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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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Complex Post Traumatic Stress & Personality Disorder | Part 2


Complex Post Traumatic Stress & Personality Disorder | Part 2

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From: July 10, 2020 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Michael Lillie, LMFT, MHP

Details: Chronic Traumatization: Attachment, Complex Post Traumatic Stress , Dissociative Disorders and Personality Disorders Part Two In part two we will explore working with Borderline and Narcissistic clients in greater detail. This course will review and build on aspects of structural dissociation and personality theory learned in part one. This course is designed to help therapists, medical professionals, and chaplains understand aspects of basic attachment theory, dissociation, and in more extreme cases the etiology and treatment of clients with a dissociative personality structure. While all are welcome to attend the course will be tailored for licensed psychotherapists and other medical professionals with a basic understanding of trauma.

Objectives: Gain a deeper understanding of what makes clients with Borderline and Narcissistic traits or full disorders so challenging in psychotherapy. Review basics of parts of self (PoS), personality theory, early childhood attachment, and dissociation as the core of fully developed personality disorders. Gain a deeper understanding of symptoms and assessment of borderline personality. Gain a deeper understanding of symptoms and assessment of narcissistic personality. Understand how relational and family systems may create barriers for effective trauma therapy. Discuss self of the therapist issues that will arise and effective self care and boundaries with clients.

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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Caring for Women Veterans


Caring for Women Veterans

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From: July 17, 2020 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): M.J. Mariano, Ph.D

Details: Caring for Women Veterans Those service providers who deliver behavioral healthcare to Veterans most often work with men. Yet there are approximately 60,000 women Veterans in the state of Washington and women represent the fastest growing segment of the Veteran population. This training will provide information about women veterans, including demographic characteristics, common clinical problems, and experiences during military service and civilian life that may bear on these clinical issues. Improved understanding of the experiences of women Veterans can provide a firmer foundation for competent and patient-centered care. Gender-specific care issues and the importance of trauma-sensitivity will be addressed.

Objectives: 1) identify one or more demographic characteristics of women Veterans 2) describe 2 or more stressors commonly experienced by women Veterans 3) identify 2 or more clinical problems and diagnoses frequently experienced by women Veterans 4) describe an example of gender sensitivity or trauma sensitivity in culturally competent care of women Veterans

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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Multicultural Lens To Supporting Veterans


Multicultural Lens To Supporting Veterans

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From: July 24, 2020 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Dr. Chalon Ervin

Details: Details: In the field of mental health, professionals work with an increasingly diverse ethnic population. However, much of the training that is available is focused on and emic Western approach vs. an etic culturally objective approach. As a result, it is difficult for non-assimilated and ethnic clients to receive culturally sensitive services. The clinical standard of care requires that mental health professionals gain skills to work effectively with individuals and groups of varying cultural backgrounds. In this workshop we will utilize psychoeducation and discuss topics and that will assist mental health professionals in seeking and using appropriate culturally centered therapeutic approaches. Participants will gain increased ability to implement strategies to incorporate multicultural competency into clinical work to best support their veteran clients. A portion of the workshop will focus on military PTSD and culture. 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: Identify how multicultural competency impacts clinical work with Veterans. Develop a better understanding of culture through critical thinking activities. Begin to consider how cultural understanding can facilitate cross cultural interaction. Better understand culture and PTSD in regard to the military population. Better understand culture, subculture and socioeconomic influences on the counseling relationship

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.