173: Assisting Veterans and Members of the Military With Their Transitions, Resilience and Reintegration

August 10, 2014
Time & Place
8 a.m.-3:50 p.m.
CE Credits
Enrollment Limit
This intermediate workshop is for practitioners working with service members and military veterans. Workshop leaders present the latest research, findings, programs, practices and techniques from the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs on how to assess clients and then select interventions, treatments and rehabilitation techniques most appropriate and effective for each client's current condition or status. Focus will be on short-term treatments. Symptoms of and the latest research on treating PTSD and TBI will be presented. Military families’ needs and ethics of treating this population will be reviewed.
Learning Objectives
1. Provide services to veterans and members of the military and their families aligned with APA’s Ethical Standards and know your limitations and responsibilities under these standards.
2. Apply the numerous TBI classification systems to classify and assess TBI in your patients and use the findings from these assessments to develop treatment programs.
3. Diagnose PTSD in your clients and design cost-efficient and effective treatment programs.
4. List and describe the ways family members are impacted by their family member’s service in the military.
5. List the techniques and benefits of the Military-Demand Resource Model to help build resilience in my clients.
6. Identify a range of treatments and treatment engagement outcomes that can be affected by supported education or employment, education psychosocial rehabilitation programs and peer training models.
7. Provide recommendations and guidance to help veterans find employment or apply for educational programs.
Nathan D. Ainspan, PhD, Transition to Veterans Program Office, Arlington, Va.; Walter E. Penk, PhD, VA Rehabilitation Research and Development, Austin, Texas; Terence M. Keane, PhD, and Jeffrey A. Knight, PhD, National Center for PTSD, Boston; Jaine Darwin, PsyD, Independent Practice, Boston; Mark J. Bates, PhD, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, Silver Spring, Md.

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15-June 30, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1-Aug. 5, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 6-10, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410