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.

  • 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, May 13, 2016, 8am-4:30pm, Everett WA, $175.00

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

    Online Registration & Payment

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  • Adult Mental Health First Aid Certification

    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. Compass Health is offering this fun, highly interactive 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.

    Mental Health First Aid 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.

    Who should take this course?

    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.

    This introductory course is not intended for current mental health treatment providers.

    Take this course to:

    · Certify in Mental Health First Aid

    · Learn the prevalence of mental illnesses in the U.S. and its emotional and economic cost.

    · Identity the potential warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.

    · Receive intensive guidance through the ALGEE action plan for both crisis and non-crisis situations

    Those who complete the class will receive a manual and certification.

    8 clock hours for educators.

    Date(s): Friday, May 20, 2016 - Everett, WA $15.00 each

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

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form

  • 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.

    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

    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

    Date(s): June 3, 2016, 8:00am to 5:00pm, $15.00, Everett, WA

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

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form

  • Adult Mental Health First Aid Certification

    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): June 23, 2016, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, $15.00 each. Everett WA

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

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form

  • Using Second Edition DBT Skills Training with General Therapy Clients

    Sign up early! Registration closes June 1, 2016!

    The second edition was published in 2015. This training will prepare you to use the DBT skill training modules to increase coping skills with general therapy clients. Attend this training and discover the keys to using the four DBT modules.

    Day 1

    · What is DBT and what is not DBT; deciding to adopt or adapt.

    · Learn the core skill of mindfulness.

    · Learn to design and present mindfulness exercises through frequent practice.

    · Learn Interpersonal Effectiveness skills.

    · Put skills into practice using interactive exercises.

    · Practice, Practice, and more Practice

    Day 2

    · Learn theory and science of emotions

    · Learn emotion regulation skills.

    · Learn to describe the experience of various emotions.

    · Increase your emotional vocabulary.

    · Learn what is a crisis and skills to survive a crisis without making it worse.

    · Learn the concept of radical acceptance and how to put it to work for long term and difficult problems.

    · Practice and still more practice!!!

    By attending this training you will become:

    · Familiar with the four DBT skill training modules

    · Able to set up and offer a three quarter sequence of skill groups to assist groups of clients learn coping skills

    · Skilled to coach clients during individual sessions; either to reinforce learning from group training or to assist clients who need the skills now, before they learn it in a group

    · Able to develop mindfulness exercises and homework assignments to enhance client learning experience

    Presenter:

    Catherine Naiad MA, LMHC, MHP has been trained as a DBT therapist and Skill Trainer since 1998 and completed the DBT Intensive training in 2003/2004. She is a Compass Health clinical supervisor at the Everett Adult Services Program and is a partner in private practice at Sound DBT in Shoreline, WA.

    This workshop has been approved for:

    11 CEs by NASW-WA for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselors.

    11 Clock Hours for Educators through OSPI

    Cancellations must be made in writing, faxed or emailed and received no later than August 15, 2015.

    Date(s): Wed. & Thurs., June 29 and 30, 2016, 9:00am to 4:00pm - Everett

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

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form