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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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Facing fear: Behavioral approaches to treating anxiety


Facing fear: Behavioral approaches to treating anxiety

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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: July 26, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Ann Marie Roepke, PhD

Details: How can we help our clients find freedom from anxiety? Behavioral treatment of anxiety is an evidence-based approach that can help individuals find relief from panic disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other presentations of anxiety. In this 6-hour training, participants will learn the fundamentals of behavioral treatment of anxiety from a transdiagnostic perspective (not focused on PTSD). Participants will gain a better understanding of the core principles and procedures that are used to help our clients face their fears and take back their lives from anxiety, with an emphasis on exposure (i.e., a process of safely confronting feared/avoided things). Training participants will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways including lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential learning activities designed to give them a richer understanding of the application of behavioral approaches to treating anxiety.

Objectives: 1. Explain the rationale for behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders 2. Describe the use of breathing retraining for managing anxiety 3. Explain the procedures used in exposure therapies 4. Construct an exposure hierarchy and describe how these hierarchies can be used in the treatment of various anxiety disorders 5. Plan how to support clients’ motivation for engaging in exposure therapies

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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Veteran Employment Pathways and Programs


Veteran Employment Pathways and Programs

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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: July 30, 2019 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

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

Details: Veterans who have been away from the civilian workforce are eligible for a variety of programs to help them return to work. This training will familiarize participants with federal, state, and local programs available to veterans in our area who would benefit from retraining or supportive employment. We encourage case workers, social service professionals, educators, hiring managers, and anyone interested in helping veterans find meaningful employment to attend. Join us to learn, share, network, and collaborate.

Objectives: Describe the federal, state, and local programs that provide veterans supportive employment opportunities Interpret a Joint Service Transcript for military experience and training that can be leveraged in the civilian workforce Recognize supportive practices in the workplace to assist veterans maintain meaningful employment

Cost: None

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


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Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD


Prolonged Exposure Therapy for 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: August 1, 2019 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.

Objectives: 1). Participants will be able to discuss the theoretical background for PE 2). Participants will be able to describe the primary components of standard PE 3). Participants will demonstrate an understanding of how to apply PE to Veteran populations

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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Treating Traumatic Stress: Considerations with Older Adults


Treating Traumatic Stress: Considerations with Older Adults

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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: August 2, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Lori Daniels, Ph.D., LCSW

Details: Baby-boomers are now aging into the geriatric category and health care providers are challenged to meet the demand more than ever in history over the next 30 years. Within the aging baby-boomer group is the sub-set of aging veterans from the Vietnam War, many of whom are diagnosed with PTSD. Meanwhile, a vast majority of traumatic stress treatment has emerged in the past 30 years based upon younger adults, including evidenced-based practices for PTSD. This presentation attempts to bridge the gap between the aging trauma survivor and current PTSD therapies, discussing client-centered interventions that focus on grief & PTSD, as well as interventions used within the gerontology field.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to state the current trend of aging in the US, and specific needs of older adult survivors
  2. Attendees will be able to list at least 1 type of intervention for PTSD that also is geared toward aging adults
  3. Participants will be able to state how grief, loss, aging, and PTSD are related to one another when working with aging trauma survivors

Cost: Free!

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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Chronic pain: Leveraging psychosocial approaches for better pain management


Chronic pain: Leveraging psychosocial approaches for better pain management

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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: August 23, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Ann Marie Roepke, PhD

Details: Chronic pain is a major problem among Veterans: approximately 50% of Veterans in primary care and 80% of returning OEF/OIF Veterans live with persistent pain. The dangers of opioid pain medications are receiving increased attention, and generating interest in non-pharmacological approaches to managing pain. How can we help our clients find relief and live well in the face of pain? In this 6-hour training, participants will learn the fundamentals of the biopsychosocial approach to pain management, including cognitive-behavioral self-management strategies individuals can use to manage persistent pain. Participants will also learn the basics of two evidence-based techniques used for pain management: clinical self-hypnosis and mindfulness. Training participants will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways including lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential learning activities designed to give them a richer understanding of how to apply psychosocial approaches to pain management.

Objectives: 1. Describe the biopsychosocial approach to chronic pain management 2. Explain the use of clinical self-hypnosis for pain management 3. Explain the use of mindfulness meditation for pain management 4. List two cognitive-behavioral self-management strategies individuals can use to manage pain

Cost: No Cost!

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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Advanced Topics in Prolonged Exposure


Advanced Topics in Prolonged Exposure

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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: August 29, 2019 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: $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.