (206) 587-0417. Web: www.josephshaub.com/FLMHP/ Email: joe@josephshaub.com

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    Karuna Training Certificate in Contemplative Psychology. Melissa Moore PhD; Susan Gillis-Chapman MA; Paul Cashman MA; Sakti Rose MA, SEP. Two Year program starting in November 2014. Berkeley CA. Series will teach transformative practices that utilize a contemplative approach to help professionals who work with others. Will show how to transform everyday life challenges into opportunities for openness and wisdom. Topics include Shamatha Meditation, Body-Speech-Mind, and Compassionate Exchange. We will be offering four introductory weekendsWe are offering four introductory weekends: 10/4-5 Seattle WA, 10/4-5 San Rafael CA, 10/18-19 Davis CA, 9/27-28 Sonora CA. Open to public. Nicole Marcotte (415) 683-1108. Web: www.karunatraining.com Email: info@karunatraining.com

    Spiritually Based Gestalt Therapy Intensives. Leonard Shaw MSW. November 1-2 or 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

    The Embodied Mind: Embracing Insights from Neurobiology in Clinical Practice, A Public Seminar with Margaret Wilkinson, British Jungian Analyst and Author. November 1 (10am-4:30pm). Seattle WA. Held at St. Mark's Cathedral, Bloedel Hall. Sponsored by the Seattle Jungian Psychotherapist's Association. Fee: $60-$140, Lunch provided. (206) 784-9977. Web: www.jpaseattle.org

    MAP Lecture Series. Renowned theorist, therapist and author Robert Stolorow, PhD, lectures on Psychoanalysis and Existential-Phenomenological Practice. November 1 (6pm-8pm). Seattle WA. Held on main campus, Casey 517. Fee: Current graduate students $10, professionals $25 with 2 hour CE certificate. Discount for purchasing all three lectures in series. Sponsored by the Seattle University Master of Arts in Existential-Phenomenology program. (206) 296-5400. Web: www.seattleu.edu/artsci/map/development/

    The Daring Way™ 3-Day Workshop for Helping Professionals plus two free introductory workshops. Kay Duncan LICSW, CDWF; Lailey Jenkins LICSW, CDWF-Consultant. November 6-8. Bellevue WA. An educational and highly experiential workshop based on Brené Brown's groundbreaking research on vulnerability, shame, worthiness, and compassion. In a small supportive group you willexperience The Daring Way™ curriculum to gain an understanding of its application to your own work and the work of your clients. Two Free introductory workshops in Bellevue. October 17 - The Hustle for Worthiness and November 1 - Daring to Show Up and Be Seen. For more details go to the website below. CE: 16 CEUs for 3-day workshop (pending). Fee: $575/$640 after 11/1. Kay Duncan (425) 283-0444. Web: www.kayduncanmsw.com Email: kay@kayduncanmsw.com

    Ethics and Spirituality in Therapy Practice (6 Law and Ethics credits). DeAnza Spaulding MA, LMHCA. November 7. Explore the question and ethics of how to integrate spirituality and psychotherapy. Includes: exploring professional biases, defining spirituality versus religion, building awareness around assumptions and privilege, therapeutic disclosure and informed consent, holistic models of therapy and a client centered approach to spirituality in therapy CE: 6 CEUs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $145. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892. Web: www.cascadia-training.org Email: cascadia.training@gmail.com

    Inside the Manipulator's Mind: The Insider's Guide to Ending Emotional Exploitation. Alan Godwin PsyD. November 5 Portland OR. November 6 Spokane WA. November 7 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

    Repair and Reattachment Grief Therapy. Rochelle Wright MS, LMHC, CDP. November 7-8 or January 23-24. Gig Harbor WA. Cutting Edge Grief Therapy, Rochelle Wright. Fee: $495. (253) 851-3498. Web: www.guidedafterlifeconnections.com Email: Rochelle@RochelleWright.com

    Holistic Counseling - Discovering & Healing the Root Cause of Illness. Moshe Daniel Block ND, HMC. November 7 (6-9pm), 8 (9am-6pm), 9 (9am-6pm). Kenmore WA. CE: 18 CEUs in WA (unless specified) LMFT, LMHC, LICSW, NDs (except those licensed in CA & OR), ARNP, RN, Cat II CMEs for MD & Pa. Bastyr University. Fee: $375/$445 after 10/15. Open to public. (425) 602-3152. Web: www.Bastyr.edu/Continuing-Education Email: ContinuingEd@Bastyr.edu

    A Client-Centered Orientation to HIPAA Security and Technology in Mental Health Practice (6 Law and Ethics credits). Roy Huggins LPC, NCC. November 7. Lakewood WA. Mental health clinicians work to foster health in our clients wherever they are in the process, and we need our tools to help us do that ethically and legally. Go beyond just the HIPAA checklists and join a technologist/professional counselor to learn realistic, non-fear-based rules of HIPAA compliance, ethics codes on technology, and how we use technology to help clients and keep our licenses safe. Held at Clover Park Technical College, Bldg 23 Rm 209. 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

    Learning and the Brain: Developing Healthy Communities, Relationships, and Attachment in Schools. Christine Downs and Drew Laurence. November 7-8 plus online thru November 30 - partially online, video streaming available. Portland OR. If needed, request video streaming when registering. For description and to register online, go to the program website below (description and registration on Current Courses and Registration link). Fee:$461 Grad 1 credit. CE/Noncredit 20 hrs CEUs $379/$341 if registered by 10/24. For information use the email. Portland State University. Web: www.pdx.edu/ceed/mental-health Email: sharpml@pdx.edu

    Infant Mental Health: Clinical Work with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. Kristin Baber MSW, LICSW. November 7-8. Renton WA. This 2-day class will give therapists and other professionals working with very young children an understanding of Infant Mental Health and interventions for clients 0-5 years of age. We will focus on normal and at-risk populations and the impacts of abuse, neglect, and loss. Teaching modalities will include a mix of clinical discussion, lecture, readings and video, group exercises, and resources. Held at the Renton Technical College, room C-111. CE: 12 CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $275. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892. Web: www.cascadia-training.com Email: cascadia.training@gmail.com

    Psychology for the Other Seminar, Sacred Interruption: The Ongoing Search for the Face in Research, Psychotherapy, and Practice. Keynote by Dr. Gilbert Garza. November 7-9. Seattle WA. Held on main campus, Casey 517. Sponsored by the Seattle University Master of Arts in Existential-Phenomenology program. (206) 296-5400. Web: www.seattleu.edu/artsci/map/development/psychology-for-the-other/

    Reiki II for Mental Health Professionals. Victoria C Leo MA, Cht. November 7 (9am-3pm). Shoreline WA. When you have determined that cognitive or other active techniques will help a client or family resolve their problems, but emotions, including fear, shame and panic, are precluding use, Usui Reiki Level II can be a powerful element in your therapeutic arsenal. Reiki II has a direct impact on a person's nervous system, so it calms while simultaneously sharpening focus and attention. Reiki I, October 3, is required. CE: 5 CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $125. Open to public. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892. Web: www.cascadia-training.com Email: cascadia.training@gmail.com

    Somatic Approach to Therapy and Healing: Focusing Level One. Jeffrey Morrison MA, LMHC. November 8-9. Vashon Island WA. Focusing is a research based, body-centered and relational process that has influenced much of the somatically oriented and mindfulness based work of today. Level One is the first in a four workshop series that allows you to experience the essence of change in your own body and learn how to bring this transformational work into your practice. CE: 10 CEUs. Fee: $295/early, includes manual. (206) 935-7850. Web: www.morrisontherapy.com Email: jeffrey@morrisontherapy.com

    Digital Ethics in Practice Management: A Heart-Centered Approach. Roy Huggins LPC, NCC. November 14. Bainbridge Island WA. Managing a practice in the modern era has significantly increased in complexity. We get a lot of messages abut paperless offices, an increasing pressure to get our clients records on "the cloud," using websites to market ourselves, all in an array of advice and messages that leave us wondering what is ethical, legal and good for our clients....and ourselves. Held at the Bainbridge Island Art Museum, just a couple blocks from the Bainbridge Island Ferry. 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

    Become a Clinical Supervisor (Includes 4 Law and Ethics credits). Yvonne Owen PhD. November 13-14 or January 15-16. Shoreline WA. This didactic, experiential two-day workshop meets the 15 hours required training to become an approved supervisor in Washington State and addresses the issues surrounding effective clinical supervision. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice the new supervisor skills they have learned. CE: 15 CEs OSPI, NBCC, Meets complete DOH supervision requirement. Cascadia Training. Fee: $299. Open to public. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892. Web: www.cascadia-training.org Email: cascadia.training@gmail.com

    The Accessible DSM-5- from Complex to Comprehensible. Jeffrey Ashby PhD, ABPP. November 12 Portland OR. November 13 Spokane WA. November 14 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

    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Other Drug Effects on Adoptive and Foster Families. Diane Malbin. November 14. Portland OR. Video streaming available, request when registering. See Nov 15 program, Impact of Abuse, Trauma, and Neglect on Child Neurodevelopment and spend the weekend in Portland. For description and to register online, go to the program website below(description on Program Courses link, registration on Current Courses and Registration link). Additional registration information at www.pdx.edu/ceed/ceed-registration.CE: 7 hrs CEUs. Fee: $154. Portland State University. Web: www.pdx.edu/ceed/mental-health Email: sharpml@pdx.edu

    Adoption: What You Need to Know Conference. A Raising Resilient Rascals Presentation. Julian Davies MD; Deborah Gray MSW, MPA. November 14. Shoreline WA. Morning session: 9am-12:15pm Parenting Kids with Complex Learning and Behavioral Issues with Julian Davies. Afternoon session: 1:15-4:30 A discussion on the Common Issues facing Children and Families in Adoption with Deborah Gray. Held at Shoreline Center, Mt Ranier room north end. Fee: Full day w/CEs $100, Full day no/CEs $90, 1/2 day w/CEs $65, 1/2 day no/CEs $50. CE: 6 CEs. Cascadia Training. Open to public. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892. Web: www.cascadia-training.com Email: cascadia.training@gmail.com

    Impact of Abuse, Trauma, and Neglect on Child Neurodevelopment. Sherri Alderman. November 15. Portland OR. (Video streaming available, request when registering). See Nov 14 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Other Drug Effects on Adoptive and Foster Families and spend the weekend in Portland. For description and to register online, go to the program website below(description on Program Courses link, registration on Current Courses and Registration link). Additional registration information at www.pdx.edu/ceed/ceed-registration. CE: 7 hrs CEUs. Fee: $154. CE: 7 CEUs. Portland State University. Web: www.pdx.edu/ceed/mental-health Email: sharpml@pdx.edu

    Suicide Assessment and Treatment. Robin Shapiro LICSW. November 15. Seattle WA. Register at the website below CE: 6 CEUs counselor, social worker, MFT, MD, ARNP, PhD. The Washington State Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers. Fee: $140/Coalition members, $150/nonmembers. (206) 444-4304. Web: wacoalition.org

    Therapeutic Attunement: experiential workshop to fine-tune your skills. Eva Papp MA, LMHC. November 15. Seattle WA. Fee: $159. Eva (206) 234-2833. Web: www.evapapp.com/classroom

    Working with Suicidal Clients. Jeffrey Sung MD; R Keith Myers LICSW. November 21 and December 6. Seattle WA. These 6-hour workshops were developed for compliance with the Matt Adler Suicide Assessment, Treatment and Management Act. Beginning January 1, 2014, the law requires six hours of mandatory training for mental health professionals in Washington State. There are 2 workshops (11/21, 12/6) that meet the requirements. Discover ways to be more effective in work with suicidal clients. CE: 6 CE, CME, CPE available. Wellspring Counseling, American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study, Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work. Fee: $150/early, $175/regular. Web: www.wellspringfs.org/counseling Email: education@wellspringfs.org

    From Misfit to Miss Wit - Helping Clients with Social Anxiety. Tanya Ruckstuhl LICSW, MSW. November 21 (10:15-11:45am). Seattle WA. Seattle Counselors Association meeting held at the Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N. Greetings, Introductions, Announcements and Networking from 9:15-10:15am (including light refreshments) followed by presentation from 10:15-11:45am. CE: 1.5 CEUs. SCA. Fee: $20 members, $30 nonmembers, cash or check. Web: www.seattlecounselors.org

    DSM-5 in Practice: Making the Transition to the New Manual. Yvonne Owen PhD. November 21 or 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

    Strength-Based Mindfulness and IPNB: Intervention Strategies and Positive Tools for Mental Health Professionals. Donald Altman. November 22 plus online thru December 7 - partially online, video streaming available. Portland OR. If needed, request video streaming when registering. For description and to register online, go to the program website below (description and registration on Current Courses and Registration link). Fee:$461 Grad 1 credit. CE/Noncredit 10 hrs CEUs $206/$185 registered by 11/8. For information use the email. Portland State University. Web: www.pdx.edu/ceed/mental-health Email: sharpml@pdx.edu

    The Psychiatric Nurse as an Integrative Practitioner. Tanmeet Sethi MD; Mary Moller DNP, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN; Andrew Rife ND; Kristen Allott ND. November 22. Tacoma WA. In a new multi-track format, AAPPN Fall Conference participants will be able to explore the full spectrum of treatment modalities available to psychiatric nurse practitioners, along with updates on regulatory issues and practice management methods. Held at Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. CE: yes AANC. Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (AAPPN). Fee: Member $235/$210 before 11/1, Non-members $275/$250 before 11/1. (206) 524-4090. Web: www.aappn.org Email: info@aappn.org

    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. 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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    Michael Eigen Study Group/Seminar. Robin Bagai PsyD. Begins late January. Portland OR. Weekly drop-in study group. Beginning topic: What is a psychoanalytic mystic - exploring links between subjective experience, psychological sciences and mysteries of spirit. Syllabus and introductory reading material provided. CE: 1 hr CE per week. Fee: $10/week. Open to public. (503) 231-2966. Email: Rdbagai@gmail.com

    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

    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

    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

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    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

    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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