VA Section is pleased to offer learning opportunities to members, such as this VA Section webinar series.
One of many perks to being a member of Div. 18 is that members can receive one hour of free continuing education credit by attending the live webinar. Live webinars are typically scheduled at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.
Webinars are announced on the VA Section listserv and during the monthly VA Section meetings. If you are a member of Div. 18 and a VA psychologist, and wish to join VA Section, please send an email request to us.
Those unable to attend our live webinars can view the recorded webinars below.
Transgender, Gender Non-Binary, Queer+ (TGNQ+) Veteran Affirmative Care
Presenter: Jeremy Saenz, PhD
Date: July 2022
Bringing Innovation Behind Locked Doors: The Role of Psychologists on Inpatient Mental Health
Presenters: Erika Carr, PhD, and Geoff Smith, PsyD
This presentation will engage the audience in discussion and highlight the various ways the discipline of Psychology can incisively facilitate patient recovery and innovatively shape team culture with references to research literature.
Building Spiritual Strength: An evidence-based, group intervention for moral injury
Presenters: J. Irene Harris, PhD
This program will provide education in the definition, symptoms, and etiological theories about moral injury, and report on 2 randomized controlled trials supporting use of the Building Spiritual Strength interventions with veterans who are seeking spiritually integrated care for moral injury.
Working Towards MH Equity: The Imperative Role of Cultural Humility
Presenters: Diana M. Mendez, PhD, ABPP, and Larry E. Burrell II, PhD
This webinar explores the critical role of continuous cultural humility work to increase self-awareness of personal biases and perceptions, the importance of engaging in a life-long self-reflection, and ways in which cultural humility could present in different forms of clinical services.
ADKAR Framework and Psychology: Changing in Organizations and Change in People
Presenters: Marcia Hunt, PhD, and Theresa Schmitz, PhD
This webinar reviews the ADKAR Framework and describes how psychologists can be important change agents within organizations. The webinar also discusses the ADKAR framework within the context of psychological theories of change and shares examples of applications.
Presenter: Michele Karel, PhD, ABPP
The veteran population is aging, and the large cohort of Vietnam era veterans is in their 60’s and 70’s. This training will provide an overview of behavioral and mental health needs of the older adult veteran population, and describe Veterans Health Administration initiatives to identify gaps, and promising practices, for meeting these needs. Integrated, consultative, and staff- training models will be highlighted, as will a range of resources to support psychologists in meeting the mental health needs of an aging veteran population.