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Training Customized for Your Organization


Training Customized for Your Organization

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Location: We come to you!

Anywhere in King County, Washington

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From: December 31, 2016 at 9:00am (never ends)

Trainer(s): Kimberly Hardy, LMHC | Conference Speakers & Presenters

Details:

Established in 2011 and funded in part by the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs and the King County Veterans and Human Services Levy, the purpose of the Veterans Training Support Center (VTSC), through continuing education opportunities and professional development, is to raise awareness and understanding on invisible wounds, reintegration and readjustment issues, resources, establish promising best practices that can better serve and assist veterans and their families, and to continue one's journey of veteran cultural competence.

Past trainings have included:

  • Better Serving Those Who Served
  • Supporting Our Veterans & Their Families
  • Communication that Makes a Difference
  • Helping Veterans Crack the Job Market in Difficult Times
  • Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • safeTALK
  • Understanding Military Sexual Trauma

We have the capacity and expertise to customize trainings based upon the needs of your organization.

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Contact us to arrange a training specially designed to meet the needs of your staff and clients.

Contact: Kimberly Hardy
Phone: 425-640-1327

Click the 'register' button to fill out an online training request

Cost: No charge for trainings inside King County. Beyond King County, the cost is negotiable.


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Dependable Strengths Facilitator Training for Veteran Service Providers


Dependable Strengths Facilitator Training for Veteran Service Providers

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Location: Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

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From: May 22, 2017 at 8:30am to: Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 4:45pm

Trainer(s): Allen Boivin-Brown, MA | Nerissa del Rosario

Details:

This event has been cancelled due to low registration numbers. The event will be rescheduled at a later date.

In this impactful, four-day training you will gain a new, powerful approach to assisting Veterans by focusing on building strengths rather than fixing weaknesses. You will gain the skills, knowledge and training to deliver the time-tested Dependable Strengths Articulation Process (DSAP) to your clients, and upon successful completion be certified as a Dependable Strengths Facilitator for Veterans.

The DSAP was originally developed to assist WWII Veterans transition from military to civilian work and has been refined and proven effective for over 60 years. The DSAP enables Veterans to identify and prove their unique, core strengths, then apply them in an effective, non-traditional job-search method to find compatible and meaningful work. It consists of a systematic series of activities involving individual and group work, discussion, short lecture, and other experiential learning. Research at the University of Washington and years of experience have confirmed the DSAP also reaches deeply to increase self-esteem, motivation, mental health, self-direction, and employability.

You will learn by “doing" in two phases: Phase 1- experience this engaging and empowering process for yourself to uncover your own unique strengths and apply them in the non-traditional jobs search method, the Job Magnet System. Phase 2 - receive in-depth training to deliver the DSAP to your clientele. You do not need to be a professional trainer to facilitate the DSAP. Every word and all materials needed to deliver the DSAP are provided in a detailed Facilitator’s Manual.

This is the first DSAP training specifically designed for Veteran Service Providers and is offered by the non-profit Center for Dependable Strengths in Seattle, in affiliation with the Dependable Strengths Project at the University of Washington.

To register for the Dependable Strengths 2 Day Workshop, click here. This workshop will provide participants with the skills to assist Veterans by focusing on building strengths rather than fixing weaknesses. Participants will attend the first two days of the facilitator training: May 22-23, 2017, from 830a-445p each day. This workshop fee for this portion of the training is $175

Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  • Identify their own unique pattern of Dependable Strengths
  • Facilitate the Dependable Strength Articulation Process (DSAP) with their Veteran clients
  • Implement an effective non-traditional job-finding method - the Job Magnet System
  • Assist Veterans to increase their self-esteem, motivation, mental health, self-direction and employability
  • Use the power of building on strengths rather than fixing weaknesses
  • Cost: $525.00

    Parking: Ample parking in parking lot; closest to the Senior Center

    Free CEUs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.


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Exploring Stress & Trauma


Exploring Stress & Trauma

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Location: The Maltby Building
Edmonds Community College, Maltby Building, Room 109, 7020 196th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

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From: June 13, 2017 at 10:00am to: 11:30am

Trainer(s): Conference Speakers & Presenters

Details: This module is designed to help returning service members and their families recognize and manage post deployment stress and other war related concerns, including trauma issues. Left unaddressed, stress and trauma could lead to a variety of negative outcomes for the returning service member and his or her family.

This event is being held for free in support of Veterans & their families, through a partnership with the Red Cross.

Objectives: Returning service members and their families will learn to recognize and effectively manage post deployment stress.

Cost: Free!

Parking: Parking is available around, behind and in front of the building.


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Beyond the Basics of PTSD Treatment: Methods for Processing Traumatic Memories


Beyond the Basics of PTSD Treatment: Methods for Processing Traumatic Memories

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Location: The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

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From: June 16, 2017 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Lori Daniels, Ph.D., LCSW

Details: This presentation focuses primarily on specific interventions and emotional stuck points that can occur when addressing traumatic memories and nightmares from a survivor’s past. Although cognitive interventions have gained more attention as gold-standards for working among clients diagnosed with PTSD, these interventions fall-short of fully processing the stuck emotions of grief and guilt often embedded within a survivor’s trauma—leaving survivors to still struggle with many of these feelings even after they’ve gained skills from evidence-based PTSD therapies. Accomplishing a shift of cognitions can be more effective by using a client’s emotional stuck points to process through problematic thoughts which maintain re-experiencing symptoms of PTSD. By utilizing the interventions described in this workshop, the mental health counselor may be able to intercede against negative thoughts by accessing underlying emotions of which the client may be struggling; and eventually using the process to suggest more functional behavioral actions as a follow-up. In addition, the clinician’s own feelings and thoughts will be discussed as either contributors to, or barriers against, the therapy process in the form of countertransference reactions.

Training for Mental & Behavioral Health Professionals: This workshop is open to professionals with mental and behavioral health-related graduate degrees (e.g., MSW, MA, MS, MSN), physicians, dentists, and psychologists (e.g., AMA, ADA, APA), and those professionals who are qualified for membership in, or are members of their respective professional organizations. Graduate students in an accredited mental or behavioral health program may also participate in this training.

Objectives:

  1. State at least one intervention which can be used to discuss underlying excessive guilt experienced by a trauma survivor client
  2. Identify at least two methods for addressing unresolved grief that is attached to traumatic experiences by your clients
  3. Identify your own countertransference responses when hearing about traumatic events in your clients’ lives

Cost: $20.00

Parking: Ample on-street parking is available at or near the 2100 Building

Lunch Options:

  • Fare Start @ 2100 Café – near the entrance to the 2100 Building
  • Borracchini’s Bakery – 2307 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Burger King – 2021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • McDonald’s – 2336 25th Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Wendy’s – 2543 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • QFC – 2711 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Toshio’s Teriyaki – 1706 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 98144

Free CEUs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.


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Identifying Depression


Identifying Depression

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Location: The Maltby Building
Edmonds Community College, Maltby Building, Room 109, 7020 196th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

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From: June 16, 2017 at 10:00am to: 11:30am

Trainer(s): Conference Speakers & Presenters

Details: This module is designed to help participants recognize and manage those behaviors, thoughts and feelings that could be signs or symptoms of depression. Feeling depressed is a fairly common experience. Depression is often seen in conjunction with PTSD, TBI and other disorders. This module will help participants identify problematic symptoms, find ways to address and/or manage them, and figure out when to make a referral or seek additional help.

This event is being held for free in support of Veterans & their families, through a partnership with the Red Cross.

Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  • identify problematic symptoms
  • find ways to address and/or manage them
  • figure out when to make a referral or seek additional help

Cost: Free!

Parking: Parking is available around, behind and in front of the building.


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Don’t Get Burned: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know about Washington Marijuana Laws- Part 1


Don’t Get Burned: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know about Washington Marijuana Laws- Part 1

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Location: The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

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From: July 7, 2017 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Eric Ström, JD, MA. LMHC

Details: The laws, regulations, and policies regarding the legal use of marijuana can cannabis are rapidly changing. Among the general public, there are many misperceptions and misunderstandings of the current rules. In this workshop we will examine Washington State and Federal legal standards regarding legal use of cannabis. We will also discuss legal and ethical issues relating to the use of cannabis by clinicians. Participants will gain increased understanding of the current laws regarding cannabis use to best support their veteran clients. This course is intended to meet ethics CEU requirements for mental & behavioral health providers.

Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of Federal and Washington State cannabis laws
  • Analyze the interaction between Federal and State Controlled Substance laws
  • Apply Federal and State Controlled Substance laws to decision making as a credentialed healthcare provider

Cost: $10.00

Parking: Ample on-street parking is available at or near the 2100 Building

Lunch Options:

  • Fare Start @ 2100 Café – near the entrance to the 2100 Building
  • Borracchini’s Bakery – 2307 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Burger King – 2021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • McDonald’s – 2336 25th Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Wendy’s – 2543 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • QFC – 2711 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Toshio’s Teriyaki – 1706 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 98144

Free CEUs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.


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Don’t Get Burned: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know about Washington Marijuana Laws – Part 2


Don’t Get Burned: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know about Washington Marijuana Laws – Part 2

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Location: The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

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From: July 7, 2017 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Eric Ström, JD, MA. LMHC

Details: Building on the information provided in Part 1, this workshop we will review the Washington State and Federal legal standards regarding legal use of cannabis. We will then discuss legal and ethical issues relating to the use of cannabis by clients. Participants will gain increased understanding of the current laws regarding cannabis use to best support their veteran clients. This course is intended to meet ethics CEU requirements for mental & behavioral health providers.

Objectives:

  • Review Federal and Washington State cannabis laws
  • Gain an understanding of medical marijuana and clinical scope of practice
  • Recognize the potential impacts use of legal marijuana may have on clients
  • Gain awareness of cross-jurisdictional issues relating to legal use of marijuana.

Cost: $10.00

Parking: Ample on-street parking is available at or near the 2100 Building

Lunch Options:

  • Fare Start @ 2100 Café – near the entrance to the 2100 Building
  • Borracchini’s Bakery – 2307 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Burger King – 2021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • McDonald’s – 2336 25th Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Wendy’s – 2543 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • QFC – 2711 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Toshio’s Teriyaki – 1706 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 98144

Free CEUs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.


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Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy with Veterans & Their Partners


Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy with Veterans & Their Partners

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Location: The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

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From: July 21, 2017 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Catherine Caska Wallace, Ph.D.

Details: A wealth of research has documented greater rates of relationship dissatisfaction among military and Veteran couples, especially for those who also struggle with mental health problems. Relationship dysfunction is associated with a multitude of mental and physical health consequences, and research has explored treatments that may serve to improve the quality of romantic relationships in both civilian and military populations. Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT) is an empirically supported couple therapy that has been endorsed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This training aims to provide an overview of the challenges facing Veterans and their partners, introduce the therapeutic elements and implementation of IBCT, and discuss practical ways in which to manage common challenges in couples therapy (e.g., intimate partner violence, high conflict). This 6-hour training is intended for mental health professionals, and a background in couple therapy is not required.

Training for Mental & Behavioral Health Professionals: This workshop is open to professionals with mental and behavioral health-related graduate degrees (e.g., MSW, MA, MS, MSN), physicians, dentists, and psychologists (e.g., AMA, ADA, APA), and those professionals who are qualified for membership in, or are members of their respective professional organizations. Graduate students in an accredited mental or behavioral health program may also participate in this training.

Objectives:

  1. Increase understanding of the experience of military couples and the challenges that they may face
  2. Gain an introduction to the therapeutic elements of IBCT and learn how to implement this treatment with Veteran populations
  3. Discuss common challenges of couples therapy and how to best handle these difficulties

Cost: $20.00

Parking: Ample on-street parking is available at or near the 2100 Building

Lunch Options:

  • Fare Start @ 2100 Café – near the entrance to the 2100 Building
  • Borracchini’s Bakery – 2307 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Burger King – 2021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • McDonald’s – 2336 25th Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Wendy’s – 2543 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • QFC – 2711 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Toshio’s Teriyaki – 1706 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 98144

Free CEUs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.