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Meetings for Professional Counselors

Training, Workshops, Meetings, Counselor CEU's
2019

NASW: Accepting the Challenge for Diversity, Cultural Awareness, and Inclusion

When: Friday, September 6 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Where: TBD See Registration Info, TBD, WA 98000 Show Map

Description:

Please Note: It is Advisable that you take this Course NO MORE than 90 days prior to taking the Exam!

Washington State Social Work Licensure Examination Preparation Course

NASW Washington State Chapter is pleased to offer this popular course to social workers seeking to become licensed. The Licensure Examination Preparation Course will assist social workers in their preparations to take either the clinical or advanced ASWB exam that is required for social work licensure in the State of Washington and most other states.

The Course was extensively revised and updated in 2018 to reflect the changes made by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the administrator of social work licensure examinations in the U.S. and many parts of Canada, in the clinical level and advanced generalist examinations. According to ASWB, the most notable differences between the examinations have to do with the way test content is organized. Prior to these new editions, each examination used 150 test questions to measure competency across 10-11 different content areas. The tests now use 150 questions to measure competency across 4 or 5 broad content areas. The Licensure Examination Preparation Course has reorganized and revised its content to reflect these 4-5 broad content areas and has added new content where needed.

The Course retains its well received approach of emphasizing three elements as significantly contributing to a passing score on the examination. These are anxiety management, focused content review and avoiding mistakes in answering questions. The course includes a 200+ page manual and a sample test, helpful in practicing the techniques of avoiding mistakes in answering questions. The course also includes a review of the major content areas of the examination including: Human Development, Diversity and Behavior in the Environment, Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Psychotherapy, Clinical Interventions and Case Management, The Social Work Relationship, Professional Ethics and Values.

Washington State has a first time pass rate in excess of 80% compared with the national pass rate of just below 75%. NASW-Washington State Chapter believes that this course has a lot to do with more Washington social workers passing!

Presenter(s):

CEU's: 6

Cost: NASW Members $175; Non-members $225

Contact/Register: NASW National Association for Social Workers - WA Chapter, , View Website

LASW/LICSW Licensure Exam Prep Workshop

When: Friday, September 13 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Where: Virginia Mason Memorial Home Care Offices 302 S 10th Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902 Show Map

Description:

NASW Washington State Chapter is pleased to offer this popular course to social workers seeking to become licensed. The Licensure Examination Preparation Course will assist social workers in their preparations to take either the clinical or advanced ASWB exam that is required for social work licensure in the State of Washington and most other states.

The Course was extensively revised and updated in 2018 to reflect the changes made by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the administrator of social work licensure examinations in the U.S. and many parts of Canada, in the clinical level and advanced generalist examinations. According to ASWB, the most notable differences between the examinations have to do with the way test content is organized. Prior to these new editions, each examination used 150 test questions to measure competency across 10-11 different content areas. The tests now use 150 questions to measure competency across 4 or 5 broad content areas. The Licensure Examination Preparation Course has reorganized and revised its content to reflect these 4-5 broad content areas and has added new content where needed.

Presenter(s):

CEU's: 3

Cost: NASW Members $175; Non-members $225

Contact/Register: NASW National Association for Social Workers - WA Chapter, , View Website

PCCA: Law and Ethics of Effective Documentation and Record Keeping

When: Friday, September 20 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Where: Wheelock Student Center at the University of Puget Sound N. 15th and Alder, Tacoma, WA 98403 Show Map

Description:

Learning Objectives:

Participants on this workshop will be able to:

1) Locate and describe ethical standards relating to clinical documentation

2) Locate and describe Federal and Washington State legal standards relating to clinical documentation

3) Create and evaluate strategies to use clinical documentation to best support effective work with clients

4) Evaluate sufficiently and effectiveness of current documentation strategies.

5) Apply best practice standards to clinical documentation of work with a range of diverse client populations.

Presenter(s): Eric Ström, MA, JD, LMHC

CEU's: 6

Cost: $50 for PCCA members; $150 for non-members

Contact/Register: PCCA PCCA, pccasecretary1@gmail.com, View Website

WAMFT: Pre-Conference Event: Discernment Counseling

When: Friday, September 27 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where: TBD/ See Website for info , Seattle, WA 98121 Show Map

Description:

This year, we are proud to host Dr. Steven Harris from the University of Minnesota for our pre-conference event. Dr. Harris will be offering a daylong workshop on Discernment Counseling. Stay tuned for more details!

Presenter(s): Dr. Steven Harris, University of Minnesota

Cost: See Website

Contact/Register: WAMFT Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, wamft@wamft.org, View Website

WAMFT: Expanding Relationship Paradigms: Practicing Inclusivity in Couple and Family Therapy

When: Saturday, September 28 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Where: Seattle University Pigott Building (PIGT), Seattle, WA 98122 Show Map

Description:

WAMFT hosts an annual Fall conference to support the continuing education of our members. The theme of this year’s conference is “Expanding Relationship Paradigms: Practicing Inclusivity in Couple and Family Therapy.”

Early Bird Special: Register by July 1st to receive $25 off main conference registration!

WAMFT Pre-Clinical and Pre-Allied Fellows get special pricing. Look for the special category in the pricing table for your discounted registration fee. If you do not see your special discount when registering, please contact WAMFT.

Presenter(s): WAMFT Annual Fall Conference

Cost: See Website

Contact/Register: WAMFT - Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, wamft@wamft.org, View Website

Training, Workshops, Meetings, Counselor CEU's
2019

NBFE/WMHCA: Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training

When: Friday, October 4 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where: 2100 24th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98144 Show Map

Description:

In partnership with the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA), the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc. (NBFE) announces our exclusive forensic mental health evaluator certification training event. NBFE is the only forensic certification organization officially endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee includes: The 8-hour workshop on the fundamentals of forensic mental health evaluation, Free 24/7 access to several webinar recordings and study materials designed to help candidates prepare for the written and oral examinations for certification, One-on-one mentoring (via internet or phone) with an expert CFMHE who provides feedback on written evaluation reports, Written examination and oral examination fees, Complimentary participation in select NBFE webinars, Complimentary access to NBFE’s member portal, including use of our online forum for questions and answers about forensic mental health evaluation.

Presenter(s):

Cost: See Website

Contact/Register: NBFE National Board of Forensic Evaluators, valentino@nbfe.net, View Website

NBFE/WMHCA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training

When: Friday, October 4 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where: 2100 Building, Seattle, WA 98144 Show Map

Description:

  • NBFE/WMHCA Forensic Mental Health Evaluation Certification Training
    10/04/2019 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    2100 Building - 2100 24th Ave South, Seattle, WA, 98144 

    In partnership with the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA), the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc. (NBFE) announces our exclusive forensic mental health evaluator certification training event on Friday, 10/4/19, at the 2100 Building in Seattle Washington.  NBFE is the only forensic certification organization officially endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

Presenter(s): NBFE

Cost: See website

Contact/Register: WMHCA Washington Mental Health Counselors Association, WMHCABoardAssistant@gmail.com, 508-7796, View Website

NASW: Ethics Workshop

When: Friday, October 4 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Where: TBD See Registration Info, TBD, WA 98000 Show Map

Description:

Workshop Description: Coming Soon

Presenter(s):

CEU's: 3

Cost: NASW Members $175; Non-members $225

Contact/Register: NASW National Association for Social Workers - WA Chapter, , View Website

WSPA: 2019 Fall Convention

When: October 11-13 from 12:00 am to 12:00 am

Where: Hilton Bellevue 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004 Show Map

Description:

The learning objectives and workshop description presented are subject to change pending final CE application approval before the workshop date. WSPA will immediately notify all registrants and WSPA members of any said changes by email and will immediately hi-light said changes on our website and on social media.

Presenter(s): Jame Lontz

Cost: See Website

Contact/Register: WSPA Washington State Psychological Association, WSPA@wspapsych.org, (206) 547-4220, View Website

NASW: Ethics Workshop: Recordkeeping for Social Workers

When: Friday, October 11 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Where: Excelsior Wellness Center 3754 West Indian Trail Road, Spokane, WA 99208 Show Map

Description:

Recordkeeping for Social Workers - Understanding How Progress Notes Can Help or Hinder Your Practice!

Have you ever wondered when your progress notes should be short or long? Detailed or general? While many providers call recordkeeping a nuisance, this presentation invites attendees to regard recordkeeping as an opportunity to protect yourself in the event of an audit or action against you. Attendees learn how to write notes that support clinical practice and survive scrutiny.

Presenter(s):

Cost: NASW Members $175; Non-members $225

Contact/Register: NASW National Association for Social Workers - WA Chapter, , View Website

WSPA: Chapter 1, October Meeting and CE Event

When: Tuesday, October 22 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Luigi's Italian Restaurant 245 W. Main Ave., Spokane, WA 99201 Show Map

Description:

The learning objectives and workshop description presented are subject to change pending final CE application approval before the workshop date. WSPA will immediately notify all registrants and WSPA members of any said changes by email and will immediately hi-light said changes on our website and on social media.

Presenter(s): Jameson Lontz

Cost: see website; contact WSPA

Contact/Register: WSPA Washington State Psychological Association, WSPA@wspapsych.org, (206) 547-4220, View Website

NASW: Clinical Supervision Workshop

When: October 24-25 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Where: Compass Health 3754 West Indian Trail Road, Everett, WA 98203 Show Map

Description:

This 15 hour course fulfills the training requirements of WAC 246-809-334 to qualify as an approved supervisor.

Workshop Description: The objectives of this workshop are to increase the participant's body of knowledge and skills associated with clinical supervision, address issues and concerns of participants in the practice of supervision, and provide a conceptual framework for integrating the vast body of knowledge and skills related to clinical practice. Special emphasis will be on methods of supervision and examining common problems and ethical issues faced by supervisors. The workshop will be presented in a practical manner with the use of case illustrations, videotapes sessions and role-playing.

Areas of focus:

  • Similarities and differences between teaching, training, and supervision
  • The body of knowledge and skills required of effective supervisor
  • Recognizing the characteristics of effective supervisors
  • The various methods of supervision
  • The various models of supervisions
  • The various responsibilities of clinical supervisors
  • The legal & ethical problems

Presenter(s): Marshall Jung, DSW, Professor Emeritus

CEU's: 15

Cost: NASW Members $340; Non-members $390

Contact/Register: NASW National Association for Social Workers - WA Chapter, , View Website

Training, Workshops, Meetings, Counselor CEU's
2020

NASW: Ethics Workshop by Frederic Reamer

When: Friday, April 3 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Where: TBD See Registration Info, TBD, WA 98000 Show Map

Description:

Workshop Description: Coming Soon

Location: Greater Seattle Area, Exact Location Coming Soon

CE Contact Hours: 6 (all of which may be applied to Law and Ethics)

Presenter(s): Frederic G. Reamer

CEU's: 6

Cost: NASW Members $175; Non-members $225

Contact/Register: NASW National Association for Social Workers - WA Chapter, , View Website

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