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 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, Ocotber 30, 2015, 8:45am check-in, 9:00am-1:00pm, Mt. Vernon, $70, $65 Compass staff

    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. Compass Health is offering this fun, highly interactive 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.

    Mental Health First Aid 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.

    Who should take this course?

    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.

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

    Take this course to:

    · Certify in Mental Health First Aid

    · Learn the prevalence of mental illnesses in the U.S. and its emotional and economic cost.

    · Identity the potential warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.

    · Receive intensive guidance through the ALGEE action plan for both crisis and non-crisis situations

    Those who complete the class will receive a manual and certification.

    8 clock hours for educators.

    Date(s): Tues., Nov. 10th, 2015 - Everett, WA $12.00 each

    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.


    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, December 4, 2015, 8am-4:30pm, Everett WA, $175.00

  • 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