Techniques for Working with Trauma, Addiction, and Mental Health and Stress in Veteran Populations: An Experiential Learning Workshop
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Location: Colonie Library - William K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211
FREE FOR VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS
NASW Member Fee: FREE | Non-Member Fee: $10
Joe Johnson, LCSW and Air Force Veteran - Yoga and Meditation is a Social Worker, Yoga Instructor, and recently retired from the Office of Mental Health after a 17-year career as a social worker. He is also a 26-year retired veteran of the Air Force. His background prior to yoga was primarily in mental health, working with a variety of clients, to include: the U.S. military, United Cerebral Palsy, St. Luke's Hospital (Utica); and counseling inmates in the New York State Correctional System.
He has been practicing Yoga and Meditation for 10 years. Joe currently teaches Yoga at: Universal Yoga Center in Washington Mills, N.Y. He also volunteers to teach veterans with PTS symptoms at Sitrin Rehabilitation Center in New Hartford, N.Y.
Joe resides in Utica with his wife and enjoys exercising, traveling, hiking, kayaking, biking, and attending cultural events in Central N.Y.
Angela Byrns, LCSW - Breathwork is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a post-master's certificate in hospice and palliative care. She has been in the social work field for over 20 years, mainly working with children and families providing individual, group, and family therapy. She currently works at East End Hospice as the Children's Bereavement Coordinator and Camp Good Grief Director. Angela developed the children's bereavement program at East End Hospice which includes grief, bereavement and trauma counseling, and community outreach and education. She has lectured at conferences on these topics and has also been a part of equine therapy programs, as well as retreats for veterans through the Military Resilience Project. In doing trauma work, Angela recognizes the importance and benefit of including experiential techniques in therapeutic settings for both the client and the practitioner.
Dr. Shari Allen, Air Force Veteran - Prolonged Exposure Presentation a Clinical Psychologist employed by the Stratton-Albany VA Medical Center. She received her Doctorate’s Degree in Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. Dr. Allen has worked in the VA system for over 14 years, working with veterans who have served in combat arenas to address both combat and Military Sexual trauma. Dr. Allen is currently assigned to the PTSD clinic in Albany, offering treatment to veterans to address their military traumas and effects on their current life. She provides counseling through the use of video conferencing technology to the distant VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics, as well as Video Conferencing into the veteran’s homes. Dr. Allen is trained in Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy, which are Evidenced Based Trauma treatments provided through the VA system. She is also a Prolonged Exposure Consultant, providing consultation to VA clinicians as part of the Prolonged Exposure training through the VA Initiative program out of Palo Alto, California. Dr. Allen served in the United States Air Force and grew up in New York State.
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