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Substance Abuse Conferences & Training Events in Seattle & Washington

Please note that ADAI is NOT the host of these events.
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2017
Aug 3   Trauma-Informed Care in Native Communities (Sequim)
Sponsored by NWATTC, co-hosted by the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe. Trainer: Dr. June LaMarr (Pauite / Pit River). This 1-day training has been developed for a variety of health care providers to help them identify and assist Native individuals experiencing trauma.  6 NAADAC & 6 NBCC credits available.
Aug 3-4   Become a Clinical Supervisor (Mountlake Terrace)
Presented by Cascadia Training; trainer is Yvonne Owen PhD. This didactic, experiential 2-day workshop meets the 15 hours required training to become an approved supervisor in Washington State and addresses issues surrounding effective clinical supervision. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice the new supervisor skills they have learned. CE: 15 CEs OSPI, NBCC, Meets complete DOH supervision requirement; includes 4 Law and Ethics CEs.
Aug 9
  Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment (Seattle)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior, and explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $150. Training is repeated on several dates.
Aug 11   Addiction is Depressing! Utilizing CBT & DBT for Treatment Effectiveness (Vancouver, WA)
Spend the day with the Chemical Dependency Training Consortium learning how to utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for treating addiction and depression. Both CBT and DBT are evidence based treatment modalities that have been highly beneficial for use in addiction and mental health treatment. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 6 hours CEUs.

Aug 24-25   Merrill Scott Symposium on Alcoholism (and Other Drug Dependencies) (Yakima)
Sponsored by Sundown M Foundation. Keynote Speakers: Dennis M. Donovan, PhD (Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute/UW); Darryl S. Innaba (Addictions Recovery Center, Medford, OR); and Ryan Leaf (former WSU and NFL Quarterback; currently Transcend Recovery Community). Topics include Opiods, Legalized Marijuana, and the Effect on Public Policy; Science of Addiction; Law & Ethics, and more. 14 hrs of NAADAC credits available.
Sep 6   MAT for Opioid Use Disorder (Bellingham)
Presented by NWATTC, this training will focus on the role of methadone, buprenorphine, and oral and extended-release naltrexone in treating opioid use disorders. It will provide an overview of research related to the use of these medications for both adults and young adults, as well as the practical issues related to providing coordinated care for individuals utilizing these medications as a treatment intervention. It will also provide information about the use of the naloxone (Narcan) in the treatment of opioid overdose and as an overdose prevention tool.
Sep 7   Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment (Seattle)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior, and explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $150. Training is repeated on several dates.
Sep 8
Dec 1
  Suicidality: Recognition, Assessment and Treatment (Shoreline)
This workshop meets the new Washington state continuing education requirement for suicide training and presents original concepts in the development of suicidality and a healing process that is directed, encouraged and supported through a specifically designed peer protocol. Social support approach is based on existing evidence-based practices. CE: 6 CEs Cascadia Training. Fee: $160.
Sep 7-9   Society of Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) (Seattle)
Theme: "Mechanisms of Implementation: What Works and Why? Opening Pandora's Box." SIRC conferences are dedicated to facilitating communication and collaboration between implementation research teams, researchers, and community providers. Registation is OPEN.
Sep 15   Motivational Interviewing in Integrated Behavioral Health (Shoreline)
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an established evidence based practice renowned for resolving ambivalence. MI has been shown to enhance client motivation for change and improve treatment outcomes. CE: 6 CEs NBCC, OSPI. Cascadia Training. Fee: $155. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892.
Sep 15-17   Counselor Camp (Randle, WA)
Counselor Camp is an inspiring weekend of seminars and activities for Chemical Dependency Professionals who work with Adolescent and Young Adult Prevention, Intervention, Counseling and Treatment Systems. Cost: $125 until Aug 1 $140 after.
Sep 15-17   NAMI Washington The Challenge: Promise and Progress in Mental Health (Olympia)
NAMI is seeking workshop proposals, speakers and experiences for attendees to come to a deeper understanding of how we respond to change and our successes in driving change on personal and community levels. Registration will open soon.
Sep 29   Don't Get Burned: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know about Washington Marijuana Laws (Shoreline)
This workshop will examine Washington State and Federal legal standards regarding legal use of marijuana including the legal and ethical issues related to the use of marijuana by clients and clinicians. There are unique issues related to marijuana and working with veterans.CE: 6 Law and Ethics CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $159. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892.
Sep 30
Oct 31
Dec 12
  Suicide Assessment, Screening, and Referral (Seattle)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. This is a condensed version of an intervention training, focusing on recognizing the warning signs, suicide safety assessment, and safety planning. Participants will also receive information about how to access and find appropriate resources to help keep individuals safe. 9:15 am - 12:15 pm. Cost: $75. Training is repeated on several dates.
Oct 13
Dec 15
  Suicidality: Recognition, Assessment and Treatment (Tacoma)
This workshop meets the new Washington state continuing education requirement for suicide training and presents original concepts in the development of suicidality and a healing process that is directed, encouraged and supported through a specifically designed peer protocol. Social support approach is based on existing evidence-based practices. CE: 6 CEs Cascadia Training. Fee: $160.
Oct 16-17   COD & Treatment Conference (Yakima)
Featured speakers include Margarita Alegría, Ph.D., Audrey A. Klein, Ph.D., MBA, Stephen Delisi, MD, DABAM, FASAM, Chris Heimerl, MA, Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RMT, and Michael McLean and John Batdorf, Lifetime Songwriters, Composers, Authors. Early Bird Registration: $150 (ends Thursday, August 31, 2017) Regular Registration: $175. Earn up to 12 CEU.
Oct 17   Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment (Renton)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior, and explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $150.
Oct 20   Current Trends in Drugs and Alcohol: Use, Abuse and Addiction (Shoreline)
This interactive course is for everyone - even those who have a specialization in chemical dependency. It covers the main drug categories and their effect on the brain and body over time; the latest reports of illicit drugs and their use; the drugs seen in Washington state communities; the treatment available; and the personal dynamics and progression of use, abuse and addiction. It focuses on what is happening on the streets and in the homes of Washington state. CE: 6 CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $155. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892.
Oct 27   Motivational Interviewing in Integrated Behavioral Health (Shoreline)
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an established evidence based practice renowned for resolving ambivalence. MI has been shown to enhance client motivation for change and improve treatment outcomes. CE: 6 CEs NBCC, OSPI. Cascadia Training. Fee: $155. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892.
Oct 28   Alcohol/Drug Trainer of Training Certification Program (Tacoma)
Instructor: Mike Towey at Tacoma Community College from 8:30 am to 4:30. For further details and registeration contact Mosley Alexander, 253-460-2424.
Oct 29-Nov 1   Four Directions Conference (Great Wolf Lodge, Centralia)
Sponsord by Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling
Oct 29-Nov 1   Doing What Matters: Integrating Public Health and Criminal Justice Reform (Seattle)
The 25th Annual Conference of the International Community Corrections Association will bring 300 participants including researchers, policy makers, criminal justice practitioners, and the formerly justice-involved. Early-bird registration until Aug. 1
Nov 1
& Nov 2
  Ethics Training (Tacoma)
Instructor: Mike Towey at Tacoma Community College. One day training offered both days. For further details and registration contact Mosley Alexander at 253-460-2424. 6 CE.
Nov 3   Experiencing Change: Practical Strategies for Working with Stuck Teens (Shoreline)
David Flack, LMHC, CDP. Many teens in treatment seem stuck in endless cycles of maladaptive behaviors, experiencing multiple treatment failures and frustrating even the most dedicated professional helpers. These teens often present as apathetic, ambivalent, or completely resistant. They're stuck. Our task is to help them get unstuck. In this workshop, we'll explore strategies for doing just that. CE: 6 CEs. Cascadia Training. Fee: $155. Brian Andersen (206) 441-6892.
Nov 3-4   2017 Prevention Summit (Yakima)
The goal of the Prevention Summit is to provide an enriching and culturally competent training and networking opportunity for youth, volunteers and professionals working toward the prevention of substance abuse, violence and other destructive behaviors as well as integrating such prevention efforts with primary health care. Registration will open in Summer 2017.
Nov 4   Alcohol/Drug Trainer of Training Certification Program (Tacoma)
Instructor: Mike Towey at Tacoma Community College from 8:30 am to 4:30. For further details and registeration contact Mosley Alexander at 253-460-2424.
Nov 7   Ethics for the Behavioral Health Professional (Wenatchee)
Presented by NWATTC, this course addresses the needs of the behavioral health provider. Using presentation, small group work, role play, and a decision-making matrix, many areas will be addressed: Defining the role and functions of the behavioral health provider; standards; issues of vulnerability; ethical decision-making; performance enhancement; and legal issues.
Nov 8   King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum (Seattle)
Free, annual forum provides opportunities for community members to connect with legislators and county councilmembers before the program; King County’s proposed behavioral health legislative priorities for 2018; compelling personal stories from individuals in behavioral health recovery; and perspectives and priorities of legislators and county councilmembers. Location: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
Nov 14
Dec 21
  Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment (Seattle)
Presented by the Crisis Clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and assess the safety challenges of suicide and suicidal behavior, and explore approaches to suicide management that anyone can use to more effectively communicate with individuals in crisis. 9 am to 4:30 pm Cost: $150. Training is repeated on several dates.

Contact ADAI (adai@uw.edu) to list Washington state, or UW-sponsored lectures, workshops, or conferences on substance use.