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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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Motivational Interviewing: Intermediate Level


Motivational Interviewing: Intermediate Level

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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: June 28, 2019 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 or reducing alcohol/drugs, adopting safer sex practices, taking important medications, engaging in behavioral activation, or starting psychotherapy. In this 6-hour intermediate-level training, participants will build upon their existing MI skills through interactive and experiential learning activities. Participants will have the chance to: • Review the MI spirit, processes, and principles • Hone their use of MI micro-skills (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, summaries) to evoke change talk • Practice responding effectively to sustain talk and discord within the helping relationship • Give advice and information in a motivating way Training participants will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways including lecture, demonstrations, discussions, experiential learning activities, and role plays designed to give them a richer understanding of the use of motivational interviewing in therapeutic and healthcare settings. This workshop expands on material presented in March and October of 2018: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing. Audience: Professionals providing direct services to Veterans in therapeutic, healthcare, and other supportive settings. This 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). As this is an intermediate-level training, it is geared toward participants who have already completed at least one full day of MI training and who have a basic understanding of the spirit, principles, and processes of MI. Potential participants who have questions about the course level are welcome to contact the trainer to discuss further: ann.marie.roepke@gmail.com

Objectives: 1. Define motivational interviewing (MI), change talk, and sustain talk 2. Explain the fundamental spirit and guiding principles of MI 3. Demonstrate two ways to evoke change talk 4. Demonstrate use of MI-consistent reflective listening 5. Describe how MI can be used to respond to sustain talk and discord

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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Suicide Assessment for Veterans and the Military


Suicide Assessment for Veterans and the Military

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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: July 12, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Mark Niezgoda, MSW

Details: Crisis Connections will lead a discussion of the high rates of suicide in the veteran community. Particular attention will be paid to the unique circumstances that often lead to veteran suicide. Training participants will recognize suicidal warning signs that can be present in service men and women, and discuss interventions appropriate to different risk levels. Training participants will have the opportunity to practice asking a veteran in crisis if they are considering suicide. This training meets the 6-hour Suicide Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment requirement set out by the WA DOH and the WA Mental Health Counselors Assoc.

Objectives: · Identify crisis that veterans can experience upon discharge and discuss the goals of crisis intervention. · Describe the moral injuries that are unique to veterans and how they may lead to suicide ideation. · Identify two common traits of a suicidal person. · Understand the three components in a suicide conversation. · Identify four areas of a Suicide Safety Assessment. · Discuss interventions specific to veterans and resources outside the veteran community.

Cost: No Cost

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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Facing fear: Behavioral approaches to treating anxiety


Facing fear: Behavioral approaches to treating anxiety

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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: July 26, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Ann Marie Roepke, PhD

Details: How can we help our clients find freedom from anxiety? Behavioral treatment of anxiety is an evidence-based approach that can help individuals find relief from panic disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other presentations of anxiety. In this 6-hour training, participants will learn the fundamentals of behavioral treatment of anxiety from a transdiagnostic perspective (not focused on PTSD). Participants will gain a better understanding of the core principles and procedures that are used to help our clients face their fears and take back their lives from anxiety, with an emphasis on exposure (i.e., a process of safely confronting feared/avoided things). 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 application of behavioral approaches to treating anxiety.

Objectives: 1. Explain the rationale for behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders 2. Describe the use of breathing retraining for managing anxiety 3. Explain the procedures used in exposure therapies 4. Construct an exposure hierarchy and describe how these hierarchies can be used in the treatment of various anxiety disorders 5. Plan how to support clients’ motivation for engaging in exposure therapies

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.