Upcoming Events

Export Event

Online Classes in Partnership with PsychArmor


Online Classes in Partnership with PsychArmor

Register

Location:

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.


Export Event

Training Customized for Your Organization


Training Customized for Your Organization

Register

Location: We come to you!

Anywhere in King County, Washington

map |  directions

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.


Export Event

Motivational Interviewing: Intermediate Level


Motivational Interviewing: Intermediate Level

Register

Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-375-0784
map |  directions

From: November 22, 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 October 2019: 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.


Export Event

Mental Health First Aid for Veterans


Mental Health First Aid for Veterans

Register

Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-375-0784
map |  directions

From: December 3, 2019 at 8:00am to: 5:00pm

Trainer(s): Shaida Hossein, OTD

Details: Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based, 8-hour training that teaches common risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and specific disorders like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders. Participants learn a five-step action plan to offer initial help in a mental crisis and connect people to appropriate services and supports, supported by simulations and role-playing. Many family members and professionals with limited mental health experience struggle to effectively help veterans and military members who are in mental crisis or showing signs of mental disorders. This Mental Health First Aid training includes scenarios and discussion specific to these populations. Please register by emailing the following info to shaidahosseinOTD@gmail.com 1) Name, 2) Organization & Role, 3) Email Address, and 4) Phone #

Objectives: 1. Recognize a mental health crisis 2. Respond to a mental health crisis 3. Understand common mental health issues among veterans 4. Identify resources of support for veterans and family members

Cost: none

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


Export Event

Resilience for Mental Health Providers


Resilience for Mental Health Providers

Register

Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-375-0784
map |  directions

From: December 6, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Ann Marie Roepke, PhD

Details: Caring for others is a rewarding profession – and a demanding one. As providers in helping professions, how can we prevent burnout and attend to our own wellness? Resilience-based approaches can help. In this 6-hour training, participants will explore strategies for fostering resilience and preventing burnout, including rediscovering meaning and purpose in our work, boosting positive emotions, building high-quality connections, bringing mindfulness into daily life, and identifying opportunities to advocate for environmental/systemic changes. Training participants will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways including lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential learning activities designed to provide a richer understanding of strategies to foster resilience and prevent burnout in therapeutic and healthcare settings. Audience: Professionals providing direct services to Veterans in therapeutic, healthcare, and other supportive settings. Although core components of this training will be applicable to a range of healthcare/helping professions, this training is designed primarily for mental health professionals (e.g. clinical social workers, marriage & family therapists, mental health counselors, psychologists, etc.).

Objectives: 1) Describe the three key components of burnout 2) Explain three strategies for fostering resilience in the face of work-related stressors 3) Assess how, where, and when resilience strategies could be usefully applied in the participant’s own professional setting

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.


Export Event

Serving Vulnerable Veterans: An Interdisciplinary Approach


Serving Vulnerable Veterans: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Register

Location: Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Gene J. Colin Education Hall Bldg C.
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-375-0784
map |  directions

From: December 6, 2019 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Jaime Yslas, MA

Details: On December 12 & 13 the 9th Annual Seattle Stand Down for Veterans will welcome veterans experiencing homelessness or housing instability across King County to the Georgetown Campus of South Seattle College to connect with essential services. This training opportunity will assist Stand Down volunteers and service providers with an understanding of the challenges vulnerable veterans face throughout the year.

Objectives: 1. Understand the regional landscape of veterans services 2. Recognize the psychological impact of homelessness and poverty 3. Identify opportunities to serve vulnerable veterans throughout the year

Cost: none

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