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Monthly Lecture Series
Free Continuing Education for Providers Who Treat Veterans
Our Next Lecture (Live Webinar)
Sonya Norman, PhD
Wednesday, May 15 at 2 p.m. ET
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Registration is free and is required before the lecture in order to receive continuing education credit. Please follow the appropriate link below to complete the registration process and receive the link to the live lecture. Continuing education credits are available from: ACCME, ACCME-NP, APA, ANCC, NBCC, ASWB, and NYSED SW.
Before the Lecture
VA Providers: CLICK HERE to REGISTER in TMS
Do NOT choose "Assign to Me" as you will not be registered for continuing education credit and will not receive the confirmation email. Please be sure to click the "REGISTER NOW" link. Then, on the registration page, select the appropriate accreditation requested under Registration Comments and click the Confirm button. You will receive a confirmation email and a calendar event file.
Non-VA Providers: CLICK HERE to REGISTER in TRAIN
After you register the system will automatically send you an email with an attachment that contains the link to the webinar. If you have any problems related to your TRAIN account or registration please contact their helpdesk at VHATRAIN@va.gov.
If the above link to TRAIN does not work please paste this URL into your web browser: https://www.train.org/vha/course/1084819/live_event
On the Day of the Lecture
PLEASE USE YOUR FULL EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN JOINING ADOBECONNECT and enter as a guest. This will help us respond to your questions.
Follow these instructions on the day of the lecture (the first two assumed you registered as above):
VA: Return to TMS 2.0, find the lecture in the "Due Anytime" section of your To Do list, click on "View details for course" and the click "Start Course" on the next screen. On the following screen click "Join the Meeting" to enter AdobeConnect.
Non-VA: Login at www.vha.TRAIN.org, click on the lecture title in "Your Learning" and then click on the Resources tab. Save and open the "SAVE NOW" document to obtain the link to AdobeConnect.
No credit: If you are not interested in continuing education credit: Join AdobeConnect or listen at 800-767-1750 code 27733#.
After the Lecture
HOW TO OBTAIN YOUR CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFICATE: (There is no posttest.)
VA/TMS: The evaluation form is available in TMS (in your To-Do List) following the lecture. After you complete the Evaluation form, you will be able to obtain your certificate from the Completed Work section. Choose "View Details" and then select the appropriate accreditation certificate for your discipline.
Non-VA/TRAIN: The evaluation is available immediately following the lecture. After completing the evaluation the certificate is available in the Certificates folder.
About the Topic
Moral injury can result when Veterans perpetrate, fail to prevent, or witness acts during combat that violate the values and morals they live by in their civilian lives. Over the past decade, there has been a profusion of literature and research to define moral injury and to understand how to assess it and address it in psychotherapy. There has also been debate regarding how it overlaps and how it is distinct from other posttraumatic reactions such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. The first goal of this lecture is to bring healthcare team members up to speed on common conceptualizations of moral injury, including how it relates to posttraumatic mental health problems such as PTSD. We will review measures of moral injury. Finally, we will discuss how moral injury is addressed in evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD, and describe novel psychotherapies under investigation to address moral injury or aspects of it such as posttraumatic guilt and shame.
About the Presenter
SONYA NORMAN, PhD, director of the PTSD Consultation Program and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, is a clinical psychologist and a researcher in the treatment of PTSD and addictions, applications of Prolonged Exposure therapy, implementation of evidence based treatments for PTSD, and novel treatments to address the kinds of problems recently deployed Veterans report. She is based at the VA San Diego Healthcare System where she previously directed the PTSD treatment program for Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and served as a consultant for the VA Prolonged Exposure therapy rollout. She recently served as a member of the VA/DoD PTSD Clinical Practice Guideline workgroup. Dr. Norman has over 100 publications related to PTSD and associated problems. She received her PhD from Stanford University.
Upcoming Talks and Archive
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The PTSD Consultation Program Lecture Series is a free, live webinar offered on the third Wednesday of every month from 2-3pm ET. Continuing education credit is available for a variety of professions. (Follow the registration links above for more details.) The lectures cover a wide range of topics related to PTSD diagnosis and treatment and common co-morbidities. Relevant recent research is presented and there is a focus on the clinical implications for providers and patients.
This monthly lecture series is organized by the PTSD Consultation Program at the VA's National Center for PTSD. Presenters are generally experts in VA who discuss clinical practice in light of the most recent research.
PTSD Consultation Program
The VA PTSD Consultation Program for Providers Who Treat Veterans offers education, information, consultation and other resources to VA and non-VA health professionals who treat Veterans with PTSD. These services provided are consistent with evidence-based practices for PTSD and VA consensus statements such as the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines for PTSD.
Our goal is to improve the care available to all Veterans with PTSD regardless of where they access services. We offer expert guidance on general issues that come up in the course of caring for Veterans with PTSD. We cannot, however, provide direct guidance or consultation regarding or assume clinical responsibility for specific patients; any potential liability would be only in accordance with the Federal Tort Claims Act.
To ask a question or request consultation email us at PTSDconsult@va.gov or call (866) 948-7880.