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Training, Workshops, Meetings for the Mental Health Community

(CEU’s for licensed counselors, when available, are listed here)

During the Covid19 Pandemic most meetings requiring personal attendance have been cancelled. If your workshops/meetings will become available via streaming services please contact us with meeting details.

What are the advantages of joining a professional counseling organization?

Click on a link below to see meetings/training in a particular month:

Training, Workshops, Meetings, Counselor CEU's
2021

Peer-to-Peer Leader Training

Presenter(s): NAMI Washington

When: October 23-24 from 12:00 am to 12:00 am

Where: Online Training , , WA Show Map

Description:

Description:

What is the Peer-to-Peer Program?
8-week course led by trained PEER leaders, people who have experienced mental illness in their own lives and believe that mental health recovery and resiliency are possible. This class focuses on offering information, encouragement, hope, and guidance to adults who live with a mental illness and want to experience quality of life as contributing members of their communities.

What will I learn from the training?
The two -day weekend in-person leader training includes preparation for teaching the P2P course, obtaining knowledge about the brain, research, and recovery, fostering respect and mutual support, and developing skills in sharing brief individual stories and partnering with other peers.

Criteria for taking the P2P Leader Training:
Leaders must be:

  • A PEER, a Person of Experience, Engaged in Recovery

  • A current member of a NAMI Affiliate

  • Willing to complete the online training no later than 2 weeks before the in-person training.

  • Willing to stay for the entire 2-day intensive training

  • Comfortable reading aloud to a group

  • Able to make a commitment to co-teach the 8-week Peer to Peer course at least twice in a 24-month period in cooperation with your local affiliate.

  • 18 years of age or older

Application Deadline: August 29, 2021
See the NAMI Washington website for more details.

Cost: $50 refundable deposit / Free upon acceptance

Contact/Register: NAMI Washington, office@namiwa.org, (206) 783-4288, View Website

Training, Workshops, Meetings, Counselor CEU's
2021

Building a Better Us: Private Practice - Finding Your Amplitude

Presenter(s): WAMFT

When: Monday, November 1 from 12:00 am to 12:00 am

Where: Online , , WA Show Map

Description:

Online Learning

WAMFT understands that not everyone can step away from client sessions to attend virtual networking events at 11am on a Friday, so we decided to record the Building a Better Us panel discussions to make them available to you on-demand.

Grab your snacks, comfy socks, and enjoy these educational networking events on your schedule!

Binge watch them all for FREE!  If you would like to earn continuing education credit for viewing the event, please click the "Buy Now" button to pay $15.  Then return to their page to complete the CE Eval by clicking on the "CE Eval" button.  You will receive a CE Certificate after buying and completing CE Evaluation.

For questions, please contact WAMFT at wamft@wamft.org or (206) 450-8931.

Refunds / Cancellations: WAMFT does not offer refunds for Online Learning Purchases.

CEU's: call us

Cost: Free and fee for CEU's

Contact/Register: WAMFT - Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, wamft@wamft.org, (206) 450-8931, View Website

Standing at the Crossroads Supporting Families through Trauma Black Lives Matter and Covid 19

Presenter(s): WAMFT

When: Friday, November 5 from 12:00 am to 12:00 am

Where: Online , , WA Show Map

Description:

Online Learning

WAMFT understands that not everyone can step away from client sessions to attend virtual networking events at 11am on a Friday, so we decided to record the Building a Better Us panel discussions to make them available to you on-demand.

Grab your snacks, comfy socks, and enjoy these educational networking events on your schedule!

Binge watch them all for FREE!  If you would like to earn continuing education credit for viewing the event, please click the "Buy Now" button to pay $15.  Then return to their page to complete the CE Eval by clicking on the "CE Eval" button.  You will receive a CE Certificate after buying and completing CE Evaluation.

For questions, please contact WAMFT at wamft@wamft.org or (206) 450-8931.

Refunds / Cancellations: WAMFT does not offer refunds for Online Learning Purchases.

CEU's: call us

Cost: Free and fee for CEU's

Contact/Register: WAMFT - Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, wamft@wamft.org, (206) 450-8931, View Website

Building a Better Us: School House Rock Supporting families during this time of uncertainty in educa

Presenter(s): WAMFT

When: Friday, November 5 from 12:00 am to 12:00 am

Where: Online , , WA Show Map

Description:

Online Learning

WAMFT understands that not everyone can step away from client sessions to attend virtual networking events at 11am on a Friday, so we decided to record the Building a Better Us panel discussions to make them available to you on-demand.

Grab your snacks, comfy socks, and enjoy these educational networking events on your schedule!

Binge watch them all for FREE!  If you would like to earn continuing education credit for viewing the event, please click the "Buy Now" button to pay $15.  Then return to their page to complete the CE Eval by clicking on the "CE Eval" button.  You will receive a CE Certificate after buying and completing CE Evaluation.

For questions, please contact WAMFT at wamft@wamft.org or (206) 450-8931.

Refunds / Cancellations: WAMFT does not offer refunds for Online Learning Purchases.

CEU's: call us

Cost: Free and CEU's available for a fee

Contact/Register: WAMFT - Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, wamft@wamft.org, (206) 450-8931, View Website

Enneagram for Counselors: Online Consultation and Education Group

Presenter(s): Janys Murphy Rising PhD, LMHC

When: Monday, November 8 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Where: Online 120 Pear Street NE, Olympia, WA 98512 Show Map

Description:

An online professional consultation course teaching counselors how to use the Enneagram to support ongoing work with clients. Each session will be one part education of the Enneagram, and one part opportunity to consult about clients from the Enneagram lens.

Cost: $400

Contact/Register: Janys Murphy Rising, janysmurphyrising@gmail.com, (360) 754-1747, View Website

Training, Workshops, Meetings, Counselor CEU's
2021

Building a Better Us: Private Practice - Finding Your Amplitude

Presenter(s): WAMFT

When: Wednesday, December 1 from 12:00 am to 12:00 am

Where: Online , , WA Show Map

Description:

Online Learning

WAMFT understands that not everyone can step away from client sessions to attend virtual networking events at 11am on a Friday, so we decided to record the Building a Better Us panel discussions to make them available to you on-demand.

Grab your snacks, comfy socks, and enjoy these educational networking events on your schedule!

Binge watch them all for FREE!  If you would like to earn continuing education credit for viewing the event, please click the "Buy Now" button to pay $15.  Then return to their page to complete the CE Eval by clicking on the "CE Eval" button.  You will receive a CE Certificate after buying and completing CE Evaluation.

For questions, please contact WAMFT at wamft@wamft.org or (206) 450-8931.

Refunds / Cancellations: WAMFT does not offer refunds for Online Learning Purchases.

CEU's: call us

Cost: Free and fee for CEU's

Contact/Register: WAMFT - Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, wamft@wamft.org, (206) 450-8931, View Website

Building a Better Us: School House Rock Supporting families during this time of uncertainty in educa

Presenter(s): WAMFT

When: Sunday, December 5 from 12:00 am to 12:00 am

Where: Online , , WA Show Map

Description:

Online Learning

WAMFT understands that not everyone can step away from client sessions to attend virtual networking events at 11am on a Friday, so we decided to record the Building a Better Us panel discussions to make them available to you on-demand.

Grab your snacks, comfy socks, and enjoy these educational networking events on your schedule!

Binge watch them all for FREE!  If you would like to earn continuing education credit for viewing the event, please click the "Buy Now" button to pay $15.  Then return to their page to complete the CE Eval by clicking on the "CE Eval" button.  You will receive a CE Certificate after buying and completing CE Evaluation.

For questions, please contact WAMFT at wamft@wamft.org or (206) 450-8931.

Refunds / Cancellations: WAMFT does not offer refunds for Online Learning Purchases.

CEU's: call us

Cost: Free and CEU's available for a fee

Contact/Register: WAMFT - Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, wamft@wamft.org, (206) 450-8931, View Website

Standing at the Crossroads Supporting Families through Trauma Black Lives Matter and Covid 19

Presenter(s): WAMFT

When: Sunday, December 5 from 12:00 am to 12:00 am

Where: Online , , WA Show Map

Description:

Online Learning

WAMFT understands that not everyone can step away from client sessions to attend virtual networking events at 11am on a Friday, so we decided to record the Building a Better Us panel discussions to make them available to you on-demand.

Grab your snacks, comfy socks, and enjoy these educational networking events on your schedule!

Binge watch them all for FREE!  If you would like to earn continuing education credit for viewing the event, please click the "Buy Now" button to pay $15.  Then return to their page to complete the CE Eval by clicking on the "CE Eval" button.  You will receive a CE Certificate after buying and completing CE Evaluation.

For questions, please contact WAMFT at wamft@wamft.org or (206) 450-8931.

Refunds / Cancellations: WAMFT does not offer refunds for Online Learning Purchases.

CEU's: call us

Cost: Free and fee for CEU's

Contact/Register: WAMFT - Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, wamft@wamft.org, (206) 450-8931, View Website

Enneagram for Counselors: Online Consultation and Education Group

Presenter(s): Janys Murphy Rising PhD, LMHC

When: Wednesday, December 8 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Where: Online 120 Pear Street NE, Olympia, WA 98512 Show Map

Description:

An online professional consultation course teaching counselors how to use the Enneagram to support ongoing work with clients. Each session will be one part education of the Enneagram, and one part opportunity to consult about clients from the Enneagram lens.

Cost: $400

Contact/Register: Janys Murphy Rising, janysmurphyrising@gmail.com, (360) 754-1747, View Website

Training, Workshops, Meetings, Counselor CEU's
2022

Enneagram for Counselors: Online Consultation and Education Group

Presenter(s): Janys Murphy Rising PhD, LMHC

When: Saturday, January 8 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Where: Online 120 Pear Street NE, Olympia, WA 98512 Show Map

Description:

An online professional consultation course teaching counselors how to use the Enneagram to support ongoing work with clients. Each session will be one part education of the Enneagram, and one part opportunity to consult about clients from the Enneagram lens.

Cost: $400

Contact/Register: Janys Murphy Rising, janysmurphyrising@gmail.com, (360) 754-1747, View Website

Training, Workshops, Meetings, Counselor CEU's
2022

Enneagram for Counselors: Online Consultation and Education Group

Presenter(s): Janys Murphy Rising PhD, LMHC

When: Tuesday, February 8 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Where: Online 120 Pear Street NE, Olympia, WA 98512 Show Map

Description:

An online professional consultation course teaching counselors how to use the Enneagram to support ongoing work with clients. Each session will be one part education of the Enneagram, and one part opportunity to consult about clients from the Enneagram lens.

Cost: $400

Contact/Register: Janys Murphy Rising, janysmurphyrising@gmail.com, (360) 754-1747, View Website

Training, Workshops, Meetings, Counselor CEU's
2022

Enneagram for Counselors: Online Consultation and Education Group

Presenter(s): Janys Murphy Rising PhD, LMHC

When: Tuesday, March 8 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Where: Online 120 Pear Street NE, Olympia, WA 98512 Show Map

Description:

An online professional consultation course teaching counselors how to use the Enneagram to support ongoing work with clients. Each session will be one part education of the Enneagram, and one part opportunity to consult about clients from the Enneagram lens.

Cost: $400

Contact/Register: Janys Murphy Rising, janysmurphyrising@gmail.com, (360) 754-1747, View Website

Training, Workshops, Meetings, Counselor CEU's
2022

Enneagram for Counselors: Online Consultation and Education Group

Presenter(s): Janys Murphy Rising PhD, LMHC

When: Friday, April 8 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Where: Online 120 Pear Street NE, Olympia, WA 98512 Show Map

Description:

An online professional consultation course teaching counselors how to use the Enneagram to support ongoing work with clients. Each session will be one part education of the Enneagram, and one part opportunity to consult about clients from the Enneagram lens.

Cost: $400

Contact/Register: Janys Murphy Rising, janysmurphyrising@gmail.com, (360) 754-1747, View Website

Training, Workshops, Meetings, Counselor CEU's
2022

Enneagram for Counselors: Online Consultation and Education Group

Presenter(s): Janys Murphy Rising PhD, LMHC

When: Sunday, May 8 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Where: Online 120 Pear Street NE, Olympia, WA 98512 Show Map

Description:

An online professional consultation course teaching counselors how to use the Enneagram to support ongoing work with clients. Each session will be one part education of the Enneagram, and one part opportunity to consult about clients from the Enneagram lens.

Cost: $400

Contact/Register: Janys Murphy Rising, janysmurphyrising@gmail.com, (360) 754-1747, View Website

Training, Workshops, Meetings, Counselor CEU's
2022

Enneagram for Counselors: Online Consultation and Education Group

Presenter(s): Janys Murphy Rising PhD, LMHC

When: Wednesday, June 8 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Where: Online 120 Pear Street NE, Olympia, WA 98512 Show Map

Description:

An online professional consultation course teaching counselors how to use the Enneagram to support ongoing work with clients. Each session will be one part education of the Enneagram, and one part opportunity to consult about clients from the Enneagram lens.

Cost: $400

Contact/Register: Janys Murphy Rising, janysmurphyrising@gmail.com, (360) 754-1747, View Website

What are the advantages of joining a professional counseling organization?
Being formally recognized as an expert professional in your field. Gaining professional status often helps get a more senior and higher paid job. You can mix with others in your profession, both socially and professionally, while getting support in lifelong learning and training.

What is the purpose of professional counseling organizations?
A professional association (also called a professional body, professional organization, or professional society) seeks to further a particular profession, the interests of individuals engaged in that profession, and the public interest.

What are the importance and benefits of joining and belonging to a professional counseling organization?
Joining an association provides members with a competitive advantage because they become active, informed members within their industry. Many association members who lead busy professional lives depend on their association to brief them on vital industry trends, new legislative rulings, and advances in technology.
You learn how to work with a team. Knowing how to work well with a group is an essential skill for any career. Being in an organization teaches you how to do this by putting you in situations where you are required to take advice from others, as well as give your own.
Another benefit is the opportunity to network and to build your network--meeting people, making connections, and building relationships. Because you’re all part of the same organization, the people you meet have a few of the same interests as you, and their connections may be valuable.
You’ll get practical experience in a safe environment. Participating in an organization based around your professional area of interest gives you professional contacts. Just by attending meetings, you may obtain some of the Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) you need to meet ongoing licensure requirements.

The professional counseling organizations that Counseling Washington recommends have both national and have local state chapters: chose correct type, and join both national and State Chapters

1. National Association of Social Work: https://www.socialworkers.org/, Email: info@nasw.org
NASW-Washington State Chapter: https://www.nasw-wa.org/, Email: info@nasw-wa.org¸ nasw.wa@gmail.com

2. Washington Mental Health Counselors Asociation https://wmhca.org/ Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA) is the professional organization working exclusively to meet the needs of Licensed Mental Health Counselors in Washington State. WMHCA is chartered through the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), our national professional organization.

3. The Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT) https://networks.aamft.org/washington/ a statewide Independent Affiliate (formally a division of AAMFT) that provides members with networking and educational events, state advocacy, and the opportunity to connect with other members online.

4. American Psychological Association https://www.apa.org/

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