presented by Lea Sullivan, MA, LMHC
Friday, April 19, 2019
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?
presented by Roberta Paulsen, M.A., LMHC
Friday, March 15, 2019
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.
presented by Maria Carrington, LICSW
Friday, February 15, 2019
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.
presented by Dug Lee, PhD
Friday, January 18, 2019
Demonstrate knowledge of moral injury
Recognize the differences between PTSD and moral injury
Discuss treatment differences for PTSD and moral injury
presented by Adam Johns, MA LMFT & Adam Davis, MA Ed
November 16, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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
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
the different methods of resolving divorces and the advantages and disadvantages of each
negotiations between parties
mediations and settlement conferences
llitigation in court
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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