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. 

  • 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): October 6, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Bellingham, WA,$15.00 NSMHA Providers, $100.00 non-NSMHA providers

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  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification - Bellingham

    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: $12.00

    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. We provide many trainings for professionals and we want to make sure we are directing you to a class you will enjoy.

    Date(s): October 10, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. $12.00, Bellingham WA

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  • Living Well LifeSkills Education: Anger Management

    What is anger?

    How do you calm down?

    What do you need to learn about anger?

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

    PARTICPANTS WILL:

    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.

    5. Outside of class, be able to use skills such as expression both what you need and what you feel.

    This 12-hour course is taught over a series of six classes.

    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. 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.

    $ 300.00 Registration

    $200.00 Compass Health Clients (limit 2 discounts per class)

    Date(s): Sereis of 6 classes: Mondays, Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 17, 2014, 4-6 pm, Everett

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  • Helping Kids Deal with Their Feelings: Mini-Workshop

    3 CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR SOCIALWORKERS AND THERAPISTS - NAWS-WA provider number 1975-121

    3 CLOCK HOURS FOR EDUCATORS

    Do you know a child with challenging emotions or behaviors?

    Do you know how to help?

    This class will provide an overview of child development and how children express emotions in different developmental stages.

     Objectives:

    · Being heard: learning to communicate in age appropriate ways.

    · Vehicles and tools to help children learn to recognize and manage their emotions.

    · Identifying how grief might impact a child’s acting out.

    · Practical applications for teaching children skills to express their emotions appropriately

    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. Rick has the ability to quickly communicate difficult concepts in simply ways. He helps individuals get in touch with their feelings, and teaches simple guidelines for understanding and effectively dealing with those emotions.

    Date(s): Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, Noon-3pm, Everett, WA $35 single registration, $30 each group of 3+, $20 Compass Staff

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  • Geriatric Mental Health

    Do you work with older adults?

    Would you like to better understand common issues for geriatric clients?

    Take this course and gain an understanding of typical changes during the aging process, common mental health diagnoses and differential diagnoses.

    Take this course to learn:

    · Background information about the population of older adults

    · Resistance to Mental Health

    · Typical aging changes: learning capability, memory changes, decline of senses

    · Mental Health: Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Chronic Mental Illnesses, Dementia, Delirium

    · Most difficult differentiation – dementia, delirium, depression

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Karen L. Kent. LMHC, Certified Geriatric Mental Health Specialist, works with older adults and their families as a counselor, consultant, and coach She supervisees non-licensed clinicians and clinicians working toward their GMHS certification. She was a clinical supervisor for Evergreen Health. She was a Geriatric Psychotherapist, for Group Health Cooperative, Behavioral Health Services, providing individual, couples, and family therapy with mid-age adults, older adults, and their families.

    Date(s): Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to noon, $35 single, $30each in group of 3+, $20 CH Staff, Everett WA

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