Training at Compass Health

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Compass Health provides quality continuing education opportunities at a reasonable price to behavioral health professionals, social service professionals and educators. We are continually adding new trainings and classes. So check us out! For additonal information about the class click on the class flyer. If you would like to receive email about upcoming trainings, please send us an email to be added to our email distribution list.

  • Navigating Microaggressions and Other Cross Cultural Conflicts

    How do you navigate microaggressions - those words and actions that offend or hurt, even though they may be unintended?

    Learn some of the obstacles of authentic conversations, as well as practical strategies for what to do or say when you are the target of, witness to, and agents of microaggressions.

    About the Speaker:

    Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee, experienced educator and diversity consultant whose passion and expertise ranges from science and ethics for middle school students, gender equity in STEM education, cross-cultural communication, gender bias, relational aggression, identity development, anti-bullying, brain and learning, and more. Driven toward empowering youth to make a better future for themselves and their communities, and at the same time working with adults to help create inclusive communities that will help empower youth of all races, ethnic origins, genders, abilities, sexual orientations, and other identities.

    Licensed Social Workers, Marriage/Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors: 3.5 Continuing Education Credits  from NASW- WA

    Educators: 3.5 OSPI Clock Hours

    Date(s): Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 9am-12pm, Everett WA

    Please click below to view class details and sign up options:

    Online Registration & Payment

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  • Adult and Child First Aid, CPR and AED Certification - Everett

    Would you know what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency?

    Are you required to be certified in First Aid and CPR?

    Attend this combined 4 hour class and learn First Aid, CPR and AED.

    ¨ Class includes the training guide.

    ¨ Earn a 2-year completion card through ASHI, American Health and Safety Institute.

    ¨ Infant and child CPR are included

    “This was the best CPR/First Aid class I’ve ever attended!”

    “Bill Merritt is hilarious. His teaching style is very engaging & entertaining. Keeps you wanting to learn more. Makes jokes that make it easy to remember.”

    “One of the best trainings I have been to. Bill made the training interactive and fun!”

    “Instructor was excellent, had current and accurate information, was great and funny.”

    “Great presentation on the material. Great energy and fun!”

    “Appreciated his energy and use of humor - very knowledgeable on all topics - I feel more confident that I can use these techniques in real life.”

    About the trainer, Bill Merritt:

    · American Medical Response (formerly Shepard Ambulance)  - Former Field Training Officer

    · American Heart Association - Instructor Trainer

    · Department of Transportation - Level I Instructor

    · Basic Life Support - Instructor / Evaluator

    · King County Fire District 10  - Firefighter / Emergency Medical Technician - 10 years experience

    · Emergency Medical Technician since 1978

    · Prior King County Defibrillator Technician

    · Experience in earthquake and disaster preparedness

    Date(s): Friday, May 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Everett

    Please click below to view class details and sign up options:

    Online Registration & Payment

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  • Anger Management Class

    What is anger?

    How do you calm down?

    What do you need to learn about anger?

    This course is for those who are court ordered for anger management or who are interested in learning coping skills to overcome their anger. Attend this in-depth Anger Management course and learn skills that can be used to reduce conflicts with co-workers, family and friends.

    Licensed Social Workers, Marriage/Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors: 8 Continuing Education Credits  from NASW- WA

    Educators: 8 OSPI Clock Hours


    1. Gain a better understanding of emotions.

    2. Be able to evaluate your pattern of expressing anger and the underlying emotion, as well as, identity your learned patterns of behavior.

    3. Be able to use at least three of seven skills of de-escalation outside of class.

    4. Be able to identify your triggers and source of your anger.


    Rick Pribbernow has more than 20 years of experience providing life skills training to adults, families and children. He holds degrees in education, curriculum development, and counseling. His unique presentation style is both creative and interactive. Rick has the ability to quickly communicate difficult concepts in simple ways. He helps individuals get in touch with their feelings, and teaches simple guidelines for understanding and effectively dealing with those emotions.


    Training Line: 425-349-8588

    Fax: 425-349-8383


    Please contact the Training Department if you have a disability, require special accommodations or need more information.

    Cancellations must be made in writing, faxed or emailed and received no later than five days prior to the event. A $5.00 per person processing fee will be deducted. No refund or credit will be made after that date without prior approval.

    Date(s): Friday, June 9, 2017, 8:00am-4:30pm, Everett WA, $150.00 Early Regisration. $175.00 Regular Registration

    Please click below to view class details and sign up options:

    Online Registration & Payment

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  • Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) - Everett

    Through a partnership with the North Sound Behavioral Health Organization (NSBHO), Compass Health is offering this one-day workshop for behavioral 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 is appropriate for all mental health professionals including social workers, marriage & family therapists, and licensed mental health counselors. AMSR meets the legislative mandate for training under ESHB 2366.

    Participants will:

    Recognize the 24 core competencies that enable behavioral health professionals to assess and work effectively with individuals at risk of suicide;

    Increase their knowledge and skills in eliciting suicide ideation, behavior, plans and intent;

    Increase their knowledge and skills in making a clinical judgment of the short and long term risks for suicide; and

    Increase their knowledge and skills in developing a treatment & services plan that addresses the client’s immediate, acute and continuing risk for suicidal behaviors.

    About the Presenter:

    Jennifer Barron, Director of Community Initiatives, Training and Forefront Cares. Prior to joining Forefront, Jennifer worked as the Deputy Director of the Youth Suicide Prevention Program (YSPP), where she supervised grassroots coalitions across the state and conducted statewide training on suicide prevention. Ms. Barron has more than 20 years of experience managing programs in support of an organizational mission.

    CEs: 6 continuing education credits from NASW-WA

    Date(s): Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Everett, WA,$25.00 NSMHA Providers, $115.00 non-NSMHA providers

    Please click below to view class details and sign up options:

    Online Registration & Payment

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  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification -  Mt. Vernon

    This introductory course is not intended for current mental health treatment providers.   

    Do you know a youth that may be facing mental health challenges? Do you know how to help?

    Mental Health First Aid USA is proud to announce a new curriculum focused on helping youth (ages 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health challenge or in a crisis.

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly – teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

    The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn a core five-step action plan to support an adolescent developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or in an emotional crisis:

    · Assess for risk of suicide or harm

    · Listen nonjudgmentally

    · Give reassurance and information

    · Encourage appropriate professional help

    · Encourage self-help and other support strategies

    Compass Health is offering this fun, highly interactive one day course that provides an overview of youth mental illness in the U.S. It introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and builds understanding of its impact.

    Educators/Teachers: 8 Washington State Clock hours

    Cost: $15.00

    Who should take this class? State policymakers, school personnel and educators, foster parents, caring citizens, police and corrections officers, librarians, first responders, health care professionals, employers, business leaders, faith community staff/volunteers and young adults.

    Who should not take this class? Therapists, councilors and other mental health professionals. This course is introductory. We provide many trainings for professionals and we want to make sure we are directing you to a class you will enjoy.

    Date(s): Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mt. Vernon

    Please click below to view class details and sign up options:

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form