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Meeting the Needs of Returning Veterans and Their Families

May 18, 2012 09:00am -
May 18, 2012 04:30pm

Event Description

Beyond “Thank You for Your Service.”
Meeting the Needs of Returning Veterans and Their Families

Friday, May 18, 2012 | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Veterans Inc, Independence Hall, 59 South Street, Shrewsbury MA
Conference Directors: Nicholas Covino, PsyD and Christopher King, MPA

Current research on PTSD/TBI; understanding military culture; working with men and women veterans, as well as their children and spouses, will be addressed. This will be an exciting opportunity for professionals seeking to more effectively support our veterans to learn new skills and to meet community-based practitioners in a beautiful setting.

The Conference Agenda

9:00 – 9:15 am

Nicholas Covino, PsyD, President, MSPP;

Coleman Nee, Secretary of Veterans' Services;

Christopher King, MPA, MSPP Center for Veteran Studies

9:15 – 10:15 am
Combat Veterans: Understanding Their Cognitive Challenges

Mary Beth O’Sullivan, CDR USNR (ret), BSN, UMASS Boston, Veterans Upward Bound, Outreach Coordinator

10:15 – 11:00 am
Voices of Veterans

Kristina Orio, DO, South Shore Hospital; Tim Joyce, President, The NotForgotten Veteran Outreach Services; Norman Tippens, MA, MSPP

11:00 am

11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Working with Spouses and Children of Service Members

Melanie Blount, MA, MSPP; Robert Dingman EdD, MSPP; Ruth Paris, MSW, PhD, Boston University School of Social Work

12:15 pm

1:00 – 2:15 pm
(choose one)

  • What IS & What IS NOT Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders? Brian Ott, PhD, MSPP
  • Military Service and Reintegration: Understanding Military Culture, Sandy Dixon, PsyD, MSPP and Christopher King, MPA, MSPP
  • Primary Care, Christine Runyan, PhD, UMASS Medical School
  • Working with Children and Families, Robert Dingman, EdD, MSPP; Michelle Acker, PsyD. Boston University School of Social Work

2:15 pm

2:30 – 4:00 pm
Keynote Address: Serving Those Who Have Served: What Clinicians Need to Know

Connie L. Best, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina, Capt. USNR (ret.)

4:00 – 4:30 pm
Humanitarian Award Presentation and Closing Remarks

Program Code: VVF6
6 CE Credits
Fee: $150
(includes lunch)

Supported by a grant from the Department of Veterans' Services

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Veterans' Services
Early registration ends on Jan 16, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Jan 17, 2012 and ends on May 07, 2012.
Late registration starts on May 08, 2012.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Meeting the Needs of Returning Veterans and Their Families (VVF6)
Member Fee: $150.00$150.00$150.00
Non-Member Fee: $150.00$150.00$150.00

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