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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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The Ethical and Effective Practitioner: Lessons for Private Practice


The Ethical and Effective Practitioner: Lessons for Private Practice

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Location: Best Western Plus Evergreen Inn and Suites
32124 25th Ave S.
Federal Way, WA 98003

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From: March 31, 2017 at 8:30am to: 3:30pm

Trainer(s): Conference Speakers & Presenters

Details: Please join Give an Hour and United Health Foundation for a day of training on how to ethically and effectively operate your private practice. This conference is ideal for mental health providers who would like to open or grow a trauma-informed private practice, and anyone who is overwhelmed by ever-changing digital ethics.

Register by Friday, March 20th, 2017

Objectives: This complementary training is limited to mental health providers and graduate students, and includes CEUs, breakfast, and lunch. There is no charge for the ample parking.

Cost: Free!

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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How to Talk to Your Clients About Sex


How to Talk to Your Clients About Sex

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

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From: April 6, 2017 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Kate L. Stewart, MA

Details: Sex is an important part of many of our client’s lives, but many therapists feel uncomfortable addressing the topic. This class will cover research on why it is important to talk to your clients about sex, when it is most important or helpful to ask about sexuality in therapy, how to start the conversation, and what to ask.

Objectives:

  1. Interpret research about client's desire to talk about sex with their medical providers.
  2. Compose a list of relevant information to ask about client's sexuality or sex life.
  3. Describe five conversation starters or points in the therapeutic process to ask about sex.
  4. Practice incorporating questions or discussions about sex into therapy.
  5. Cost: Free!

    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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PTSD and Sexuality


PTSD and Sexuality

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

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From: April 6, 2017 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Kate L. Stewart, MA

Details: Almost one in ten people in the United States will experience PTSD in their lifetime, from a wide range of traumatic events. Because PTSD and sexual activity both involve physical arousal, there is a substantial risk for sexual dysfunction as well as intimacy difficulty for these clients. In this class, we will discuss symptoms of PTSD, and how these affect intimacy and sexuality, as well as how to talk to your clients about these symptoms, and techniques for managing PTSD symptoms.

Objectives:

  1. Assess impact of PTSD on sexuality.
  2. Propose treatment plans that incorporate PTSD and its effect on sexuality.
  3. Describe PTSD symptoms that are most likely to affect sexual expression.
  4. List opportunities in therapy to inquire about sexual affects of PTSD.
  5. Discuss best methods for talking to your clients about PTSD and sex.
  6. Examine treatment strategies for coping with PTSD to share with clients.

Cost: Free!

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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Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk


Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk

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

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From: April 14, 2017 at 9:00am to: 4:30pm

Trainer(s): Mark R. Hoagland, MA, LMHC, CHT

Details: Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) is a one-day workshop for health professionals that will help them better assess suicide risk, plan treatment, and manage the ongoing care of clients at-risk for suicide. Behavioral health providers play a crucial role in preventing suicides and yet, many providers report that they feel inadequately trained to assess, treat, and manage suicidal clients. AMSR meets providers’ needs for research-informed, skills-based training. AMSR is appropriate for all mental health professionals including social workers, marriage & family therapists, psychologists, and licensed mental health counselors. AMSR meets the legislative mandate for training under ESHB 2366.

Objectives:

  • Recognize the 24 core competencies that enable social workers and mental health professionals to assess and work effectively with individuals at risk of suicide
  • Increase knowledge and skills in eliciting suicide ideation, behavior, plans, and intent
  • Increase knowledge and skills in making a clinical judgment of the short and long term risks for suicide
  • Increase knowledge and skills in developing a treatment and services plan that addresses the client’s immediate, acute, and continuing risk for suicidal behaviors

Cost: Registration for this workshop requires a non-refundable $65 fee for materials, payable by credit card

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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Music Therapy And Caring For Our Community Veterans


Music Therapy And Caring For Our Community Veterans

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

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From: April 17, 2017 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Karla C. Hawley, MT-BC, M.Ed.

Details: Walter Reed's National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) has the first state-of-the-art research center to test treatment plans integrating creative arts therapies alongside traditional rehabilitative treatments for patients in military settings. In November 2012, music therapy was added to healing art efforts at NICoE and throughout Walter Reed with the hiring of music therapists. In addition, over the past decade, there has been a marked increase in collaborative research between neuroscientists and music therapy scholars. Music is a powerful tool because it influences physiological responses, behaviors, thoughts, memories, and emotions—whether or not they reach conscious awareness. Given the signature injuries of recent wars including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), major depression, polytrauma, and a whole host of complicating sequelae such as substance abuse, family conflict, and suicide risk, you will learn in this presentation how music therapy can effectively treat many of these signature injuries.

Objectives: At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand Music Therapy as a professional and allied heathcare service
  2. Understand where and how music therapy services are currently being delivered in Washington
  3. Understand how music is process in the brain and its healing impact on Trauma
  4. Understand the significance of preferred music
  5. Experience specific music therapy interventions as related to certain signature injuries
  6. Cost: Free!

    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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Practical Applications of Mindfulness Techniques


Practical Applications of Mindfulness Techniques

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

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From: April 17, 2017 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Kimberly Hardy, LMHC

Details:

This 3-hour workshop provides guidance to social service providers interested in learning about mindfulness and its practical applications. This introductory workshop will address core principles such as the basics of mindfulness, a general review of therapeutic modalities which utilize mindfulness, and practical examples of how mindfulness may be incorporated into clinical work. Attendees will be asked to participate in several mindfulness exercises with the goal of replicating these exercises in their own practice or self-care.

The presenter will provide practical demonstrations of the objectives through the utilization of PowerPoint and attendee participation in mindfulness exercises.

Objectives:

  1. Define mindfulness
  2. Identify three client populations that could benefit from using mindfulness practices
  3. Identify three popular therapies that rely heavily on mindfulness
  4. Experience mindfulness exercises
  5. Learn how to use mindfulness in your current practice
  6. Discover ways in which to incorporate mindfulness into self-care

Cost: Free!

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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Understanding PTSD & Psychosocial Stressors


Understanding PTSD & Psychosocial Stressors

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

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From: April 21, 2017 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Chalon L. Ervin, Psy.D.

Details: TBA

Objectives: TBA

Cost: Free!

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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Post Traumatic Growth: seeing trauma through a different lens


Post Traumatic Growth: seeing trauma through a different lens

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

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From: April 21, 2017 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Kimberly Hardy, LMHC

Details:

During this half-day training participants will learn about some of the current ideas about post-traumatic growth (PTG) as it relates to post-traumatic stress. We will briefly go over some of the more prominent research, and spend most of our time looking at how growth can occur in spite of difficulty or trauma. We will utilize case examples to apply factors commonly associated with PTG.

This training is geared towards mental and behavioral health providers, including social service specialists and case managers.

Objectives:

  • Review traumas associated with military service
  • Understand PTG as it relates to post-traumatic stress
  • Familiarization with some of the more prominent research about PTG
  • Differentiate between PTG & resilience
  • Examine applicability of PTG in your current practice

Cost: Free!

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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Film Screening: Thank You for Your Service


Film Screening: Thank You for Your Service

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Location: Bella Bottega Stadium 11
8890 NE 161st Avenue
Redmond, WA

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From: April 25, 2017 at 7:30pm to: 9:30pm

Trainer(s): Conference Speakers & Presenters

Details: Thank You for Your Service takes aim at the failed military mental health policies within the U.S. military and their tragic consequences. Following the stories of four struggling Iraq War veterans with interviews of top military and civilian leaders. Observing the systemic neglect, the film argues for significant internal change and offers a roadmap of hope. Interviews include Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen, Generals David Petraeus and Loree Sutton, Sebastian Junger, Nicholas Kristof, Dexter Filkins, Dr. Mark Russell, Senator Patty Murray, Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Colonels Lawrence Wilkerson and Dave Sutherland.

Objectives: Learn about military mental health policies within the U.S. Military

Cost: $11.00

Parking: Parking lot is on site.


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Cognitive Processing Therapy - Basics


Cognitive Processing Therapy - Basics

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

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From: April 27, 2017 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Scott Michael, Ph.D.

Details:

Trauma can impact the way people see the world, themselves and others in many ways and yet research and clinical experience shows that common patterns often emerge that the adept clinician can identify. Further, the nature of military training and the kinds of traumatic experiences many of our nation’s Veterans experience also lead to common patterns of trauma-related thoughts. This training will help the clinician learn how to identify these patterns and use cognitive therapies such as Cognitive Processing Therapy to help Veterans learn how to mediate the effects of these thoughts on their lives.

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 social service providers. Graduate students in an accredited mental or behavioral health program may also participate in this training.

Objectives:

  1. Learn to better recognize common patterns of Veteran PTSD-related thoughts
  2. Use cognitive therapy techniques to mediate PTSD-related thoughts
  3. Learn approaches to effective facilitation of alternative thinking strategies for Veteran patients

Cost: Free!

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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Law and Ethics of Effective Clinical Documentation


Law and Ethics of Effective Clinical Documentation

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

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From: April 28, 2017 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Eric Ström, JD, MA. LMHC

Details: TBD

Objectives: TBD

Cost: $10.00

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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Law and Ethics of Informed Consent


Law and Ethics of Informed Consent

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

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From: April 28, 2017 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Eric Ström, JD, MA. LMHC

Details: TBD

Objectives: TBD

Cost: 10.00

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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An Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy


An Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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

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From: May 1, 2017 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Kimberly Hardy, LMHC

Details:

Creating a life worth living is the tagline often heard when talking about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Although DBT is an evidence based practice, there is stigma and mystery around the therapy itself. This training will challenge the participant’s understanding of DBT and expand their ability to incorporate principles of DBT into their already existing practice.

Clinical Case Examples will be used to illustrate assessment and clinical intervention strategies and audience participation in Role-Playing and Open Discussions will be encouraged throughout the presentation.

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 social service providers. Graduate students in an accredited mental or behavioral health program may also participate in this training.

Objectives: Through lecture, videos, and in-workshop practice:

  • Participants will acquire a basic understanding of DBT and its relationship to other therapeutic practices.
  • Participants will discover the difference between comprehensive DBT and DBT ‘informed’ care.
  • Participants will learn which populations can benefit from DBT.
  • Participants will learn core components of skills group and ideas in which to incorporate these components into current practice.
  • Participants will use a case study to learn the DBT hierarchy of treatment.
  • Participants will understand common strategies used in individual sessions.
  • Cost: Free!

    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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An Introduction to Narrative Therapy


An Introduction to Narrative Therapy

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

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From: May 1, 2017 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Randy Nelson, LMHC

Details:

Narrative Therapy sits at the edges of Psychological legitimacy. It’s acknowledged as a member of the therapy family, though often relegated to the kids’ table. While this peripheral location might challenge Narratively-inclined clinicians in the context of exalted empiricism and manualization, Narrative Therapy is all about lingering in the margins.

Narrative Therapy asserts that we make sense of our lives through story, and it is not just a therapy of “telling your story.” With an underpinning in Social Constructionism, Narrative challenges the “your” part of “your story.” Life is troubling when we lose connection with our own authorship privileges. We may find ourselves living a problem’s story--the story of alcoholism or PTSD or not-good-enoughness--that purports to be about us, but leaves a bulk of our experiences, values, relationships, and neatnesses idling untold in the margins. Similarly, dominant cultural ideas ensnare us with their own prescriptions for who we are or aren’t and can or can’t be.

Narrative Therapy separates the problem from the person, giving space to collaboratively construct and thicken preferred stories and identities. As stories exist in relationship, Narrative practitioners also help circulate preferred stories among clients’ chosen communities of support. Narrative Therapy assures that our stories communicate what is most vital and valued about us.

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 social service providers. Graduate students in an accredited mental or behavioral health program may also participate in this training.

Objectives: Through lecture, videotaped sessions, therapeutic documents, and in-workshop practice:

  • Participants will acquire a basic understanding of Social Constructionism and its relationship to Narrative practices.
  • Participants will learn to create externalizing questions that extricate the person from the problem.
  • Participants will begin crafting questions that thicken preferred storylines.
  • Participants will understand common "re-membering" practices, assuring that preferred stories circulate and live outside of the therapy room.
  • Participants will create a therapeutic document.

Cost: Free!

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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Civilians serving Veterans: respect, connection, and openness to learning


Civilians serving Veterans: respect, connection, and openness to learning

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

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From: May 5, 2017 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Sara Smucker Barnwell, Ph.D.

Details:

How can a civilian clinician understand the experiences of a client who has served his or her country? This 3-hour workshop provides guidance to civilian clinicians interested in delivering care to Veteran clients. Our workshop will combine educational resources, clinical vignette discussion, and practical examples to explore how civilian providers may navigate themes of rapport and empathy with respect and openness.

From an interactive base, the presenter provides practical demonstrations of the objectives through the utilization of technological media within an interactive attendee-centered PowerPoint presentation style. Attendees will be asked to participate in experiential exercises, including role play with colleagues.

Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 resources where one may learn about military themes, terminology and events.
  2. Identify 3 clinical techniques for connecting with a client whose experience is highly divergent from one’s own.
  3. Practice 1 role play applying these techniques with a colleague.

Cost: Free!

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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PTSD Basics: diagnosis, treatment, and client education


PTSD Basics: diagnosis, treatment, and client education

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

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From: May 5, 2017 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Sara Smucker Barnwell, Ph.D.

Details:

How can I talk to my clients about PTSD? What types of therapies are best suited to treat PTSD? Do clients get better? This 3-hour workshop provides introductory guidance to clinicians diagnosing and treating clients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The workshop presenter will focus on diagnostic criteria, an overview of evidence-based treatment options, and how to educate clients regarding the diagnosis. Special emphasis is given to the treatment of military trauma.

From an interactive base, the presenter provides practical demonstrations of the objectives through the utilization of technological media within an interactive attendee-centered PowerPoint presentation style

Objectives:

  1. Identify the 8 diagnostic criteria associated with PTSD in DSM 5
  2. Identify 3 evidence based therapies demonstrated to treat PTSD.
  3. Identify 3 resources in the community for active military and Veterans with PTSD.

Cost: Free!

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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Cognitive Processing Therapy - Advanced


Cognitive Processing Therapy - Advanced

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

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From: May 18, 2017 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Scott Michael, Ph.D.

Details:

This training will help the clinician learn how to use Cognitive Processing Therapy to help Veterans learn how to mediate the effects of thoughts on their lives. Advanced Considerations are examined in this workshop.

This advanced training is a follow-up to the training in Cognitive Therapy offered on April 27. For the advanced training, it is not required, but highly recommended, that you receive the training on April 27.

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 social service providers. Graduate students in an accredited mental or behavioral health program may also participate in this training.

Objectives:

  1. Learn to better treat common patterns of Veteran PTSD-related thoughts
  2. Use and modify cognitive therapy techniques to mediate PTSD-related thoughts
  3. Refine approaches to effective facilitation of alternative thinking strategies for Veteran patients

Cost: Free!

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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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 4:30pm

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

Details:

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.

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.