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VTSC - Classes and Workshops - King County  

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a new registrant signing up for a workshop, you will be directed to make an account. Once you have created a new account, your workshop registration is NOT COMPLETE. You must go to "View Cart" in the top right corner of your page and continue checking out.

 

 

  Moral Injury and Adaptive Disclosure  
Matthew Jakupcak, Ph.D.  
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: The 2100 Building - 24th Ave S., WA 98144
7/28/2017 - 7/28/2017 2100 24th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144
   $38.00

Cancellation requests for non-fee continuing education events sent via email that occur on or inside a three business day window of the event date will be subject to a $20 administrative fee.

During the morning session, Dr. Jakupcak will review the construct of Moral Injury and compare and contrast Moral Injury and PTSD. He will also review the existing research literature specific to Moral Injury and will describe a number of emerging, evidence-based treatment strategies to address Moral Injury. During the afternoon session, Dr. Jakupcak and audience members will discuss the therapeutic guide book, “Adaptive Disclosure: A New Treatment for Military Trauma, Loss, and Moral Injury” by Litz et al., 2016. Adaptive Disclosure is a specific evidence based treatment that combines cognitive behavioral and emotion-focused therapy strategies to address combat related grief and moral injury. As part of the afternoon workshop, participants will be invited to role play specific aspects of Adaptive Disclosure, as well as discuss their own challenges and successes addressing moral injury with their clients. Finally, Dr. Jakupcak will facilitate a discussion of the impact on therapist
 

 

 

  Military & Veteran Culture 202: Building Supportive Services for Military Brats  
Kimberly Hardy, LMHC  
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: The 2100 Building - 24th Ave S., WA 98144
8/8/2017 - 8/8/2017 2100 24th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144
   $0.00

Cancellation requests for non-fee continuing education events sent via email that occur on or inside a three business day window of the event date will be subject to a $20 administrative fee.

Some have referred to military children as a hidden minority or labeled them as third-culture kids, mainly because the majority of educational and sociological research regarding military families focuses almost exclusively on service-members and their spouses. Military children are one of this country’s oldest, though somewhat invisible, subcultures. These youth experience the same developmental patterns and processes as other children, but their development plays out in a unique context that often differs dramatically from that of their civilian counterparts. This workshop will aim to translate experiences of military youth into practical information & tools for providers of various disciplines to use when interacting with military brats (a term military youth tend to call themselves).
 
 

 

  Guaranteeing Success for Student Veterans  
Samantha Powers, Ph.D.  
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Location: 9000 Building/small dining room
8/9/2017 - 8/9/2017 16101 Greenwood Ave. N Shoreline, WA 98133
   $0.00

Cancellation requests for non-fee continuing education events sent via email that occur on or inside a three business day window of the event date will be subject to a $20 administrative fee.

This training will help higher education institution faculty and staff learn about student Veterans and learn how to better serve them in their classrooms and/or workspaces.

Training for higher education professionals who work with/teach student Veterans: This workshop is open to higher education professionals (administrative staff, classified staff and faculty members) who interact with students.  More than likely, even if you think you may not be, you are interacting with student Veterans. 
 

 

 

  safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone  
Kimberly Hardy, LMHC  
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: The 2100 Building - 24th Ave S., WA 98144
8/8/2017 - 8/8/2017 2100 24th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144
   $8.00

Cancellation requests for non-fee continuing education events sent via email that occur on or inside a three business day window of the event date will be subject to a $20 administrative fee.

The half-day safeTALK training program equips participants with four basic steps to connect people at risk of suicide to life-saving resources. This safeTALK workshop is customized to meet the needs of professionals and members of the general public working with military members, veterans, and/or their family members.
 
 

 

  Mindfulness in Behavioral Health  
Sara Smucker Barnwell, Ph.D.  
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: The 2100 Building - 24th Ave S., WA 98144
8/18/2017 - 8/18/2017 2100 24th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144
   $0.00

Cancellation requests for non-fee continuing education events sent via email that occur on or inside a three business day window of the event date will be subject to a $20 administrative fee.

This 6-hour workshop provides guidance to providers interested in learning about mindfulness and its applications in behavioral health care. This introductory workshop will address core principles such as the basics of mindfulness, applications of mindfulness in behavioral health care, a general review of several therapies which utilize mindfulness, and practical examples of how mindfulness may be incorporated into diverse clinical work. Particular emphasis will be given on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction techniques. Attendees will be asked to participate in several mindfulness exercises with the goal of replicating these exercises in their own practice. This workshop aims to orient attendees to the general principles of mindfulness and its application across therapies.
 
 

 

  Harm Reduction and Motivational Interviewing Skills for Veterans with Substance Use Problems  
Josie Tracy, Ph.D.  
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: The 2100 Building - 24th Ave S., WA 98144
8/21/2017 - 8/21/2017 2100 24th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144
   $0.00

Cancellation requests for non-fee continuing education events sent via email that occur on or inside a three business day window of the event date will be subject to a $20 administrative fee.

This is an introductory skills workshop for clinicians who want to increase their comfort and ability working with veterans with substance use problems using a Harm Reduction Psychotherapy framework. The aim of this training is not only to provide you with practical clinical tools and techniques, but also to increase your compassion and empathy for veterans struggling with issues related to substance use. You will be introduced to the philosophical framework of Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, and learn clinical strategies you can use to aid treatment planning and clinical work. You will also be introduced to the basic principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and practice MI techniques in an interactive format. Finally, you will become familiar with self-help resources for veterans and their family members to assist with a wide range of substance use goals across the change spectrum.
 
 

 

  5th Annual VA Mental Health Summit  
 
8:00 AM - 3:45 PM Location: Gene J. Collen Education Hall
8/23/2017 - 8/23/2017 6737 Corson Avenue South Seattle, WA 98108
   $0.00

Cancellation requests for non-fee continuing education events sent via email that occur on or inside a three business day window of the event date will be subject to a $20 administrative fee.

Please join us for the 5th annual VA Mental Health Summit. This event offers an opportunity for Mental Health providers to share information and resources available to the veterans we serve. We also hope to create opportunities for further collaboration. This year, we will explore services available and offer panel discussions regarding VA and community partners on the topics of: Suicide Prevention, Family Services and How to Access Care.

If you are interested in hosting a table then contact Laura Merritt for more information at Laura.Merritt2@VA.Gov or 206.277.6068

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a new registrant signing up for a workshop, you will be directed to make an account. Once you have created a new account, your workshop registration is NOT COMPLETE. You must go to "View Cart" in the top right corner of your page and continue checking out.


 
 

 

  Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders  
Scott Michael, Ph.D.  
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: The 2100 Building - 24th Ave S., WA 98144
8/31/2017 - 8/31/2017 2100 24th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144
   $0.00

Cancellation requests for non-fee continuing education events sent via email that occur on or inside a three business day window of the event date will be subject to a $20 administrative fee.

Most treatment protocols for emotional disorders are designed to be specific to a single diagnosis and yet many people who present to therapy experience a combination of mood and anxiety disorders. Within the Veteran population, there are high levels of comorbid mood and anxiety disorders. At the vanguard of treatment approaches, transdiagnostic treatments identify the commonalities among disorders and present a therapeutic approach tailored to the Veteran rather than one single disorder s/he presents to treatment with. The Unified Protocol brings together the most effective Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy strategies into one protocol to tailor to the Veterans you treat.

Training for Mental & Behavioral Health Professionals: This workshop is open to professionals with mental and behavioral health-related graduate degrees. Students in a mental or behavioral health program may also participate in this training.
 

 

 

  Exploring Concepts in Post Traumatic Growth  
Keith Meyer, MS, LMHC, Mark Fischer, MS  
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: The 2100 Building - 24th Ave S., WA 98144
9/5/2017 - 9/5/2017 2100 24th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144
   $0.00

Cancellation requests for non-fee continuing education events sent via email that occur on or inside a three business day window of the event date will be subject to a $20 administrative fee.

During this day long training participants will explore the differences and links between Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Post Traumatic Growth (PTG) and learn about the trainers’ experiences of over thirty years each with these concepts. Much has been written and discussed about PTSD, however there is a dearth of information and discussion regarding the very important therapeutic concept of PTG. Why do some combat veterans (and other trauma experiencers) find a theoretical and practical way to see themselves and others that allows for self-efficacy and a more robust life path than their peers with PTSD? Symptoms may always be present for these individuals, but the core “self” finds another way to integrate those trauma experiences into a personal development and growth approach. We will present descriptions from veterans who have exhibited PTG, review some of the research in this area, and ask participants to learn about skills in terms of working with trauma survivors regar
 
 

 

  Empower or Enable: It's all in your approach  
Keith Meyer, MS, LMHC, Mark Fischer, MS  
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: The 2100 Building - 24th Ave S., WA 98144
9/5/2017 - 9/5/2017 2100 24th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144
   $0.00

Cancellation requests for non-fee continuing education events sent via email that occur on or inside a three business day window of the event date will be subject to a $20 administrative fee.

This workshop will differentiate "help" vs "assist" when is comes to dealing with veterans or other traumatized groups.  The importance of these two terms will become clear as we outline the methods to avoid enabling individuals who are seeking counseling or services from a provider.  No one can empower another human being, but an individual can set the stage for the client to find their own power and maintain control of their life.  We will examine several cases where both events happen, i.e. "enabled or empowered", and tease out some of the communications that may have caused either to occur.
 
 

 

  Traumatic Brain Injury Among Veterans  
Brett Parameter, Ph.D.  
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: The 2100 Building - 24th Ave S., WA 98144
9/22/2017 - 9/22/2017 2100 24th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144
   $0.00

Cancellation requests for non-fee continuing education events sent via email that occur on or inside a three business day window of the event date will be subject to a $20 administrative fee.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been called the “signature injury” of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has been estimated that approximately 20% of Veterans who were deployed to Iraq and/or Afghanistan sustained at least one mild TBI (mTBI), and many individuals sustained multiple mTBI’s over the course of one or more deployments. This presentation will address several topics related to TBI, including diagnostic criteria, factors that can contribute to persisting symptoms, and treatment options for cognitive difficulties.
 
 

 

  Positive psychology: Helping our Veterans shift from surviving to thriving  
Ann Marie Roepke  
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: The 2100 Building - 24th Ave S., WA 98144
10/27/2017 - 10/27/2017 2100 24th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144
   $0.00

Cancellation requests for non-fee continuing education events sent via email that occur on or inside a three business day window of the event date will be subject to a $20 administrative fee.

How can we best assist our clients in not only overcoming their symptoms and problems, but also in crafting rewarding, meaningful lives? Positive psychology, the scientific study of human flourishing, offers helpful tools for this endeavor. In this 6-hour training participants will explore foundational concepts from the field of positive psychology including flow, positive emotion, grit, capitalization, and meaning in life. With this foundation in place, we will then learn about effective positive psychology intervention practices, evaluating their evidence base and learning how to use relevant exercises in clinical practice. Participants will take part in experiential activities designed to give them a rich understanding of the use and impact of positive psychology intervention techniques.
 
 

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