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.

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification

    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.

    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

    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): Tuesday, Novembber 15, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. $15.00, Everett, WA

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

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form

  • Ethics Workshop-Just Tell Me What To Do: Navigating the Complicated World of Social Work Ethics Work

    About the Workshop:

    Ethical dilemmas are a constant issue for social workers, regardless of the work setting or populations served.  This workshop begins with an up-to-date review of key ethical principles applicable to the social work profession and the NASW Code of Ethics, and then provides opportunities to learn tangible tools for analyzing and managing ethical issues. Throughout the workshop, case-based practice examples will be utilized to reinforce the discussion, and to allow for hands-on “practice” in resolving ethical dilemmas.   Examples and cases will be drawn from a variety of practice settings, including health, mental health, and community-based work, and will address diverse populations. Legal and risk management issues relating to documentation, scope of practice and consultation will be addressed, as will  issues relating to social media and online interventions.


    By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of key ethical principles applicable to the social work profession;
    • Understand the process for approaching and managing an ethical issue;
    • Demonstrate the ability to translate ethical principles into “real-life” problem-solving;
    • Be aware of how to “manage” risk;
    • Through practice, become more proficient in addressing and resolving ethical dilemmas

    About the Presenter: Brian Giddens, LICSW, ACSW, is Director of Social Work and Care Coordination for the University of Washington Medical Center and Clinical Professor with the University of Washington School of Social Work, where he has taught courses integrating organizational practice, leadership, ethics and health care practice.  Brian’s professional background has focused on health and mental health in community-based organizations, long-term care, acute care, and outpatient programs.  Brian has presented extensively on subjects relating to ethics, health care, and management in not-for-profit settings.  In addition to roles as a manager, author and educator, Brian is committed to issues of health policy and was named a DHHS Primary Health Care Policy Fellow in 2004.  Brian has been active with NASW in many roles, including serving from 1995-2004 on the Advisory Committee of the National Association of Social Work HIV/AIDS Spectrum: Mental Health Training and Education of Social Workers Project, and serving as a panel member of the NASW Case Management Standards Revision Committee.  Brian is a past President for NASW Washington State Chapter, and has also served two terms as President of the Washington State Chapter of the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care.

    Six (6) hours of Continuing Education Credits approved for this workshop. This workshop is approved for Six (6) hours Law & Ethics.


    $100.00 Compass Health workforce members - Fill out form on back and mail in credit card or check registration NASW-WA.

    Compass Health Staff Professional Funds: Attach course form to a Check Request form, have supervisor sign form and send to HR at MS 42 or fax to 425-349-8496.


    $175.00 Single Registration         $125.00 NASW Member

    Register online at:


    Date(s): November 18, 2016 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 6 CEs

  • 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.

    Commnents from the 6/26/2015 Anger Managements Class:

    "Hopefully it will help me to react in an acceptable way and/ or feel better/more confident when communicating."
    "I can take what I have learned from this class and apply it to my everyday life."
    "Learned to stay calm in a tight stressful situation."
    "I can use the skills learned from this course in my communication obligations among family, friends or others in a patient and calm manner."
    "This will help me communicate with customers better."
    "This information will give additional support for instructing others."
    "Self-awareness tool were dead on! I loved the iceberg emotion, I will use this daily."

    "Great overview. A lot of info given in a short amount of time."
    ".Awesome class"
    "Thank you for the extra paperwork and handouts to use later; you are a great instructor and very easy to listen to and follow."
    "I do feel all this material you taught is good. We will be taking all we learned to help others. I still and will always struggle with anger so this also will help my future a lot as well. Thank you."


    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, Nov. 18, 2016, 8am-4:30pm, Everett WA, $175.00

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

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form

  • 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