Screening and Treatment for PTSD in Veterans



Veterans Mental Health Training Institute - NASW-NYS

Screening and Treatment for PTSD in Veterans

Thursday, July 16, 2020

9:00 am to 11:00 am


Presenter: Aynisa Leonardo, LCAWT, ATR-BC

Free for ALL New York State Social Workers, LMFTs and LMHCs

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists

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Workshop Description

Workshop will focus on identifying and screening for PTSD symptoms in veterans. Workshop will provide an overview of military service and culture, veteran identity, and implications of service on returning veterans. Attendees will learn about bio-psycho-social-spiritual implications of service on identity and family, as well as progressive treatment options that are effective in treating service trauma and mental health challenges. Speaker will discuss symptoms of PTSD, including DSM diagnostic criteria. Workshop will examine transitional challenges related to PTSD symptoms, as well as what reintegration to community looks like. Speaker will discuss effective treatment methods geared towards treating each set of symptoms, and why they work. 


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least 3 symptoms of PTSD.
  • Define what service trauma is and at least 3 implications of military service on identity.
  • Identify 3 ways that service related trauma impacts family.
  • Understand the significance of trauma-informed screening and treatment.
  • Identify at least 3 trauma-informed treatment modalities.

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037)

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Aynisa Leonardo is a Licensed Clinical Art Therapist (LCAT, ATR-BC), who has been in the field of mental health services for 12 years. She is the Director of Military Services at Long Island Center for Recovery. Her prior experience includes working in inpatient, outpatient, and non-profit settings with clients experiencing posttraumatic stress, addiction, family conflict, and other mental health challenges. She has concentrated on advanced program development and clinical education, locally and nationally. She continues to provide evidence-based and interactive style presentations to hospitals, non-profits, and corporate agencies, in an effort to raise awareness of current trends and improve competency within the healthcare community..  



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July 16th, 2020 9:00 AM   through   11:00 AM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $ 0.00
Non Member $ 0.00