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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 and Personality Disorder | Part 3


Complex Post Traumatic Stress and Personality Disorder | Part 3

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From: April 10, 2020 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Michael Lillie, LMFT, MHP

Details: Complex Post Traumatic Stress (C-PTSD) also known as Developmental Trauma Disorder, involves individuals who have been exposed to prolonged acute and relational trauma over an extended period of time. Complex Post Traumatic Stress often involves a disrupted-disorganized attachment style, co-occurring mental health issues, and elements of dissociation than can hinder regular trauma therapy. Personality disorders are rigid patterns and behaviors that are maladaptive and originate in early childhood as a result of relational-developmental trauma. In part three we will explore in greater detail the assessment methods discussed in parts one and two for clients struggling with Complex Post Traumatic Stress and Personality Disorders.

Objectives: 1. Understand how certain assessments, measures, and interviews may provide clues and insight into a client’s trauma history. 2. Understand how a Phase Oriented Consensus Model of trauma therapy can help clinicians do effective treatment planning. 3. Understand how a dissociative personality structure may contribute to challenges with accurate diagnoses and effective treatment. 4. Understand the role of psychoeducation in effective treatment.

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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Trauma and Moral Injury Workshop for Mental Health Professionals


Trauma and Moral Injury Workshop for Mental Health Professionals

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From: April 17, 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: This workshop is designed to help you: • 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

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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Psychological Resilience in the Time of Coronavirus


Psychological Resilience in the Time of Coronavirus

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From: April 21, 2020 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Ann Marie Roepke, PhD

Details: Description of Training: These are strange and frightening times. The global outbreak of coronavirus has impacted daily life in profound ways. More than ever, we need the skills and the relationships that help us to be resilient. Resilience is about making it through hard times with the least suffering and the greatest well-being possible. In this 6-hour training, participants will explore strategies for fostering resilience as they manage the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. These strategies are drawn from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and positive psychology (PP). Topics we will cover include reconnecting with values, meaning, and purpose; addressing worrisome thoughts; boosting positive emotions; building high-quality connections; using mindfulness to lessen suffering; and identifying opportunities to advocate for change and to help others. This training will be provided online as a webinar in the interest of health and safety. Learning will include lecture, powerpoint slides, online interaction, and information about tools and activities to use on your own after the training.

Objectives: At the end of this training participants will be able to: 1) List three strategies for fostering resilience in the face of coronavirus-related stressors 2) Describe how cognitive therapy tools can be used to manage worrisome thoughts 3) Explain how to creatively use behavioral activation to boost mood during isolation/quarantine 4) Assess how, where, and when resilience strategies could be usefully applied in the participant’s own life and professional setting

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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Advanced Motivational Interviewing


Advanced Motivational Interviewing

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From: April 24, 2020 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Ann Marie Roepke, PhD

Details: How can we help our clients make positive changes in their behavior -- without nagging, shaming, persuading, or arguing? Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based therapeutic 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 advanced-level training, participants will build upon their existing MI skills through interactive and experiential learning activities. Participants will have the chance to: • Hone their ability to evoke change talk by using MI micro-skills (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, summaries) • 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 advanced-level training will emphasize role playing and other direct skill practice.

Objectives: At the end of this training participants will be able to: 1. Demonstrate two ways to evoke change talk 2. Demonstrate use of MI-consistent reflective listening 3. Demonstrate MI-consistent style of responding to sustain talk and discord 4. Describe basic methods of coding MI adherence and competence

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.