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. 

  • 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

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

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form

  • 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

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

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form

  • Adult and Child First Aid, CPR and AED Certification - Everett

    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): Tuesday, November 4, 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

    Download Mail in Registration Form

  • Holiday Blues: Mini-Workshop

    Cheerful music fills the air. Everywhere you see smiling faces and warm feelings abound. Everyone is happy and full of joy for the holidays, right? Maybe not.

    Holidays can be exciting, but they can be stressful and overwhelming. For many people holidays bring feelings of excitement, sadness, worry and expectations.

    Here is how you can beat the blues. Attend this class and learn how to deal with the stress and mixed emotions this time of year creates for both you and your family.

    You will learn how to:

    • Set goals
    • Prioritize your to-do-list
    • Strategize a personal plan

    With a little bit of planning, your upcoming holiday season can be wonderful and fun!

    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.  Rich 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): Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014; Noon-3pm, 4526 Federal Ave Everett, WA $35.00 each, $30.00 each in group of 3 or more, $20 CH staff

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

    Online Registration & Payment

    Download Mail in Registration Form

  • Adult and Child First Aid, CPR and AED Certification - Bellingham

    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): Tuesday, October 28, 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

    Download Mail in Registration Form