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Substance Abuse Conferences & Training Events in Seattle & Washington

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2017
Jun 14-16   Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference (Vancouver, WA)
Presented by the Washington Council for Behavioral Health. Keynoters include Kevin Briggs, a suicide prevention and crisis management expert; Victoria Maxwell, an actress & expert on the lived experience of mental illness, recovery and stigma; and Hank Steadman, PhD, a national leader on mental health and criminal justice policy.
Jun 15-16   Summit on Reducing the Supply of Illegal Opioids in Washington (Seattle, UW campus)
WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson will hold a two-day summit on the opioid epidemic, convening law enforcement, medical professionals, prosecutors and public health experts. No charge, open to the public, registration required. Contact: Kelly Richburg, 206-389-2130 or kellyr1@atg.wa.gov Register here.
Jun 15-17   Comics & Medicine Conference (Seattle)
Participants are invited to consider accessibility as a crucial aspect linking comics and health. Comics — a medium broadly characterized as “accessible” because of its ability to reach diverse audiences and to provide a platform for marginalized voices — can make visible and reflect upon the urgent subject of health access. Comics can explore the issue of accessibility in past and current practices of health care and can point to imaginative solutions for extending and expanding health care.The conference is free to attend and will take place at the Seattle Public Library in downtown Seattle.
Jul 19
Aug 22
Sep 21
  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.
Jun 20   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.
Jun 20-23   Society for Epidemiologic Research (Seattle)
50th anniversary of SER; the purpose of the annual meeting is to bring together epidemiologists from all stages of their career trajectory—from trainees to senior scientists—to discuss emerging epidemiologic research. The annual meeting is at the heart of SER’s mission of promoting epidemiologic research and nurturing junior scholars.
Jun 22-23   Clinical Supervision II (Seattle)
Presented by NWATTC, this course builds upon the foundation of structure and methods utilized in the model described in SAMHSA's TIP 52. Complex topics addressed include (a) conducting a corrective interview; (b) practicing a model of ethical decision-making with real life scenarios; (c) facilitating a Motivational Interviewing model of Case Consultation; and (d) gaining a deeper understanding of cultural influences on the supervisory relationship using Hays ADDRESSING Framework. Other content sources include SAMHSA's TAP 21A: Competencies for Substance Abuse Treatment Clinical Supervisors and The Change Book: A Blueprint for Technology Transfer published by the ATTC.
Jun 23   Motivational Interviewing: Improving client outcome by increasing intrinsic motivation for change (Mountlake Terrace)
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.
Jun 27   Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Cultural Considerations for AI/AN Behavioral Health (Auburn, Muckleshoot Health & Wellness Center)
Presented by NWATTC. Trainers: June LaMarr & Janis Crawford. This course describes the foundation of CBT as related to the treatment of SUD and Co-occurring disorders, with a focus on AI/AN clients. Strategies to teach individuals about the connection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors will be presented. Participants will learn effective facilitation of a functional analysis of substance-using behavior and other skill building modules. CE available.
Jun 30-Jul 4   Cocaine Anonymous: 33rd C.A. World Service Convention (Seattle)
"Spoonless in Seattle" is the theme of this convention for members of the Cocaine Anonymous 12-step recovery community and those who support them, including treatment professionals. The Convention Program will be posted very soon.  For more information about the convention, about attending as a member of the professional community, or about having your clients attend the convention, please email Ruby C, thesoberjewel@yahoo.com.  
Jul 6
Aug 9
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.
Jul 19-21   43rd Annual Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies Conference (NWIAS) (Portland, OR)
Conference theme: "Everyday Attachment in Recovery: Creating Healthy, Connected Communities." Keynote speakers include Gabor Mate, MD, addiction and wellness expert and author. NWIAS offers 2.5 days of presentations and panel discussions. 18 CEUs available.
Jul 21-22   31st National Conference on Problem Gambling (Portland, OR)
The theme of the conference is Listening, Learning, Leading. The 31st National Conference on Problem Gambling will bring together local, national and international experts in responsible gaming and problem gambling. Presentations will focus on Treatment, Responsible Gambling & Regulation, Prevention, and Recovery & Community.
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 7-9   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.
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 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 16-17   COD & Treatment Conference (Yakima)
Save the Date! Registration will open in the summer of 2017.
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 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 at 253-460-2424.
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 registeration contact Mosley Alexander at 253-460-2424. 6 CE.
Nov 3-4   2017 Prevention Summit (Yakima)
Save the Date! Registration will open in the summer of 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 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.