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This program Incorporates Core Energetics with contemporary therapies and indigenous practices. As a therapist I consider myself a tracker, scouting reaction patterns that are experienced on all levels of our physiology. At SSBP we hone our tracking skills to understand the original needs of the defense, discerning the reasons behind the current form. Meeting these needs in their original energetic allows for new perceptions and experiences to arise. Through patient observation and awareness we learn specific interventions in a combination of individual and group therapy. We also teach how to open the physical system and dissolve the limitations created through holding patterns developed over decades. As an Herbalist and Ceremonialist I also bring teachings on basic health and its effect on our well-being, and the power of the Imaginal Realm and its role in healing. Graduates will gain skills and experience to assess from a body-oriented viewpoint and organize information and back up their choices of interventions through the treatment plan over time. For more information go to

DATE   Application deadline August 15, 2014 Classes convene October, January and April
LOCATION   North Seattle
DURATION   3 sessions per year, one year commitment required; 3 year program for full certification; NASW CEU's pending
CONTACT  Aylee Welch, LICSW | | 206-910-9766 |


SBIRT is an evidence-based approach that can be used in session to screen people who may have a substance use disorder and apply a brief negotiated interview to build motivation for change and link to appropriate services. No matter your therapeutic orientation, SBIRT is an immediately useful practice to call on when you think substance use may be causing problems in your client's life. This continuing education opportunity is part of the ADDICTION TRAINING INITIATIVE, a project of SCA member Lara Okoloko, LICSW. The Addiction Training Initiative provides learning opportunities for licensed therapists to build skill and confidence in treating substance use disorders and the impact to couples and families. $135 early bird before June 1, $115 for SCA members before June 1 - email for discount code. Scholarships available for those who practice in South Snohomish County. About the trainer: David Jefferson, MSW, CDP is a Research Associate with Northwest ATTC and has worked in the field of Behavioral Health since 1989 and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). To register, go to

DATE  June 13, 2014
LOCATION  Edmonds Conference Center, Edmonds, WA
DURATION  One time (the Addiction Training Initiative will offer ongoing educational and networking events - see for more)
CONTACT  Lara Okoloko |


Running a private practice requires that we be entrepreneurs as well as therapists, but many of us could use support and guidance with the business end of our practices. If you are in the process of starting or building your private practice and are looking for help and support, consider joining this new group offered at no cost in the Pioneer Square neighborhood. My goal is to provide the forum for people to share ideas, get feedback on their materials, brainstorm about marketing and networking, learn about online advertising, develop supportive relationships with colleagues and have fun. While I will offer what I have learned in building my successful practice, most of the material will come from the discussion that arises among us. The group will remain open to new members as space allows.

DATE  Every other Monday, 8:00am - 10:00 am
LOCATION  108 South Jackson Street, Suite 200
CONTACT  Jessa Zimmerman | |


Are you interested in learning more about psychodrama? Are you wanting to practice directing? Do you want to experience personal growth and group building? This will be a small group experience where participants will explore psychodrama as a participant and a director within a training group. Exploration of theory and practice of psychodrama, experiential warm ups and sociometry will be part of the process. Beginners and more experienced students welcome. A four-session commitment is needed to join the group. Fee for Training: $360 for four sessions. 16 CEUs approved by NBCC. Contact Kim Friedman at (206) 372-0756 to reserve your spot in the group.

DATE  3rd Saturday of the month, 1 to 5pm.
LOCATION  1836 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 203, Seattle 98109
DURATION  Sept 2014 to June 2015
CONTACT  Kim Friedman MA, CP, LMHC |


Meets WA State mandate for 6 CE in Suicide Risk Prevention for Licensed clinicians Ten (10) trainings delivered so far since September 2013. Discounted Registration for SCA Members who attended February 21st meeting: $129 Regular Cost for others: $139

DATE  May 10th, June 14, July 12, Aug 9, Sept 13, Nov 8th; 8:30 am-4:00 pm
LOCATION  Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040; May 10th training at Red Lion Inn, 11211-Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98004
DURATION  Second Saturday of the Month except in April and October. No training in October. First Saturday in April.
CONTACT  Please visit for Registration Information, Attendee Feedback and Training/Trainer details, or contact information. |


You have completed graduate school, and now you are faced with the magnitude of turning all that theory into practice. Where do you start when it comes to making your dream a reality? This 3.5 hour online seminar will give you detailed how-to's for setting up your private practice.

Benefits to Participants: Comprehensive Forms, Marketing, Billing, Business Structure and Licensing, Malpractice Insurance, Supervision, Basic tax hints, and a few surprises too!

Comments from Participants: Your magic notebook has been so invaluable in this process! ~ The CD with 14 forms is worth the registration price alone! ~ I feel 1,000% more prepared. ~ It was the single most helpful thing to me in getting my private practice started. ~ The most bang for my buck in the whole graduate program!

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Cost is $125.00

DATE  Anytime!
DURATION  Easy access anytime
CONTACT  Dr. Susan Hall |