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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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Trauma and Moral Injury Workshop for Mental Health Professionals


Trauma and Moral Injury Workshop for Mental Health Professionals

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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: February 21, 2020 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

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

Details: Moral injury impacts not only people who have been in combat, but people from all walks of life who experienced different types of trauma and grief. This training provides an opportunity for mental health practitioners to obtain a comprehensive understanding of trauma, its connection to the development of moral injury, and the current methods utilized in the management of moral injury.

Objectives: • Comprehend trauma, types of trauma, trauma events, and how cultural issues impact those traumatized. • Identify the relationship between trauma and dissociation. • Identify the impact of trauma on the assumptive world, and its connection to the development of moral injury. • Recognize the connection between trauma and the development of PTSD and/or Moral Injury • Identify the key components of moral injury and how it differs from PTSD • Recognize the causes of moral injury and how it can affect individuals struggling to find meaning in their lives. • Identify the psychological and physical impact of trauma and moral injury, including the effect on the brain. • Assess & apply current methods utilized in the management of moral injury and identify/explain resources available to those affected by moral injury.

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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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing


Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

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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: February 28, 2020 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Ann Marie Roepke, PhD

Details: How can we help our clients/patients make positive changes in their behavior -- without nagging, shaming, persuading, or arguing? Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence- based counseling approach that can help individuals change behaviors they might feel ambivalent about, such as exercising, changing their diet, quitting alcohol/drugs, adopting safer sex practices, taking important medications, or starting psychotherapy. In this 6-hour training, participants will learn the fundamentals of motivational interviewing, including the MI spirit, the four processes of MI, use of the core techniques (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, summaries), the strategic use of different types of reflective listening, how to evoke and strengthen motivation for change, and how to roll with difficulty and discord within the helping relationship. 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 use of motivational interviewing in therapeutic and healthcare settings.

Objectives: This workshop is for professionals providing direct services to Veterans in therapeutic, healthcare, and other supportive settings. This introductory training is appropriate for mental health professionals (e.g. psychologists, social workers, marriage & family therapists, counselors), medical professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists), and professionals in other supportive roles (e.g., case managers, employment specialists, coaches, probation/parole officers).

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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Contingency Management: An Evidence-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorders


Contingency Management: An Evidence-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

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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: March 6, 2020 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Hang Ruan

Details: Substance use is a growing problem among veterans and military members. As an evidenced-based treatment, Contingency Management (CM) is the most efficacious psychosocial intervention for substance use disorders. However, implementation of CM in community clinical programs remains low, due to a range of factors, including limited understanding and misconceptions about CM. This course provides an introduction to this highly efficacious and effective intervention. This course reviews the behavioral principles underlying the foundations of CM, various CM protocols targeting abstinence from specific substances and/or other behavior change, CM clinical competencies, and program implementation challenges. Participants will also have an opportunity to gain experiential learning of CM through role plays, in which CM clinical competencies are demonstrated/practiced in diverse CM scenarios.

Objectives: Course Objectives: 1. Review the evidence base for Contingency Management (CM) as an efficacious treatment for substance use disorders. 2. Understand the behavioral principles on which CM is built 3. Discuss the structure of CM treatment protocols 4. Gain familiarity with CM clinical competencies 5. Gain experiential learning through CM role plays 6. Describe the various applications of CM in facilitating behavior change 7. Discuss the programmatic (administrative, clinical, and cultural) challenges and solutions to CM implementation

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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Introduction To Military Culture


Introduction To Military Culture

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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: March 13, 2020 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Tom Hove, MSW

Details: This workshop gives service providers and community members an introduction to the culture of the armed forces and the types of experiences that have molded the veterans we serve. We will cover the basics of armed service branches, rank structure, chain of command, and military values. This workshop is intended for anyone with an interest in learning more about military culture as well as those who have lived experience and wish to contribute to the collective knowledge.

Objectives: Describe the military indoctrination process and how it is designed to resocialize the new recruit Discuss the variety of experiences possible in uniformed service Recognize the strengths and positive attributes veterans bring to civil society from the military Collect resources for future self-study of military culture and veteran experiences Apply an increased knowledge of military culture to professional practice working with veterans

Cost: FREE

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