Friday Evening Plenary Sessions/Military Symposium
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Friday Evening Plenary Session / Military Symposium
Friday, February 22, 2013
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Dessert & Coffee will be served
This evening session is included/complimentary with the following Main Congress registration options*:
3-day package, or Friday or Saturday 1-day.
Sunday-only registrants must purchase a ticket to this event.
Main Congress registrants may also purchase additional tickets for guests when completing their online registration. If you wish to purchase additional tickets for the Evening Plenary Session when registering with a mailed or faxed Registration Form, please complete the “Purchased Military Symposium Ticket(s)” section within the Special Events section on the form (section 9).
Those not registered for the Main Congress, and those registered for Sunday-only, may attend this special evening session with a purchased ticket. To purchase a ticket to the Evening Plenary Session / Military Symposium when you are not attending the Main Congress, we encourage you to register online. Or, please print the Registration Form, complete sections 2 and 4, and purchase a ticket in section 9, Special Events (“Purchased Military Symposium Ticket(s)”).
Ticket price: $50
(1st ticket complimentary for Main Congress registrants*; all others pay this price)
Moderator: Col Charles E. Woods, MA, MDiv, PhD (ABD)
Includes six presentations on topics of current interest to the military, those who work with the armed forces community, or have an interest in traumatic stress and the military. To be followed by moderated Q & A and discussion.
Traumatic Event Management in the Wartime Theater
COL Kathy Platoni, Psy.D., Michael J. Zacchea, LtCol USMC (ret)
Traumatic Event Management is one of the primary forms of intervention provided by all US Army Behavioral Health providers, for the promotion of posttraumatic growth. Value, meaning and purpose can be derived from exposure to the catastrophic and under the worst of circumstances life has to offer.
Reintegration from the Military: Crisis or Easy Passage Home?
Joan Beder, MSW, ACSW, DSW
This presentation will explore various aspects of the reintegration experience for combat veterans returning from Afghanistan/Iraq. Reintegration from military service is experienced by many as a crisis and by some as a smooth passage to home. Why is it easy for some and very complex for others?
TBI Epidemic : Out of Their Mind or Out of Their Brain?
Chrisanne Gordon, MD, Lindy G. Williamson, MSW
From the playing field to the combat zone Traumatic Brain Injury directly affects millions of people. Mild injuries may not be detected by most current medical machinery and yet have disastrous effects on the lives of those affected. We need to learn the signs and symptoms and treatment options.
12 Things You Can Do to De-Escalate a Veteran in Crisis
Alison Lighthall, MSN, RN
When a combat veteran reaches a breaking point, and a crisis situation rapidly evolves, the usual interventions are not enough to bring the crisis to a safe resolution. This session will offer 12 practical actions to take with veterans that focus on DRRR: Distance, Respect, Rapport, Resolution.
Finding Home: Reestablishing with Community
Chaplain (COL) Gordon G. Groseclose, M/DIV, MSS
Deployed personnel, Wounded Warriors, Soldiers on permanent change of Station (PCS) are at risk to ongoing stressors experienced during the transition and reintegration to their new duty station. This presentation will explore the protective nature of community in addressing transition vulnerabilities, hindrances to community integration and discuss a practical approach in connecting to community.
Behavioral Resilience: Preparing Tactical Athletes Emotionally
Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D., LTC (USAR, Ret.)
Our military increasingly face strains that they’re ill-equipped to deal with psychologically. Their emotional preparation must, and can be, as sound as their tactical training. We’ll explore the possibilities & promise of resilience and self-care training for warriors, family members, and helpers.