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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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The Veteran client and TBI – What they want you to know to help them succeed


The Veteran client and TBI – What they want you to know to help them succeed

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Location: Kent Commons Community Center
525 Fourth Ave N
Kent, WA 98032
(253)856-5000
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From: July 24, 2018 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Dan Overton, MA LMHC

Details: On average, 10% of the clients seeking services in a community agency in Washington are veterans. This population has a significantly higher rate of having sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A TBI increases the client’s risk of being diagnosed with a mental disorder, having an atypical response to typically prescribed medications, suicide, homelessness and others. Add to this the challenge of overcoming the “battle brain” that is instilled while in the military and the veteran client presents with a set of unique challenges to the community provider. In this presentation, the participant will learn how to identify the veteran client, insight into military culture, the prevalence of TBI in this community (why and how), how to properly assess for the veteran and TBI, how to properly code TBI, how to incorporate veteran and TBI issues into a treatment plan and the resources available to them.

Objectives: By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: - 1. Identify three practices associated with identifying, documenting and treating the veteran client and the client with traumatic brain injury within the scope of their practice. - 2. Describe the relationship between traumatic brain injuries to mental health diagnosis and “battlemind”/military culture to quality of life issues. - 3. Understand how to incorporate veteran issues and TBI work into current treatment practices. - 4. Distinguish between types of traumatic brain injuries and the most common mental health diagnosis that appear with the same symptoms. - 5. Identify at least 3 potential resources available to the community agency, the client and their families related to the veteran client and TBI.

Cost: No Cost!


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Advanced Topics in Prolonged Exposure


Advanced Topics in Prolonged Exposure

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Location: The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

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From: July 27, 2018 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Scott Michael, Ph.D.

Details: Prolonged exposure therapy (PE) is a type of behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy intended for treating post-traumatic stress disorder through the re-experiencing of traumatic events and remembering and engaging with these experiences. This workshop will expand on the training provided earlier in the month.

Objectives: 1). Participants will be able to discuss how to conceptualize cases using emotional processing theory. 2). Participants will be able to elucidate new strategies for in vivo exposure. 3). Participants will be able to identify new approaches to using imaginal exposure to challenge trauma-related beliefs.

Cost: None

Parking: Ample on-street parking is available at or near the 2100 Building

Lunch Options:

  • Fare Start @ 2100 Café – near the entrance to the 2100 Building
  • Borracchini’s Bakery – 2307 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Burger King – 2021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • McDonald’s – 2336 25th Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Wendy’s – 2543 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • QFC – 2711 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Toshio’s Teriyaki – 1706 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 98144

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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Positive Psychology: Helping our Veterans shift from surviving to thriving


Positive Psychology: Helping our Veterans shift from surviving to thriving

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Location: The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

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From: July 31, 2018 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Ann Marie Roepke, PhD

Details: 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 have the option to take part in experiential learning activities designed to give them a rich understanding of the use of positive psychology intervention techniques.

Objectives: At the end of this training participants will be able to: 1. Compare and contrast different approaches to achieving “the good life” 2. Describe the evidence base for positive psychology interventions 3. Facilitate multiple brief positive psychology interventions 4. Plan how to integrate positive psychology approaches with other interventions they already use

Cost: None

Parking: Ample on-street parking is available at or near the 2100 Building

Lunch Options:

  • Fare Start @ 2100 Café – near the entrance to the 2100 Building
  • Borracchini’s Bakery – 2307 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Burger King – 2021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • McDonald’s – 2336 25th Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Wendy’s – 2543 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • QFC – 2711 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Toshio’s Teriyaki – 1706 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 98144

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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What Kind of Dog is That? Law and Ethics of Service, Support & Therapy Animals


What Kind of Dog is That? Law and Ethics of Service, Support & Therapy Animals

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Location: North Seattle College
9600 College Way N.
Seattle, WA, 98103
(206)934-3646
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From: August 10, 2018 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Eric Ström, JD, MA. LMHC

Details: Federal and State regulations regarding service animals can seem complicated, confusing, and contradictory. In this half-day workshop we will highlight the key legal distinctions between service animals, support animals, therapy animals, and pets. We will then discuss the legal and ethical implications of each category with a specific focus on how these laws apply to mental health clinicians working with Veteran clients. Participants will improve their ability to implement strategies to minimize professional liability while maximizing clinical effectiveness and support to clients with animal support. This course is intended to meet ethics CEU requirements.

Objectives: 1. Describe Federal and Washington State legal standards regarding service animals 2. Recognize legal differences between service animals and support animals 3. Summarize ethical standards relating to the use of animals in therapy 4. Create and evaluate strategies to minimize liability while maximizing clinical effectiveness and client support

Cost: None

Parking: $3.00 parking pass covers 24 hours. Park in South Parking Lot where you will find payment kiosk at southeast corner of campus.

Lunch Options:

Campus Cafeteria​

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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Law & Ethics of Mandatory Reporting and Duty to Warn


Law & Ethics of Mandatory Reporting and Duty to Warn

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Location: North Seattle College
9600 College Way N.
Seattle, WA, 98103
(206)934-3646
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From: August 10, 2018 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Eric Ström, JD, MA. LMHC

Details: For many clinicians, client lethality and mandatory reporting are some of the most difficult topics to navigate. In this workshop we will examine the applicable Washington State and Federal laws regarding mandatory reporting obligations with a specific focus on how these rules apply to mental health clinicians. We will also discuss the boundaries and standards of clinician liability for client harm to self or others (the Tarasoff rule). Participants will gain increased ability to implement strategies to minimize risk and to limit liability to best support their veteran clients. This course is intended to meet ethics CE requirements.

Objectives: After taking part in this training, participants will be able to: • Describe Washington state legal standards regarding duty to warn/duty to protect • Locate and compare legal and ethical standards regarding mandatory reporting obligations • Create and evaluate strategies to minimize exposure to liability while maximizing client support • Apply legal and ethical standards regarding mandatory reporting and the duty to warn to clinical work with veterans

Cost: None

Parking: $3.00 parking pass covers 24 hours. Park in South Parking Lot where you will find payment kiosk at southeast corner of campus.

Lunch Options:

Campus Cafeteria​

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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Navigating Services for Veterans in King County


Navigating Services for Veterans in King County

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Location: William C. Warren Builiding, Veterans Memorial Park
405 E Street NE
Auburn, WA 98002
(253)931-3043
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From: August 18, 2018 at 10:00am to: 11:30am

Trainer(s): John Phillips, M.A.Ed.

Details: An interactive workshop for veterans, military affiliated families, and community members who want to know more about the variety of supportive services for veterans in our community. This is a great training event for veterans who want help other veterans.

Objectives: Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of resources for veterans related to homelessness, behavioral health, transition from active duty service, education, employment, and community engagement.

Cost: None

Parking: Free at City of Auburn Veterans Memorial Park

Lunch Options:

Downtown Auburn​ dining options