Washington Community Mental Health Council

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Training & Event Opportunities

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Announcement: Help Prevent Suicide

Reclaiming Extraordinary Living: Trauma Recovery- Animating Life:

January 11, 2007

9 am to 4:30 pm

Presented By: Marta Varee Pearson, M.S.

Description:

No group (racial, ethnic, religious or economic) is immune to the occurrence of sexual victimization.  Conventional methods of treatment with the Adult Violated as Children sexually (AVACs) often fall short in achieving the results desired.  The impact on the life of AVACs and the families they create is far reaching, including a lack of appropriate self-care and parenting skills, and the continuation of abuse into the next generation.  This workshop will explore innovative approaches that provide unique perspective and treatment options for lasting change in the client and the client’s family, and increased professional satisfaction.

Fee:

$120; and $90 for APN members (5 CEUs)

Registration:

Please mail registration FORM and fee to:

Ellen McKinney, Compass Health

PO Box 3810, MS 42

Everett, WA  98203

The Role of Spirituality in Mental Health

January 24, 2007

9 am to 12:15 pm

Presented By: Marcia Perlstein, M.A.

Description:

In these times of increasing stress, both clinicians and clients are increasingly likely to use a range of spiritual tools in search of solace and serenity.  To examine the role of spirituality in mental health, we will explore the continuum of spiritual experiences: ranging from the comfort and predictability of daily rituals, meditation, visualization and related reliefs, and celebrations, as well as expressions of grief and loss.  Through interactive exercises, we will develop working definitions for spirituality and religion, and examine the complicated questions of which aspects of spirituality belong in a mental health setting and which aspects are better referred to the individual’s religion or spiritual affiliation of choice.  We’ll also model honoring choices in the spiritual arena to help our clients learn to accept and embrace their own choices.

Fee:

$60; and $45 for APN members (3 CEUs)

Registration:

Please mail registration FORM and fee to:

Ellen McKinney, Compass Health

PO Box 3810, MS 42

Everett, WA  98203

Borderline Personality Disorder and Projective Identification:

What Neuroscience is teaching us about embodiment, affect, cognition and therapist self-regulation.

March 1, 2007 in Everett

or

March 2, 2007 in Tukwila

Description:

This workshop presents and elucidates the theory, dynamics and experience of Projective Identification.  Advances in neuroscience illuminating the importance of affect and the body’s experience in psychotherapy will be applied to Borderline Personality Disorder and Projective Identification.

Goals:

1.) Be able to use the concept of Projective Identification to self-regulate and to respond more creatively in the therapeutic process.

2.) Better understand and utilize right brain to right brain communications.

3.) Begin to apply an introductory knowledge of affective neuroscience to clinical intervention.

4.) Acquire tools to use developmental attachment theory to guide intervention.

5.) Improve the ability to hold and amplify emotion.

Fee:

Registration fee is $100. Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and CEU certificate.  Payment may be made by check, purchase order or credit card.

Registration:

Please send your registration FORM and fee to:

Ellen McKinney, Compass Health

PO Box 3810, MS 42

Everett, WA  98203 

ADHD: Birth to 12 Conference

March 3 & 4, 2007

Foster High School

Tukwila, WA

Description:

This conference, sponsored by Attention Deficit Disorder Resources, features major presentations by national ADHD authorities Dr. Thomas Phelan and Dr. Sam Goldstein along with over 15 breakout sessions conducted by top ADHD physicians, therapists and coaches. 

Fee:

Cost for both days is $75 for members of Attention Deficit Disorder Resources and $95 for non-members.  Single days and morning only also available along with CMEs, CEs and clock hours.

Registration:

Learn more and register online at http://www.addresources.org/conference_spring_2007.php