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  • WA-IARP Election Results – 2021-2022 Board of Directors

    I am pleased to announce  the results of your WA-IARP 2021-2022 Board of Directors:

     

    Past President, Katrina Taylor

    President, Laurel Creek (voted in as 2020-2021 President Elect)

    President Elect – Allison Baldwin

    Treasurer – Matt Nystul

     

    Members at Large:

    Leslie Weaver

    Kelly Cowger

    Katie Rau

    Annabel Cobane

    Stephanie Cross

     

    Thank you to those who voted. To those who stood for election, we thank you for your nomination and dedication to WA-IARP. We hope that you continue to be active in the WA chapter in the coming year. We know this will be a great year serving to meet IARP’s missions and goals!

     

    Have a great day,

     

    WA-IARP Board

  • VOCATIONAL RECOVERY WORKSHOP - ETHICS

    WA-IARP IS INVITING YOU TO PART TWO OF THE VOCATIONAL RECOVERY WORKSHOP
    When: Friday, April 30th 10:00 -11:30 AM (Pacific Time)
    Where: Online via Zoom

    We are excited to announce that we will be holding part two of the Vocational Recovery Workshop on April 30th from 10:00 – 11:30 AM for ethics CEUs. This was rescheduled from the original date of 3/17/21. Nick Choppa and John Cary are Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Case Managers at OSC Vocational Systems. They have been practicing in the field for over a decade, and are both members of IARP, participating at the State and National level. Both attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and both obtained Masters Degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling at Western Washington University. They will guide us in a lively discussion regarding ethics and issues within a Vocational Recovery scope.

    For those of you who originally registered for the VR Workshop in full, we have you on the registration list and you do not need to sign up again.

    CEUs will be available for those who attend (1.5 credit for CRC, CDMS, and ABVE).

    Cost: Members - $10.00 NonMembers - $20.00
    Registration deadlines will be April 28th, 2021.

    A Zoom link will be sent out shortly before the webinar date so you will be ready to join!

    https://rehabpro.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1507131&group=

  • 2021-2022 Board Member Elections

    It is that time of year to VOTE for your 2021-2022 WA-IARP Board members. Elections will run through 4/30/21. Please click on the link below and cast your vote. The new Board will be announced on 5/1/21.

     

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LZCDJBQ

     

    Thank you!

     

     

    IARP Board

  • Save the Date – VR Workshop Part Two – 4/30/21

    Just a reminder that the IARP Board has set aside April 30th from 10:00 – 11:30 AM to deliver part two of the Vocational Recovery Workshop regarding ethics. This was rescheduled from the original date of 3/17/21.

     

    For those of you who originally registered for the VR Workshop in full, we have you on the registration list and you do not need to sign up again. We will have more information and registration details soon for those who have not registered. For now, mark your calendars!

     

    Have a great day!

  • WA- IARP is Accepting Nominees for the 2021-2022 Board (Upcoming Elections in April)

    Just another reminder that you still have time to nominate a colleague or yourself for the 2021-2022 WA-IARP Board! Elections will be held for the following positions:

     

    President Elect (three year term as President Elect, President, then Past President)

    Board Member at Large

    Secretary/Treasurer

     

    WA-IARP is a non-profit organization. We work hard and have fun! If you have not yet had the chance, check out our chapter’s website for more information regarding our mission and goals. https://connect.rehabpro.org/washington/home

     

    Please send your nomination to Angie Westling at angie@career-opps.com. Elections will run from 4/1/2021 - 4/30/2021 with the announcement of the new Board on 5/1/2021. Thank you for being interested in WA-IARP's future! 

     

    Katrina Taylor, WA-IARP President 

  • Vocational Recovery Workshop – Update

    The WA IARP Board regrets to inform you that we will no longer be holding part two of the upcoming Vocational Recovery Workshop regarding ethics scheduled for 3/17/2021 due to unforeseen circumstances. Unfortunately, the key presenter will no longer be available during this time due to a sudden and urgent health matter with a family member.

     

    Given that we already requested CEUs for this event, we felt it would be too challenging to fill this spot within a few weeks’ time. Please know that we will still be holding part one of the Vocational Recovery Workshop on 3/16/2021, focusing on behavioral health interventions, as planned (from 10:00 to 11:30 AM Pacific time). If you have already registered for this event in full, please know that we will keep track of your registration for part two so you do not have to register when this becomes available. We hope to figure out part two very soon and will send out details as soon as we are able.

     

    If you would prefer to receive a reimbursement, please reach out to me directly at: ktaylor@eastsidevocational.com.

     

    To those who have not yet registered, just a reminder that registration is still open through March 14th.

    We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you to those of you who registered, as we are excited to have you joining us on March 16th!

     

    Katrina Taylor, WA-IARP President

  • WA-IARP 2-Day Vocational Recovery Workshop Registration

    WA-IARP is inviting you to our next two part training event!

    When:

    Tuesday, March 16th and Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
    10:00 -11:30 AM (Pacific Time)

    Where:

    Online via Zoom

    We are excited to announce that we will be holding a two part Vocational Recovery Workshop.  On March 16th, Carlynn Chumak, MSW, LCSW/LICSW, CDMS from Strategic Consulting Services/Great Northern Consulting will be providing more training and understanding on using Behavioral Health Intervention to assist workers in accepting appropriate services. Carlynn will have co-presenters Jason McGrew, ONC and Zachary Gray, MPH Epidemiologist from the Department of Labor and Industries to speak more on the Master’s Level Therapist Pilot.  

    On March 17th, we will have Jeff Carlisle, LRC, CRC, CDMS, CCM from Hegwood & Company, LLC present on Ethics, increasing one’s awareness of the necessary ethical considerations one must be aware of and steps the counselor needs to take when working within a client -  counselor relationship in order to create the environment for a successful outcome within the Vocational Recovery phase. Joining him will be Ryan Guppy, Chief of Return to Work Partnerships from the Department of Labor and Industries.

    You can register for one or both. CEUs will be available for those who attend (1.5 credit per webinar for CRC, CDMS, and ABVE).

    Cost:

    Members - $10.00/webinar ($15.00 if you register for both)
    NonMembers - $20.00/webinar ($35.00 if you register for both)

    Registration deadlines will be March 14th, 2021. Zoom links will be sent out shortly before the webinar dates so you will be ready to join!

    Register here:

    https://connect.rehabpro.org/washington/events/eventdescription?CalendarEventKey=e7aa9b34-d75e-4365-801e-4628c95df9c8&CommunityKey=ee37e627-39e7-4a62-a98a-551702c435a3&Home=%2fwashington%2fevents%2frecentcommunityeventsdashboard

  • WA IARP Upcoming Elections – April 2021

    Hey folks,

     

    We are quickly approaching spring, which means warmer weather, new growth, and elections for the 2021-2022 WA-IARP Board! Voting will be held from 4/1/21-4/30/21. The new Board of Directors will take leadership on 5/1/21.

     

    If you are interested in running for President Elect, Board Member at Large, or Secretary/Treasurer, this is your chance! This is a voluntary opportunity that requires lots of hard but fun work. We encourage you to reach out to those who would be interested in serving.

     

    Please submit your name, credentials, where you are from, and a short biography to Angie Westling, 2020-2021 Past President at: angie@career-opps.com by 3/19/2021. Reach out to me if you have any questions. Have a great day!

     

    Katrina Taylor, WA-IARP President

  • Save the Dates - March 16th and March 17th

    Just a reminder that the IARP Board has set aside March 16th and 17th from 10:00 – 11:30 AM to deliver a two part webinar training based on your feedback! We will share details soon once we have finalized these and registration is set up. For now, mark your calendars!

     

    Have a great day!

     

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    IARP Board

  • PRC – Compassion Fatigue in Healthcare Webinar (Free CEU)

    See below from Pacific Rehabilitation Center!

    You are invited to a free Zoom CEU webinar. Please see the attached document for more information.


    When: Jan 21, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
    Topic: Compassion Fatigue in Healthcare (and a pandemic) - Free CEU Webinar

    Register in advance for this webinar (Note: 100 slots available as first come first serve):
    https://pacificrehabilitation.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZSJJYmQ_QQaOqZwjEgf-mQ

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

     

    Trevor Davis, Psy.D., ABPP 

    Board Certified in Rehabilitation Psychology

    Everett: 425.513.8509 |

  • Covid-19 Immigrant Relief Fund

    I wanted to make sure that you are all aware of the WA Covid-19 Immigrant Relief Fund. Applications are due by December 6th  which is coming up really quick. I hope this helps some of your workers. See below for the link with more information and how to apply.

     

    https://www.immigrantreliefwa.org/

     

    WA IARP Board

  • COVID-19 – Challenges and Coping Registration

    Good afternoon!

     

    The registration link is now available to sign up for our next webinar event. See details and the registration link for this event below. We hope you can join us!

     

    TITLE: COVID-19 - Challenges and Coping

    WHEN: November 18th, 2020 10:00 AM-11:00 AM (Pacific time)


    WHERE: From the comforts of your computer - via ZOOM-link to be sent later


    WHAT: Dr. Nora Kris Marks from Columbia Basin Psychological Services will address some of the barriers we face in helping workers navigate loss and how the Covid-19 pandemic may add to or amplify these barriers.  She will discuss how she helps workers identify vocational barriers using a worker centric approach. We will also learn about techniques for self-care in our professional and personal roles, as this is important. Credits will be available for 1.0 hour (for CRC, CDMS, ABVE)!


    COST: $10.00/members; $15.00/non-members

     

    You can register for this event here: https://rehabpro.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1436405

     

    IARP Board

  • Upcoming webinar: COVID-19 - Challenges and Coping

    A save the date announcement was previously shared regarding our next webinar, which will be held on 11/18/2020. We are working on getting the registration link up on the IARP website and apologize for delays. We will have the registration link out to you all as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience! See below for what we have planned.

     

    TITLE: COVID-19 - Challenges and Coping

    WHEN: November 18th, 2020 10:00 AM-11:00 AM (Pacific time)


    WHERE: From the comforts of your computer - via ZOOM-link to be sent later


    WHAT: Dr. Nora Kris Marks from Columbia Basin Psychological Services will address some of the barriers we face in helping workers navigate loss and how the Covid-19 pandemic may add to or amplify these barriers.  She will discuss how she helps workers identify vocational barriers using a worker centric approach. We will also learn about techniques for self-care in our professional and personal roles, as this is important. Credits will be available for 1.0 hour (for CRC, CDMS, ABVE)!


    COST: $10.00/members; $15.00/non-members

     

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    IARP Board

  • Kids' Chance WA Fun Run Fundraiser

    In the News!

    It’s better to run towards something instead of from something. By joining the Kids’ Chance Washington’s October Fun Run Fundraiser 5k, you can help youth in Washington sprint towards college. Part of a national organization, Kids’ Chance Washington is a nonprofit run locally by leaders in labor, business and government to provide college scholarships to children and spouses of workers who have had a serious work-related injury, condition or death. #KidsChance #fundraiser #thankyouforyoursupport https://kidschancewa.org/

     

    Online Event

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-chance-wa-fun-run-fundraiser-tickets-118558139587

     

    https://www.thurstontalk.com/2020/10/03/help-youth-run-towards-their-future-with-kids-chance-washingtons-fun-run-fundraiser/

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Kathy Keefe, CDMS

    Kids’ Chance WA  Fundraising Co-Chair and Scholarship Committee

    ( 206) 348-3304  cell

  • Save the Date!

    Good afternoon, membership!

    The Board would like to announce that our next webinar will be held on 11/18/2020 at 10 AM for approximately an hour. We hope to deliver a learning opportunity surrounding behavioral health and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes our own mental well-being. We want to ensure you all take the time to check in with your own health to keep your cups full. More details to come. Have a great day! 

     

     

    IARP Board

  • WA IARP – Scholarship to IARP Annual Conference 2020

    IARP Membership - 

     

    This year, the WA-IARP Board has again decided that we would like to send one of our members to the  National IARP Conference from 10/7/20 – 10/10/20, which is virtual this year. I apologize for the delay, as this event is fast approaching; however, we wanted to make sure that we can provide this opportunity. We are offering a $725.00 scholarship to one member. You can apply for the scholarship by writing to the Board about why attending the National Conference would be of value to your career, and what you would like to gain from the experience. We will in turn ask that you write an article for our next Newsletter about your experience. If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, please submit your paper to ktaylor@eastsidevocational.com no later than 9/30/20. Since the event is virtual this year, conference registration will be open until 10/6/20. Preference will be given to individuals who have never attended a National Conference before. Please do not apply if you’ve already been a recipient of this scholarship. For details regarding the event, please go to this link: https://rehabpro.org/page/iarpconference.

     

    Sincerely, your WA-IARP Board

  • WA IARP – Virtual Training Opportunities

    Good morning afternoon!

     

    I hope that you all continue to stay healthy and well this week!

     

    The WA Chapter Board is planning upcoming training opportunities for this fall. As expected, these will be virtual and hosted via Zoom, as we continue to monitor changes and updates regarding Covid-19.

     

    We wanted to take the time to reach out to our members and remind you that your feedback is always welcome! We are circulating ideas that we believe will cater to the vocational community, both professionally and personally, as we all continue to navigate the “Covid climate” and face various challenges.

     

    We have received great feedback regarding having peers within the community speaking or providing workshops on certain topics that may benefit all during this time. Therefore, if you or a peer are interested in being a speaker via webinar format in the months to come, please reach out to me with your suggestions! Your ideas for future trainings are also appreciated. We look forward to sharing details as we continue to develop upcoming events. For now, stay healthy!

     

    Katrina Taylor, WA IARP President

  • IARP Annual Conference Registration is Avaiable

    Hello, everyone!

     

    Registration is open now through October 6th for the 2020 IARP Annual Conference which will be held virtually from October 7th-10th. Details for registration, pricing, and this year’s lineup can be found here:

     

    https://rehabpro.org/page/iarpconference

     

    Also, IARP is soliciting nominations for the 2020 Annual Awards. Please consider colleagues or a self-nomination for one (or more) of the following awards: 

     

    The Lifetime Achievement Award

    For the individual professional member who has demonstrated a history of distinguished service or life-long commitment to the rehabilitation profession and has made significant and notable contributions both to the organization and profession throughout his/her career.  Retired can be considered.

     

    Outstanding Professional Member Award

    Volunteerism can occur outside of the umbrella of IARP activities or in IARP sponsored charities (i.e. Kids Chance).  For purposes of evaluating candidates the volunteer activity would predominantly be within IARP or those charities sponsored by IARP or IARP recognized chapters.

     

    Outstanding Leadership Award

    For the individual professional member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the service of IARP, either at the section level, international level or within a particular chapter. He or she is commitment to the rehabilitation profession, and has made significant and notable contributions both to the organization and profession throughout his/her career.

     

    Emerging Professional Award

    For the individual professional member who has expanded the role of rehabilitation professional through IARP participation, leadership, volunteering, and/or professional growth, thereby representing and promoting the mission of IARP to a larger audience.

     

    Additional information, including eligibility and online nomination forms can be found here: https://rehabpro.org/page/award-nominations

  • 6/11/2020 WEBINAR

    MICROSOFT & LINKEDIN TO HOLD THURSDAY WEBCAST ON EXPANDING DIGITAL SKILLS AS ECONOMY CHANGES

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created an economic crisis, putting millions of people out of work. As economies start to reopen, the jobs people held in February may no longer exist. Microsoft and LinkedIn are hosting a global webcast this Thursday, June 11 that starts at 8 a.m. featuring the two companies’ CEOs and other leaders as they discuss how to help workers develop digital technology skills, wherever they are starting from, to ensure an inclusive economic recovery. Webcast info: https://aka.ms/Skills

     

     

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