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Save the Date! Therapist Core Training (Spokane)

January 8-10, 2018 in Spokane  (venue TBD)

Registration will be available in early December.

This 23 hour training will satisfy the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy Core Training requirements for therapists treating victims of sexual assault/abuse. Prior to this training, participants must complete a 6 hour online training course. 


  • Day One – Will focus on childhood trauma and treatment and the training will begin at 10:30 am and end at 5:00 pm. Registration begins at 10am.
  • Day Two – Will focus on adult victims; and the training will go from 8:30am until 5:00pm.
  • Day Three – Will focus on the underlying conditions of sexual assault. We will begin at 8:30am and end at 3:00pm.


Stephanie Sacks is the Clinical Director of Therapy Services with the Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County where she has worked for the past 13 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is licensed with the state and certified with the National Board of Certified Counselors as a Mental Health Therapist. 

Alison Sands, LICSW earned her MSW at Simmons School of Social Work in Boston. She moved out to Seattle and after working in various outpatient settings, then began working at Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress (HCSATS). At HCSATS, she has provided evidenced based clinical services to children families and adults. She has also provided supervision, consultation and training.


WCSAP is unable to cover the cost of participant travel, accommodations, or meals. Please contact the hotel directly to make your room reservations.

Training Hours & Credits:

This training will count as 23 CEU credits. You will receive 6 credits for the online portion and 17 credits for the in-person training; however, you cannot solely do one or the other.


  • Members:  There is no registration fee for WCSAP Program, Organizational and Individual Members or OCVA Sexual Assault Contractors.
  • Non-Members:   $120.00 paid in full is required to register. To learn about WCSAP memberships, visit our Become a Member page or call Valerie at 360-754-7583, x104.


WCSAP makes every effort to ensure accessibility. Requests for language interpretation or other accommodations must be made in advance.


Email or call (360) 754-7583, ext. 118.

January 8, 2018 - 10:00am to January 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
Reviewed: September 5th, 2017