Veterans Healthcare Training Conference – Social Work, LMFT, LMHC Registration

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Veterans Healthcare Conference Training
Panel Presentations

Saturday, December 5, 2020

8:30am to 11:30pm



This is a two step registration process. Please complete the Zoom registration recieved in your confirmation email as soon as possible. 

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists

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Workshop Description

PANEL 1 9:15 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
The Challenges: The Health & Mental Health Issues Facing Veterans & Their Families Amid Pandemic, & Efforts to Address, Including VMHTI

This panel will focus on challenges faced by veterans, related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including factors that exacerbate mental health and substance use disorder, suicidal ideation, and self-medication trends. The focus of this panel will be to discuss short term impacts that have emerged as a result of COVID-19, as well as longer term effects of global fear, stress, and isolation, including the re-triggering of Post Traumatic Stress symptoms. Speakers will review current statistics related to the pandemic and cultural factors that may cause or heighten anxiety and/or depression symptoms, as well as efforts that have been put in place to address and manage these challenges. Keynote Speaker, Moderator, and Panelists will include Veterans, Physicians, and Mental Health Experts in the Field of Veteran Services.

Panel 2 Description - 10:30 a.m to 11:20 a.m
What Has Helped: The Successes, Including Veterans Sharing What has Made a Difference in Transition, & Clinicians Sharing Best Practices for Identification, Treatment & Referral

This panel will be a continuation from Panel 1 (The Challenges), and will subsequently focus on what has been most helpful for veterans who have been struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what that brings up for them. Speakers will discuss what is most effective in terms of improving overall mental health, decreasing anxiety, minimizing substance misuse, and reducing the risk and prevalence of suicide in the veteran community. Speakers will share what practices have been most effective, as well as what areas to focus on for screening, treatment, and best-fit referrals. This panel will discuss what has proven to be successful, in order to pave the way for, and build upon, positive outcomes for veterans seeking care. Keynote Speaker, Moderator, and Panelists will include Veterans, Physicians, and Mental Health Experts in the Field of Veteran Services. 


Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify signs and symptoms of mental health responses, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and suicidal ideation in veteran patients
  • Review relevant statistics related to the veteran population, including their access to and use of healthcare
  • Recognize the importance of primary care specialists and community mental health providers in screening individuals for military service
  • Discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on mental health of veteran patients

This workshop is approved for 3.0 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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December 5th, 2020 8:30 AM through 11:30 AM
Event Fee(s)
Social Worker $0.00
LMFT $0.00
LMHC $0.00
Information only - No CE requested $0.00