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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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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.


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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills, Part 1: General Strategies and Core Mindfulness


Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills, Part 1: General Strategies and Core Mindfulness

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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: September 13, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Samantha Yard, Ph.D.

Details: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and its four skills modules (Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation) are most commonly associated with treating patients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). In fact, DBT skills training has empirical support for improving the lives of diverse populations, including Veterans with and without BPD, by helping them to cope more effectively with a wide variety of symptoms and problems in living. The skills can be taught in a group, in structured individual sessions, or on-the-fly as needed with clients who desire effective replacements for maladaptive coping. In this first of three 6-hour trainings offered this fall at VTSC, we will focus on General skills, DBT strategies and principles underlying skills training, and the Core Mindfulness skills. Through experiential practice, lecture, and discussion, participants will learn how to most effectively teach patients how to reach their treatment goals even when crises, interpersonal conflict, and emotion dysregulation get in the way. Participants will be guided through practicing the skills themselves in order to develop specific personal examples for modeling and accurately instructing their patients. In addition, there will be opportunities to ask questions and get feedback on pitfalls often encountered in the context of skills training.

Objectives: 1. Learn how to use and teach the standard and most up-to-date skills from the General and Core Mindfulness modules. 2. Develop an idea bank of personal examples to best illustrate the skills and motivate your patients. 3. Understand how DBT principles and strategies underline the delivery of skills training 4. Effectively conduct in vivo coaching of skills use for impromptu dysregulation that interferes with progress in treatment. 5. Be able to format and structure skills training both in groups and in one-on-one clinical encounters.

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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Posttraumatic Growth


Posttraumatic Growth

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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: September 19, 2019 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Ann Marie Roepke, PhD

Details: Adversity can lead to great suffering and also, in some situations, to positive transformation: Posttraumatic growth (PTG) refers to the positive psychological changes that can emerge as a result of struggling with adversity and trauma. These positive changes are different than the absence of, or recovery from, posttraumatic stress disorder. In recent years there have been great efforts to better understand and foster PTG in individuals who have experienced trauma and loss. In this half-day training, participants will learn a research-informed perspective on what PTG is and how we might be able to support its development in the clients we serve in clinical practice. Training participants will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways including lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential learning activities designed to offer a richer understanding of the phenomenon of posttraumatic growth. Please note that this educational training is designed for counselors, therapists, and other professionals working in similar therapeutic/helping roles.

Objectives: 1. Define posttraumatic growth and differentiate it from resilience and recovery from PTSD 2. Explain 5 common types of posttraumatic growth 3. Describe 3 factors that make posttraumatic growth more likely to occur 4. Explain the risks and benefits of trying to foster posttraumatic growth in clinical practice

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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Mindful Resilience and Recovery


Mindful Resilience and Recovery

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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: September 27, 2019 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Jaime Yslas, MA

Details: The Mindful Resilience/Mindful Yoga Therapy program consists of five tools and practices which are adapted and delivered to maximize their ability to undo the nervous system dysfunctions that underlie symptoms of stress-related conditions. A training programs will be described which provides yoga teachers and other healthcare professionals with the skills to safely and effectively use yoga as a complementary therapy in clinical and community settings. An experiential learning activity using breathing and movement will be offered.

Objectives: • recognize the self-regulation skills used to foster resilience and recovery • recognize the cycle of stress and avoidance symptoms • recognize the how this approach complements the phase-oriented approach to PTSD treatment • assess the applicability of breathing and movement activity to their field of practice

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.