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.

  • Neurobiology-Informed Addiction Motivation and Treatment: Beyond PAWS - Save the date!

    For critical drugs of abuse, Joe Terhaar PhD will visually and kinesthetically describe the drug-specific impact on the brain.  Showing each different mechanical trap of drug compulsion and craving, he guides the practitioner in responsively adapting the recovery plan to the specific drug to increase the motivation to abstain, stay engaged in treatment, and empower recovery.  The training will speak to all professional levels of knowledge and skill in the neurobiology of addiction.

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Detail at least one genetically mediated medical condition as a parallel for understanding the predetermined trap of some drug addiction, and at least one genetic pattern increasing, and one decreasing, the vulnerability to drug addiction

    2. Relate one salient emotion for each primary neurotransmitter of drug abuse

    3. Relate one salient item of neurobiology and compulsive use for each drug of abuse category sufficient to motivate behavior change

    4. Specific to a drug, detail from the brain neurobiology one adaptation to treatment that will increase the user’s motivation to abstain from each drug of abuse

    About the Speaker:

    Joe Terhaar, Ph.D. is a practicing licensed mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist and MAC certified (NAADAC). He was trained with Robert Rhoton, PsyD, in family system trauma techniques. Full Member of the Association of Intervention Specialists and a Certified Intervention Professional using fifteen distinct strategies in helping families. Washington State-approved marriage and family licensure supervisor since 2008.


    Date(s): Thursday, October 26, 2017. 8:45am check-in, 9:0oam-4:03pm, Compass Health 4526 Federal Ave Everett, $100, $60 CH staff

  • Law & Ethics of Sustainable Clinical Practice

    Mandatory Reporting, Lethality, Clinician Self-Care, and Multicultural Competency

    Have you met your Law & Ethics training requirement?


    Understand the Washington state legal standards regarding duty to warn/duty to protect.

    Understand the legal and ethical standards regarding mandatory reporting obligations.
    Explore strategies to minimize clinician liability for client harm to self and others.
    Understand the legal and ethical standards regarding clinician self-care.
    Explore the connection between lack of clinician self-care and risk of misconduct.
    Explore some of the barriers to effective clinician self-care.
    Identify practical ways to implement an effective self-care strategy.
    Explore the professional ethical standards regarding multicultural competency.
    Understand Washington State and Federal law regarding multicultural competency and non-discrimination.
    Explore strategies to implement multicultural competency into clinical practice.
    Identify how multicultural competency impacts clinical work.

    Licensed Social Workers, Marriage/Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors: 6 Continuing Education Credits from NASW-WA.

    About the Speaker:

    Eric Ström is an attorney and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. As an attorney, Eric provides legal counsel, consultation, and guidance to mental health professionals. Eric’s counseling practice is focused on providing counseling services to combat veterans as well as providing supervision and consultation to other clinicians.

    Date(s): Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, 6 CEs. $125.00

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    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.

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

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