An Introduction to Washington Cannabis Laws for Mental Health Providers: What You Need to Know

Date And Time

Fri, August 23, 2019

11:00 AM – 2:30 PM PDT



City University of Seattle

521 Wall Street

Seattle, WA 98121


Course Description

The laws, regulations, and policies regarding the legal use of marijuana cannabis are rapidly changing. Among the general public, there are many misperceptions and misunderstandings of the current rules. In this workshop we will examine Washington State and Federal legal standards regarding legal use of cannabis. We will also discuss legal and ethical issues relating to the use of cannabis by clinicians. Participants will gain increased understanding of the current laws regarding cannabis use to best support clinical work with clients. This course is intended to meet ethics CEU requirements.

Objectives – participants will be able to:

  • Locate and describe Federal and Washington State cannabis laws
  • Analyze the interaction between Federal and State Controlled Substance laws
  • Apply Federal and State Controlled Substance laws to decision making as a credentialed healthcare provider
  • Discuss the impact of Controlled Substance laws on ethical decision making and client care


  • $100 – Clinicians (Counselors, Social Workers, MFT’s, Teachers, etc.)
  • $25 – Current Students

3 CE hours available for LMHCs, LICSWs, LMFTs, and CDPs; 3 Clock Hours available for Educators

About the Presenter

Eric Strom

Eric Strom, MA, JD, LMHC is a licensed Attorney and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. As an Attorney, Eric provides legal counsel, consultation, and guidance to mental health professionals. Eric’s counselling practice is focused on providing counseling services to combat veterans as well as providing supervision and consultation to clinicians. Eric currently serves on the American Mental Health Counselors Association Ethics Committee and is the ethics advisor for the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association. Eric teaches a range of courses in counseling and professional ethics at a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs.

Eric earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Northwest School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Seattle, graduated cum laude from Wayne State University School of Law in Detroit Michigan, attended the Hague Academy of International Law in the Hague Netherlands, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from the University of Michigan, and is currently working towards his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Oregon State University.

Space is limited so register early.

Equines in Therapy (EiT) training, level 1

A Research-Based Training for Equine and Mental Health Professionals who work with in Equines in Therapy or Learning Programs

August 15-17 (18), 2019 | Redmond, Washington, USA

What you will get: 3 days of theory and practice with an optional day of trauma informed EAL/EFP. Days consist of Theoretical seminars, targeted group discussions, practical exercises with horses. Applicable to all EAAT mounted and unmounted models.

Objectives: Application of new and existing research in EAP/L and trauma, new and existing knowledge in equine behavior, equine biology, compare and contrast feral horse behavior with domestic horses, equine cognition, equine learning theory, ethics in EAP and equine management. Enhance your observational skills of horses (both in and out of EAP), practice self- awareness as an EP in EAP, understand anthropomorphism– benefits and drawbacks.

Emphasizes: Research in equine-human bonding, equine psychological welfare in handling and management, equine communication between conspecifics and applications to equine-human interactions.

For more info on the training and registration, please visit our website:

Fee: $425 for 3 days, $500 for 4 days
Includes refreshments and lunch.

PATH CE Credits
3 Days: 14 CE (Includes 2 CR for ALL PATH certifications
4 Days: 20 CE (Includes 2 CR for ALL PATH certifications and 6 DE)

Location: Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
A PATH accredited facility
18675 Northeast 106th St.
Redmond, WA 98052

The EiT Training is lead by:
Emily Kieson, PhD Candidate (Comparative Psychology), M.S. (Psyc), PgDip (Equine Science), B.S. (Ecology & Evolution), PATH ESMHL.

Katarina Lundgren, B.A. (Language & Communication), B.S. Philosophy (Ethics) & History of Ideas & Science, M.A. Student (Cognitive Science).

Both trainers have extensive experience of horse human interaction and facilitation of growth in horses and humans.

If you are interested in signing up,or have questions, please contact Katarina Lundgren at
[email protected], + 46 768 95 98 68 or Emily Kieson, [email protected]