Case Study Panel

*** FSTNW New Clinician Members and all students: Register for just $15! ***

The Smith-Jones Family Needs Help!

Friday, May 31, 2019 – 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Bellefield Office Park Training Room, 1st Floor, 1450 114th Ave SE, Conifer Building, Bellevue, WA 98004

CEUs: 3 Hours for LMFT, LMHC, LASW, LICSW, Certified Counselors, and associates

Registration Fees

  • Special FSTNW New Clinician Member and Student Rate – $15
  • FSTNW Clinician and Senior Clinician Member – $60
  • Non-member – $100

A Suicidal Teen … a Depressed Dad … an Anxious Mom … a Child with OCD … a Grieving Grandma. How can we respond to this fictional family utilizing different modalities?

FSTNW Salons provide a unique opportunity for members to have an intimate, interactive workshop experience. The small gathering and time for interaction encourages attendees to explore the topic with the speaker and other attendees in a manner more enriching than a standard CE workshop.

Join our panel of experts to learn about the latest in diagnosis and treatment in Psychopharmacology, TMS, ACT, DBT, CBT for Chronic Illness, ERP, and Bowen/Family Systems.

Panelists will present how they would use their modality to intervene, including tools clinicians can use with their clients now. Audience participation encouraged, with a Q-and-A session following each panelist’s presentation. We hope you enjoy this more personal approach to education.


  • Sarah Yeates Applegate, ARNP – Psychopharmacology and TMS
  • Kyle Erickson, LMFT – Bowen, Couples and Family Therapy
  • Michele Loewy, LMFT – OCD and Anxiety, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Laura Grant, LMHC – Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Rachel Stapleton, LICSW – Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with Chronic Illness and Grief

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Objectives—Attendees will learn:

  1. Evidence-based treatment models for systems therapists to use when treating systems impacted by depression.
  2. Systemic case conceptualizations from different evidence based frameworks.
  3. How to use a variety of evidence-based clinical interventions in the context of family systems to treat depression.

About the panelists:

Sarah Applegate, ARNP, is a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  She earned her PMHNP degree from Vanderbilt University.  Prior to nursing, she earned a Master of Divinity from Duke University and spent many years working in pastoral care and counseling, including positions with Carolina House, University Presbyterian Church, and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Kyle G. Erickson, MS, LMFT, runs a private practice, KGE Counseling LLC, in Maple Valley, Washington. He has enjoyed working with high school aged adolescents (14 to 18), adults, couples and families since 2001. His specialties include treating anxiety disorders (generalized, social, OCD, phobias), depression, relationship concerns, self-esteem/identity issues, obesity/food addictions, and helping people transition through divorce and breakups. He also specializes in couples work. He helps couples at every stage of relationship: dating, pre-marital, marital, and post-marital (blending families and co-parenting concerns). As far as a theoretical approach, Kyle borrows most heavily from Bowen Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Laura Grant, MA, LMHC, has over seven years of clinical experience working in community mental health agencies and private practice settings with both adolescents and adults.  She received her Master’s Degree in 2012 from Marymount University located in the Washington, DC, area. Laura is intensively training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and co-leads weekly adult and parent skills group at DBT Eastside, where she is a member of the DBT Eastside Consultation Team and a Contract Therapist. Also, Laura has a current private practice in Bellevue, WA.

Michele Loewy, MS, LMFT, graduated with her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University in 2013.  She completed her internship at Youth Eastside Services where she provided counseling services to kids, teens, and families in schools and at the agency.  She also has crisis experience working for Child Family Welfare Services, Emergency Department social work, and doing Crisis Response for school districts.  Michele has been in private practice working with kids ages 10 through adults and their families since 2016.  Along with using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, experiential, systems, and Acceptance and Commitment based therapies, she has specialized training in Exposure Response Prevention, play therapy, Prepare Enrich, Gottman Level 1, and Adlerian therapies.  Michele enjoys working with clients impacted by OCD and anxiety related disorders.

Rachel Stapleton, MSW, LICSW, has been a Master’s Level Clinician since 2011. During this time she has worked with families in a variety of professional settings including, public schools, colleges, child welfare, healthcare, and private practice. She has a graduate certificate in palliative care and a strong background and passion for supporting individuals and families living with chronic illness, experiencing health crises, death & dying, and the grief and loss that accompanies those issues. 

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This training has been approved for 3 CE’s for Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. WMHCA Provider #1613.