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Free Trainings for Mental Health Providers - Cont Ed Credits

Registration is now open for FREE two-day trainings for mental health providers who treat persons who have served or are currently serving in any of the National Guard or Reserve Components of the Military! The trainings will take place in SALT LAKE CITY and SAN DIEGO in June, July, and August. Add to your knowledge base, earn FREE continuing education credits, and licensed clinicians may be eligible to be entered into a national registry of providers. Trainings are taught by leading experts in the field.

Study on PTSD, pet dogs, and daily stress

My name is William Anderson. I am a retired veteran with PTSD from Iraq, and am currently a doctoral candidate in the School of Social Behavior, Psychology Department, at Capella University. You are invited to be part of a research study I am conducting to explore any relationship between self-report stress scores in combat veterans with PTSD and ownership of a pet dog.

PTSD Film

We are putting together a film about PTSD and we need active duty/veterans willing to record a short web-video about their experience with PTSD. The video would be your name, rank, struggle with PTSD and ideas about how to combat this problem. We would use this as promotional material for fundraising our video.

TBI and/or PTS No Cost Treatment

My name is Jodi Curry and I am the Patient Advocate at the Carrick Brain Centers. We have a Veteran Program here to assist those who are suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress due to combat. I was hired on staff at Carrick to work with all the veterans that come through the program, my husband served in OIF and OEF and has made his way through the Carrick Program. We are both walking testimonies of how this program can work not only for the Veteran but also his/her family.

The role of empathy and vicarious trauma

Despite increased attention toward combat related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), there are several areas that still need to be addressed, one such area is how providing interventions affect those mental health professionals who provide mental health services to military service members who are experiencing symptoms of combat related PTSD, specifically vicarious trauma and the role of empathy in its development.

Alcohol Addiction Resources And News

Hi,

My name is Lily and I write on behalf of an online health provider. I just wanted to thank Barbara for the opportunity to mention a resource we've been working on to provide help, support, links to award winning sites in the category as well as the latest news for those battling with Addiction, particularly Alcohol.

http://www.kwikmed.org/alcohol-addiction-resources-news/

Warm Regards,
Lily

Video Games for TBI Rehab - clinician expertise needed

Do you like to play video games?

Are you a clinician? caregiver? person with a disability?

Can you spend a few hours play-testing video games or being part of a focus group about games being developed for U.S. servicemen and women with mild traumatic brain injury?

Families Separated by War - "Togetherness In Our Apartness"

Picture in your mind’s eye, a 4 year old blond-haired, blue-eyed little
girl. Her blonde hair she got from her Mommy and her blue eyes from her
Daddy. Her hair is usually in Pony Tails, because that’s her Daddy’s
favorite way that she wears it.
Bedtime has always been a very special time for her and her Daddy. It
was her“Daddy Time” and his “Baby Girl Time”. It was time set aside
just for the two of them.
Every night, her Daddy would put her to bed, tuck her in and read her a

thoughts on a son returning from war

I’d like to share this video story of the beginning of my son’s journey home after two long deployments in Iraq’s Triangle of Death. Here’s the YouTube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqWZoCHIz9g&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

It’s a true story that also offers hope. And I think it’s one that many military families can relate to. If you think so too, please feel free to share it in any way you feel appropriate.

Referrals for PTSD treatment -- New York City

As you know, many Veterans are returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you need a referral for such patients, we can offer Veterans in the greater New York City area no-cost treatment with 14 weeks of a psychotherapy in a research study at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute. Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, this study involves expert evaluation and treatment, no placebo or medication, and offers an honorarium of $75 for completing evaluation interviews and questionnaires.

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