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Online Classes in Partnership with PsychArmor


Online Classes in Partnership with PsychArmor

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From: January 1, 2018 at 12:00am (never ends)

Trainer(s): Conference Speakers & Presenters

Details: Click the "register" button for PsychArmor courses offered exclusively for VTSC participants!

Objectives: Course offerings include:

  • Creating a Military Friendly Culture and Onboarding Program
  • Connecting with the VA
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Developing a Military Awareness Program on Campus
  • Coming Soon! Hiring & Retaining National Guard & Reserve Members

Cost: Free!

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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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: January 1, 2018 at 9:00am (never ends)

Trainer(s): John Phillips, M.A.Ed. | 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.

Objectives:

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

Contact: John Phillips
Phone: (206) 375-0784

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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Complex Post Traumatic Stress & Personality Disorders | Part One


Complex Post Traumatic Stress & Personality Disorders | Part One

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Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-375-0784
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From: January 10, 2020 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Michael Lillie, LMFT, MHP

Details: Course Description: Complex Post Traumatic Stress (C-PTSD) also known as Developmental Trauma Disorder, involves individuals who have been exposed to prolonged acute and relational trauma over an extended period of time. Complex Post Traumatic Stress often involves a disrupted-disorganized attachment style, co-occurring mental health issues, and elements of dissociation than can hinder regular trauma therapy. Personality disorders are rigid patterns and behaviors that are maladaptive and originate in early childhood as a result of relational-developmental trauma. In part one we will explore the foundations of personality and personality disorders as they are rooted in early childhood development and attachment. Part one will emphasize the dissociative personality structure and how fragmentation of the self can become full blown, diagnosable personality disorders. This course is designed to help therapists, medical professionals, and chaplains understand aspects of basic attachment theory, dissociation, and in more extreme cases the etiology and treatment of clients with a dissociative personality structure. While all are welcome to attend the course will be tailored for licensed psychotherapists and other medical professionals with a basic understanding of trauma.

Objectives: Course Objectives Part One: 1. Understand the difference between Adult/Acute Onset PTSD and Complex Post Traumatic Stress and potential co-occurring dissociative disorders. 2. Understand how early childhood attachment injuries contribute to CPTSD, Dissociative Disorders, and Personality Disorders. 3. Gain a basic understanding of parts of self (PoS) from theories of Ego State Therapy and Structural Dissociation and personality theory. 4. Learn about assessments for low levels of dissociation with clients. 5. Learn interventions for low levels of dissociation with clients. 6. Understand Self of the Therapist issues involved when working with this population.

Cost: Free

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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Law and Ethics of Releasing Health Care Information


Law and Ethics of Releasing Health Care Information

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Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-375-0784
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From: January 17, 2020 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Eric Ström, JD, MA. LMHC

Details: Law and Ethics of Releasing Health Care Information: Confidentiality, Subpoenas, Depositions, and Testifying About this Event Description Balancing the protection of client confidentiality against compliance with subpoenas and court orders can be both challenging and stress-inducing for may clinicians. An effective understanding of the legal and ethical requirements regarding confidently, subpoenas, client advocacy and in-court testimony is vital to effective clinical work and is a key part of sound professional practice. In this workshop we will examine legal and ethical standards regarding releasing client information within the legal system. We will also discuss best-practices to support effective clinical work with Veteran clients while minimizing exposure to liability. This course is intended to meet Law & Ethics CEU requirements. Outline • Sources of Law and Ethics Standards • Confidentiality & Privilege • Subpoenas • Court Testimony • Client Advocacy

Objectives: Participants in this workshop will be able to: 1) Locate and describe legal and ethical standards relating to confidentiality and privilege 2) Locate and describe Federal and Washington State legal standards relating to clinical documentation 3) Create and evaluate strategies to for in court testimony and advocacy to best support effective work with clients 4) Apply best practice standards to responding to subpoenas and other court orders.

Cost: FREE

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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Don’t Get Burned: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know about Washington Marijuana Laws - 2020


Don’t Get Burned: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know about Washington Marijuana Laws - 2020

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Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-375-0784
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From: January 17, 2020 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Eric Ström, JD, MA. LMHC

Details: Course Instructor: Eric Ström, Attorney At Law & Licensed Mental Health Counselor About The Course: 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 Law & Ethics CEU requirements. Outline • Sources of Law and Ethics Standards • Washington State Cannabis Laws • Federal Cannabis Laws • Clinicians and Cannabis • Clients and Cannabis

Objectives: 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 Recognize the potential impacts use of legal marijuana may have on clients

Cost: FREE

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing


Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

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Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-375-0784
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From: January 24, 2020 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Ann Marie Roepke, PhD

Details: How can we help our clients/patients make positive changes in their behavior -- without nagging, shaming, persuading, or arguing? Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence- based counseling approach that can help individuals change behaviors they might feel ambivalent about, such as exercising, changing their diet, quitting alcohol/drugs, adopting safer sex practices, taking important medications, or starting psychotherapy. This workshop is for professionals providing direct services to Veterans in therapeutic, healthcare, and other supportive settings. This introductory training is appropriate for mental health professionals (e.g. psychologists, social workers, marriage & family therapists, counselors), medical professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists), and professionals in other supportive roles (e.g., case managers, employment specialists, coaches, probation/parole officers). Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall) Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop. The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Objectives: In this 6-hour training, participants will learn the fundamentals of motivational interviewing, including the MI spirit, the four processes of MI, use of the core techniques (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, summaries), the strategic use of different types of reflective listening, how to evoke and strengthen motivation for change, and how to roll with difficulty and discord within the helping relationship. Training participants will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways including lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential learning activities designed to give them a richer understanding of the use of motivational interviewing in therapeutic and healthcare settings.

Cost: Free

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.