Welcome to the 2017 Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative

NASW-NYS is proud to announce continued funding for our Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative! 2017 will be the 5th year of programming surrounding this project, which aims to provide FREE training to mental health professionals working with veterans and their families.

The Veterans Mental Health Training Initiative is a collaborative endeavor of the Medical Society of the State of New York, New York State Psychiatric Association, and New York Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers to educate and train community mental health and primary care providers on veterans-specific mental health issues, including among others post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, suicide, suicide prevention and substance use disorders. The initiative is made possible by a grant from the New York Legislature and is administered by the NYS Office of Mental Health.

Topic areas of note for the 2017 year include military cultural competency, women and military culture, EMDR as treatment for PTSD, suicide prevention, post deployment impact on children and families and reintegration.

Continuing Medical Education (CME’s) for physicians and Continuing Education Credits Available for NYS licensed social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists


Veterans Health Care Training Program 2017 
Interactive Seminars and Panel Discussions on the Current and Evolving Healthcare Needs of Veterans


Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Long Island
3845 E Veterans Memorial Hwy, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Registration Now Open