STAR Behavioral Health Providers: Military Culture Training (Tier 3)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD
The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Addictive Diseases, The GA Army National Guard, Emory University's Brave Heart Program, Center for Deployment Psychology and the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University have collaborated to bring to GA the STAR Behavioral Health Providers: Military Culture Training. The mission and intention of the Star Behavioral Health Providers is to take care of the Service Members in Georgia and their families. To do this, SBHP intends to recruit and train interested civilian behavioral health providers in military specific culture and treatments. A second aspect of this initiative is to create a registry of these specially trained providers so that service members, their families, and referring professionals can access those trained providers. SBHP will manage the registry to insure providers are qualified to be listed in the registry by licensure and completion of designed trainings.
Tier Three offers behavioral health professionals specific clinical skills that focus on evidence-based treatment to address some of the behavioral health issues facing service members. One training option is Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy for PTSD and another option is Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Additional options listed will also be available at different times. Tier Three trainings are two day classroom trainings. To attend Tier Three trainings, you must be accepted into the registry and have completed Tier One and Tier Two. You may, however, register for the training before being accepted into the registry in order to reserve your spot. If you choose this option, you must complete your application and be accepted into the registry when you are notified by the SBHP administrator. If this is not completed, you will not be able to attend the training and your registration will be canceled. Below you will find an overview of each of the courses for Tier Three. Please note that, while these topics are offered under Tier Three training, these courses are independent and conducted separately. To be listed as a Tier Three trained provider, you need only take one training; however, you may find it beneficial to attend several as it will offer you additional tools and resources.
NOTE: The June 24 & 25th session will be covering Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD only. Additional topics will be offered at a later date.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD Objectives: - To describe symptoms of PTSD through the lens of CPT theory. - To identify some of the empirical evidence of CPT's effectiveness in reducing PTSD. - To identify comorbid psychological disorders, and personality and environmental factors. - To describe methods of assessing CPT treatment effectiveness. - To implement the CPT standard protocol with individual patients diagnosed with PTSD. - To describe different applications of CPT to treat PTSD (i.e., CPT standard protocol, CPT-C, and group CPT). - To use the Socratic method during CPT to help patients challenge problematic, erroneous interpretations of traumatic experiences.
Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD Objectives: - To review evidence-based treatments for PTSD. - To increase awareness of the empirical support for PE in treating PTSD. - To understand the theoretical basis for using PE to treat PTSD. - To become knowledgeable of the protocol and techniques of PE used to treat combat-related PTSD, including how to instruct patients to do in-vivo and imaginable exposure. - To learn ways to modify PE for certain types of patients or therapy settings when necessary. Assessment and Treatment of Deployment Related Sleep Disturbance Objectives: - Describe the prevalence and kinds of sleep problems experienced by military personnel during and after deployment. - Identify types of insomnia and the symptoms associated with such sleep disturbance. - Recognize the role of sleep disturbance in PTSD and TBI. - Examine different components of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). - Develop skills for using Stimulus Control and Sleep Restriction to treat insomnia in military personnel. - Develop skills for using Imagery Rehearsal Therapy to treat nightmares in military personnel. Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Ideation in the US Military Objectives: - Discuss the epidemiology of suicide among military and veteran populations. - Describe some of the commonalities and differences in suicide risk factors between civilian and military populations. - Summarize two key psychological theories of suicide with clear implications for risk assessment. - Effectively define/ classify suicide and related thoughts and behaviors. - Assess risk for suicide in a manner that is sensitive to both proximal and distal risk factors. - Utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide in the treatment of suicidal behavior. - Describe a few examples of pitfalls therapists may encounter in working with suicidal patients. Psychological Interventions for Chronic Pain Objectives: - Discuss current theoretical models of chronic pain. - Identify common co-morbid mental health conditions in pain patients. - Explain how psychosocial factors can influence the outcome of chronic pain. - Perform psychological assessments of chronic pain patients. - Provide cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic pain.
Tuesday & Wednesday June 24 & 25, 2014
This training is specifically for Behavioral health providers (e.g., Direct Support Professionals, Clinical staff, and Supervision/Management), Faith Community, Organizations and individuals providing service to veterans, service members and their families.
Note: Pre-registration is required and walk-ins cannot be accommodated for this session!
Debra Nofziger, Psy.D., is a deployment behavioral health psychologist with the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Located at the Brooke Army Medical Center, she trains and supervises pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows in providing evidence-based treatment to active-duty service members and their families.
Dr. Nofziger was an active duty Army psychologist with assignments at Brooke Army Medical Center and the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine. She was deployed for a year in Iraq with the 4th Infantry Division. While on active duty, Dr. Nofziger completed training in health psychology, psychological assessment, neuropsychology, child and adolescent psychology, and general military outpatient therapy. She was a staff psychologist in medical settings, at a community behavioral health clinic for soldiers in training, and in an aviation school environment where she was the training director for the Army’s Aeromedical Psychology Training Course. She supported Operation Iraqi Freedom soldiers and commands in Iraq by providing therapy, crisis intervention, debriefings and psycho-educational support.
Dr. Nofziger earned her bachelor’s degree at Willamette University, Oregon and her masters and doctorate degrees in psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri. Her interests continue to be providing support to military personnel and their families through direct care and training of military and civilian medical and mental health providers.
PLEASE NOTE: While there is no fee for this training, participants are responsible for their own travel, meals, snacks, and lodging arrangements. Please bring a light-weight jacket or sweater as trainers have no control over room temperature. CEUs CEUs will be applied for through the National Association of Social Work Georgia Chapter, Licensed Professional Counseling Association, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia, Inc, and the Georgia Psychological Association. Approval to offer specified CEUs is not guaranteed.
CEUs and Certificates of attendance will be provided to those who attend the full two day sessions. If you arrive 15 minutes late or leave more than 15 minutes early, we will not be able to issue a Certificate of Attendance or CEUs for your participation.
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