Past Meetings

Past Meetings

Law and Ethics of Effective Documentation and Recordkeeping for Mental Health Professionals

presented by Eric Strom, JD, LMHC

Friday, September 20, 2019

6 CEUs

Learning objectives:

Participants on this workshop will be able to:

  1. Locate and describe ethical standards relating to clinical documentation

  2. Locate and describe Federal and Washington State legal standards relating to clinical documentation

  3. Create and evaluate strategies to use clinical documentation to best support effective work with clients

  4. Evaluate sufficiently and effectiveness of current documentation strategies.

  5. Apply best practice standards to clinical documentation of work with a range of diverse client populations.

Borderline Personality Disorder: An Overview

presented by David Ross, PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS

Friday, June 21, 2019

1.5 CEUs

Learning objectives:

Participants will understand about BPD:

  • Its definition, epidemiology

  • Age of onset and course

  • Causative and risk factors

  • Diagnosis

  • Current treatment options

LGBTQAI* Youth Safety and Inclusion

presented by Lisa Keating, Founder My Purple Umbrella

Friday, May 17, 2019

1.5 CEUs

Learning objectives:

  • Understanding Terminology

  • Identifying Risk Factors

  • LGBTQ Youth Statistics

  • How to Create Safe, Inclusive Environments

  • Identifying & Building Community Partnerships

EFT Basics: Creating Safe Attachment

presented by Lea Sullivan, MA, LMHC

Friday, April 19, 2019

1.5 CEUs

Learning objectives:

  • To learn the logic to emotions.

  • To better understand the process of love and how love is intertwined to connectedness.

  • Understand the negative cycle—how do couples get stuck? how can they get unstuck?

Let’s Get Grounded!

presented by Roberta Paulsen, M.A., LMHC

Friday, March 15, 2019

1.5 CEUs

Learning objectives:

  • Gain an introduction to grounding – what it is and how it can be helpful

  • Explain differences between a panic attack and anxiety attack or what happens when people get triggered from a past trauma.

  • Explore and practice different types of grounding techniques – Five senses, physical action, and mental.

Beyond Fifty Shades of Grey: What mental health professionals need to know about kinky sex life

presented by Maria Carrington, LICSW

Friday, February 15, 2019

1.5 CEUs

Learning objectives:

  • Learn basic info about different aspects of the Kink community including; general roles, activities people engage in and support and community groups.

  • Learn how to help clients identify health vs abusive relationships within the kinky community.

  • Learn how to identify and address personal basis that can make it difficult to work with sexual minorities.

Moral Injury Versus PTSD: Is the Monster In Here or Out There?

presented by Dug Lee, PhD

Friday, January 18, 2019

1.5 CEUs

Learning objectives:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of moral injury

  • Recognize the differences between PTSD and moral injury

  • Discuss treatment differences for PTSD and moral injury

Dungeons, Dragons, and Social Development: Role-playing Games as a Tool for Growth

presented by Adam Johns, MA LMFT & Adam Davis, MA Ed

November 16, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am

1.5 CEUs

Learning objectives:

  • Understand what a role-playing game is

  • Understand a theoretical framework for role-playing games as an intervention

  • Understand how role-playing games are currently being used as an effective intervention with teens

  • Learn a simple role-playing game they can use in their own practice.

  • Understand the ethics of using games in therapy.

Helping Clients with Sexual Issues When You Aren't a Sex Therapist, presented by Jessa Zimmerman, MA

June 15, 2018    10:00 am - 11:30 am

1.5 CEUs

Learning Objectives:

To understand

  • the kinds of issues that are treated by a sex therapist

  • the value of permission to talk about sex in therapy

  • your own limitations with providing permission/safe container

  • the need to be educated about sex; get resources to learn more

Fitting a Square Peg Into a Round Hole: Understanding the Ways that Clients Can Resolve Divorce, presented by Kenneth Levey, Attorney

May 18, 2018    10:00 am - 11:30 am

1.5 CEUs

Learning Objectives:

To understand

  • the different methods of resolving divorces and the advantages and disadvantages of each

  • negotiations between parties

  • mediations and settlement conferences

  • llitigation in court

  • arbitration

  • Collaborative Law

Internet Use Disorders: How Understanding the Impact of Screen Time on Clients Can Change Your Therapy Practice, presented by Ann Steel, LMHC

April 20, 2018   10:00 am - 11:30 am

1.5 CEUs

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the mental health risks of excessive technology use.

  • Learn who is most at risk for technology addiction.

  • Understand the basics of diagnosis and treatment of internet addiction.

Bringing the Body Into Therapy: A Focusing Approach, presented by Parke Burgess, MA, LMHC

March 16, 2018   10:00 am - 11:30 am

1.5 CEUs

Learning Objectives:

To understand

  • The concept of “stopped process,” and how clients get stuck;

  • How the body carries a great deal of clinically relevant information and a propensity for beneficial change;

  • What a “felt sense” is, how to know when your client is in contact with one, and how to help your client work with it;

  • How to facilitate a “felt shift,” the increment of healing;

  • How to incorporate Focusing into any psychotherapeutic modality.

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy: The Healing Power of Core Emotions, presented by Paul Finley, MA, LMHC

Friday, February 16, 2018   10:00 am - 11:30 am

1.5 CEUs

Learning Objectives:

To understand

  • how the therapist uses moment-to-moment tracking to help the client drop into core emotional states;

  • how the therapist then seeks to deepen these emotions so they can be processed to completion;

  • how the therapist fosters explicit awareness of these experiences, allowing the client to find and integrate a new self experience and a new self understanding.

Finding Optimal Activation: Behavioral Interventions for the Over and Under Activated Eating Disorder Client

presented by Dr. Marsha Chenoweth, M.D., FAAP

Friday, January 19, 2018    10:00 am - 11:30 am

1.5 CEUs

Learning Objectives:

  • The purpose in the use of behavioral interventions

  • How to define Exposure and Response Prevention and Behavioral Activation

  • Use a case example to exemplify how to apply behavioral interventions in clinical treatment


Mindfulness Meditation: Self-Care for Client and Clinician

presented by Ned Bratpsis, LMFT

Friday, November 17, 2017     10:00 am - 11:30 am

1.5 CEUs

Learning Objectives:

Presenter will-

  • Provide an overview of the origin and basis for mindfulness meditation from Eastern psychology

  • Review literature regarding research about efficacy of mindfulness meditation

  • Describe the general principles and benefits of mindfulness meditation

  • Lead a group experience in mindfulness meditation

Treating Survivors of Domestic Violence Through the Intersections of Social Systems

presented by Alisha Guthery-Morse, M.A.

Friday, October 20, 2017    10:00 am - 11:30 am

1.5 CEUs

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the intersections of DV (from the personal to the systemic)

  • Discuss how these intersections may contribute to individual treatment options

  • Design appropriate treatment options for victims of DV

Informed Consent and Social Media Policy Workshop presented by Eric Strom, J.D., LMHC

Friday, September 15, 2017   8:15 am - 4:30 pm

6 CEUs

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the legal and ethical requirements for informed consent and disclosure forms in Washington State

  • Be able to apply these legal and ethical requirements to their own informed consent and disclosure forms

  • Understand the legal and ethical standards for written social media policy

  • Be able to apply these standards to your own individual practice setting