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    • February 16, 2022
    • February 16, 2023
    • Zoom Recording
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    Originally recorded February 9, 2022.

    This presentation details new and existing policy options for social workers who may need to facilitate temporary, voluntary, or involuntary, firearm removal from clients at imminent risk of harming themselves or others. We present the latest research on Extreme Risk Protection Orders and the voluntary Do Not Sell list laws and introduce resources designed for social workers and their clients to explain options for temporary firearm removal.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn about new and existing policy options available for social workers to facilitate temporary firearm removal for their clients at imminent risk of harming themselves or others with a firearm.
    • Identify resources for social workers and their clients to understand the options available for voluntary temporary firearm removal.

    Presenters
    Kelsey M. Conrick, MPH
    (she/her) is a PhD student in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington (UW) and a trainee with the Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program at Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center. She earned an MPH from UW focusing on the emergency health service utilization of individuals experiencing houselessness. Her current research employs equity-focused mixed-methods and community-engaged research to evaluate policies to reduce the burden of firearm-related injuries and deaths. Kelsey is also interested in techniques to prevent disproportionate effects of firearm policies on communities of color.

    Dr. Megan Moore, PhD, MSW (she/her) is currently Sidney Miller Endowed Associate Professor in Direct Practice in the University of Washington’s School of Social Work, as well as the Co-Director of the Outreach and Research Cores at the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center. Dr. Moore’s interdisciplinary research agenda is focused on health equity and improving social work practice, and health and mental health outcomes for patients after traumatic injury. She is working to 1) address disparities in care and service access, and 2) develop interventions to improve psychosocial care, communication, and care transitions in healthcare settings.

    Ceu's offered
    1 CEU
    Member price: $10.00

    Non-Member price: $15.00

    The recording is available to view for free however you will not be eligible to earn a ceu.


    Once registration is completed an email will be automatically sent with the link. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.





    • February 17, 2022
    • February 17, 2023
    • Zoom Recording
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    Originally recorded February 17, 2022.

    In this 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
    Aleks Martin, MSW, LSWAIC, SUDP,
    holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington with an Integrated Health / Mental Health concentration. They have been in the field of health education, community organizing and social activism for over 20 years. Topics of interest they offer are in the areas of LGBTQ Cultural Competency with emphasis on health disparities, racial equity, social justice and cultural humility; Transgender and Gender Diversity, Behavioral Health (Integrated Health, Mental Health, Substance Use with particular interest in Harm Reduction), and "Safety Training" (Safe Space for ALL), a modified crisis prevention/intervention with focus on de-escalation techniques and motivational interviewing skills; including HIV/AIDS/HEP/STI health education and safer sex practices.

    Ceu's offered
    1 CEU
    Member price: $10.00
    Non-Member price: $15.00
    The recording is available to view for free, however this option is not eligible to earn a ceu.

    Once registration is complete an email will be automatically sent with the link. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.

     Questions? admin@wsscsw.org



    • February 24, 2022
    • February 24, 2023
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    Originally recorded February 24, 2022.

    For many folks, societal standards are not inclusive of all. These standards of excellence are often set out of reach and exacerbate the negative talk that we do daily, "What am I doing here? How did I get here? This must be a mistake?" In this interactive presentation, you will learn to SQUASH those thoughts and catapult your self-worth!


    Learning Objectives

    • Understand imposter syndrome
    • Learn techniques to improve your self-efficacy

    Presenter
    Dr. Natalie Hart hails from Tacoma, Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She completed her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle. Her master's degree is in Education Policy. Dr. Hart recently graduated with her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California, at Rossier's College of Education. Dr. Hart's research focused on Black male student achievement and highlighted the Kingmakers of Oakland program. Her dissertation is titled, "Kingmakers of Oakland: Systematic Change for African American Male Achievement in California." During her time at the University of Southern California, Dr. Hart worked as an Assistant Learning Specialist for USC Athletics and was the Program Assistant for USC's Political Science and International Relations PhD. program. Dr. Hart was the Vice President of the Black Graduate Student Network, Vice President of the JENGA Doctoral Association, and a 3rd-year Graduate Resident Assistant for USC's Residential Education Department. Dr. Hart believes that access to equitable education is the civil rights issue of our generation.

    Ceu offered
    1 CEU
    Member price: $10.00

    Non-Member price: $15.00
    The recording is available to view for free however you will not be eligible to earn a ceu.

    Once registration is completed an email will be automatically sent with the link. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.




    • March 31, 2022
    • March 31, 2023
    • Zoom Recording
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    Originally recorded March 31, 2022. 

    This training reviewed sections that are relevant to mental health professionals with clients seeking medical intervention, from puberty blockers to surgery. This training covered what insurance companies and surgeons are expecting in MHP letters. Attendees left the training with confidence in letter writing for transgender, nonbinary and intersex clients.

    Learning Objectives

    ● Become confident in writing letters for access to gender-affirming medical care

    ● Become familiar with resources such as WPATH

    ● Attendees will understand some of the reasons clients seek gender-affirming care


    Presenter

    Leiyomi Preciado
    , CPC, AAC; is a Certified Peer Counselor who resides in Kitsap County. As a Transwoman of Color and a person with lived experience, Leiyomi continues to work with various organizations like Disability Rights Washington, United Peers of Washington, Washington Recovery Alliance, Washington State Community Connectors, and the Office of Recovery Partnerships to educate and reduce mental health stigma within communities and service providing systems.  As Board President of United Peers of Washington, Leiyomi has worked to make services more accessible to people who live in rural areas and foster a statewide community of people with lived experiences. 


    Ceu's offered
    1.5 CEU
    Member price: $10.00

    Non-Member price: $15.00

    The recording is available to view for free however you will not be eligible to earn a ceu.


    Once registration is completed an email will be automatically sent with the link. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.







    • April 18, 2022
    • April 07, 2023
    • Zoom Recording
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    Originally recorded April 7, 2022.

    Muslim clients have reported different experiences with therapy. From experiencing religious micro-aggressions to feeling unsafe in the therapeutic space. Muslim clients seeking therapy in the United States are known to face numerous barriers. This presentation aims to provide therapists with an understanding of the different barriers Muslim clients face when deciding to start therapy, important cultural considerations, as well as using multicultural orientation (MCO) when treating Muslim clients. Incorporating multicultural orientation into practice is important to help clients feel more comfortable, accepted, and safe in the therapeutic space.

    Learning Objectives

    • Recognize different barriers for Muslim populations in accessing therapy.
    • Detect possible micro-aggressions towards Muslim clients that may occur in therapy.
    • Introduce Multicultural Orientation (MCO) and explore the importance of a multiculturally informed practice.


    Presenter

    Zainab Akef, MA, LMHCA
    is a therapist at Catalyst Counseling located in Woodinville, WA. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Masters of Arts in Applied Clinical Psychology. Her research areas include: refugees, trauma, as well as multicultural counseling practices. As an Arab Muslim, she is passionate about providing competent therapy to multicultural Arab and Muslim clients.

    Ceu's offered
    1 CEU
    Member price: $10.00

    Non-Member price: $15.00
    The recording is available to view for free however you will not be eligible to earn a ceu.



    Once registration is completed an email will be automatically sent with the link. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.





    • May 03, 2022
    • May 02, 2023
    • Zoom Recording
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    Originally recorded May 2, 2022

    Understanding multicultural competence and remaining a multiculturally competent therapist requires constant education, research, and work as therapists develop through their careers. It is not a one size fits all phenomenon. Sometimes we make certain assumptions about cultures or people.

    This interactive presentation seeks to discuss some common assumptions that we may make as therapists and help you understand how we can recognize that we are engaging in an assumption. Assumptions are not just about the characteristics or stereotypes about a certain group of people, but they can also be about centering the therapist’s cultural beliefs and backgrounds when diagnosing, treatment planning and treating a client from a different background. The goal is to understand that every person has different experiences within that culture, and it is about asking the client what that culture means to them.

    Learning Objectives

    • What are some assumptions we may make as we aim to use a multicultural orientation in therapy.
    • How we can be aware of these assumptions and navigate them using cultural humility.
    • How we can work within the client's cultural context to help them process and cope with mental health concerns.

    Presenter

    Aishwarya Sastry MA, LMHCA is a therapist at Catalyst Counseling, Woodinville, WA. She received her graduate degree in Applied Clinical Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests involve the role and impact of various experiences of upbringing on mental health issues like anxiety and stress. Identifying as South Asian and having lived in India and the US, she brings lived experiences from navigating acculturation, identity confusion and therapy with BIPOC clients.

    Ceu's offered
    1 CEU
    Member price: $10.00

    Non-Member price: $15.00

    The recording is available to view for free however you will not be eligible to earn a ceu.


    Once registration is completed an email will be automatically sent with the link. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.






    • August 16, 2022
    • November 20, 2022
    • Zoom Recording
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    Originally Recorded June 17, 2022

    For trans and non-binary individuals seeking gender affirming medical care, the support of a mental health professional (via a letter) is often required by medical providers/insurance companies before someone is allowed to access care. It is very common for clinicians to refer out instead of writing this letter of support due to lack of training. 

    In this training, we will explore the legal and ethical aspects of writing letters of support for those seeking gender affirming care. Our goal: To increase the number of clinicians who feel comfortable and able to provide support for those seeking gender affirming care.

    This training is 6 CEUs because we want you to walk out the (virtual) door with more than a letter template. We'll do a deep dive into the legal aspects of this work (we don't want unanswered legal concerns to be a barrier to you writing a letter!) and delve into the ethics of being in the position of writing letters in the first place! Throughout the day, you'll deepen your ability to critically look at our role as clinician-gatekeepers; consider the role of intersectionality in access to care; understand the history of WPATH and the medicalization of Gender Dysphoria through Western, Eurocentric standards of beauty and gender; and begin to address ableism in your letter writing practice. We'll also clear up some of the myths around gender affirming medical care for children/teens so you feel more confident supporting young people and/or their adult co-decision makers. Because we know that many situations are complex, we'll wrap up the day with discussion of affirming care in cases where significant substance use, mental health challenges, or other potential challenges are also present. Along the way we will share resources and have opportunities for connection in this learning community. We hope you'll join us! 

    Special thanks to the community organizations supporting our work: 
    Protea Wellness, Northwest Therapy Group and  Zane Counseling
    .

    Note: While we welcome all to view the recording, this training assumes a basic understanding of trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming identities. A basic understanding of medical transition options is helpful but not required. 

    Presenters
    Lara Hayden, MSW, LICSW

    Welsey Jones, MSW

    Leiyomi Preciado, CPC, AAC
    Eric Strom, JD, PhD, LMHC
    Hez Wollin, MSW, LCSW

     
    CEU's Offered
    6 Law & Ethics

    Members: $129
    Non Members: $159
    The recording is available to view for free but you will be unable to earn ceu's.

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


    Questions? admin@wsscsw.org



    • August 18, 2022
    • August 05, 2027
    • Zoom
    • 94
    Register

    Originally recorded August 5, 2022

    Do you worry about how to chart on things that are legal in Washington State but not legal elsewhere? Do you want to feel better prepared to protect your clients? Do you want to understand the limits of client confidentiality, particularly around records release? Join us for a training on August 5th with Eric Strom, attorney and mental health counselor, as he discusses ethics and clinical documentation for a post-Roe world.

    Learning Objectives
    • Describe the impact of the US Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision
    • Describe the impact of the US Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision
    • Outline some significant impacts of the Dobbs v. Jackson decision
    • Articulate strategies to protect client interest given the Dobbs v. Jackson decision

    Presenter

    Eric L. Ström (he/they,) is an attorney and a licensed mental health counselor, he was an attorney in the US Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, where he spent more than 10 years conducting legal training and providing legal services to mental health and medical professionals employed by the Federal Government in California and Washington State. To learn more about Eric, please visit his website
    at Strom Consulting.



    Ceu's offered
    1.5 Ethics & Law Ceu's

    Fee
    Pay What You Can
    $15.00 - $50.00

    Schedule
    1.5 hours in length

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

    Questions? admin@wsscsw.org





    • September 22, 2022
    • October 01, 2023
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    To reach the vision that we have for WSSCSW we need your continued support. By joining, renewing and providing additional financial funds you will help us remain a beacon of progress and stability. As a thank you for additional financial support, we are providing you with social justice images.

    You are welcome to post the images on your website, print the images and share them at your place of employment, use the images as a Zoom background, turn the images into a sticker, include the images in your signature, and positively use the images however your creative energy moves you.


            


    Thank you for sharing your financial support and showing the community that you stand alongside WSSCSW for anti-oppression.





    • October 05, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 100
    Register

    The Enneagram is a fascinating personality system that describes nine different perceptions or ways of viewing the world. Only one of these personality types is dominant in every individual throughout their lifetime. People commonly and unknowingly respond to their “type’s” perception of viewing the world, rather than to the world itself. Your Enneagram type significantly influences your relationships, career, and even self-esteem. Learning about the nature of your type can give you choices and freedom where you thought you had none. Exploring your personality type does not put you in a box, but rather helps you become aware of the box you unwittingly put yourself into. With that awareness, you can take charge and manage the ongoing cycles that otherwise keep you stuck in painful ruts. Understanding this method opens your eyes to not only yourself, but also helps you know the true needs of your family members, friends, coworkers and clients – thereby giving you the best chance for creating harmony and satisfaction in all your relationships.


    People are vastly different with unique needs, desires, and styles. What approach works for one doesn’t always apply to another. Understanding each personality type gives you a short cut to which methods will help each person learn and heal. It offers you a way to speak each person’s “language” so that you can effectively reach them and help them achieve their greatest goals. Via video examples, handouts, teaching, exercises and discussion, this class will explore common dynamics for each type, so that you can recognize them around you. For example, find out why Fours are often get stuck in their sensitive feelings, and what methods can help them move beyond that emotional state. Learn why Ones tend to have the strongest inner critics of all the types, and how that manifests around them. Discover why Sevens can fear commitments, and what steps can help them change their lives.


    Learning Objectives

    • Familiarize yourself with each personality type by discussing their behavior, habits, issues, careers or various other traits.
    •  Clarify steps each personality type needs to take to grow past their stuck places to become more balanced and free.
    •  Identify strategies to effectively work with each of the different personality styles, including which techniques, methods and communication styles can elicit positive responses and promote optimal progress.

    Presenter

    Michelle Wagler Joy, MFT is a certified Enneagram teacher, one of the many tools she brings to help couples understand and transform relationship patterns. She has been helping couples for almost 2 decades by combining the Developmental Model (via The Couples Institute) and the Enneagram. From this she created her approach called “The Enneagram & Development for Couples©“, a powerful and innovate combination to helping individuals and couples advance to higher levels of health within their Enneagram Type.


    Ceu's offered

    2 CEU's


    Schedule
    Wednesday, October 5, 2022
    6:00pm - 9:00pm, pst


    Fee
    $50.00

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

    Questions? admin@wsscsw.org







    • October 11, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom Video Conference
    • 99
    Register

    White Accomplice Caucus will be a space to process white fragility and resistance to change, as well as learn how to be better accomplices to their BIPOC peers. BIPOC Caucus will be a space for BIPOC-identified members to build community, vent grievances, and discuss change without needing to be mindful of white feelings or repercussions. Both spaces will be mindful and respectful of the intersections of gender, sexuality, religion, ability, size, and other marginalized identities throughout discussions. Caucuses will center trauma-informed and restorative justice practices.

    Learning Objectives

    • White Accomplice Caucus attendees will process white fragility and resistance to change, as well as learn how to be better accomplices to their BIPOC peers.

    • BIPOC Caucus will be a space for BIPOC-identified members to build community, vent grievances, and discuss change without needing to be mindful of white feelings or repercussions. Note: SMART Goals will be finalized with the Caucusing group during the first session.

        Presenter

        Jayden Aubryn, MSW, LSWAIC, CSSW, CDBT, CIMPH i

        TISE Consulting and Therapy aims to improve personal well-being and working environments for individuals and organizations by focusing on trauma-informed, socially-equitable approaches. Social equity and mental health are intrinsically linked. By increasing organizational awareness and capacity for anti-oppressive and trauma-focused approaches, organizations can increase employee satisfaction, diversity, retention, profits, and more. By reflecting on internal thoughts and sensations, individuals can learn to navigate the emotional turbulence of life in a value-oriented manner. TISE vows to meet each individual and organization where they are with compassion and patience, while encouraging accountability and measurable progress.


        Ceu's offered
        1 Ceu

        Fee
        Pay What You Can
         $0 - $50


        Schedule

        October 11, 2022

        Tuesday's every other month, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, pst

        October 2022 -  June 2023
        Registration opens for each session a month prior to the meeting.


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


        Questions? admin@wsscsw.org





        • October 20, 2022
        • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
        • Zoom Video Conference
        • 100
        Register

        Space to cultivate resilience and practice self-care using mindfulness and compassion as the main activist tools to deepen our ability to be present in community and reclaim our heart, soul and body from systems of oppression.

        Learning Objectives
        • Practice mindfulness and compassion meditations one time per month to cultivate resilience.
        • Get together one time per month to practice self-care by taking one hour to meditate.
        • Learn one new mindfulness meditation every month to increase self-care toolkit.
        • Reclaim one hour from your busy life to practice meditation in community to hold each other and walk towards collective healing.
        •  Practice one grounding exercise thru meditation to connect back to your heart, soul and body.


        Presenter

        Angie Tamayo Montero, LMHCA is a bilingual and bi-cultural Spanish speaking Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. Angie has a passion to work with Latinx community. She believes it is very important to understand a client's background, and belief system from a cultural and political perspective. Angie uses a holistic approach to support people in their healing journey with a social justice framework. She understands how systems of oppression shape people’s life experiences. Her healing modalities emerge from a combination of community-based experience and evidence-based practices derived from cognitive behavioral therapy, parent coaching, somatic and trauma informed therapy. She uses mindfulness and self- compassion (MSC) at the center of her practice to support clients to connect back to inner wisdom to reclaim their true power and agency. For many people their energy and attention get kidnapped by their suffering. Living in the present moment with compassion can be key in the healing process.


        Ceu's offered
        1 Ceu

        Fee
        Pay What You Can
        $0 - $50


        Schedule
        Thursday, October 20 2022
        9:00am - 10:00am, pst

        Meets the third Thursday of the month: September 2022 - June 2023

        Registration opens for each session a month prior to the meeting.

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

        Questions? admin@wsscsw.org





        • October 23, 2022
        • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
        • Rhein Haus: 912 12th Ave. Seattle 98122
        Register

        Join WSSCSW as we celebrate Oktoberfest!

        Join us on Capitol Hill’s very own 10,000-square-foot slice of Bavaria. Rhein Haus has authentic Bavarian fare—house-made sausages and pretzels—are accompanied by 24 drafts featuring both European and Northwestern beers. In addition to the main dining room, an 80-seat bier hall, 53 bar seats, an intimate fire den, and two mezzanines encircle the five indoor bocce ball courts. An outdoor biergarten offers sunny seating, a fire pit and an additional bocce court! Bring the family, make connections in real-time, & have Bavarian style fun!


        Event hosted by Lindsey Arrasmith, the Legislative Chair for WSSCSW,
        who took German in high school. Lederhosen are not required to attend but are encouraged.

        Please RSVP by October 22nd so we can notify Rhein Haus that we'll be coming. While WSSCSW is hosting the event please come prepared to cover your expenses.

        Rhein Haus
        912 12th Ave.
        Seattle  98122

        Questions? Legislative@wsscsw.org



        • October 27, 2022
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
        • Zoom
        • 60
        Register

        This presentation will have a brief description of the Jungian origins of tarot and how it can be used as a therapeutic and somatic tool due to the power of metaphor and symbolism.

        Learning Objectives

        • Attendees will be provided with a brief description of terms used in Jungian psychology with tarot and how that is relevant to therapy work.
        • Attendees will learn why tarot can be used as a therapy and somatic tool.
        • Attendees will learn two to three ways to use tarot in therapy work.
        • Attendees will be provided with example tarot decks that they can use in therapy work with clients.
        Presenter

        Michelle Jaquish, MSW, LICSW

        Michelle is a queer, woman of color therapist that launched her private practice, Banshee Therapy Services 8 months ago during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to her therapy practice, she worked in homeless crisis services for five years holding both direct service and clinical supervisory roles. She graduated in 2016 from the UW School of Social Work with her Masters, where she also got the chance to learn her native language of Tagalog through a paid fellowship in the International Studies department. Prior to her social work career, she had served in schools and non-profits throughout Seattle as an AmeriCorps member, and has done activism work locally and globally with the Filipino community.


        Ceu's offered
        1 CEU


        Schedule
        Thursday, October 27, 2022
        12:00pm - 1:00pm, pst


        Fee
        $20.00

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

        Questions? admin@wsscsw.org







        • November 08, 2022
        • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        • Zoom Video Conference
        • 100
        Register

        BIPOC Caucus will be a space for BIPOC-identified members to build community, vent grievances, and discuss change without needing to be mindful of white feelings or repercussions. White Accomplice Caucus will be a space to process white fragility and resistance to change, as well as learn how to be better accomplices to their BIPOC peers. Both spaces will be mindful and respectful of the intersections of gender, sexuality, religion, ability, size, and other marginalized identities throughout discussions. Caucuses will center trauma-informed and restorative justice practices.

        Learning Objectives

        • White Accomplice Caucus attendees will process white fragility and resistance to change, as well as learn how to be better accomplices to their BIPOC peers.

        • BIPOC Caucus will be a space for BIPOC-identified members to build community, vent grievances, and discuss change without needing to be mindful of white feelings or repercussions. Note: SMART Goals will be finalized with the Caucusing group during the first session.

            Presenter

            Jayden Aubryn, MSW, LSWAIC, CSSW, CDBT, CIMPH i

            TISE Consulting and Therapy aims to improve personal well-being and working environments for individuals and organizations by focusing on trauma-informed, socially-equitable approaches. Social equity and mental health are intrinsically linked. By increasing organizational awareness and capacity for anti-oppressive and trauma-focused approaches, organizations can increase employee satisfaction, diversity, retention, profits, and more. By reflecting on internal thoughts and sensations, individuals can learn to navigate the emotional turbulence of life in a value-oriented manner. TISE vows to meet each individual and organization where they are with compassion and patience, while encouraging accountability and measurable progress.


            Ceu's offered
            1 Ceu

            Fee
            Pay What You Can
             $0 - $50


            Schedule

            November 8, 2022

            Tuesday's every other month, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, pst

            November 2022 -  May 2023
            Registration opens for each session a month prior to the meeting.


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


            Questions? admin@wsscsw.org





            • January 10, 2023
            • March 14, 2023
            • 3 sessions
            • Zoom Video Conference
            • 8
            Register

            Congratulations on your MSW! Whether you are still in a program or recently finished, this is an opportunity to connect with other practitioners and process through important skills. WSSCSW is offering a social justice oriented mentorship group this fall to support new clinical mental health providers and current students in a clinical mental health training program in developing their professional identities and skills as they navigate life post-graduation. These groups will give new professionals a forum facilitated by a seasoned clinical social worker to explore what it means to hold a social justice and anti-oppression lens when entering this profession after graduate school.

            During the mentorship group, mentees will be provided with resources, training, networking opportunities, healing practices, critical discussions, and more in order to grow and develop the tools necessary to thrive in this profession. The groups are open to those who have earned their masters within the last 5 years and current students enrolled in a mental health training program. This space is intended for learning and growth and is not a therapy or supervision group.

            • Mentees will be provided with resources, training, networking opportunities, healing practices, critical discussions, and more in order to grow and develop the tools necessary to thrive in this profession.

            • Mentees will have a forum facilitated by a seasoned clinical social worker to explore what it means to hold a social justice lens when entering this profession after graduate school.


              Facilitator
              Sazi Wald, MSW, LSWAIC, SUDPT
              uses they/them pronouns and identifies as a queer and non-binary white person. They have worked in community behavioral health agencies, schools, and state level agencies throughout the south sound. Sazi has received many awards and scholarships for their work in the community and has partnered with local and national organizations and lived experts to develop culturally responsive best practices and training workshops that are implemented throughout the state in agencies, insurance policy, and state legislation. Currently, Sazi provides clinical care, mentorship, and macro level consultation within their private practice.

              Ceu's Offered
              1 Ceu

              Fee

              Reduced fee: $60.00
              Members: $80.00

              Non-Members: $100

              Thanks to the generous support of The Rivers Wellness & Advocacy Foundation we are able to offer a reduced fee payment option.


              Application Deadline
              January 9, 2023

              Schedule
              Tuesdays: January 10th, February 14th, March 14th
              12:00pm - 1:00pm, pst

              Questions? Email admin@wsscsw.org

               


               




               

              • February 10, 2023
              • March 24, 2023
              • 4 sessions
              • Zoom Video Conference
              • 100
              Register

              Increase your financial knowledge and set strategic future aspirations with the right information and tools through this monthly community gathering. The group will learn and share tools to assist with budgeting, investing, and getting out of debt by exploring podcasts, magazines, personal finance blogs, and books.

                  Presenter

                  Salomé Valencia-Bohné, MA, MSW, LSWAIC uses she/her/ella pronouns and was born and raised in Yakima, WA. In 2019, she graduated from the University of Washington’s MSW program with a concentration in Health/Mental Health. Dedicated to investing in the clinical social work field, Salomé is a member of many clinical social work and Latiné societies and is a strong activist within her community. She is currently the President of the Coalition of Healthcare Social Workers and the President of the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work. She runs a successful business geared towards creating equitable community supports.



                  Schedule

                  Friday's February 10th & 24th; March 10th & 24th

                  6:00pm - 7:00pm, pst


                  Fee
                  Pay What You Can
                  $0 - $50


                  Thanks to the generous support of The Rivers Wellness & Advocacy Foundation we are able to offer a reduced fee payment option.



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


                  Questions? admin@wsscsw.org





                  • March 10, 2023
                  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                  • Zoom
                  • 99
                  Register

                  Learn to define both trauma and addiction and begin to see how two oftentimes different worlds overlap in very deep and profound ways.

                  Learning Objectives
                  • Be able to give 1 example of how Trauma and Addiction in how you see them manifest in your world & be able to answer how that changed from before the presentation.
                  • Be able to name how trauma & addiction intersect in 2-3 ways & 2-3 treatment options.
                  Presenter

                  Lindsey Arrasmith, MSW, LICSW, SUDP holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Simmons University as well as a Masters Certificate in Addiction Studies from Eastern Washington University. She has been in the field since 2010 and private practice since 2019. Her professional background includes working in various inpatient, outpatient, and supported living settings. In her clinical work she enjoys working with teens and adults with a wide range of challenges including trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, and codependency.


                  Ceu's offered
                  1 CEU
                  Proudly sponsored by People Bloom Counseling


                  Fee
                  $20.00


                  Schedule
                  Friday, March 10, 2023
                  10:00am - 11:00am, pst

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