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.

  • Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) offered by NASW-WA

    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. Meets the nursing training requirement.

    By the end of the one-day workshop, participants will:  

    · 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 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:

    Mark Hoagland is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has specialized in working with trauma following suicide for over 10 years. His work experience includes working for over 8 years at the King County Crisis Clinic as Supervisor, Crisis Intervention Specialist, Trainer and Group Facilitator. He is current the director of a mental health clinic which is a clinic that specializes in working with Veterans with PTSD and/or Military Sexual Trauma and their families.

    He has earned BA degrees in both Psychology and International Economics from the University of Washington. After working in international trade for 10 years, he returned to school and earned his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Seattle University.

    Mark’s experience as a therapist includes working with crisis management, trauma, PTSD, complicated grief, suicide, MST, veteran issues and couples counseling. For over 7 years he was the facilitator of the King County Survivors of Suicide grief group working with people who have had a loved one die by suicide. Mark is an experienced public speaker and teacher. He has been successfully training counselors and other professionals how to assess and manage suicide risk for over 2 years.

    Standard Registration:  

             https://nasw-wa.org/event-registration/?ee=155  ;

                      $150.00 NASW Member

                      $200.00 Non-Member

     

    Compass Health Registration:

             Fill out form on back from NASW-WA.

                      $115.00 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, March 3, 2017

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

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form

  • Adult Mental Health First Aid Certification

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

    You probably know First Aid and maybe even CPR – but what if the problem is mental illness? Do you know how to help?

    Mental Health First Aid is a program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It is a public education and prevention tool that will improve the public’s knowledge of mental health problems and connects people with care for their mental health problems.

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

    Take the course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders and learn:

    1. The prevalence of mental illnesses in the U.S. and their emotional and economic cost.

    2. The potential warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.

    3. A 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis and connect them to professional care.

    4. Resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.

    NOW OFFERING 8 WASHINGTON STATE CLOCK HOURS

    Who should take this class? Health care professionals, employers and business leaders, faith communities, police and corrections officers, educators, first responders, nursing home staff and caregivers, state policymakers, human resource professionals, consumers and family members, and caring citizens.

    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): March 24, 2017, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, $15.00 each. Everett WA

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

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form

  • 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.

    Presenters:

    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.

    Now Offering NASW CEs & WASHINGTON STATE CLOCK HOURS

    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

    Download Mail in Registration Form

  • 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.

    PARTICPANTS WILL:

    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.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    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:

    "Hopefully it will help me to react in an acceptable way and/ or feel better/more confident when communicating."
    "I can take what I have learned from this class and apply it to my everyday life."
    "Learned to stay calm in a tight stressful situation."
    "I can use the skills learned from this course in my communication obligations among family, friends or others in a patient and calm manner."
    "This will help me communicate with customers better."
    "This information will give additional support for instructing others."
    "Self-awareness tool were dead on! I loved the iceberg emotion, I will use this daily."

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

    QUESTIONS:

    Training Line: 425-349-8588

    Fax: 425-349-8383

    Email: compasstraining@compassh.org

    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, $175.00

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

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form

  • 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.

    Presenter:

    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:  

             https://nasw-wa.org/event-registration/?ee=159

                     $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:

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form