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.

  • Adult and Child First Aid, CPR and AED Certification - Mt. Vernon

    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 founder, 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, March 9, 2018, 8:45am check-in, 9:00am-1:00pm, Mt. Vernon, $80, $75 Compass Health Workforce Members

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

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  • Anger Management Class

    Attend this in-depth Anger Management course and learn skills that can be used to reduce conflicts with co-workers, family and friends.

    In this interactive course, receive instruction and do exercises to understand the roots of anger and develop the skills to successfully deal with anger.

    Participants will:

    Gain a better understanding of emotions
    Be able to evaluate your pattern of expressing anger and the underlying emotion, as well as, identify your learned patterns of behavior
    Be able to use at least three of seven skills of de-escalation outside of class
    Be able to identify your triggers and source of your anger
    Outside of class, be able to express both what you need and what you feel

    What participants are saying about this course:

    “I feel like info obtained will help me identify source of anger more thoroughly and I am hopeful I will handle situations better with this knowledge.”

    “I thank you for this opportunity and for providing your time to me. This information is most appreciated and is most important to apply my life and family and overall wellbeing.”

    “This information pertains to all areas of my life; I have struggled with anger since age 2. I can apply these techniques and skills daily with self and family.”

    About the presenter:

    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.

    Who should attend this class?

    This course is for those who are court ordered or employer required to attend anger management training, those who are interested in learning coping skills to overcome their anger, and those who want to learn tools which they can share with the families with whom they work. This course is open to all.

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

    8 OSPI Clock Hours for Educators.

    Please note:

    This is NOT Domestic Violence counseling.
    If needed, participants may bring one support person free of charge. Please let us know five days prior to class.
    Bring a sack lunch.

    Date(s): Friday, March 30, 2018, 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Everett WA, $150.00. Increases to $175.00 one week prior.

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  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification

    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.

    WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS LEARN?
    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: $25.00. Lunch Included.

    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.

    Date(s): Thursday, April 12, 8:00am to 5:00pm, $25.00, Everett, WA

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  • Harm Reduction Intervention Training

    The umbrella term “harm reduction” comprises a set of evidence-based, patient-centered approaches that may be tailored to suit the treatment preferences of the 90% of Americans who have substance use disorders but are not ready, willing or able to stop using. Under that umbrella, harm-reduction treatment (HaRT) comprises both individual and group treatment modalities and entails a compassionate, advocacy-oriented provider stance that affords people the respect and autonomy needed to forge their own paths toward minimizing substance-related harm and improving quality of life. It does not require abstinence or use reduction, and instead prioritizes clients’ own harm-reduction goals and safer-use strategies. It focuses on “accepting people where they’re at” and avoids pathologizing or placing moral value on substance use.

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Define harm reduction

    2. Differentiate harm reduction from other treatment modalities

    3. Describe the three HaRT components

    4. Describe verbal engagement tools

    5. Describe nonverbal engagement

    6. Connect with blockages to compassion for clients

    7. Conduct substance-related harm assessment

    8. Provide feedback to clients on assessment

    9. Help clients record their assessment progress

    10. Define harm reduction goals

    11. Effectively guide client’s goal-setting

    12. Help clients create list of harm reduction goals

    13. Introduce safer-use strategies to clients

    14. Discuss safer use in conversational way

    15. Clarify the importance of this skill in recovery

    16. Complete their understanding of the mindset, heart-set and components

    17. Understand next steps and variations on HaRT

    18. Learn about consultation meetings for continuing skills building

    About the Presenter:

    Susan E. Collins is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Washington – Harborview Medical Center. She also serves as a provider and member of the Evidence-based Practice Committee in the Harborview Mental Health and Addiction Services Center.

    Continuing Education Credits

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

    8 OSPI Clock Hours for Educators.

    Date(s): Friday, April 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Everett, WA, $120 each, $25 CH workforce members & NSBHO Providers

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  • 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 3.5 NASW CEs & 3.5 WASHINGTON STATE CLOCK HOURS

    $80.00 Single Registration, FREE Compass Health Workforce Members - register in Relias.

    Date(s): Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 8:30 am to noon.$80.00 Single Registration, FREE Compass Health Workforce Members, Everett, WA

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