policy discussion of some of the psychosocial impact of war upon our military; the challenges facing
veterans, their families and the country as they reintegrate into a civilian
life; and what we can and should do to help.
9:00 Understanding the Challenges of Integration
for OEF-OIF-OND Veterans
Director of the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for
PTSD; Professor and vice-Chair of the
Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
10:00 Women in the Military
Clinical psychologist with the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National
Center for PTSD, Assistant Professor in
the Department of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine.
The Problem of Suicide
McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, Principal
Investigator of the National Co-morbidity Survey, Principal Investigator of the
Army STARRS Project.
11:15 Coffee Break
11:30 MSPP’s Military & Veterans Psychology (MVP) Emphasis
Dingman, MSPP faculty
member, Director of MSPP’s Military & Veterans Psychology Emphasis; licensed
psychologist with experience in treating trauma, family therapy and military
Dr. Gerald Sweet, MSPP faculty member, faculty of MSPP’s Military & Veterans Psychology Emphasis; licensed psychologist with experience in treating trauma, family therapy and military and police psychology.
2:00 Keynote Address:
Ladda Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, an American hero who survived severe combat
wounds while deployed as an Army helicopter pilot in Iraq; LT. Colonel in the
Illinois National Guard, former Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans
Affairs and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, US
Representative from Illinois 8th Congressional District.
3:15 Public-Private Partnerships
Supporting Returning Veterans and Their Families
Mr. Anthony “Tony” Jimenez, Founder, President & CEO of
MicroTech, an award-winning Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
(SDVOSB) that specializes in technology integration, providing innovative
solutions to both public and private sectors; a decorated, retired U.S. Army
officer with 24 years of service and recognized entrepreneur.
Dr. Naomi Simon,
psychiatrist and Director of the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress
Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital, Chief Medical Officer of the Red
Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program and
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Free to the
Public – Preregistration Required
support of MSPP’s Military & Veterans Psychology Emphasis welcome!