Workshop Calendar

Upcoming or On-going Workshops

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.

Register

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.

August 12, 2022 - 13:00 pm - 16:00 pm

Traumatic Stress Recovery: Treatment Options Utilizing Survivor Context (and a Scuba-diving Perspective) 

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When:

Part I: Friday, August 12, 1-4 pm PST

Part II: Friday, August 19, 1-4 pm PST

Where: Virtual/Online

CEUs Available: 6

Trainer: Lori Daniels, Ph.D., LCSW 

 

Description

Providing treatment targeting a myriad of changes that emerge from a client’s past traumatic experience is often challenging for mental health providers. A one-size-fits-all intervention rarely fully addresses all the problems associated with PTSD, the uniqueness of each client’s recovery journey, and the context of a survivor’s experience. Integrative approaches are better suited for intervening with different traumatized clients. This workshop is for practitioners who wish to provide a safe emotional space and immerse into the depths of processing traumatic memories. Integrative psychotherapy techniques addressing trauma-related triggers, guilt, repressed anger, and unresolved grief are highlighted, as well as considerations for a client’s own cultural, developmental, and situational context. Rapport building is discussed as a metaphor for having a “dive buddy” and self-care for practitioners. Throughout the workshop, clinical cases will be presented to illustrate the application of integrative psychotherapy methods. 

 

Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to state three areas to consider regarding a client’s traumatic event context, as well as treatment context, toward a successful intervention. 
  2. Participants will be able to list at least three therapy methods toward PTSD recovery, demonstrating their improved understanding of specific client-centered interventions with guilt, grief, or anger for trauma survivors. 
  3. Participants will be able to list four suggestions for self-care as in-depth traumatic stress practitioners. 

 

Sources

Alliger-Horn, C., Zimmermann, P.L., & Schmucker, M. (2016). Guilt, shame and compassionate imagery in war: traumatized German soldiers with PTSD, a pilot study. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 5(10), Article 90. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcm5100090 

Butollo, W.H., Karl, R., König, J., & Rosner, R. (2016). A randomized controlled clinical trial of dialogical exposure therapy versus cognitive processing therapy for adult outpatients suffering from PTSD after type I trauma in adulthood, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 85(1), 16-26. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000440726 

Jakovljevic, M., Brajkovic, L., Jaksic, N., Loncar, M., Aukst-Margetic, B., et al. (2012). Posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) from different perspectives: a transdisciplinary integrative approach. Psychiatria Danubina, 24(3), 246-255. 

Mahoney, D. & Markel, B. (2016). An integrative approach to conceptualizing and treating complex trauma, Psychoanalytic Social Work, 23(1), 1-22. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15228878.2015.1104640 

Morrison, J.A. (2011). The therapeutic relationship in prolonged exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder: the role of cross-theoretical dialogue in dissemination, Behavior Therapist, 34(2), 20-26. 

Power, Mick J; Fyvie, Claire (March 2013): The role of emotion in PTSD: two preliminary studies, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41(2), 162-172. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1352465812000148 

Quinn, A. (2008). A person-centered approach to the treatment of combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 48(4), 458-476. 

Sornborger, J., Fann, A., Serpa, G., Ventrelle, J., Foynes, Melissa M., et al. (2017). Integrative therapy approaches for posttraumatic stress disorder: a special focus on treating veterans. Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry, 5(4), 390-398.  

August 19, 2022 - 13:00 pm - 16:00 pm

Traumatic Stress Recovery: Treatment Options Utilizing Survivor Context (and a Scuba-diving Perspective) 

REGISTER HERE

When:

Part I: Friday, August 12, 1-4 pm PST

Part II: Friday, August 19, 1-4 pm PST

Where: Virtual/Online

CEUs Available: 6

Trainer: Lori Daniels, Ph.D., LCSW 

 

Description

Providing treatment targeting a myriad of changes that emerge from a client’s past traumatic experience is often challenging for mental health providers. A one-size-fits-all intervention rarely fully addresses all the problems associated with PTSD, the uniqueness of each client’s recovery journey, and the context of a survivor’s experience. Integrative approaches are better suited for intervening with different traumatized clients. This workshop is for practitioners who wish to provide a safe emotional space and immerse into the depths of processing traumatic memories. Integrative psychotherapy techniques addressing trauma-related triggers, guilt, repressed anger, and unresolved grief are highlighted, as well as considerations for a client’s own cultural, developmental, and situational context. Rapport building is discussed as a metaphor for having a “dive buddy” and self-care for practitioners. Throughout the workshop, clinical cases will be presented to illustrate the application of integrative psychotherapy methods. 

 

Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to state three areas to consider regarding a client’s traumatic event context, as well as treatment context, toward a successful intervention. 
  2. Participants will be able to list at least three therapy methods toward PTSD recovery, demonstrating their improved understanding of specific client-centered interventions with guilt, grief, or anger for trauma survivors. 
  3. Participants will be able to list four suggestions for self-care as in-depth traumatic stress practitioners. 

 

Sources

Alliger-Horn, C., Zimmermann, P.L., & Schmucker, M. (2016). Guilt, shame and compassionate imagery in war: traumatized German soldiers with PTSD, a pilot study. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 5(10), Article 90. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcm5100090 

Butollo, W.H., Karl, R., König, J., & Rosner, R. (2016). A randomized controlled clinical trial of dialogical exposure therapy versus cognitive processing therapy for adult outpatients suffering from PTSD after type I trauma in adulthood, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 85(1), 16-26. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000440726 

Jakovljevic, M., Brajkovic, L., Jaksic, N., Loncar, M., Aukst-Margetic, B., et al. (2012). Posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) from different perspectives: a transdisciplinary integrative approach. Psychiatria Danubina, 24(3), 246-255. 

Mahoney, D. & Markel, B. (2016). An integrative approach to conceptualizing and treating complex trauma, Psychoanalytic Social Work, 23(1), 1-22. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15228878.2015.1104640 

Morrison, J.A. (2011). The therapeutic relationship in prolonged exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder: the role of cross-theoretical dialogue in dissemination, Behavior Therapist, 34(2), 20-26. 

Power, Mick J; Fyvie, Claire (March 2013): The role of emotion in PTSD: two preliminary studies, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41(2), 162-172. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1352465812000148 

Quinn, A. (2008). A person-centered approach to the treatment of combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 48(4), 458-476. 

Sornborger, J., Fann, A., Serpa, G., Ventrelle, J., Foynes, Melissa M., et al. (2017). Integrative therapy approaches for posttraumatic stress disorder: a special focus on treating veterans. Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry, 5(4), 390-398.  

September 08, 2022 - 12:00 pm - 13:30 pm

VA S.A.V.E. Suicide Prevention Training

Who: VA Puget Sound and U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

When: 2nd Thursday of each month - 12:00pm-1:30pm (PST)

Where: Virtual/Zoom

CEUs Available: 1.5

Register Here for one of the dates below

Thursday, September 8, 2022: Rafal Wojcik, LICSW

Thursday, October 13, 2022: Beatriz Florez, LICSW 

Thursday, November 10, 2022: Jennifer Harrison, LICSW

Thursday, December 8, 2022: Larry Pruitt, Ph.D.

**A Zoom link for this training will be included in your registration confirmation email**

September 23, 2022 - 13:00 pm - 16:00 pm

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This training focuses on how identity and supportive systems shape and play a role in the overall well-being of transgender and gender nonconforming veterans and the discrimination they face.

Sources:

Affairs, U. D. (2020, Feb 6). Patient Care Services. Retrieved from VA LGBT Polices: https://www.patientcare.va.gov/lgbt/va_lgbt_policies.asp#:~:text=This%2….

Benedict, H. (2015, July/August ). The Military Has a Man Problem. Retrieved from Politico : https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/06/women-in-combat-119118_…

Butler, J. (1990). Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. Abingddon: Routledge .

Canada, Q. E. (2021, May 11). Queer Events . Retrieved from Trans 101 : https://www.queerevents.ca/education/transgender

Chen, J., Granato, H., Shipherd, J., & Simpson, T. (2017, January). A Qualitative Analysis of Transgender Veterans’ Lived Experiences. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 4(1). doi:10.1037/sgd0000217

Cray, A. (2013, September 20). The Battles that Remain: Military Service and LGBT Equality . Retrieved from Center for American Progress: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbtq-rights/reports/2013/09/20…

Drake, A. (2020, June 23). Learn G2. Retrieved from An Employer’s Guide to Using Gender-Inclusive Language in the Workplace: https://learn.g2.com/gender-inclusive-language

GLSEN. (2020, Feb 12). GLSEN. Retrieved from Pronouns: A resource Supporting Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (GNC) Educators and Students: https://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/GLSEN%20Pronouns%20Resource.p…

Hoy-Ellis, C., Shiu, C., Sullivan, K., Kim, H.-J., Sturges, A., & and Fredrisken-Goldsen, K. (2017, Jan 13). Prior Military Service, Identity Stigma, and Mental Health Among Transgender Older Adults. The Gerontologist, S63-S71.

Ingersoll. (2020). Ingersoll Gender Center. Retrieved from Ingersoll: https://ingersollgendercenter.org/

Mark, K., McNamara, K., Gribble, R., & Rhead, R. (2019, April). The Health and Well-Being of LGBTQ serving and ex-serving personnel: a narrative review. International Review of Psychiatry, 31(1), 1-20.

Sakuri, S. (2017, Jan 22). MyPronouns.org. Retrieved from Mypronouns.rog: https://www.mypronouns.org/

Wang, K., McAvay, G., Warren, A., Miller, M., Pho, A., Blosnich, J., . . . Goulet, J. (2020, Feb-Mar). Examing Health Care Mobility of Transgender Veterans Across the Veterans Health Administration. LGBT Heatlh., 8(2), 143-151. doi:doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2020.0152

 

September 30, 2022 - 09:00 am - 16:00 pm

Where: Virtual/Online

CEUs Available: SIX

Trainers

Leidy McIntosh | Suicide Prevention Coordinator | VA PUGET SOUND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

David Kapelle, MSW, LCSW | VA PUGET SOUND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

Description

47,000 Americans died by suicide in 2017, and sadly, over 14% of the completed suicides were Veterans. Despite increased funding and awareness, the Veteran suicide rate is still steady. Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) helps give clinicians the skills and confidence to meet suicide care standards and competencies.

This training is designed for outpatient providers to assess and manage suicide risk with the goal of aiding in patient recovery. Clinicians will learn through group discussion, case examples, and videos, and should expect to participate in this class with a collaborative, non-adversarial and nonjudgmental stance. This course meets the Washington State requirements (RCW 43.70.442) for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists.

Objectives

1.Identify and apply the following core competencies to suicide prevention: maintaining an effective attitude and approach, collecting accurate

assessment information, formulating risk, developing a treatment and services plan, and managing care.

2.Demonstrate an increased willingness, confidence, and clarity in working with individuals at risk for suicide.

3.Describe specific methods to better care for individuals at risk for suicide.

REGISTER HERE

October 13, 2022 - 12:00 pm - 13:30 pm

VA S.A.V.E. Suicide Prevention Training

Who: VA Puget Sound and U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

When: 2nd Thursday of each month - 12:00pm-1:30pm (PST)

Where: Virtual/Zoom

CEUs Available: 1.5

Register Here for one of the dates below

Thursday, October 13, 2022: Beatriz Florez, LICSW 

Thursday, November 10, 2022: Jennifer Harrison, LICSW

Thursday, December 8, 2022: Larry Pruitt, Ph.D.

**A Zoom link for this training will be included in your registration confirmation email**

November 10, 2022 - 12:00 pm - 13:30 pm

VA S.A.V.E. Suicide Prevention Training

Who: VA Puget Sound and U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

When: 2nd Thursday of each month - 12:00pm-1:30pm (PST)

Where: Virtual/Zoom

CEUs Available: 1.5

Register Here for one of the dates below

Thursday, November 10, 2022: Jennifer Harrison, LICSW

Thursday, December 8, 2022: Larry Pruitt, Ph.D.

**A Zoom link for this training will be included in your registration confirmation email**

December 08, 2022 - 12:00 pm - 13:30 pm

VA S.A.V.E. Suicide Prevention Training

Who: VA Puget Sound and U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

When: 2nd Thursday of each month - 12:00pm-1:30pm (PST)

Where: Virtual/Zoom

CEUs Available: 1.5

Register Here for one of the dates below

Thursday, December 8, 2022: Larry Pruitt, Ph.D.

**A Zoom link for this training will be included in your registration confirmation email**