Stand In Their Boots Live Training (Part 1)

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018

9am-5pm INCLUDES LUNCH

Where: Riverview Inn

50 College Street  Clarksville, TN 37040

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Do you, as a mental health provider, have a desire to serve and support our nation’s military service members and their loved ones but aren’t sure if you have the knowledge you need?

Military Culture Competency

The role of military culture impacts the therapeutic setting and is critical for positive therapy outcomes.  The focus will be on the different facets of military culture and how military culture can affect patients in various ways.

Warrior Mental Health

The history of Warrior Mental Health, such as nostalgia, shell shock, battle fatigue and PTSD and how these affect the therapeutic process and relationship.  We will look at how combat impacts generations of warriors and their families through the therapeutic process. The history of PTSD can help build the therapeutic relationship.  

Preparing for War

Review the five most common mental health challenges Service Members, Veterans and Family members bring to clinical settings.  Service members and Veterans had to rewire their brain simply to survive in war. For the therapeutic process,it is pertinent to know family members also create coping mechanisms which may or may not be healthy for the family system.

Battlefield of Injuries

Discuss and investigate the characteristics of multiple diagnoses that are likely to manifest following combat experiences. You will learn how the characteristics of some diagnoses can present in very similar ways and how to distinguish them.  Such diagnoses are PTSD, TBI, Acute Stress Disorder, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, BiPolar Disorders and Personality Disorders.

Stand In Their Boots: Military Culture & Military Mental Health Care Training October 25, 2018

Hosted by Stand In Their Boots, LLC/Rebecca G. Townsend, LLC

Stand In Their Boots: Military Culture & Military Mental Health Care Seminar

October 25, 2018 Schedule

8:30 – 9:00am Registration
9:00 – 9:15am Welcome and review of the day.  Introduction to presenter, Rebecca Townsend.  
9:15 – 10:15am Military Culture Competency
10:15 – 11:15am Warrior Mental Health, Part 1
11:15 – 11:30am Break
11:30 – 12:30pm Warrior Mental Health, Part 2
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch with Community Panel
1:30 – 2:30pm Preparing for War
2:30 – 3:00pm Break & Networking
3:00 – 4:00pm Battlefield of Injuries
4:00 – 5:00pm Mission of Mental Health Providers and Q/A
 

This workshop target audience includes Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers, Psychologists, School Counselors, Veteran Advocates, Veteran Treatment Court Professionals

The training is appropriate for Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Level providers/professionals.

6 CE's are offered for the full day of training. For more information on continuing education credits click here.

 

The training on October 25, 2018 is $150. Registration deadline is Tuesday, October 23, 2018. 

Presenter's Bio & Credentials

Rebecca G. Townsend, Ed. S.; LPC-MHSP: NCC; SrLPE-HSP, has bee a licensed mental health provider for 20 years. She has worked in residential facilities, school systems and currently in full-time private practice. Rebecca holds a masters degree in clinical psychology and an educational specialist degree in school psychology. She has a post-masters certificate in military and veteran behavioral health from the Department of Defense. Since 2007, Rebecca has focused her clinical work on military service members, veterans and their loved ones.

Module 1: Military Culture Competency

The role of military culture impacts the therapeutic setting and is critical for positive therapy outcomes.  The focus will be on the different facets of military culture and how military culture can affect patients in various ways.
 
Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the structure and major components of the United States Military and how military rank, warrior ethos can impact the therapeutic process.
• Understand the possible impact of military culture and military ethos on a Service member's, Veteran's, and/or family member's sense of self, others, and worldview and utilize the knowledge to gain positive outcomes from therapy.
• Identify ways to incorporate military cultural competency into the intake assessment and treatment planning for therapy.
• List 3 of your own biases of the military and where they developed.  
 

Module 2: Warrior Mental Health

The history of Warrior Mental Health, such as nostalgia, shell shock, battle fatigue and PTSD and how these affect the therapeutic process and relationship.  
We will look at how combat impacts generations of warriors and their families through the therapeutic process.  The history of PTSD can help build the therapeutic relationship.  
Learning Objectives:
 
• Describe three characteristics of PTSD and how they may present in the clinical setting.
• Recognize the stigma and barriers related to mental health care and how that may impact the therapeutic process.   
• Describe how characteristics of PTSD may contribute to stigma, help seeking, and health behaviors.
• List three names associated with PTSD over history.
 

Module 3: Preparing for War

Review the five most common mental health challenges Service Members, Veterans and Family members bring to clinical settings.  Service members and Veterans had to rewire their brain simply to survive in war.  For the therapeutic process,it is pertinent to know family members also create coping mechanisms which may or may not be healthy for the family system.
Learning Objectives:
• List three mental health challenges of the military population and their impact on the clinical outcomes.
• Identify stressors commonly confronted by Service members and their families before, during, and after deployment and how they may present in the therapy setting.
• List 4 coping mechanisms used by Service Members and family members.
• Describe how one family member’s coping mechanisms may impact other members of the family system.
 

Module 4: Battlefield of Injuries

Discuss and investigate the characteristics of multiple diagnoses that are likely to manifest following combat experiences. You will learn how the characteristics of some diagnoses can present in very similar ways and how to distinguish them.  Such diagnoses are PTSD, TBI, Acute Stress Disorder, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, BiPolar Disorders and Personality Disorders.
Learning Objectives:
• Describe the prevalence of PTSD among combat veterans, as well as factors that contribute to the development of PTSD.
• Recognize which diagnoses are often misdiagnosed in combat veterans.
• List characteristics that overlap in diagnoses of PTSD and TBI.  
• Identify validated assessment tools for PTSD.
• Describe barriers to care for Service Members and Veterans with mental health needs.

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Grievance Policy

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.
 

Accommodations for the Differently Abled

Commonwealth Educational Seminars’ training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: Rebecca Townsend at 931.237.3746
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