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Online Classes in Partnership with PsychArmor


Online Classes in Partnership with PsychArmor

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From: January 1, 2018 at 12:00am (never ends)

Trainer(s): Conference Speakers & Presenters

Details: Click the "register" button for PsychArmor courses offered exclusively for VTSC participants!

Objectives: Course offerings include:

  • Creating a Military Friendly Culture and Onboarding Program
  • Connecting with the VA
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Developing a Military Awareness Program on Campus
  • Coming Soon! Hiring & Retaining National Guard & Reserve Members

Cost: Free!

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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Training Customized for Your Organization


Training Customized for Your Organization

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Location: We come to you!

Anywhere in King County, Washington

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From: January 1, 2018 at 9:00am (never ends)

Trainer(s): John Phillips, M.A.Ed. | Conference Speakers & Presenters

Details:

Established in 2011 and funded in part by the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs and the King County Veterans and Human Services Levy, the purpose of the Veterans Training Support Center (VTSC), through continuing education opportunities and professional development, is to raise awareness and understanding on invisible wounds, reintegration and readjustment issues, resources, establish promising best practices that can better serve and assist veterans and their families, and to continue one's journey of veteran cultural competence.

Past trainings have included:

  • Better Serving Those Who Served
  • Supporting Our Veterans & Their Families
  • Communication that Makes a Difference
  • Helping Veterans Crack the Job Market in Difficult Times
  • Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • safeTALK
  • Understanding Military Sexual Trauma

We have the capacity and expertise to customize trainings based upon the needs of your organization.

Objectives:

Contact us to arrange a training specially designed to meet the needs of your staff and clients.

Contact: John Phillips
Phone: (206) 375-0784

Click the 'register' button to fill out an online training request

Cost: No charge for trainings inside King County. Beyond King County, the cost is negotiable.


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Coaching Clients Back into a Meaningful Life: Using Behavioral Activation to Treat PTSD


Coaching Clients Back into a Meaningful Life: Using Behavioral Activation to Treat PTSD

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Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-375-0784
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From: May 31, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Matthew Jakupcak, Ph.D.

Details: Dr. Jakupcak will describe Behavioral Activation, a contextual behavioral psychotherapy approach shown to be effective for treating PTSD. He will describe the empirical support for BA for PTSD and present findings of a research study of BA for PTSD in returning Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans. Dr. Jakupcak will also provide case examples to illustrate core components of BA, as well as challenges of applying this approach to address PTSD in Veterans.

Objectives: 1) Attendees will be able to describe the theory and core components of Behavioral Activation (BA) used to treat Depression and PTSD; 2) Attendees will become familiar with the empirical support for BA as a treatment for PTSD; 3) Attendees will be able to describe research finding specific to a test of BA as a treatment for PTSD among returning Veterans; and 4) Attendees will be able to describe the “real world” clinical challenges and benefits of applying BA to treat PTSD.

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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Complex Post Traumatic Stress & Personality Disorders


Complex Post Traumatic Stress & Personality Disorders

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Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-375-0784
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From: June 7, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Michael Lillie, LMFT, MHP

Details: Complex Post Traumatic Stress (C-PTSD) also know as Developmental Trauma Disorder, involves individuals who have been exposed to prolonged acute and relational trauma over an extended period of time. Complex Post Traumatic Stress often involves a disrupted-disorganized attachment style, other co-occurring mental health issues, and elements of dissociation than can hinder regular trauma therapy. Personality disorders are rigid patterns and behaviors that are maladaptive and originate in early childhood as a result of relational-developmental trauma.

Objectives: 1. Understand C-PTSD and related co-occurring issues. 2. Understand the role of disorganized attachment and C-PTSD 3. Gain a working knowledge of types of dissociation and how it can affect therapy process. 4. Understand how personality disorders originate and be able to spot symptoms of a dissociative personality structure. 5. Understand unique challenges including boundaries and self-of-the-therapist issues involved in working with this population. This course is designed to help therapists, medical professionals, and chaplains understand aspects of basic attachment theory, dissociation, and in more extreme cases the etiology and treatment of clients with a dissociative personality structure. While all are welcome to attend the course will be tailored for licensed psychotherapists and other medical professionals.

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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How Brain Injury is Affecting your Clients and how to help them succeed.


How Brain Injury is Affecting your Clients and how to help them succeed.

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Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-375-0784
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From: June 21, 2019 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Dan Overton, MA LMHC

Details: The brain is to mental health/illness as the heart is to heart health/disease. Similarly any injury to the heart will affect heart health and any injury to the brain can effect mental health. The prevalence of brain injury in behavioral health is higher than most think due mostly to the clients themselves not understanding the connection between an injury to the brain and the symptoms that can remain even ager a minor concussion and a lack of understanding about the connections between brain injury and behavioral health. This workshop will take a deeper dive into the connections of behavioral health and brain injury, how to identify brain injury in your clients and how to integrate successful strategies into your treatment plans.

Objectives: 1. Identify brain injury in clients. 2. Describe ways to incorporate brain injury interventions into treatment plans 3. Understand how brain injury can effect behavioral health conditions 4. Distinguish the differences between types of head injuries and why many may be minimalized and/or dismissed. 5. Identify at least 3 ways they may be able to assist the client in understanding and living with a brain injury.

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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Motivational Interviewing: Intermediate Level


Motivational Interviewing: Intermediate Level

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Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-375-0784
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From: June 28, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Ann Marie Roepke, PhD

Details: How can we help our clients/patients make positive changes in their behavior -- without nagging, shaming, persuading, or arguing? Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based counseling approach that can help individuals change behaviors they might feel ambivalent about, such as exercising, changing their diet, quitting or reducing alcohol/drugs, adopting safer sex practices, taking important medications, engaging in behavioral activation, or starting psychotherapy. In this 6-hour intermediate-level training, participants will build upon their existing MI skills through interactive and experiential learning activities. Participants will have the chance to: • Review the MI spirit, processes, and principles • Hone their use of MI micro-skills (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, summaries) to evoke change talk • Practice responding effectively to sustain talk and discord within the helping relationship • Give advice and information in a motivating way Training participants will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways including lecture, demonstrations, discussions, experiential learning activities, and role plays designed to give them a richer understanding of the use of motivational interviewing in therapeutic and healthcare settings. This workshop expands on material presented in March and October of 2018: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing. Audience: Professionals providing direct services to Veterans in therapeutic, healthcare, and other supportive settings. This training is appropriate for mental health professionals (e.g. psychologists, social workers, marriage & family therapists, counselors), medical professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists), and professionals in other supportive roles (e.g., case managers, employment specialists, coaches, probation/parole officers). As this is an intermediate-level training, it is geared toward participants who have already completed at least one full day of MI training and who have a basic understanding of the spirit, principles, and processes of MI. Potential participants who have questions about the course level are welcome to contact the trainer to discuss further: ann.marie.roepke@gmail.com

Objectives: 1. Define motivational interviewing (MI), change talk, and sustain talk 2. Explain the fundamental spirit and guiding principles of MI 3. Demonstrate two ways to evoke change talk 4. Demonstrate use of MI-consistent reflective listening 5. Describe how MI can be used to respond to sustain talk and discord

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.