Past Meetings

Past Meetings

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