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    • August 05, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Video Conference
    • 25
    Register

    Telehealth services provide your clients with a lifeline during times like this.

    But Practicing Across State Lines is one legal issue that stands-out as particularly confusing and concerning to many mental health professionals. This one-hour PESI video program will give you what you need to legally provide telehealth services across state lines and protect your license!


    In this one-hour recording, you’ll learn:

    • How to protect yourself from legal and ethical pitfalls when practicing across state lines
    • Inter jurisdictional state laws and guidelines relevant to you
    • HIPAA requirements you need to be aware of
    • How to stay up to date with changing laws

    A link to the PESI evaluation will be emailed to you after the training in order for you to receive the 1 CEU.

     

    Learning Objectives

    • Evaluate common legal issues concerning practicing across state boundaries.
    • Assess additional resources and ways to stay current on inter jurisdictional laws and guidelines.
    • Determine what HIPAA requires for handling emergencies using telehealth and appropriate documentation and the updates due to the Coronavirus.

     

    Presenter

    Joni Gilbertson, MA, NCC, LCPC, LMHC, BC-TMH, CTMH, is a licensed clinical professional counselor, Board-Certified Telemental Health Provider and the owner/ founder of COPE Counseling Services, LLC where she uses telemental health to assist individuals, couples and families with everyday coping in areas such as relationships, depression, suicide, and anger management. She is licensed as a mental health professional both in Illinois and Florida while presently residing in Florida and is a PESI trainer.


    Ceu's offered
    1 CEU offered via PESI

      Schedule

      Thursday, August 5, 2021

      Program: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, (pst)


      Once registered and paid an email will be automatically sent with the Zoom login details. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.


      Questions? admin@wsscsw.org




       

      • August 18, 2021
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
      • Zoom Video Conference

      Monthly meeting of the board.




      • September 02, 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
      • Zoom Video Conference
      • 100
      Register

      The presenter will create a conversation environment and review some common myths and issues that Social Service workers and providers should consider when deciding to work with veterans.

      Learning Objectives

      •  Identify what a veteran is.
      • Better understand the “VA.”
      • Build a better level of veteran cultural competency.
      • Better evaluate if they want to pursue working with Vets.

      Presenter
      Paul Stayback, LSWAIC, holds an MSW from the University of Washington. Paul did 10 years in the Army as both a Reservist and Active-Duty soldier where he served as a Surgical Tech and a Medic. He was deployed to Iraq as a medic in 2008 as part of the surge. Paul believes that he started working in social services while still in the Army when he was a team leader, then a squad leader, taking care of his soldiers and their families. However, his fist “real” job in Social Services was as a Disabled Veterans Caseworker at Work Source, and this led him to seek an advanced degree so he could do more for veterans. Since then, he has worked in CPS, in a developmentally disability residential setting, been a child focused mental health clinician, and has been embedded with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office as a Social Worker where they focused on the homeless with mental illness and addictions. Paul then worked with King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention as a case worker for their work crew and day report programs. He now works for the King County Veteran’s Program where he is their outreach worker.


      Ceu's offered

      1 CEU

        Schedule

        Thursday, September 2, 2021

        Program: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, pst


        Once registered and paid an email will be automatically sent with the Zoom login details. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.


        Questions? admin@wsscsw.org




         

        • September 02, 2021
        • 7:00 PM (PDT)
        • September 30, 2021
        • 8:30 PM (PDT)
        • Online Event
        The primary aim of this presentation is to develop within participants a working model of how developmental differences in processing influence a child's experience of the world.

        Hosted by Mente Counseling, this course is divided into a 5 week series in order to examine how these differences affect regulation, attention, and social engagement and reflect on how to integrate this knowledge to foster attunement, connection, and create a supportive environment for the children in their care.

        If you work with young children in any capacity: as a mental health professional, teacher, occupational therapist or other, you will benefit from gaining a new perspective on the underlying processes that are at play for children.

        CEUs available for LICSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs in WA state.


        Financial assistance available for professionals who identify as
        BIPOC and/or LGBTQI+.

        Question? hola@mentecounseling.com

        For more information and to register:
          Mente Counseling





         


        • September 15, 2021
        • (PDT)
        • December 08, 2021
        • (PST)
        • 4 sessions
        • Zoom Video Conference
        • 4
        Register

        Now that you have earned your MSW, what is your next step? Social Workers have many paths and options available.

         

        WSSCSW is offering an online mentorship group to support new social workers in developing their professional identities as they navigate life as a MSW. These groups will give new professionals a forum facilitated by a seasoned social worker to explore what it means to enter this profession after graduate school. The groups are open to those who have earned their MSW within the last 5 years, MSW students who are about to graduate, and other Mental Health Practitioners with less than 5 years of experience.


        Group Environment and Structure

        This is not a therapy or supervision group. Mentorship groups strive to create a supportive and constructive environment that allows every group member to share their experience as social workers and work towards their professional goals. Group participants are expected to have done sufficient personal, emotional work to have the capacity to support their peers. Fit for this group will be determined through a phone screening prior to completion of the registration process.

        About the Facilitator
        Callie Hills, LCSWIA, has worked in healthcare leadership roles for nearly nine years in the Puget Sound. She has remained primarily in integrative oncology and chronic illness on the patient side with focus on operations and strategy on the business side. Callie hopes to provide a safe place for students and new graduates to practice self-care, collaborate to problem-solve, and to dive into participant-selected topics regarding the practicalities of social work practice in Washington State.

        Participants

        • MSW graduates within 5 years of graduation
        • Mental Health Practitioners with less than 5 years of experience
        • MSW Students who are about to graduate 


        Application Deadline- Tuesday, August 31, 2021


        *Cost

        $40.00: Members

        $70.00: Non-Members

        No refund given after commitment given to attend. A sliding scale fee is available for participants who need assistance.

         

        *Please wait until after the interview to pay. Registering will hold your space.



        Schedule, Attendance, and Waiting list Policy

        Once your application is received, applicants will be contacted to schedule a short conversation with the facilitator prior to being admitted to the group. This must be completed before the first group. A zoom link will then be sent for the subsequent group meetings. If registration is full, you may join the waiting list and the facilitator will contact you to schedule a short conversation if a space becomes available prior to being admitted to the group. 


        Consistent attendance is important for group cohesion. Please let the group know if you will miss a meeting. If you miss more than one session, your space will be offered to someone on our waiting list.

         

        The group will meet online the second Wednesday of each month September to December, from 4:00pm - 5:15pm.


        Term 2:
        September 15th
        October 13th
        November 10th
        December 8th

         


         





         

        • October 07, 2021
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
        • Zoom Video Conference
        • 100
        Register

        In this 60-minute presentation, attendees will develop an understanding of both resilience and multiple minority stress QTBIPOC experience. Attendees will learn to apply an affirming approach in their clinical work through reflective questioning and experiential exercises.


        Learning Objectives

          • Explore the resilience of the diverse and complex QTBIPOC communities.
          • Understand impacts of multiple minority stress and trauma facing QTBIPOC communities.
          • Increase capacity toward an affirming skill set and approach in working with the diverse and complex QTBIPOC communities.

          Presenter

          Canh Tran, MSW, LSWAIC is a clinical social worker and therapist in private practice providing decolonized/anti-colonial and liberation focused mental health. He works with individuals and couples who seek healing from the impacts of trauma. He specializes in working with people of color, queer folks, Southeast Asian diasporas, immigrants, and refugees.


          Ceu's offered

          1 CEU

            Schedule

            Thursday, October 7, 2021

            Program: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, pst


            Once registered and paid an email will be automatically sent with the Zoom login details. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.


            Questions? admin@wsscsw.org




             

            • November 30, 2021
            • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
            • Zoom Video Conference
            • 100
            Register

            We are all susceptible to harnessing implicit associations about others based on their characteristics. Implicit biases occur on an unconscious level. It’s what we do with this behavior once we are aware of it that makes a difference. The great thing about learned behavior is that we can also relearn/retrain our brain. The more we read about implicit bias and the more we discuss it the more we become aware of our own implicit biases and correct others on theirs, especially when we work with a diverse population.  As clinical social workers, it’s especially important that you have continued education on implicit bias to continue to recognize yours.

            In this workshop you’ll have the opportunity to listen to the lived experiences of an undocumented/DACA recipient as a patient. How implicit bias and racial trauma have played a role in her experience as an immigrant. You will see a glimpse through her lens with the hope that it continues to motivate you to improve your care and professional practices/skills to better serve immigrant and refugee clients. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, and the speaker will answer questions based on her mental and emotional capacity to answer them in the moment.


            Learning Objectives

              • To facilitate learning on how to recognize individual implicit biases as clinicians and as a team.
              • To facilitate discussions on how as clinicians you can improve the quality of care of your immigrant and refugee patients, with the focus on DACA recipients.
              • To strengthen your implicit bias awareness and social justice practices.

              Presenter
              Rocío Carrion is a Harvard Graduate at the Education Leadership, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship Master’s program. She obtained her business certificate from the University of Washington and is the Executive Director of, I AM Empowerment, LLC and the co-founder of the widely known and utilized Respuesta Comunatia Latinx al COVID-19 en Washington. She is the former Campaign Director of MomsRising, radio host for Aquí y Aquí, and Executive Board Member to the College Success Foundation. She currently sits on the Yakima City Council Community Integration Committee, YWCA Social Justice Committee, and is a Board of Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Her company has served over 16,000 individuals and has held over 90 programs. She is a BIPoC+ Liberation Leader and an Advocate Trainer that focuses on teaching youth how to speak with legislators and senators in Washington, D.C.


              Ceu's offered

              1 CEU

                Schedule

                Tuesday, November 30, 2021

                Program: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, pst

                40-minute presentation and 20 minute Q&A


                Once registered and paid an email will be automatically sent with the Zoom login details. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.


                Questions? admin@wsscsw.org




                 

                • December 07, 2021
                • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
                • Zoom Video Conference
                • 100
                Register

                In communities where there are disproportionate risks for trauma exposure and substance misuse, mental health services are generally overlooked and under-resourced. Issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorder (SUD), HIV/STI risks are often treated separately rather than combined. Among individuals with co-occurring disorder what is treated first - the trauma symptoms or substance misuse? Built on an 8-year community based participatory partnership, in full collaboration with a Pacific Northwest Tribal Nation, Healing Seasons: Pathways to Our Heart, Mind, Body & Spirit is an extension of the previous project, Sacred Journeys.


                Taking a holistic approach, Healing Seasons compares two interventions to 1) reduce substance use, to prevent further substance use disorder development while reducing PTSD symptoms and HIV/STI risks and 2) treatment of PTSD to decrease substance misuse and prevent HIV/STI behaviors.  During her presentation, Dr. Pearson will share adaptions findings and implementation of two evidence-based interventions, Motivational Interviewing Therapy with Skills Training (MIST), a goal setting and skill-based talk therapy and Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), a story based exposure therapy with participants.

                Learning Objectives

                • Attendees will identify important cultural elements in therapeutic treatment design for Native Americans.
                • Attendees will gain insight to cultural consideration in treatment delivery of MIST and NET with indigenous participants.


                Presenter

                Dr. Cynthia R. Pearson is the director of research at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI, P60MD006909), and provides oversight for IWRI research activities including development of institute and tribal partnership policies, quantitative and qualitative methods, data-related activates (collection, analyses, storage), as well as human subject protocols. Since 2006, Dr. Pearson has collaborated with American Indian (AI) communities in designing and implementing community based prevention interventions and in the development of tribally approved research policies (data use agreement, research and publication guidelines). 

                Dr. Cynthia R. Pearson’s research focus is on the historical and cultural determinants of physical and mental health, HIV/AIDS, and substance use disorders. Dr. Pearson also produced rETHICS, a research with American Indian and Alaska Native community human subjects’ curriculum that satisfies IRB training requirements (R01HD082181). She has over 55 peer-review publications and been the PI or Co-I on over 41 NIH funded grants. In all these community-based projects, Dr. Pearson has worked closely with communities designing and adapting culturally driven interventions and supporting tribal communities in disseminating information in peer-review publications and community venues.

                Ceu's offered
                1 CEU

                  Schedule

                  Tuesday, December 7, 2021

                  Program: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, pst

                  12:00 pm-12:30pm presentation and 12:30pm - 1:00pm Q&A


                  Once registered and paid an email will be automatically sent with the Zoom login details. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.


                  Questions? admin@wsscsw.org




                   

                Past events

                July 21, 2021 Board Meeting
                July 08, 2021 A Mind-Body Approach to Race-Based Traumatic Stress Recovery
                June 24, 2021 How To Start A Private Practice
                May 21, 2021 Beyond Self-Care: Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress through a Skills-Based Model
                April 24, 2021 Loss & Grief 101: Clinical Theory, Bereavement Models, Case Conceptualiztion, and Basic Interventions for Grieving Clients-Envision Counseling
                March 19, 2021 How Does Teletherapy Fundamentally Change Our Practice? Implications for Ethical, Practical & Multicultural Practice Competence
                March 15, 2021 Becoming Anti-Racist: A Life Journey
                February 09, 2021 Sustaining & Empowering Change Agents
                January 28, 2021 Intro to Health at Every Size: What if Health & Mental Healthcare Was Not Weight Centric?
                December 10, 2020 Grief and Complicated Grief for the Mental Health Professional
                December 05, 2020 Social Worker Meet Up
                November 18, 2020 Board Meeting
                November 10, 2020 Girls on the Spectrum: Diagnosis and Treatment Concerns
                November 07, 2020 Social Worker Meet Up
                November 07, 2020 Ethics in Rural Psychology- WSPA
                October 09, 2020 Looking into the Well: Practices for Embodied Equity
                September 16, 2020 Board Meeting
                August 26, 2020 Online Mentorship Group
                August 13, 2020 Social Worker Meet Up
                July 25, 2020 LICSW Study Session
                July 22, 2020 Board Meeting
                June 13, 2020 LICSW Study Session
                May 20, 2020 Board Meeting
                May 16, 2020 Social Worker Meet Up
                May 09, 2020 LICSW Study Session
                April 24, 2020 Cultural Competence As a Legal, Ethical, and Clinical Mandate
                April 04, 2020 Social Worker Meet Up
                March 29, 2020 Social Worker Meet Up
                March 18, 2020 Board Meeting
                March 05, 2020 Transracial Adoption
                February 26, 2020 Trauma Informed Practice: Introduction to Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)
                January 18, 2020 Annual Board Retreat
                January 09, 2020 Mentorship Group
                December 07, 2019 Social Worker Meet Up
                November 24, 2019 Grieving, Angry, and Scared: Clinical Implications of Climate Change
                November 14, 2019 Social Worker Meet Up
                October 24, 2019 Clinical Supervision Workshop
                October 16, 2019 The "Acceptance" in Acceptance Based Therapies
                October 05, 2019 Social Worker Meet Up
                September 13, 2019 Washington State Social Work Licensure Examination Preparation Course
                September 12, 2019 Social Worker Meet Up
                September 04, 2019 What's Money, Sex, Food Got To Do With It? Understanding Intimacy Avoidant Behaviors
                August 03, 2019 Social Worker Meet Up
                July 26, 2019 Psychological Flexibility in Action: An Experiential Introduction to ACT
                July 19, 2019 Introduction to Affirmative Mental Health Care for Gender Diverse Clients Workshop
                July 18, 2019 Board Meeting
                July 18, 2019 Social Worker Meet Up
                July 12, 2019 LASW/LICSW Licensure Exam Prep Workshop
                June 11, 2019 Mentorship Group
                June 05, 2019 Annual June Membership Dinner
                June 01, 2019 Social Worker Meet Up
                May 17, 2019 Family Therapy Institute: The Ackerman Relational Approach
                May 09, 2019 Social Worker Meet Up
                April 30, 2019 Helping Families Through a First Psychosis Episode
                April 25, 2019 Clinical Supervision: Theory & Practice
                April 06, 2019 Social Worker Meet Ups
                March 14, 2019 Social Worker Meet Ups
                March 09, 2019 Starting an Ethical Private Practice
                March 05, 2019 Psychological Flexibility at Home: ACT with Families
                January 10, 2019 Reporting Abuse & Neglect: What Mandated Reporters Need to Report
                December 01, 2018 Member Coffee Hour
                October 20, 2018 Transforming Powerlessness into Power: Emancipatory Practices for Healing Trauma In Activists and Other Woke Folks
                October 03, 2018 Sins of the Parents: Self-Care for Survivors in the Context of the Aging of Abusive Parents
                September 14, 2018 NASW 2018 Virtual Conference
                July 19, 2018 Board Meeting
                June 21, 2018 Board Meeting
                May 31, 2018 Board Meeting
                May 11, 2018 Golden Threads of Couples Counseling
                April 12, 2018 Board Meeting
                March 24, 2018 Annual Board Retreat
                February 09, 2018 Considerations for Private Practice
                November 30, 2017 Clinical Evening Meeting: Keeping An Eye on the Heart: Creative Approaches to Self-Care While in Service to Others
                November 07, 2017 Reading Group: Counting on Kindness
                November 04, 2017 PART 2: Clinical Social Work Technology Standards Webinars: Ethics, Risks, and Benefits
                October 25, 2017 Clinical Evening Meeting: Panel Presentation: Building A Career in Social Work
                October 13, 2017 Fall Conference: Culturally Competent Trauma Treatment
                October 04, 2017 Reading Group: Feminist Therapy
                September 28, 2017 Reading Group: Not the Price of Admission
                September 14, 2017 Mentorship Group
                June 17, 2017 Mental Health Clinical Practice: Interruptions and Endings
                March 25, 2017 Seeing the Water: Racial Dynamics in Our Lives and in Our Work
                March 07, 2017 Clinical Evening Meeting: Models of Therapy, Part 2: Psychodynamic, Mindfulness and PACT
                March 06, 2017 Associate and Student Meeting
                January 31, 2017 Clinical Evening Meeting: Models of Therapy, Part 1: Working with Trauma Survivors
                January 26, 2017 Annual Associates Event 2017
                December 05, 2016 Quarterly Associate Meeting
                November 16, 2016 Clinical Evening Meeting: The Trauma Resilience Model in Everyday Life
                July 30, 2016 Clinical Social Work Practice: Interruptions & Endings
                June 18, 2016 Racism, Privilege, Clinical Practice Cultural Competence in the 21st Century: Understanding Implicit Bias
                May 11, 2016 Clinical Evening Meeting: "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*And Don't Have to Be Afraid to Ask!)"
                January 28, 2016 Annual Associates Event
                November 18, 2015 Clinical Evening Meeting: A Braver New World: Ethical Use of Technology in Clinical Social Work Practice
                September 19, 2015 Code Fried: ICD-10 Codes and DSM-5
                April 23, 2015 Clinical Evening Meeting: An Introduction to Working with Trans* and Gender Nonconforming Clients
                January 14, 2015 Clinical Evening Meeting: Coping with Trauma, Assisting Grief and Building Resilience: The CISM Example
                November 01, 2014 Beyond Words: Attachment, Trauma & Implicit Communication
                October 01, 2014 Clinical Evening Meeting: The Use of Story in Clinical Practice: Reframing Personal Narratives About Health & Wellbeing
                April 05, 2014 HIPAA, HIPAA, HOORAY! NEW CHANGES to the HIPAA RULE for Mental Health Clinicians
                November 12, 2013 2013-2014 Clinical Evening Meetings: A Year of Integration & Growth: Continuing the Discussion of Body, Mind & Trauma
                November 12, 2013 Clinical Evening Meeting: The Potential Impacts of the Affordable Health Care Act to Clinical Practice
                October 19, 2013 Beyond Abstract Language, the Truth of Face-Heart-Brain Communication and the Five Practices of Somatic Transformation
                April 27, 2013 “I Googled You!” Staying Clinically Centered in an Online World
                April 09, 2013 2013 Clinical Evening Meetings: Staying Clinically Centered in a Constantly Evolving Field
                September 28, 2012 Pre-Conference: "I Googled You!" Staying Clinically Centered In An Online World
                June 21, 2012 Annual Party of the Membership
                October 15, 2011 Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender & Sexual Orientation
                October 11, 2011 Starting Your Own Private Practice
                June 16, 2011 Annual Party of the Membership
                May 14, 2011 Full-Day Conference: Dr. Jeffrey Kottler The Journey of the Therapist: How Clients Change Their Therapists over the Career Span
                May 13, 2011 Pre-Conference: Dr. Jeffrey Kottler, PhD.The Journey of the Therapist: How Clients Change Their Therapists over the Career Span
                April 13, 2011 End of Practice and Beyond: Transitions, Reflections & Lessons Learned
                February 09, 2011 Sustainable Practice: Maintaining A Healthy Practice in the Face of Economic, Political & Professional Changes
                December 08, 2010 When Life Happens: The Impact of Personal Life Events on Practice
                November 09, 2010 Fresh Eyes: Cultivating "Beginners Mind" Throughout The Clinical Life Span

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