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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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Resilience for Mental Health Providers


Resilience for Mental Health Providers

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Location: The NVC Memorial Hall
1212 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 322-1122
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From: November 14, 2018 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Ann Marie Roepke, PhD

Details: Caring for others is a rewarding profession – and a demanding one. As providers in helping professions, how can we prevent burnout and attend to our own wellness? Resilience-based approaches can help. In this 6-hour training, participants will explore strategies for fostering resilience and preventing burnout, including rediscovering meaning and purpose in our work, boosting positive emotions, building high-quality connections, bringing mindfulness into daily life, and identifying opportunities to advocate for environmental/systemic changes. Training participants will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways including lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential learning activities designed to provide a richer understanding of strategies to foster resilience and prevent burnout in therapeutic and healthcare settings. Audience: Professionals providing direct services to Veterans and family members in therapeutic, healthcare, and other supportive settings. Although core components of this training will be applicable to a range of healthcare/helping professions, this training is designed primarily for mental health professionals (e.g. clinical social workers, marriage & family therapists, mental health counselors, psychologists, etc.).

Objectives: 1) Describe the three key components of burnout 2) Explain three strategies for fostering resilience in the face of work-related stressors 3) Assess how, where, and when resilience strategies could be usefully applied in the participant’s own professional setting

Cost: None

Parking: Free

Lunch Options:

There are several restaurants within walking distance​

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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Creating a Culture of Hope: Training for Caregivers


Creating a Culture of Hope: Training for Caregivers

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Location: King County Veterans Program Tukwila
645 Andover Park West, Suite 100,
Tukwila, WA 98188
(206)477-7022
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From: November 16, 2018 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Cal Crow, Ph.D.

Details: Relatives and friends often become caregivers for veterans, yet receive little preparation for such a role. Dealing daily with loved ones who are angry, sad, depressed, traumatized, suicidal and often unpredictable, they frequently feel isolated and alone. To address this need, VTSC is offering a three-hour workshop designed specifically for “non-professional” caregivers. We call it “Creating a Culture of Hope,” which addresses veterans’ concerns as well as those of individuals who care for them. If you know caregivers who could benefit from this training, please let them know about it.

Objectives: Participants will learn: • How trauma affects veterans and caregivers • How to increase veteran self-efficacy and resiliency • How to create and use a support system • How to create a culture of hope

Cost: None

Parking: Free


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Couples-Based PTSD Treatment: An Overview of Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD


Couples-Based PTSD Treatment: An Overview of Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD

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

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From: December 5, 2018 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Catherine Caska Wallace, Ph.D.

Details: A wealth of research has documented the interpersonal effects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), where Veterans with PTSD and their loved ones interact to have an effect on one another’s emotional and relationship health. Most prior evidence-based treatments for PTSD have been individual therapies, which may have less direct impact on the Veteran’s romantic relationship and home environment. Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy (CBCT) for PTSD is an evidence-based psychotherapy that addresses the interpersonal nature of PTSD. CBCT for PTSD uses cognitive-behavioral principles to reduce PTSD symptoms, improve relationship satisfaction, and reduce distress in partners. This training will provide an introduction to this innovative treatment, beginning with background on the rationale for couples-based PTSD treatment, providing an overview of the therapy, and discussing the considerations of utilizing this therapy with Veterans and their loved ones. Case examples and group exercises will be used to illustrate the use of this therapy. Participants will leave the training with a better understanding of the interpersonal effects of PTSD and the manner in which relationships can be strengthened and used to improve PTSD symptoms.

Objectives: 1. Participants will learn how to conceptualize PTSD from an interpersonal framework and how to assess for the interactive effects of PTSD and relationship functioning 2. Participants will be able to describe the primary components of CBCT for PTSD 3. Participants will demonstrate an understanding of how CBCT for PTSD can be used with Veteran populations.

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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Complex Post Traumatic Stress & Dissociation in Clinical Practice


Complex Post Traumatic Stress & Dissociation in Clinical Practice

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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: December 7, 2018 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Michael Lillie, LMFT, MHP

Details: Complex Post Traumatic Stress (C-PTSD) 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. This course is designed to help therapists understand aspects of basic attachment theory, and dissociation in addition to assessments and interventions to help clients heal past trauma.

Objectives: 1. Understand C-PTSD and related co-occurring issues. 2. Understand role of disorganized attachment and C-PTSD 3. Gain a working knowledge of types of dissociation and how it can affect therapy process. 4. Learn about assessments for low levels of dissociation with clients. 5. Learn interventions for low levels of dissociation with 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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Cognitive Processing Therapy


Cognitive Processing Therapy

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Location: The NVC Memorial Hall
1212 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 322-1122
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From: December 11, 2018 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

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

Details: Cognitive Processing Therapy has been shown to be one of the most effective treatments for PTSD. In the most recent VA/DoD clinical practice guidelines, CPT is cited as one of the first-line treatments for PTSD. In this session, Dr. Michael will explain the theory and practice of CPT. In the morning, Dr. Michael will explain the cognitive theory of PTSD. Then he will describe the elements of this treatment approach in depth. Additionally, Dr. Michael will speak specifically to the use of CPT with Veterans and share insights about Veteran-specific PTSD cognitions that often arise in Veteran-specific PTSD and ways to address those in treatment. This training is the first in a series of two. Advanced Training In Cognitive Therapy for Veteran-Specific PTSDwill be offered in January, 2019.

Objectives: 1) Participants will be able to describe the cognitive theory of PTSD; 2) Participants will be able to discuss how to use effective cognitive restructuring skills to address PTSD; 3) Participants will be able to recognize common cognitions in Veteran-specific PTSD and ways to restructure those.

Cost: None

Parking: Free

Lunch Options:

There are several restaurants within walking distance​

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.