Continuing Education in Greater Seattle

Helping Counselors, Therapists, and Social Workers feel rejuvenated with new learning, faith encouragement and amazingly supportive professional community.

For therapists and clinicians looking for training and continuing education in the North King and South Snohomish Counties, Navigate Family Therapy has just what you need.

  • Do those Continuing Education Units sneak up on you?
  • Are you looking for a community of supportive and relational colleagues to learn and network alongside you?
  • Are you a Christian in the field and would appreciate a supportive and caring place to find encouragement for your faith as a professional?

We know therapeutic work can often feel isolating. It is so important to have excellent education resources to stay current with your work.  We also know the value of being in supportive relationships with other professionals and finding places where your faith can be honored and encouraged. We want to take good care of you so that you can feel filled up to take good care of your clients.

As a training cohort we can help you feel sustained in your work.

Navigate’s training cohort will help you feel rejuvenated with new learning, encourage your integration of faith, and help you find an amazingly supportive professional community. We bring in only the best in the field of counseling, social work, relationship coaching, and marriage and family therapy. We care very much about bringing our practitioners evidence-based, relevant and proven strategies for helping their clients. We are also intentional about cultivating a caring and faith-integrated experience for Christian clinicians to have a supportive professional community.

Continuing Education Can Improve Your Work as a Clinician:

As a counselor, therapist, or social worker looking for continuing education with intentional faith integration and relational community of colleagues, Navigate Family Therapy’s Group Training can help you. Over the course of  the year together you will gain:

  • All Continuing Education Credits, including Legal and Ethical Issues.
  • Build a strong referral stream with a supportive network of professional friends.
  • Learn only the most relevant, evidence-based topics to keep improving your clinical work.
  • Find a safe and supportive place to be encouraged as Christian professional.

What: Intentional community building Continuing Education cohort offering evidence-based, faith-integrated trainings for mental health professionals.

When: 9:30am-12:00am on the first Wednesday of the month (*exception September and October) for 8 sessions

Where: Downtown Edmonds on the border of King County and Snohomish County

What Participants are Saying:

“The experience of being in the room with other therapists, knowing that we are all in this work together, even when we are scattered across the city in separate offices, was one of the most meaningful aspects of the year for me.” Annie D.

“This training has brought so much to our community, I am so grateful to be a part of it. It has been my self-care as a clinician!”

“I so appreciated the integration of faith and learning, including practical ways of improving my work as a therapist.” Paul G.

“This time each month reminded me of my original call to this work. It has felt inspiring to remember that and recognize it again through these trainings. Thank you!”

James Furrow, Ph. D will be returning to expand his teaching grounded in attachment with

a 3-part series. He’ll address working with difficult emotions such as anger and shame, legal and ethical issues in marital and family therapy, and integration of therapist virtues and peace-making in practice.

James Furrow, Ph.D., is a recognized leader in the development and practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples and families. Together with EFT originator, Dr. Susan Johnson, Jim co-authored Becoming an EFT Therapist: The Workbook and The EFT Casebook, along with other works specific to the practice of EFT with couples and families. His presentations are well regarded nationally and internationally for their substantive, practical, and inspiring focus. Jim maintains an active research program studying the process of EFT and its outcome with couples and families. Formerly Jim served as the Freed Professor of Marital and Family Therapy at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology where he trained psychologists and marital and family therapists in couple therapy for over two decades. He is a clinical fellow and an approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a member of the National Council on Family Relations, and a Certified Family Life Educator. Dr. Furrow provides training, case consultation and mentoring to the clinicians at Navigate Family Therapy and does not see clients or provide therapy.

Dr. Craig Detweiler, Ph. D will also be joining us for a 3-part series teaching us about technology’s impact on relationships, adults in the professional marketplace (especially relevant to the Pacific Northwest) and adolescents growing up in a social media saturated world.

Author and filmmaker Craig Detweiler, Ph.D., is the former President of The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. His research interests include technology, storytelling, parenting and adolescence. 

His most recent book is Selfies: Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age (Brazos Press, 2018).  Detweiler’s additional books include iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives, the 2014 Silver award winner for best books about Popular Culture, Into the Dark, and Halos and Avatars: Playing Video Games with God.  His first book (co-written with Barry Taylor), A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture remains a foundational text for theology and culture classes around the world.  Craig wrote the screenplays for The Duke (see it on The Disney Channel), the comedic road trip, Extreme Days and directed the award-winning documentary Remand, narrated by Angela Bassett.  Detweiler also hosts a coalition of schools at the Sundance Film Festival for the annual Windrider Forum.  Variety honored Detweiler as their 2016 Mentor of the Year. Craig’s cultural commentary has been featured on ABC’s Nightline, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.  Detweiler is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College and earned an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Craig completed his MDiv and PhD in Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. Craig’s wife, Caroline Cicero, PhD is a professor at the University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology. They have been married for over 25 years and are honored to be the parents of Zoe (19) and Theo (16).

Dr. Tina Schermer-Sellers, Ph.D  from Seattle Pacific University will round out our year with a 2 part series on Sex and Spirituality. She will be increasing our competencies in working with sexual shame and cultivating sex positive guidelines, addressing sexual shame, cultural context and applying a model for erasing sexual shame in clinical practice

Tina Schermer Sellers, PhD has had a distinguished career as an educator, sex therapist, medical family therapist, speaker, author, consultant, and thought leader. She serves as an Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and Director of Medical Family Therapy in the School of Psychology, Family & Community at Seattle Pacific University. Her popular blog is filled with inspiring ideas on marriage, parenting, spirituality, sexuality, and culture. Dr. Sellers also founded the Northwest Institute on Intimacy, whose mission is to provide training in sex therapy and spiritual intimacy for psychotherapists and to provide a solid referral source for physicians, clergy, and community leaders. Her relentless passion for couples and families to know sexual and spiritual abundance, health and healing have won her several awards and requests for radio, TV and podcast interviews. Tina’s community built website,, is internationally acclaimed. Inspired by the Project, TGFS brings video stories of people who are healing from religious sexual shame. In addition to personal videos, the website is filled with podcasts of live events, blog posts, a store, and other resources. It is a site committed to bringing voice, education, grace, and solidarity to a community that has been isolated in shame for far too long.

Take The Next Step, Join Navigate’s Training Cohort

We would love to talk with you more about joining our training cohort for clinicians.   Please call us at  206-459-7994 or email today.

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