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  • Your IARP Board is planning an in-person conference for May or June 2022. Given that no conference was held this year, we have some funds to use. However, our question to the membership: would you prefer a lower budget conference (Emerald Queen Casino ...

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  • Free Webinar Registration Available

    Registration is now available to sign up for our next virtual event that will be held on Thursday, October 14th from 10:00 – 12:15 for a Washington IARP sponsored webinar on the topic: Transforming Communication with Clients: Cultural Humility, Empathy, and Compassion.

    This event is available for FREE via Zoom and 2.25 CEUs will be provided for CDMS, CRC, and ABE.

    Presenters, Jennifer Bowes, Dana Brickham, and Brett Kuwada will help us understand the Cultural Humility, Empathy, and Compassion (CHEC) model (Kuwada, 2015) for communicating with clients who hold multiple minoritized identities. Vickie Kennedy and Ryan Guppy, from the Department of Labor & Industries, will also be joining us for this collaborative presentation.

    This will be an interactive presentation, where participants will learn a new framework for having more meaningful communication with clients using the CHEC model. Participants will have opportunities to apply and practice skills in dyad conversations.

    Please note: The webinar is scheduled for 10 – 12:15. Staying the whole time will allow participants to earn the CEUs for the presentation. Reminder that this will be an interactive presentation that involves break-out room participation from attendees during the presentation. Come ready to learn and participate!

    Following the formal presentation, there will be an extra 30 minutes available to all participants who opt to stay on after the presentation ends. The extra 30 minute session will take place from 12:15 to 12:45 and will include extra practice time for skills learned during the presentation, facilitated by Dr. Brett Kuwada, Jennifer Bowes, and Dr. Dana Brickham. If you plan to stay for this extra time, please stay on the zoom meeting.
  • New Webinar Opportunity - Save the Date!

  • In-Person 2022 Spring Conference

    Your IARP Board is planning an in person conference for May or June 2022!

    Given that no conference was held this year, we have some funds to use. However, our question to the membership: would you prefer a lower budget conference (Emerald Queen Casino in Fife) or a more expensive, but much nicer facility, (Cedarbrook Lodge, SeaTac)?

    Please take the survey to provide your anonymous feedback. Thank you! 
  • 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!

     

    --

    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

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