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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: December 31, 2016 at 9:00am (never ends)

Trainer(s): Kimberly Hardy, LMHC | 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: Kimberly Hardy
Phone: 425-640-1327

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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Online Classes in Partnership with PsychArmor


Online Classes in Partnership with PsychArmor

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From: October 1, 2017 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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Treating Traumatic Stress: Considerations with Older Adults


Treating Traumatic Stress: Considerations with Older Adults

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

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From: January 5, 2018 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: 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: The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

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From: February 16, 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 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: This workshop is designed to equip you to:

  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
  5. Cost: Free!

    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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Don’t Get Burned: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know about Washington Marijuana Laws


Don’t Get Burned: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know about Washington Marijuana Laws

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

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From: February 16, 2018 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Eric Ström, JD, MA. LMHC

Details: The laws, regulations, and policies regarding the legal use of marijuana can cannabis are rapidly changing. Among the general public, there are many misperceptions and misunderstandings of the current rules. In this workshop we will examine Washington State and Federal legal standards regarding legal use of cannabis. We will also discuss legal and ethical issues relating to the use of cannabis by clinicians. Participants will gain increased understanding of the current laws regarding cannabis use to best support their veteran clients. This course is intended to meet ethics CEU requirements.

Training for Mental & Behavioral Health Professionals: This workshop is open to professionals with mental and behavioral health-related graduate degrees (e.g., MSW, MA, MS, MSN), physicians, dentists, and psychologists (e.g., AMA, ADA, APA), and those professionals who are qualified for membership in, or are members of their respective professional organizations. Graduate students in an accredited mental or behavioral health program may also participate in this training.

Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of Federal and Washington State cannabis laws
  • Analyze the interaction between Federal and State Controlled Substance laws
  • Apply Federal and State Controlled Substance laws to decision making as a credentialed healthcare provider

Cost: Free!

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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Civilians serving Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Civilians serving Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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

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

Trainer(s): Sara Smucker Barnwell, Ph.D.

Details:

What is PTSD? As a civilian, is it possible to understand the traumatic experiences of my Veteran clients? How common is PTSD among Veterans? What types of therapies are best suited to treat PTSD among Veterans? This 6-hour workshop provides guidance to civilian clinicians interested in delivering care to Veteran clients. Particular emphasis is given to the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Our workshop will combine educational resources, clinical vignette discussion, and practical examples to explore how civilian providers may navigate themes of trauma with respect and openness.

From an interactive base, the presenter provides practical demonstrations of the objectives through the utilization of technological media within an interactive attendee-centered PowerPoint presentation style. Attendees will be asked to participate in experiential exercises, including role play with colleagues.

Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 resources where one may learn about military themes, terminology and events.
  2. Identify 3 clinical techniques for connecting with a client whose experience is highly divergent from one’s own.
  3. Identify the diagnostic concerns most commonly relevant to Veterans outside of PTSD.
  4. Identify the 8 diagnostic criteria associated with PTSD in DSM 5.
  5. Identify 3 evidence based therapies demonstrated to treat PTSD.
  6. Identify 3 resources in the community for active military and Veterans with PTSD.

Cost: Free!

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.