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MIRECC Presents Schedule and Topics | VA free online Continuing Education

MIRECC Presents Schedule and Topics

To join the webinar, please go to: http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/mireccfy20/
For Audio, call VANTS: 1-800-767-1750, access code: 58887#

2019-2020 MIRECC Presents schedule (Wednesday, 12-1pm PST / 3-4pm EST):

February 5, 2020: PTSD Standardized Data Repository: Relevance for Clinicians
February 19, 2020: Dissociation, Somatization, and Other Challenging Presentations of PTSD
Tentative:
March 4, 2020: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for treating PTSD (Melanie Harned, Ph.D, ABPP)
March 18, 2020: The role of the glymphatic paravascular system in traumatic brain injury and dementia (Jeff Iliff, Ph.D)
April 15, 2020: Spirituality and PTSD (Zhen Cheng, Ph.D, J. Irene Harris, Ph.D)
 
Continuing Education Units

FEBRUARY 5, 2020: PTSD Standardized Data Repository: Relevance for Clinicians

The development and use of evidence-based treatments for PTSD remains an important VA mission. This requires PTSD research that can inform and positively impact patient care. This presentation will highlight the relevance and effective use of the national PTSD repository for VA clinicians, educators, and researchers.

Presenters:
•   Tamara Cheney, MD: OHSU’s Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center
•   Jessica Hamblen, PhD: Dr. Jessica L. Hamblen is the Deputy Director for Education at the National Center for PTSD. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where she obtained her Ph.D in clinical psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Dartmouth and the National Center for PTSD
•   Maya O’Neil, PhD: Oregon Health & Science University, Associate Professor, Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology

Outcome/Objectives:  At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:
1. Understand the rationale behind developing the PTSD-Repository;
2. Identify key patient, study, and outcome variables included in the PTSD-Repository;
3. Learn how to use the PTSD-Repository for clinical, administrative, educational, or research purposes.

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FEBRUARY 19, 2020: Dissociation, Somatization, and Other Challenging Presentations of PTSD

Challenging presentations of PTSD, particularly dissociation and somatization trauma reactions, sometimes lead clinicians to hesitate offering evidence-based PTSD treatment. This course will help clinicians identify and understand dissociation and somatization presentations as trauma reactions within a PTSD case conceptualization framework, and will include reviewing clinical suggestions to support first-line evidence-based PTSD treatment for Veterans with these challenging presentations.

Abigail Angkaw, PhDPresenter: Abigail Angkaw, PhD
Abigail Angkaw is a clinical psychologist and Section Chief overseeing a unit of community-based outpatient mental health clinics at the VA San Diego, PTSD Program Director at the VA San Diego, and an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Angkaw specializes in questions related to treatment, assessment, and clinic administration, including Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS-5), measurement-based care, motivation and engagement, and program improvement.

Outcome/Objectives:  At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:
1. Describe how individuals with PTSD may present with dissociation and somatization;
2. Discuss the rationale for not immediately excluding individuals with PTSD and dissociation or somatization reactions from evidence-based treatments for PTSD;
3. Identify methods to address dissociation and somatization PTSD reactions within evidence-based PTSD treatment.

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

VA Employees: MIRECC Presents is accredited* by JA IPCE, ACCME, and ANCC. MIRECC Presents is registered** as a provider of continuing education units to VA employees by JA IPCE, ACCME, ACCME non-physician certificate option, ANCC, ASWB, and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Social Work Board. For instructions on receiving CEU, please download the program brochure specific to the topic.

Non-VA Employees: Clinicians not employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, but are interested in learning about how to help Veterans are welcome and encouraged to attend MIRECC Presents. However, at this time MIRECC Presents is not accredited nor registered to provide CEUs to non-VA employees. Certificate of Attendance can be provided.  Please email us prior to the presentation if you require a Certificate. To join MIRECC Presents, community providers can go directly to http://va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/mireccfy20/ to join the webinar. No pre-registration required.

Also see: Past MIRECC Presents

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