Upcoming Events


November 13, 2018 , 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

What is Civil Commitment under the Washington State Mental Health System?

What are the laws about mental illness?

What are the laws about involuntary treatment for minors?

Participants will learn about:

  • RCW 71.05, RCW 71.34 & RCW 10.77
  • Initial Detention
  • Individual Rights
  • Evaluation
  • Legal Counsel
  • Legal Definition of “Mental Disorder”
  • Criteria for Commitment
  • Designated Mental Health Professionals
  • Probable Cause Hearing
  • Additional Commitment
  • Less Restrictive Treatment and Extensions
  • Long-Term Commitment
  • Criminal Insanity (RCW 10.77) and how it interfaces with RCW 71.05 & RCW 71.34

What participants are saying about this course:

“Clearly, the presenter knows this topic well, and shared things clearly… but it was her compassion for this work and our patients that was truly impressive.”

“I understand the ITA process a lot more. I’m able to take the information back to my facility.”

“Loved how interactive this class was. Carola focused on what was relevant to the class and responded to questions very well. Thank you!”

About the presenter:

Carola Schmid MA, LMHC, Snohomish County Involuntary Treatment Program Supervisor.

Who should attend this class?

This course is for those who work with clients who are involved with involuntary treatment. It is open to Compass Health Workforce Members and North Sound Behavioral Health providers only. The class is FREE. Just RSVP to register and an Outlook Invitation will be sent with the address and details about the training.

3 Continuing Education Credits from NASW WA: Licensed Social Workers, Marriage/Family Counselors, and Mental Health Counselors.

Please note:

This is an interactive class. Come ready with some questions.

The details:

As the class begins promptly, please arrive ten minutes early. Those who arrive late may be asked to leave without a refund or credit.

Those who stay to the end of class will receive a certificate of completion. Certificates will not be issued to those leaving early.

After registration is received, an Outlook Invitation with details and the exact location will be sent. Accept the invitation and we will know you are coming. If you do not receive an Outlook Invitation in three to five days, please contact us. We do not allow drop-ins.

Please contact the Training Department at least ten days prior to the training if you have a disability or require special accommodations.

Cancellations must be made emailed and received no later than seven days prior to the event. No refund or credit will be made after that date without prior approval. If we cancel the training, registrants will be offered the next class or a full refund.

Contact us to pay for the class with a payment method other than a credit card.

Email: compasstraining@compassh.org