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This training calendar is designed to be a statewide resource about the latest training opportunities in mental health and substance abuse recovery across Washington State. Most of these trainings are organized by outside organizations, so make sure to scroll down on the page of the training you’re interested in if you have questions or need to contact someone about the training. We invite you to learn about upcoming events and/or request that your training event be added to the calendar!

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Neurobiology-Informed Addiction Motivation and Treatment: Beyond PAWS

October 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Neurobiology-Informed Addiction Motivation and Treatment: Beyond PAWS
Thursday, October 26, 2017 –  Everett
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This training will speak to all professional levels of knowledge and skill in the neurobiology of addiction.

For critical drugs of abuse, Joe Terhaar PhD will visually and kinesthetically describe the drug-specific impact on the brain. Showing each different mechanical trap of drug compulsion and craving, he guides the practitioner in responsively adapting the recovery plan to the specific drug to increase the motivation to abstain, stay engaged in treatment, and empower recovery.

About the Speaker:

Joe Terhaar, Ph.D. is a practicing licensed mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist and MAC certified (NAADAC). He was trained with Robert Rhoton, PsyD, in family system trauma techniques. Full Member of the Association of Intervention Specialists and a Certified Intervention Professional using fifteen distinct strategies in helping families. Washington State-approved marriage and family licensure supervisor since 2008.

Licensed Social Workers, Marriage/Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors: 6 Continuing Education Credits from NASW-WA

Educators: 6 OSPI Clock Hours

Cost: $100.00 Single Registration

Click here for more info and to register.


October 26, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Posting a training event

We encourage providers, state agencies, and consumer advocacy organizations to send us your training opportunities. To request that your training event be added to the calendar, please contact Alison Avery at and include the following information:

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