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 Mental Health First Aid Certification - Mt. Vernon

    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. It 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.

    Compass Health is offering this fun, highly interactive one day 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.

    Take the course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders and learn:

    1. The prevalence of mental illnesses in the U.S. and their emotional and economic cost.

    2. The potential warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.

    3. A 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis and connect them to professional care.

    4. Resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.

    NOW OFFERING 8 WASHINGTON STATE CLOCK HOURS

    Who should take this class? 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.

    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): Thursday, September 22, 2016, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, $15.00 each. Mt.Vernon WA

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

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  • 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.

    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.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    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.

    QUESTIONS:

    Training Line: 425-349-8588

    Fax: 425-349-8383

    Email: compasstraining@compassh.org

    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, September 30, 2016, 8am-4:30pm, Everett WA, $175.00

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

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  • 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.

    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: $15.00

    Date(s): Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 8am - 5 pm, Mt. Vernon, WA, $15.00

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

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  • 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 7, 2016, 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:

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  • Clinical Supervision Training - Open to Compass Health and NSMHA Providers Only

    Have you met your Clinical Supervision classroom training requirement?

    Good clinical supervision benefits the client, the clinician and the organization. The two-day training balances group participation, exercises and discussions with research-based findings. Participants receive copies of suggested forms to use, handouts and other resources.

    This 2-day, 15 hour training (includes 4 law and ethics credits) meets the educational requirement for becoming an approved supervisor in Washington state. Participants will learn about the supervision WAC, the differences between supervision and case consultation, the importance of multicultural, gender and age differences, law and ethics associated with supervision, and have a chance to problem solve common supervision concerns all within a collaborative and supportive training.

    Participants will:

    1. Learn about the W.A.C. as it applies to clinical supervision.

    2. Improve their supervisory skills.

    3. Understand the difference between supervision and consultation.

    4. Explore the effects of gender, age and ethnicity on the supervisory relationship.

    5. Learn about the professional development stages of supervisors and supervisees.

    6. Have a chance to problem solve particular supervision challenges in a safe and supportive environment.

    Presenter:

    Lisa Erickson, M.S., L.M.H.C., has been a mental health counselor, clinical supervisor, program director and consultant for more than 25 years. She is a past-president of the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association and has been very active at the state level with issues related to licensure and supervision.

     $50.00 each. 15 hour training (includes 4 law and ethics credits.)

    Date(s): 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Firday, Oct. 14 and Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 - Everett

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

    Online Registration & Payment

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