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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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Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) for Mental Health Professionals - FULL, No Seats Available


Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) for Mental Health Professionals - FULL, No Seats Available

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Location: South Seattle College, Georgetown Campus
Gene J. Colin Education Hall
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-934-5350
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From: March 29, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Keith Meyer, MS, LMHC; Trainer and PTG Advisory Committee Member

Details: A growing body of research shows that the negative effects of trauma can be transformed into opportunities for growth and a deeper sense of purpose. Assisting clients in moving beyond posttraumatic stress to posttraumatic growth is possible. This training is interactive in style. It will include lecture, questions and answers, and group discussions. It will give case examples and use vignettes to assist the participants in understanding PTG. Six (6) Continuing Education units for attending.

Objectives: This training will provide health professionals with: 1. a greater understanding of the key elements of posttraumatic growth (PTG). 2. specific techniques to use in recognizing posttraumatic growth and using those techniques to facilitate posttraumatic growth with their clients. 3. a greater understanding of how posttraumatic growth can stem from posttraumatic stress disorder. 4. knowledge about the latest research in posttraumatic growth and how that information is useful in assisting their clients.

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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Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders


Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders

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Location: South Seattle College, Georgetown Campus
Gene J. Colin Education Hall
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-934-5350
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From: April 18, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

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

Details:

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.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to explain the theory underlying the unified protocol
  2. Participants will be able to discuss 3 treatment strategies presented for addressing mood and anxiety disorders
  3. Participants will be able to conceptualize how to best utilize this treatment to aid the Veterans they treat

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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Introduction to the Alternatives to Violence Project


Introduction to the Alternatives to Violence Project

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Location: South Seattle College, Georgetown Campus
Gene J. Colin Education Hall
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-934-5350
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From: April 19, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Roger Kluck

Details: The presentation will be an introduction to the AVP curriculum – a powerful facilitated peer-to-peer experiential program that reduces PTSD and trauma by increasing self-esteem, community connection and trust while reducing shame, alienation, anger and frustration. Fine-tuned over in over 60 countries the program has powerful rapid results and when offered in conjunction with other programs increases their success rates substantially.

Objectives: Identify the theories used in the development of the AVP curriculum Describe the activities in the AVP curriculum Recognize individuals and groups who would benefit from experiencing the 3-day AVP curriculum

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 Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses


How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses

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Location: South Seattle College, Georgetown Campus
Gene J. Colin Education Hall
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-934-5350
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From: April 25, 2019 at 9:00am to: 1:00pm

Trainer(s): Dan Overton, MA LMHC

Details: Although prevalence estimates vary, there is consensus that high percentages of justice-involved women and men have experienced serious trauma throughout their lifetime. The reverberating effects of trauma experiences can challenge a person’s capacity for recovery and pose significant barriers to accessing services, often resulting in an increase risk of coming into contact with the criminal justice system. How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses is a training program for criminal justice professionals to: Increase understanding of trauma Create an awareness of the impact of trauma on behavior Develop trauma-informed responses. Trauma-informed criminal justice responses can help to avoid re-traumatizing individuals, and thereby increase safety for all, decrease recidivism, and promote and support recovery of justice-involved women and men with serious mental illness. Partnerships across systems can also help to link individuals to trauma-informed services and treatment for trauma. Program Participants This highly interactive training is specifically tailored to community-based criminal justice professionals including: Community corrections (probation, parole, and pre-trial services officers) Court personnel Police Other human service providers

Objectives: 1. Engage in a positive interactive process 2. Feel safe and comfortable in the learning environment 3. Discuss why criminal justice system professionals should learn about trauma 4. List examples of traumatic events 5. Define trauma 6. Discuss how trauma is often ongoing for many individuals involved in the criminal justice system 7. Describe the pervasive impact trauma can have on an individual’s life 8. Describe how the impact of trauma can be experienced throughout life and affect various aspects of functioning and behavior 9. Describe how trauma relates to mental health and substance use disorders 10. Describe how certain behaviors may reflect a person’s attempt to survive 11. Discuss how a history of trauma may result in problematic behavior, poor relationships, and justice involvement 12. Describe the cycle of violence as a response to childhood physical abuse 13. List examples of individual differences that may lead to resilience or increased vulnerability to trauma 14. List four things people need in their interpersonal interaction with officers: respect, information, safety, and choice 15. List approaches to responding to behavior 16. In response to “who is likely,” reply with “there should be a universal assumption of trauma” 17. List and describe ways in which the criminal justice system may re-traumatize 18. Discuss how to improve policies and procedures to make them trauma-informed 19. List three key steps for moving toward trauma-informed policies and procedures

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.