Continuing Education Trainings

Upcoming RVP Trainings

2018

PTSD and beyond: Treating the complexities of trauma in the veteran community with Dr. John Briere

April 6th, Portland, OR

PTSD, treating the mind, body, and spirit with Dr. John Briere

May 4th, Portland, OR. RVP Providers only


Star Behavioral Health

Multi-tiered trainings in partnership with the Oregon National Guard throughout the State of Oregon in 2018.

Previous RVP Trainings

2017

Reducing Suicide Risk for Veterans and Service Members

Sept. 15th, Unitarian Church, Eugene, OR.

Handout 1
Handout 2

The Intersection of Shame and MST:

Oct. 6th, Grant Park Church, Portland, OR.

Brain Mapping: Treating PTSD

June 15th at TaborSpace, Portland


Working with Veterans with PTSD & Preventing Veteran Suicide in Central Oregon

April 21st in Madras, OR

Addressing Spirituality and Moral Injury in Trauma

March 17th in Portand, OR. 4.5 CE Credits Awarded.

Dream-Work and Nightmare Therapy: A Missing "peace" of PTSD with Lori Daniels:

January 6th in Portand, OR

2016

Enhancing Military Sexual Trauma Care for Veterans: Understanding MST 101

October 21st at the Grant Park Church, Portland, OR.

Working with Post-9 11 veterans in Lane County

October 7th in Eugene, OR.

RVP MIRECC Trauma Training Series Part III: Case Based Approaches to Treating Complex PTSD

September 23rd at Concordia University, Portland

Dr. Elaine Peskind's Presentation

Suicide Prevention for Veterans in Tillamook County:

June 17th at Tillamook Bay Community College, Tillamook 3.5 CEU's

Aimee Johnson's Presentation

RVP MIRECC Trauma Training Series Part II: Treating Veterans with Co-Occurring Disorders

May 20th at Concordia University, Portland

Presentations

Dr. james Boehnlein's Presentation
Dr. Jessica Thoma's Presentation
Kathleen Frederick, LCSW
Dr. Catherine Moonshine's Presentation

Enhancing Military Sexual Trauma Care for Veterans: Understanding and Treating MST

April 15th Vancouver, WA.

RVP MIRECC Training Series Part 1: Caring for Veterans in the Community

February 19th at Concordia University, Portland

Acupuncture and the Embodiment on the Hero’s Journey of Trauma Healing with Tracy Andrews

January 29th TaborSpace

2015

Suicide Prevention For Veterans with Aimee Johnson

November 16th, Clackamas Oregon

Southern Oregon One-Day Conference,
Military Sexual Trauma: Contextually-based Treatment Options and Methods to Heal Traumatic Memories

October 23rd, Rogue Regional Medical Center, Medford Oregon: Presenter Dr. Lori Daniels, LCSW

Slide Presentation
Hand Outs

Central Oregon One-Day Conference,
Military Sexual Trauma: Contextually-based Treatment Options and Methods to Heal Traumatic Memories

October 2nd, Old Mill District Clinic, Bend Oregon: Presenter Dr. Lori Daniels, LCSW

Slide Presentation

Combat PTSD: Healing Soul Wounds

April 24th, Elliot Conference Center: This Training will focus on how to talk about and treat Moral Injury as a consequence of war. Presenters include Paul Henderson: Soldiers heart Project, John Ferguson, Episcopal Priest Ret., Barbara Stevens, Chaplain, Shannon Pernetti, Archetypal Analyst and Carl Robinson, MSW. Coffee and Pastries provided in the Morning. Sack lunch Provided.

Paul Henderson's Presentation, The Soldier's Heart Approach to Healing the Psychic Wounds of War
Chaplain Barbara Steven's Presentation, Forgiveness & Grace: Healing Soul Wounds
Video of Shannon Pernetti's Presentation, The Transformational Power of the Holding Environment. To access E-mail mike@returningveterans.org

Salem Veterans Suicide Prevention Training

March 20th, ODVA Auditorium: This training will offer Important Updates & Resources for Clinicians presented by: Aimee Johnson, LCSW, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Portland VAMC

2014

Caring for Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury

September 26th, Lewis & Clark College: Presented by the Returning Veterans Project and VISN 20 Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center. This daylong conference on caring for current war veterans diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) will include presentations by Murray Raskind MD and, Elaine Peskind MD. Free for RVP Providers! $60 General Public, includes 6 CEUs. Lunch and morning refreshments will be provided.

Powerpoint Presentations

Assessment and Treatment of TBI in OIF/OEF/OND Veterans

Building Hope with At Risk Veteran Clients: Important Updates & Resources for Clinicians

July 18th, Bend Oregon: Important Updates & Resources for Clinicians with presentations by: Aimee Johnson, LCSW, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Portland VAMC: “Veteran Suicide Prevention” Elizabeth Stinson, LMFT: “The Unique Characteristics of Military Sexual Trauma: symptoms, diagnosis, co-morbidity, and best practice treatment and advocacy.” Presenters: Aimee Johnson, LCSW, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Portland VAMC: “Veteran Suicide Prevention” Elizabeth Stinson, LMFT: “The Unique Characteristics of Military Sexual Trauma: symptoms and diagnosis, co-morbidity and best practice treatment and advocacy.”

Bend 2014 Powerpoint Presentations
Aimee Johnson's Suicide Prevention Slides
Elizabeth Stinson's MST Slides

Returning Veterans Project Case Review

May 23rd, Portland State University: Returning Veterans Project is hosting its first Case Review Training featuring four RVP providers: 3 mental health practitioners, and a massage therapist. This will be a great opportunity to learn and share treatment strategies related to our client population while also earning CEU credits! Portland VAMC clinicians are expected to join us to share information about treatment available there as well. Speakers: Dr. Rob Cavasher Psychologist, Rosi Goldsmith LMT and, Elizabeth Stinson LMFT

Enhancing MST Care For Veterans

April 20th, Vancouver, Washington: Jason Steward, PhD Staff psychologist in Specialty Mental Health & Director of Training in Psychology at Orlando FL VAMC on "Complex PTSD Through Advanced Case Conceptualization". Description: Utilizing a case conceptualization approach, this training will provide clinicians with advanced training on complex patient-provider relationship issues associated with MST and complex PTSD.

2013

Sexual Trauma and Veterans: Supporting Transformation and Healing

September 20th, Camp Withycombe, Oregon: Returning Veterans Project & Oregon Army National Guard
With Support from Portland VAMC Suicide Prevention Team. Conference Topics: How Oregon’ suicide rates compare to the rest of the country; myths about suicide and military culture; suicide prevention safety plans, and identifying treatment options available for Veterans and Service Members.

Military Culture, Treating Combat PTSD, Treating Military Sexual Trauma Survivors and the Impact on Military Families

June 8th, Phoenix, Oregon: Elizabeth Stinson, Eddie Black and Stacy Bannerman

2012

Using an Arts-Based Assessment to Teach Coping Strategies to Traumatized Returning Veterans and Their Health Professionals – a New Model

October 28th, Portland, Oregon: Prof. Julie Cwikel, PhD, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, in Israel

Treating Military Sexual Trauma

June 2nd, Eugene, Oregon: Elizabeth Stinson, LMFT

The Heart and Science of Treating Traumatic Response in Veterans

May 12th, Lewis & Clark College: Dr. Livia M. D’Andrea, Ph.D., M.F.T, University of Nevada at Reno

2011

Stopping the Wheel of Trauma

October 15th, Lewis & Clark College: Suzanne Best, Psychologist and Margaret Eichler, Ph.D, LPC

An Integrated Mind-Body Approach to Working With Stress and Trauma Reactions

April 30th, Portland, Oregon: Stopping the Wheel of Trauma," Suzanne Best, Psychologist and Margaret Eichler, Ph.D, LPC

2010

Treating Military Sexual Trauma

October 9th, Portland State University: Elizabeth Stinson, LMFT

Understanding Military Culture and How it Impacts Veterans and Military Families

May 14th, Portland, Or: Colleen Lewy, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, OHSU; SSgt. Eddie Black, Marine Veteran and Southern Oregon Regional Area Manager for the National Guard’s Reintegration Team; Mike Maxwell, Veteran and Co-Founder of the Portland VA PTSD Treatment Team

2009

Nightmare Therapy: a Missing 'Peace' of Trauma Recovery

Portland State University: Lori Daniels, PH.D., LCSW, Portland Vet Center

2008

The Spiritual Experience and the Unconscious Response to War

Portland, Oregon: Diane Steinbrecher and Shannon Pernetti