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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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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: October 25, 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 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. 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).

Objectives: After taking part in this training, participants will be able to: 1. Define motivational interviewing (MI), change talk, and sustain talk 2. Explain the fundamental spirit and guiding principles of MI 3. List two ways to evoke change talk 4. Demonstrate use of MI-consistent reflective listening 5. Assess how, where, and when MI may be beneficial in the participant’s clinic/work 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.


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Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) for Mental Health Professionals


Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) 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: November 1, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

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

Details: A growing body of research shows that the negative effects of trauma can be transformed into opportunities for growth and a deeper sense of purpose. Assisting clients in moving beyond posttraumatic stress to posttraumatic growth is possible. This training is interactive in style. It will include lecture, questions and answers, and group discussions. It will give case examples and use vignettes to assist the participants in understanding PTG. Six (6) Continuing Education units for attending.

Objectives: This training will provide health professionals with: 1. a greater understanding of the key elements of posttraumatic growth (PTG). 2. specific techniques to use in recognizing posttraumatic growth and using those techniques to facilitate posttraumatic growth with their clients. 3. a greater understanding of how posttraumatic growth can stem from posttraumatic stress disorder. 4. knowledge about the latest research in posttraumatic growth and how that information is useful in assisting their clients.

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 (DBT) Part 3: Interpersonal Effectiveness and Distress Tolerance


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Part 3: Interpersonal Effectiveness and Distress Tolerance

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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: November 8, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

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

Details: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and its four skills modules (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 the last of three 6-hour trainings offered this fall at VTSC, we will focus on Interpersonal Effectiveness and Distress Tolerance skills. Through experiential practice, lecture, and discussion, 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 most up-to-date skills from the Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness modules 2. Become familiar with DBT strategies for maintaining relationships and self-respect in the context of assertive communication 3. Understand new ways to support clients in surviving crises without making them worse, and using acceptance strategies to get unstuck in the moment and over time

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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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: 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.