Training at Compass Health

There are several pages of classes. Please scroll and click the page numbers to view all trainings!

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

    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): Thursday, May 29, 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

  • Living Well Classes:  Anger Workout

    What is anger? What are the results of anger?

    Attend Anger Workout and learn skills that can be used to reduce conflicts with co-workers, family and friends.

    Learn to examine your emotions, how you choose to deal with anger, communication with others and resolve conflict. Identify the consequences of choices and learn to make choices that are more appropriate. After taking these classes, you can develop new skills to promote personal communication and conflict reduction.

    This 6-hour course is taught over a series of three classes.

    What attendees say about our Living Well classes:

    "There is something wonderfully contagious about Rick's genuine caring, enthusiasm and humor.  He motivates his listeners to self-awareness, insights and even answers!  More importantly, he makes sense."

    "This class really opened my eyes about a lot of things and I will use the things I learned for the rest of my life."

    About The Speaker:

    Rick Pribbernow has more than 18 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.


    Date(s): Mondays, June 2, 9 &16, 2014, 6-8pm, Everett WA $60.00 per person for all three sessions

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

    Online Registration & Payment

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification - MT. VERNON, WA

    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.

    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: $12.00


    Date(s): Friday, June 6, 2014, 8am - 5 pm, Mt. Vernon, WA

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

    Online Registration & Payment

  • Ethics in Community Mental Health: Contemporary Challenges and Responsive Practices

    Participants will:

    Review and/or Learn a number of generic ethical principles to expand their thinking about ethics beyond a discipline’s or employer’s code of ethics.

    Reinforce their knowledge of what is acceptable and not acceptable in direct service work with clients.

    Apply the Compass Health Code of Ethics, selected discipline specific codes of ethics and the more generic ethical terms to identified ethical dilemmas posed by specific case studies.

    Utilize an ethical decision making model to analyze and work towards resolution of the dilemmas posed by the case studies.

    Review some of the most common infractions committed by mental health personnel in Washington State and the United States.

    Understand the best practices in developing a risk management strategy to prevent ethical violations


    Jonathan R. Beard MSSW is a Washington State Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and also holds the credential of Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner as issued by the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.




    Date(s): June 10, 2013, 9-4:30, 6 CEUs; Cost $125.00 single, $100.00 each in grp of 3+, $75.00 CH staff

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

    Online Registration & Payment

  • Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)

    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): June 17, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,4526 Federal Ave Everett, WA,$15.00 NSMHA Providers, $100.00 non-NSMHA pro

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

    Online Registration & Payment