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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

TWO-DAY TRAINING

PRESENTED BY

Ann Marie Roepke, Ph.D.

COST

$175
Zoom Webinar

How can we help clients make positive changes in their behavior – without nagging, shaming, persuading, or arguing? Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based approach to communication that can help individuals change behaviors they might feel ambivalent about, such as exercising, quitting or changing alcohol/drug use, adopting safer sex practices, taking important medications, starting psychotherapy, or pursuing other personally meaningful goals. In this interactive training, participants learn the fundamentals of MI through lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential role-play exercises.

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DAY 1

January 12, 2021

1:00 – 4:30 PM
US Pacific Time

DAY 2

January 19, 2021

1:00 – 4:30 PM
US Pacific Time

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This program has been approved for 6 CEUs by the NASW Washington chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-459

Supporting Black Americans’ Mental and Physical Health through End-of-life

COST

FREE due to generous support from

Solace Cremation.
Making a difficult time easier.

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FREE WEBINAR

Context-informed Care

A year into the pandemic, long-standing healthcare disparities have been exposed. This seminar contextualizes Black Americans’ experiences within healthcare systems and outlines steps providers can take to offer more equitable care through end-of-life. The seminar begins with origin stories to show the breadth of Black Americans’ personal histories and provides an overview of Black Americans’ contact with mental and physical healthcare systems. The course covers common obstacles to culturally sensitive care and outlines some steps providers can take to build trust, work toward equity, and offer client-centered care.

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This program has been approved for 2 Hours of CE Credit (Cultural Competency) by the NASW Oregon chapter. 

This program has been approved for 2 CEUs by the NASW Washington chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-459

April 24, 2021

10:00 AM – 12:15 PM
US Pacific Time

SPONSORED BY

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COST

$65 per person

Zoom webinar

In this interactive presentation designed for those who already have a foundation in documentation requirements, Frances Schopick, JD, MSW reviews the key components of evidence-based documentation and shares patterns she’s seeing in Department of Health complaints that show the importance of precise documentation. Attendees will learn where providers often run into trouble, and will learn tips for optimizing documentation, maintaining records and writing notes that serve clients and survive scrutiny in the event of an audit or legal action.

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May 21, 2021

10:00 AM – 12:15 PM
US Pacific Time

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This program has been approved for 2 CEUs by the NASW Washington chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-459

ZOOM WEBINAR

Law and Ethics: Recordkeeping Refresh

Counseling and Family Law

COST

$175 per person
Location TBD: Webinar or in-person with webinar option

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LAW AND ETHICS TRAINING

Risk Management

Anyone who has worked with children or adults involved in – or even approaching – a family law battle knows how complicated things can get for everyone involved – the children, the parents, and the counselor, too! If one parent brings a child for services, do you work with them? If a parent requests a child’s records, do you know whether you need to provide the records? Do you know how long you’ve got to provide them? These are important questions and how you answer them can make a big difference. This presentation will help counselors identify counseling issues related to family law matters before they arise, learn best practices for responses to requests for legal participation, and set limits appropriate to scope of practice.

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October 15, 2021

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
US Pacific Time

This program has been approved for 6 CEUs by the NASW Washington chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-459

LAW AND ETHICS WEBINAR

Subpoenas, Depositions and Testifying in Court

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COST

$95 per person

Zoom webinar

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There are rules about subpoenas and best practices for testifying that can be learned. Even so, going to court can be a challenging experience when lawyers use words you know, but which may hold different meanings. In fact, the language of the law is often different from the language of therapy. Words you thought you understood – like “opinion,” “evaluation,” and “recommendation” – can hold very different meanings in the clinical and forensic contexts. 

 

In this three-hour interactive presentation, you will learn rules related to discovery requests and compulsory processes as well as new meanings to old words you thought you understood – so you can face each legal process with the knowledge you need to observe your duty of confidentiality, understand its limits, maintain scope of practice, and follow the law. 

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July 12, 2021

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
US Pacific Time

This program has been approved for 3 Law and Ethics CEUs by the NASW Washington chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-459

GRIEF INTERVENTION COURSE

Different Styles of Grieving, Different Ways of Healing

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HOW CAN WE SUPPORT CLIENTS WHO HAVE SUFFERED A MAJOR LOSS?
This interactive 3-day course will offer techniques and mindfulness tools for working with different types of grievers facing different losses including sudden traumatic death. The course is taught by three experts with wide experience working and teaching in the field of grief and loss. You will enhance your knowledge of how to provide client-centered support for those suffering a major loss and will learn techniques to address personal grief that can arise for providers due to secondary trauma.

LOCATION
Online via zoom AND in person for vaccinated community members at the Lakewood Seward Park Neighborhood Association in Seattle

**Those attending the training in person will receive printed handouts as well as a printed certificate. Light snacks and drinks (coffee/tea/sparkling water) will be provided at breaks, when attendees can step outside or spread out.

COST
$660 for an in-person ticket with CEUs
(only available to those licensed in WA state)*

$630 for an in-person ticket without CEUs

$640 for a virtual ticket with CEUs

(only available to those licensed in WA state)*

$610 for a virtual ticket without CEUs

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Friday – Sunday
October 22-24, 2021

9:00 AM – 4:15 PM
US Pacific Time

This program has been approved for 18 CEUs by the NASW Washington chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-459

*Only licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors licensed in Washington State are eligible for CEUs.

TRAINING

Digging Deeper into CBT: A Refresher Course

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COST
$65 per person

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In this 2.25-hour refresher course, participants will briefly review the fundamentals of CBT (e.g., what is involved in a CBT approach to assessing/analyzing a client’s presenting problems) and then will engage in focused practice of how to implement three core CBT techniques: cognitive restructuring, behavioral activation, and exposure. This is an interactive training so participants will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways including lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential role-play activities designed to give them a richer understanding of the use of core CBT techniques.
 

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. List the steps involved in cognitive restructuring

  2. Describe how to implement behavioral activation

  3. Explain the rationale and procedures used in exposure therapies

  4. Discuss how mindfulness-based interventions (“3rd wave CBT) complement traditional cognitive-behavioral interventions (“2nd wave CBT”)

  5. Explain how to ethically practice CBT through awareness of factors such as cultural differences and implicit biases

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October 15, 2021
9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
US Pacific Time

This program has been approved for 2 CEUs by the NASW Washington chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-459

COST
$65 per person
 

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TRAINING

Digging Deeper into MI: A Refresher Course

In this 2.25-hour “refresher” course, participants will briefly review the fundamentals of MI (including the MI spirit, the four processes of MI, and the core microskills) and then engage in focused practice on how to use the MI microskills to evoke and strengthen a client’s own motivation to change. Areas of emphasis include how to thoughtfully use reflective listening to move a conversation toward change, and how to flexibly employ MI-consistent communication skills to respond to sustain talk or “stuckness” in the change process. In this interactive training, participants will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways including lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential role-play activities designed to give them a richer understanding of the use of motivational interviewing in diverse settings.

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October 15, 2021
1:00 PM – 3:15 PM
US Pacific Time

This program has been approved for 6 CEUs by the NASW Washington chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-459

LAW AND ETHICS WEBINAR

The Art of Recordkeeping

Serve Clients, Protect Providers, and Follow the Law 

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COST

$175 per person

Zoom webinar

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This interactive presentation invites attendees to regard recordkeeping as an opportunity to not only serve clients’ needs but to also protect themselves in the event of an audit or legal action. Attendees learn how to optimize documentation in order to maintain records and write notes that support clinical practice, survive scrutiny, and serve clients as best they can.  
 

Telehealth questions about the impact and risks of mental health practices 'going virtual'  will be addressed.

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September 24, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
US Pacific Time

This program has been approved for 6 CEUs by the NASW Washington chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-459

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2-DAY VIRTUAL TRAINING

Restorative Retelling: Providing Support after Sudden, Traumatic Death

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COST
$450 per person
 

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This two-day, 12-hour training introduces mental health providers to Restorative Retelling (RR), a therapeutic intervention that addresses the trauma and grief experience of those processing a sudden, traumatic death. This is a highly interactive training. The training format is the same as running an RR group, meaning, beginning from the first day, Laura will ask you to step into the role of someone who is bereaving a sudden, traumatic death (homicide, suicide, overdose, car accident, COVID, etc). 

 

From the first day, you will play this role so that you can understand, first hand, how the intervention is facilitated and how clients might feel experiencing the Restorative Retelling intervention. In between role-playing, Laura will facilitate many interactive 

discussions, and utilize client drawings and videos to illustrate key components of the RR model.  Past participants have stepped into the role of clients they are currently seeing or clients they anticipate working with after the training.  Alternatively, feel free to make up a scenario that works for you. 

 

When considering your interest in attending this training, please consider any personal trauma and loss you may have experienced, and whether this training will feel overwhelming.  Participants are invited to contact Laura Takacs with questions or concerns about the training format or content 206-341-0476 or laura.takacs@virginiamason.org. Note that this training is limited to 8 participants. 

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October 12-13, 2021
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM PST
US Pacific Time

(breaks throughout the day)

This program has been approved for 12 CEUs by the NASW Washington chapter. Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-459

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