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. 

  • Holiday Blues: Mini-Workshop

    Cheerful music fills the air. Everywhere you see smiling faces and warm feelings abound. Everyone is happy and full of joy for the holidays, right? Maybe not.

    Holidays can be exciting, but they can be stressful and overwhelming. For many people holidays bring feelings of excitement, sadness, worry and expectations.

    Here is how you can beat the blues. Attend this class and learn how to deal with the stress and mixed emotions this time of year creates for both you and your family.

    You will learn how to:

    • Set goals
    • Prioritize your to-do-list
    • Strategize a personal plan

    With a little bit of planning, your upcoming holiday season can be wonderful and fun!

    About The Speaker:

    Rick Pribbernow has more than 19 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.  Rich 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.

    Date(s): Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014; Noon-3pm, 4526 Federal Ave Everett, WA $35.00 each, $30.00 each in group of 3 or more, $20 CH staff

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

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form

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

    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): Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:45am check-in, 9:00am-1:00pm, Compass Health 4526 Federal Ave Everett, $70, $65 Compass staff

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

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form

  • Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) - Bellingham

    Through a partnership with the North Sound Mental Health Administration (NSMHA), 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, psychologists 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:

    Sue Eastgard MSW, is a master trainer in AMSR and a nationally recognized expert in the field of suicide prevention. She has worked on mental health issues for 30+ years as a clinician, manager and director of crisis services and suicide prevention efforts. She is currently working as the Director of Training for Forefront, a suicide prevention education and research program based at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. Sue is also the Chair of the King County Suicide Prevention Coalition. Ms. Eastgard founded the Youth Suicide Prevention Program of Washington State in 1999 and served as its director until June 2011. Prior to that, she served as the executive director for the Seattle-King County Crisis Clinic for 3½ years. She is a Master Trainer of ASIST and SafeTALK, suicide first aid training programs.

    CEs: 6 continuing education credits from NASW-WA

    Date(s): November 11, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Bellingham, WA,$15.00 NSMHA Providers, $100.00 non-NSMHA providers

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

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form

  • Staff Registration Site

    Employee site to register and pay for internal trainings.

    Please have the training flyer with you when you fill in the registration form. You will need to enter the name of the training, date and amount for each class you are signing up and paying online.

    Thank you 

    Date(s): See staff flyer for dates and times

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

    Online Registration & Payment