STAR Behavioral Health Providers: Military Culture Training (Tier 3)
Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) 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 Therapy (PE) 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. 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 October 8 & 9th session will be covering Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD only. Additional topics will be offered at a later date.
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.
Wednesday & Thursday October 8 & 9, 2014
GA Army National Guard Readiness Center (Auditorium) 1030 Shurling Drive Macon, GA 31211
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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!
David Riggs, Ph.D. is the executive director of the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Riggs earned his doctorate at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed a clinical psychology internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Prior to becoming Executive Director of the CDP, Dr. Riggs held clinical research positions at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania and the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at the Boston VA Medical Center.
As a clinical and research psychologist, much of Dr. Riggs’ work has focused on trauma, violence and anxiety with a particular interest in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Riggs has published more than 75 articles and book chapters and presented hundreds of professional papers and workshops on topics including PTSD, domestic violence, and behavioral therapy.
Throughout his career, Dr. Riggs has worked to educate and train mental health care providers. He has trained and supervised numerous student and mental health professionals from the United States and other countries in techniques for treating PTSD, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders. This included training professionals in ways to address the emotional and psychological needs of survivors of a variety of traumatic experiences including combat, international terror, natural disasters, and sexual and physical assault. As CDP director, he oversees the development and delivery of training seminars to behavioral health professionals to prepare them to provide for the needs of warriors and their families.
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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