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.

  • Today’s Psychiatric Medications

    If you’ve ever wondered why your client or student is being prescribed a specific medication, this workshop is for you.

    Concise, useful, but not too technical, the medication information presented in this workshop will extend your knowledge of psychopharmacology for both adults and children. Melissa Turner and Joanne Sprunger are Compass Health staff members with a wealth of information to share about today’s psychiatric medications, their benefits, side effects and uses.

    Participants will:

    · Gain a deeper understanding of current psychopharmacological medications: how they work, benefits and side effects, typical dosage levels.

    · Gain a historical background of psychopharmacology.

    · Learn to assess for side effects and efficacy of various medications with your clients and how to address their medication concerns.

    · Learn how the medications are used the same and differently with children.

    The first part of the workshop will be outlining medications, history and research, side effects focusing on adults. The second part will specifically address medications and how they work, the same or differently, when prescribed to children and youth.


    Joanne Sprunger, ARNP works with adult clients suffering from a variety of psychiatric disorders, providing diagnostic evaluations and medication management. Joanne is a member of the Clinical Faculty in Psychiatric Nursing at the UW.

    Melissa Turner, ARNP,  works primarily with children and adolescents. suffering from a variety of psychiatric disorders, providing diagnostic evaluations and medication management.


    Date(s): Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 8:30am to noon $80.00 Single, $70.00 each 3+, FREE CH Staff, Everett, WA

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

    Online Registration & Payment

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  • Screenagers: Growing Up In The Digital Age provided by Verdant in partnership with Compass Health

    Join us for a screening of the documentary "Screenagers" and training with Ann Steel, MD, LMHC, who works with individuals and families affected by technology overuse and addiction.

    Licensed Social Workers, Marriage/ Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors:

    2 Continuing Education Credits from NASW-WA are available

    • Understand the mental health risks of excessive and addictive technology use.

    • Learn who is at risk for technology overuse and addiction.

    • Understand the issues surrounding diagnosis and treatment.

    View the film trailer at

    Learn more or register online at or call (425) 582-8600.

    Date(s): Tuesday, April 18 from 4-6 p.m. Verdant Community Wellness Center, Lynnwood WA

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

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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.


    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.

    Commnents from the 6/26/2015 Anger Managements Class:

    "I was dreading this class but you made it easy and I feel better equipped to handle my future anger issues."

    "I can use the skills learned from this course in my communication obligations among family, friends or others in a patient and calm manner."

    "Awesome class"

    "Great overview. A lot of info given in a short amount of time."

    "Thank you for the extra paperwork and handouts to use later; you are a great instructor and very easy to listen to and follow."
    "I do feel all this material you taught is good. We will be taking all we learned to help others. I still and will always struggle with anger so this also will help my future a lot as well. Thank you."


    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, April 21, 2017, 8am-4:30pm, Everett WA, $150.00 Paid by 4/14/17, $175.00 Paid after 4/15/17

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

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  • LASW/LICSW Licensure Exam Prep Workshop Provided by NASW-WA

    LASW/LICSW Licensure Exam Prep Workshop

    Provided by NASW-WA

    Please Note: It is advisable that you take this course NO MORE than 90 days prior to taking the exam!

    NASW Washington State Chapter is pleased to offer this popular course to social workers seeking to become licensed. The Licensure Examination Preparation Course will assist social workers in their preparations to take either the clinical or advanced ASWB exam that is required for social work licensure in the State of Washington and most other states.

    The course was extensively revised and updated in 2012. The course retains its well received approach of emphasizing three elements as significantly contributing to a passing score on the examination. These are anxiety management, focused content review and avoiding mistakes in answering questions. The course includes a 200+ page manual and a sample test, helpful in practicing the techniques of avoiding mistakes in answering questions.


    LAURA CARDINAL, MSW, LICSW, joined the University of Southern California School of Social Work Virtual Academic Center Field Faculty in 2014 where she teaches in the field department and acts as a Field Liaison for students across the western United States.  Her recent professional career has focused on health and medical social work across the lifespan and in multiple medical social work settings, including the emergency department, perinatal care, oncology and hospice. Cardinal’s experience extends to the areas of alternative high school education, juvenile justice, national service programming and wilderness-based experiential education. From 2005 to 2008, she served as a board member of the Opportunity Council, and in 2003 she was chosen as a finalist for the Presidential Management Fellowship. 

    9:00 am to 4:30pm, Friday, April 21, 2017

    Standard Registration:  


                     $125.00 NASW Member

                     $175.00 Non-Member

    Compass Health Registration:

             Fill out form on back from NASW-WA.

                     $100.00 Workforce Member

             - Compass Health Staff Professional Funds:

    Have your supervisor sign a Check Request form, attach the NASW-WA form & send to HR at MS 42.

              - Check or Credit Card:

    Return the attached form to NASW-WA.

    Date(s): 9:00 am to 4:30pm, Friday, April 21, 2017 Everett WA

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

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  • 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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