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Substance Abuse Conferences & Training Events in Seattle & the Northwest Region

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Jul 18-20   Northwest Institute of Addiction Studies (Portland, OR)
This conference is dedicated to connecting addiction, mental health and corrections professionals with the latest research and best practices. Keynote speakers include Joy DeGruy, PhD, MSW, Author, Lecturer and Consultant in the area of social justice, Assistant Professor of Research, Portland State University, David Mee-Lee, MD DML Training and Consulting, and Doug Braun-Harvey Sexual Health Author, Trainer and Psychotherapist. Register here.
Jul 18-20   Northwest Alcohol Conference (Boise, ID)
This conference focuses on topic areas of alcohol and substance abuse prevention, education and enforcement, with an emphasis on youth. Call for papers is open: https://www.northwestalcoholconference.org/call-proposals.
Aug 7   Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant & Parenting Women with OUD & their Infants (Seattle)
SAMHSA-hosted course for physicians & other healthcare professionals who care for women with Opioid Use Disorder and substance-exposed infants. Location: Swedish Medical Center. CME: approvied for AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Download Flyer
Aug 9-10   King County Recovery and Wellness Conference (Seattle)
King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division is sponsoring this conference in honor of National Recovery Month. The conference theme is Expect Recovery: Strengthen Health, Home, Purpose, and Community. Conference attendees will include people in recovery, their family members, students and service providers participating in publicly funded behavioral health services in King County. The conference will be at no cost to King County attendees and registration is required.
Aug 23-24   Merrill Scott Symposium (Yakima, WA)
Save the Date! Details TBA.
Sep 5, 6, 7   Behavioral Tratment of Chronic Pain: Evidence-based Techniques to Move People from Hurt to Hope (Spokane, Lynnwood, Tacoma)
Trainer: Robert Umlauf, PhD, ABPP. This interactive training will provide therapists with tools and techniques to help clients with chronic pain, including 4 CBT techniques, mindfulness and motivational interviewing. Presented in 3 venues in WA. (Sept 5 - Spokane; Sept 6 - Lynnwood; Sept 7 - Tacoma).
Sep 14   Advanced Clinical Supervision: Developing Your Supervision Expertise (Mount Lake Terrace, WA)
Designed for those clinicians that have completed their clinical supervision training and would like further assistance in developing their skills, expertise and confidence in supervision. This is a Cascadia Training and cost is $155.
Sep 14-16   Counselor Camp: Healing the Adolescent Mind, Body, and Spirit (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. Counselor Camp is sponsored by Rite of Passage Journeys, the Chemical Dependency Professionals of Washington State (CDPWS), and other local agencies.
Sep 28-29   NAMI Washington 2018 State Conference (Yakima, WA)
An intersection represents a relationship between two or more pathways, a creative co-mingling of passion, ideas and action that wouldn’t happen on an uninterrupted thoroughfare. It is at intersections that our direction, pace and effectiveness in getting where we want to go is determined.
Sep 29 & Oct 6   Alcohol and Drug Information School (ADIS-TOT) (Tacoma, WA)
Instructor: Mike Towey at Tacoma Community College - Continuing Education at 253 460-2356 for information or for signing up for the class. Course number is PDHEA 30 -TCC 5530. Approved course by Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery for individuals wanting to become certified as Alcohol/Drug Information School (ADIS) trainers.  Fee includes facilitators manual.  14 Clock Hours or 14 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).
Oct 1-4   2018 Four Directions Conference (Shelton, WA)
The goal is to honor the past and protect the future through holistic health, wellness, and recovery support. They hope to bring together Tribal leaders, behavioral health directors and counselors, education and prevention specialists, students and families to support each other with knowledge and experience around health issues, problem gambling and other addictions, and financial and safety concerns that affect all our communities.
Oct 11-12   Breakthrough Strategies to Teach & Counsel Problem Youth & Children Workshop (Portland, OR)
This conference for educators and counselors offers innovative strategies to prevent or manage student behavioral, social, emotional, substance abuse and academic problems, including bullying, cyberbullying, disrespect, poor academic performance, school failure, truancy, work refusal, school violence, poor motivation, delinquency, and more.  Adolescents and children with challenges will receive a special focus. The conference sponsor is Youth Change Professional Development Workshops. Distance learning options and financial aid are available. CEU and college credit available. Contact: dwells@youthchg.com, 1-503-982-4220.
Oct 15-16   Co-Occurring Disorders Conference (Yakima, WA)
The goal is to promote integration of services across the public mental health, substance use disorder, developmental disabilities, and medical systems; promote knowledge about co-occurring disorders and the value of integration, to support the development of a co-occurring capable system of care, and to advocate and partner with others to promote integrated treatment and recovery for all people. Finally, to strive to present each participant with current information that will bring value back to the agency and the patients they serve, and to provide a great opportunity to network with friends and colleagues.
Oct 26   Washington State Association of Drug Court Professionals 21st Annual Conference (Seattle)
Save the Date! Details TBA.
Nov 2   BEYOND PINK 4: Better Systems For Girls (Seattle)
Beyond Pink 4 is a one-day summit and training for girl*-serving advocates and professionals who work in systems including schools, youth development, child welfare, juvenile justice, health, mental health and housing. The focus is on building supportive environments, policies and practices. Keynote by Claudia Pineda Reyes of Zero Youth Detention and Uniting for Youth Programs, King County Department of Public Health. Workshops by Brittany Brathwaite of Girls for Gender Equity NYC and many others. Register on thier website: http://www.allforgirls.info/events/.
Nov 5-7   Prevention Summit (Yakima, WA)
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Nov 8   22nd Annual King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum (Seattle)
Save the Date! To be held at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
Sep 12-14   Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) (Seattle, WA)
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The 5th Biennial SIRC Conference will be held at the UW Seattle Campus. Pre-Conference Workshop on Sept, 12; Main Conference Sept 13-14. The Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) biennial conferences are dedicated to facilitating communication and collaboration between implementation research teams, researchers, and community providers. Details TBA.

Contact ADAI (adai@uw.edu) to list workshops or conferences in WA, AK, ID, and OR on substance use and related topics.