May 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Online continuing education workshop

2022 Professional Continuing Education Online Webinar

Working with Veterans of Recent Conflicts: Common Issues and Best Practices

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Online Workshop – Two (2) CE Credits

Fee: $29/person

FREE for Active PBCP Volunteer Clinicians

Featured Presenters: Brian Kok, PhD, and Natalie White, PsyD

Session Description: This course will discuss clinical considerations for working with Post 9/11 service members and veterans who served in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Such considerations will include recent events such as the 2021 Afghanistan troop withdrawal and Russian invasion of Ukraine. Issues such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, moral injury, readjustment concerns, and opportunities for posttraumatic growth will be explored in the context of psychosocial factors and best practices for clinical care.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss typical psychosocial concerns of post 9/11 service members and veterans who served in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Identify the difference between normative and clinically significant readjustment concerns
  • List the most common mental health concerns in the returning veterans
  • Describe best practices for treating issues such as PTSD, co-occurring substance use disorders, moral injury, and depression
  • Explore common reactions of post 9/11 service members and veterans to recent and current world events

Workshop registrants will receive a code prior to the webinar to log on to Zoom and participate in the online session.

IMPORTANT: Attendance will be monitored. Participants must be logged on to the meeting by the workshop start time and participate in the entire event in order to earn CE credit.

The Pro Bono Counseling Project is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Pro Bono Counseling Project maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Maryland Boards of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors and Therapists certify that this program meets the criteria for two (2) credit hours of continuing education for social workers (Category 1), professional counselors, and therapists (Category A) licensed in Maryland.

CE credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops. Attendance is monitored. Credit will not be granted to registrants who log on late or depart early from a session. It is the responsibility of registrants to comply with these requirements.

By registering for this event, all participants agree to abide by the following code of conduct:

Workshop Code of Conduct

Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP) is dedicated to providing a positive continuing education experience for everyone of all backgrounds and identities. We do not tolerate disrespectful behavior or harassment of workshop participants, facilitators, or PBCP staff in any form. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of characteristics that include but are not limited to: gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, citizenship, veteran status, pregnancy status, race, ethnicity, or religion. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, PBCP may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the event with no refund.