Category: Mental Health First Aid

  • 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.

    Date(s): August 10, 2017, 8:00am to 5:00pm, $15.00, Everett, WA

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

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  • Clinical Supervision Training - Open to Compass Health and NSBHO 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.


    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., Friday, September 22 and Monday, September 25, 2017 - Everett WA

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

    Online Registration & Payment

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