News & Updates

  • 01 Oct 2011 3:53 PM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)
    Are you familiar with the crisis resource information in your community?  Do you share this information in your practice, crisis phone numbers on your voicemail, etc.?  These valuable and often life saving resources are a perfect way to connect your clients (family and friends too) to the help they may be seeking.

    CLICK HERE for more information, or go to
  • 19 Sep 2011 1:12 AM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)
    A new national study shows that from 2005 to 2009 there was a 55 percent increase in emergency department visits for drug related suicide attempts by men aged 21 to 34.  Read more...
  • 18 Sep 2011 10:46 PM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a report this summer providing state-by-state analyses of a wide range of behavioral health issues. It reveals that despite some wide variations among the states in the types and levels of problems they confront, every state faces a significant challenge dealing with these issues. Read more...

  • 25 May 2011 2:41 PM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)
    AXIS V: Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Training this coming weekend, May 28, 2011.  There are still seats available.  Receive 6 hours toward Continuing Education.  Appropriate screening of the client's level of functional impairment is required by all Certified Counselors and Certified Advisers.  (WAC 246-810-0201 and WAC 246-810-021)

    to register!

  • 12 May 2011 2:37 PM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)
    The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has posted new revisions to DSM-5 on their website,

    The APA has invited public comment on these revisions through June 15th.
  • 15 Apr 2011 5:14 PM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)
    New training courses are now posted on the WAPROCA website. Plan your continuing education courses early.  CLICK HERE to see the calendar.

    Hope to see you there!
  • 13 Apr 2011 4:29 AM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)
    Do you read the HSQA Patient Safety Quarterly?  The March 2011 edition has been published.  Copies of previous newsletters are available as well.
  • 13 Apr 2011 4:14 AM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)

    POST COMMENT TO DEPT. OF HEALTH: WAC 246-08-400 identifies the maximum amounts medical providers may charge for searching and duplicating medical records. RCW 70.02.010 requires the Department of Health to adjust these amounts every two years according to the change in the Consumer Price Index. Public hearing will be held May 10, 2011 at 8 A.M. at the Department of Health, 310 Israel Road SE, 1st Floor, Tumwater.

  • 13 Apr 2011 2:03 AM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)

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  • 13 Apr 2011 1:58 AM | Tim Livingston (Administrator)
    WA State Board of Health to discuss public health impact of disasters in Japan, school environmental health, Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 1 to 4 p.m., Department of Health, Point Plaza East, 310 Israel Rd. S.E., Tumwater, Washington.

    Board to discuss public health impact of disasters in Japan, school environmental health

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