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EPDC CE Hours: 1.5

This one and a half hour live webinar will review the content and format of the National Counseling Exam, and introduce tips and strategies for maximizing score performance on the exam.

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EPDC CE Hours: 1

In this presentation, important features of the brain will be explained in a practical way so attendees can clearly see the problem. A list of tips will get them started with addressing this curious brain-based issue.

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Presenter
Hannah Smith

EPDC CE Hours: 1

Participants will explore ways in which they can develop relational and community-based care strategies to bolster their social justice work.

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EPDC CE Hours: 1

Providers will learn strategies to assess counselor supervisees' needs in being able to provide effective suicide prevention, assessment, and intervention to their clients. Learn strategies to increase suicide competencies of counselor supervisees.

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EPDC CE Hours: 1

This 1 hour law and ethics workshop addresses frequently asked questions about clinicians writing service animal support letters.

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Presenter
Eric Strom

EPDC CE Hours: 2

This 2 hour law & ethics seminar is designed to present an update to the legal and ethical considerations of telehealth practice. In this seminar we will discuss current Washington State and Federal telehealth laws, liability and informed consent relating to telehealth, and the range of applicable ethical codes. Particular focus will be on the impacts of the end of the Federally Declared COVID Emergency.

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Presenter
Eric Strom

EPDC CE Hours: 1

The developmental model of supervision, supporting interns/associates through developmental milestones regarding their development of self of the therapist.

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EPDC CE Hours: 2

Participants will be able to define psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and role of external therapist, learn how to best match clients with available options, and practice collaborative care models with psychedelic providers

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EPDC CE Hours: 1

In this 1 hour workshop we will address the legal and ethical implications of clinician self-care. We will also consider what the professional literature suggests regarding factors that inhibits effective self-care. Participants will gain the ability to identify an ethically sound, empirically based plan to implement an effective self-care strategy to best support work with clients. This course is intended to meet Law and Ethics CE requirements.

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Presenter
Eric Strom

EPDC CE Hours: 2

This will be a glimpse of a broad view of working with symptomatic clients. Whether they experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship high conflict, career issues, or chronic pain, they have one thing in common: trauma. The thoughts, sensations, emotions, and behaviors resulting from our reactions to traumatic events are plea, for attention to deep, often unconscious, unprocessed internal conflict. As clinicians, we can present a gentle hand called hope, inviting an overdue conversation.

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Presenter
Reid Stell

EPDC CE Hours: 3

In this course, you will learn the primary concepts of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), its nine domains of integration, and some practical & interactive examples of how to apply the insights learned to real-life therapeutic situations.

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Presenter
Hannah Smith

EPDC CE Hours: 1

Mindful movement is a simple practice that helps us turn attention inward, to our own inner landscape of sensations, hearing what our body longs for and needs. It can be practiced anytime, anyplace including the 5-minute break between client sessions. This simple self-care practice supports our health and well-being by strengthening the mind/body connection. Let’s explore and practice gentle stretches that care for our body and increase awareness of the present moment during Mindful Moments for Me.

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EPDC CE Hours: 1.5

Through a discussion of this new case in the historical and legal context of Roe V. Wade, we will identify the specific impacts this has on client confidentiality and documentation of clinical services.

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Presenter
Eric Strom

EPDC CE Hours: 1

In this 1 hour workshop we will explore the growing movement of minimalism and how minimalist concepts and practices can assist clinicians in their own self-care or in supporting clients towards mental health and wellness.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

In this 3 hour workshop we will address the legal and ethical implications of clinician self-care. We willalso consider what the professional literature suggests regarding factors that inhibits effective self- care.

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Presenter
Eric Strom

EPDC CE Hours: 2

Have you been curious about the explosion of Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy happening in the mental health world? Learn about this unique mode of practice- its history, its effectiveness and how to legally and safely add it to your practice.

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Presenter
Karen King, LMHC

EPDC CE Hours: 1

In this hour-long presentation we will introduce an easy to use system for uncovering and changing the limiting beliefs that keep us from fulfilling connection. The material in this course is helpful for therapists clinically and in their own lives.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

For many clinicians, patient lethality and mandatory reporting are some of the most difficult topics to navigate. In this 3 hour workshop we will examine the applicable Washington State laws and regulations regarding mandatory reporting obligations with a specific focus on how these rules apply to the delicate balance of protecting client best interest and confidentiality while still meeting the reporting obligations in behavioral health settings.

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Presenter
Eric Strom

EPDC CE Hours: 3

In this workshop we will address the legal and ethical implications of using social media and other online communications by behavioral health professionals. We will identify and discuss the evolving standards found in state law and in the professional codes of ethics.

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Presenter
Eric Strom

EPDC CE Hours: 6

This six-hour presentation meets the new Washington state CE requirements, and provides a practical, hands-on introduction for both new and experienced practitioners. The presentation will cover the assessment, management, and treatment of suicide risk in depth.

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

While social media and other social networking platforms can provide clinicians with powerful and effective communication tools, they also have the potential to create a range of challenges. In this workshop we will address the legal and ethical implications of using social media and online communications by behavioral health professionals. We will identify and discuss the evolving standards found in state law and in the professional codes of ethics. Participants will gain the ability to identify and implement a legally and ethically sound approach to online communications and social media in both clinical and in non-clinical roles. This course is intended to meet Law and Ethics CE requirements.

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Presenter
Eric Strom

EPDC CE Hours: 15

Through direct instructions, presentation of real-life scenarios, and group discussions, participants will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of supervision best practices to improve their effectiveness and skill as clinical supervisors. Special focus will be on the Washington State legal standards for supervision.

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Presenter
Eric Strom

EPDC CE Hours: 3

In this workshop we will examine Washington State legal and ethical standards regarding releasing client information within the legal system. We will also discuss best-practices to support effective clinical work with clients while minimizing exposure to liability. This course is intended to meet Law & Ethics CEU requirements.

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Presenter
Eric Strom

EPDC CE Hours: 3

In this 3 hour workshop we will examine the applicable Ethical and legal standards regarding working within the cultural context. Specific focus will be on apply these standards to our mandatory reporting obligations and to working with a range of diverse clients.

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Presenter
Eric Strom

EPDC CE Hours: 2

This presentation will provide participants with the foundational skills for advocating for issues related to the profession of mental health counseling. We will cover the basics of the legislative and rule-making processes in Washington state along with other opportunities for advocacy in organizations, agencies, and other spheres. There are many opportunities for counselors to get involved and have their voices heard at the capital and in rule-making for our license and regulations. Participants will be guided through making a personal plan for engagement in professional advocacy using the social action model.

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EPDC CE Hours: 1

This is an interactive workshop that encourages self-reflection as clinicians identify personal needs, barriers and explore new ways of thinking about self-care.

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EPDC CE Hours: 1

What supervisors and supervisees need to know about burnout and compassion fatigue. Using an ethical lens to identify how a play therapist's level of burnout might impact the play therapy relationship and process. Leading to ways supervision can help mitigate the effects of burnout.

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EPDC CE Hours: 2

You May Not Know it, but Your Professional Ethics Likely Require you to Have a Professional Will! You have spent your professional career securing and storing medical records and ensuring your clients’ confidentiality. What happens to these records when you retire, become disabled, or die?

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Presenter
Sandy Voit

EPDC CE Hours: 3

Sound record keeping is a key element of effective clinical work. This 3 hour Ethics workshop will present an overview of Washington State and Federal legal standards regarding creating, maintaining, and releasing clinical records. We will also specifically discuss the requirements of the federal Good Faith Estimate of Costs.

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Presenter
Eric Strom

EPDC CE Hours: 2

Whether you want to practice exclusively in the specialty area of forensic mental health, want to do a little bit of it on the side, or are just curious and want to learn more, this training could be a helpful introduction into the field.

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Presenter
Dr. Aaron Norton

EPDC CE Hours: 3

One of the most common sources of professional misconduct for behavioral health clinicians is personal relationships with clients. This 3 hour workshop we will examine the legal and ethical standards of a range of permitted and prohibited secondary relationships with clients. Both in-persona and virtual relationships will be discussed.

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Presenter
Eric Strom

EPDC CE Hours: 1

Learn about the tenets of self-compassion and how therapists can apply this to themselves and integrate practical uses with clients—pulling from the knowledge of Christopher Germer, Marsha Linehan, Kristin Neff, Kim Quinlan, and more!

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EPDC CE Hours: 3

In this 3 hour workshop we will examine the legal and ethical implications of termination and referral of clinical services. Specific focus will be on understanding the concept of legal abandonment in health care. Participants will gain increased ability to best support their clients while also minimizing risk and limiting exposure to liability. This course is intended to meet ethics CE requirements.

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Presenter
Eric Strom

EPDC CE Hours: 1

In this hour, we will discuss the costs of loneliness on the nervous system including increased rejection sensitivity, and identify ways to support ourselves and our clients in normalizing and neutralizing these challenges to restore meaningful relationships.

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EPDC CE Hours: 1

This course will emphasize research on how play and flow states can help alleviate stress, burnout, and social anxiety while supporting connection and attunement with others. The role of the inner critic and strategies for dealing with its presence will be discussed as it shows up in the art making process.

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