Calendar of Events

Registration open for FSTNW salon workshop series in 2020!

March 27, 2020

“Complex Post Traumatic Stress, Dissociation & Personality Disorders” presented by Michael Lillie, MA(ts), MA, LMFT, MHP

May 8, 2020

“An Introduction to ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy): Psychological Flexibility in Action” presented by Josh Cutler, LICSW

June 12, 2020

Panel discussion: “Managing ADHD in the Family: Treatment approaches from a panel of experts” presented by Samantha Desmond, ND, MHA, LMHC, EMT; Julie Arguez, MSW; Illyse Rosenberg, DO; and Julie McNeill, PhD

All workshop will be held in Bellevue, Washington.

Previous Salons and Conferences


  • “Identifying and Changing Underlying Limiting Beliefs” presented by Grace Porter and Dr. Steven M. Hall


  • “What Now? Current Ethical Issues Facing Systems Therapists” presented by Julie Wood and Ken Burr
  • “Case Study Panel: The Smith-Jones Family Needs Help!” presented by Sarah Yeates Applegate, ARNP; Kyle Erickson, LMFT; Michele Loewy, LMFT; Laura Grant, LMHC; and Rachel Stapleton, LICSW
  • “Ethical, Clinical and Business Considerations When Closing a Practice or Preparing for Retirement” presented by Cristi Lien, LMFT


  • “Cutting Edge Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders” featuring by Katherine Yost, PhD, LMFT “Treating Sex Addiction and Internet Use Disorders from a Systemic Perspective” featuring Rob Baker, MA, LMFT, LMHC, and Ann Steel, MD, MA, LMHC
  • “Incorporating DBT into Your Practice” featuring Mary D. Erickson, MA, LMHC


  • “Meaningful Moments in Play Therapy” featuring Rosie Newman, MA, LMHC, RPT-S
  • “Ethics and the Systems Therapist” featuring Ken Burr, LMFT  & Julie Wood, LMFT, LMHC; and Naomi Oderberg, PhD, Kelly Shanks Lippman, LMHC, and Margo Waldroup, LICSW
  • “Self of the Therapist Across the Family Life Cycle” featuring Doug Anderson, LMFT, and Julie Wood, LMHC, LMFT
  • “Becoming a Kink-Aware Therapist” featuring Katie Myers-Wiesen, LMHC, and Alena Gabosch


  • “Celebrating Sexuality as People Grow Older” featuring Carolyn “Libbey” Livingston, ARNP
  • “Spiritual Experience” featuring Barbara Fischer, MSW
  • “Ethics and the Systems Therapist” featuring Julie Wood, LMFT, LMHC, and Ken Burr, LMFT


  • “An Evening with Carl Whitaker: As Told Through Stories by Master Clinicians” featuring Kevin Peterson, PhD, LMFT; Jim Ingersoll, PhD; and Ron Furedy, MD
  • “Solving the Key Challenges of Couple Therapy with EFT” featuring Dr. Susan Johnson

We’d love to hear your suggestions for future speakers or topics!
Just email your ideas to FSTNW at!