Welcome to The Washington Institute

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Welcome to The Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training (WIMHRT). Since 1989, WIMHRT has provided an independent source of applied research and evaluation, and professional training in the fields of mental health and substance abuse within Washington State. Our training and research office is located on the campus of Western State Hospital in Tacoma, WA (Lakewood), with our administrative headquarters located in Seattle, WA at the Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy at the University of Washington. 


TRAININGS, TESTINGS and Other News -- Spring 2013

Peer Support Exam Schedule (2013)

If you have completed the Washington State 40-hour Certified Peer Counselor training, you may take the certification exam on one of the following dates:  

*There will be two test sessions on each date, one starting at 9:00 am and one at 11:00 am.

April 17, 2013
Revelle Hall, Navos
1210 SW 136th St.
Burien, WA  98166

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May 14, 2013
WorkSource Skagit
2005 E. College Way
Mount Vernon, WA  98273

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August 20, 2013
WIMHRT, Western State Hospital
Building 16, 3rd Floor
9601 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Tacoma, WA  98498

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Please email Aubre Lawless at alawless@uw.edu to sign up for the test.  Make sure you indicate which time you would prefer.  You should plan to be at the testing site for up to three hours.

Additional test dates will be scheduled later in the year.

The next Spanish-language training will be held in September, location to be determined.

You can get more information on the Peer Support program, including an application and training schedule, at http://www.dshs.wa.gov/dbhr/mhpeer.shtml

2012 Survey Reports Online

2012 Adult Consumer Survey, Family/Child Survey, & EBP Survey are available online!
Click here to go to Reports.

FREE ONLINE Marty Smith Safety Training

Click here to download more information (.pdf), or...

Go directly to the training at CEQuick training website (scroll down to Washington State - Marty Smith Safety Training).

Washington Institute Partners

WIMHRT is part of the Division of Public Behavioral Health & Justice Policy, which is located in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. WIMHRT is a state-university collaboration that works closely with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). For more information about WIMHRT’s history, please click here to go to the About Us webpage.