Combat Veterans: PTSD, Substance Abuse, & Post Deployment Issues

Combat Veterans: PTSD, Substance Abuse, & Post Deployment Issues

Friday, September 13, 2013
6 hour CEU
Sponsored By
Portland VA Medical Center – Vancouver Division
Training Location: PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center off Mill Plain & 92nd Ave.
600 N.E. 92nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98664

Training Brochure

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Goal of Training
The goal of this training is to provide an overview of the post-deployment factors that combat veterans may face including substance abuse and PTSD. Participants will learn about the unique stressors that combat veterans face including traumatic stressors, physical injuries, readjustment issues, and involvement in the conflicted justice/criminal justice system. This training will provide an overview of the most effective integrated treatment for PTSD and substance abuse and will discuss how dual diagnosis treatment can help veterans with co-morbid PTSD and substance abuse who are involved in the justice/criminal justice system move from risk to resilience in regard to their recovery. In addition to learning about dual diagnosis treatment and options for justice/criminal justice, participants will also learn about how to prevent compassion fatigue and burnout, which are common among providers who serve this population.

Behavioral Objectives
By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
•Identify the prevalence of PTSD, Substance Abuse, among combat veterans.
•Gain an understanding of the problems that returning war service members face and how those problems are increasingly leading many service members to end up in a conflicted justice/criminal system.
•An understanding of integrated treatment options for PTSD and Substance abuse.
•Understand the differences between secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout and will learn at least three strategies to address each of these issues.


9:00 – 9:10 CDTC Announcements and Introductions
9:10 – Post Deployment Issues, PTSD & Substance Abuse
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – Noon Integrated treatment for PTSD and Substance Abuse Disorders – recommended best practices.
Noon – 1:00 **Lunch Break ~ On Your Own**
1:00 How Do We Respond When Out Nation’s Heroes Break The Law?
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 4:15 Identifying and Addressing Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Trauma
4:15 – 4:30 CDTC Staff ~ Evaluations and Wrap Up

Malinda Trujillo, MS, PhD, received her doctorate from Colorado State University in 2008 after completing her pre-doctoral internship at the Greater Los Angeles VA Ambulatory Care Center (VA-LAACC). After receiving her degree she completed her postdoctoral training in PTSD and health psychology at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System in 2009. Dr. Trujillo joined the Portland VA Medical Center in 2009 she is currently a staff psychologist for the Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) and the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team (PCT). She provides evaluation and mental health treatment patients with PTSD and co-morbid psychiatric, medical, and substance abuse issues. Her areas of expertise include evidence based treatment for PTSD, military sexual trauma (MST), co-morbid substance abuse and psychiatric disorders, primary care and mental health integration, homeless mental health/advocacy, and multicultural psychology.

Rebecca Hyman,, MSW, is a social worker in the SATP program in Vancouver. She previously worked at Central City Concern for two years, specializing in clients with co-occurring trauma, severe and persistent mental illness and addiction. She completed her internship at the Vet Center, specializing in MST and working with combat vets with PTSD. She has delivered presentations on compassion fatigue and secondary trauma to the VA MST conference, the VISN 20 APN nurses, the Roseburg VA nurses and is scheduled to present trainings on secondary trauma tailored to the OIF/OEF program and the oncology nursing staff at the VA. Her area of research and clinical specialization is PTSD. Before pursuing a career in social work, Rebecca was an Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies; her academic work focused on the history of trauma in the US from 1867 to 1920. She has taught Social Justice in the Social Work program at PSU, Family Studies in the undergraduate program at PSU and before that taught multiple courses on gender, illness, theory and the body at the University of Virginia, Oregon State University and Oglethorpe University in Atlanta .

Stan Brown, LPC, CADC III, works in the Substance Treatment Program of the Portland VA Medical Center. Stan holds an MA in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College. He has worked in the field of addictions for 29 years. He has worked at the Oregon State Hospital, Marion County Mental Health Clinic, Clackamas County Community Health Center, and has been at the VA for the last 5 years.

Course No: 09-13S Student $20.00 **Proof of Enrollment required
09-13M Member $50.00 **See the Our Members page**
09-13N Non-Member $75.00

•Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.
◦Please mail your payment at least one week prior to training
◦We do not accept any form of debit or credit card at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
◦Send payment to: CDTC, P.O. Box 847, Vancouver, WA 98666.
•Please notify CDTC if you are unable to attend training.
◦Refund: A refund may be given only when notification is given at least 3 days
prior to the training. Notification under 3 days will follow the credit
◦Credit: If notification is given within 1 week after the training, a credit will be
given for the next training only.
◦If CDTC cancels training, registration fees will be refunded in full.

Date: September 13th, 2013 – Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lunch: You will have an hour lunch break from Noon – 1 p.m. for this training. There is a full service cafeteria in the hospital that also has a microwave available. It is recommended that you Google map the training location and look for lunch locations in the area.
Place: PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center 600 N.E. 92nd Ave. Vancouver, WA 98664
From I-5:

Exit 1A — Highway 14 East, Lieser Road exit

Turn left and cross over Hwy 14

Road ends at Mill Plain; turn right (east)

92nd Avenue is left at the third light, turn left

Take 2nd left into the parking lot. The Health Education Center is directly in front of you.

Turn left into parking garage. Please don’t park in lot.

From I-205:

Exit 28 — Mill Plain West

92nd Avenue is 5th traffic signals from I-205. Turn right.

Take 2nd left into the parking lot. The Health Education Center is directly in front of you.

Turn left into parking garage. Please don’t park in lot.

Training Registration

Pre-pay for all trainings is required due to limited seating availability. If you have circumstances which will prevent you from paying in advance, please contact us at (503) 805-0989 or and we will be happy to work around this but you must make arrangements no later than seven days prior to the date of the training.

Please make check payable to and mail to the following:

CDTC of the Northwest
PO Box 847
Vancouver, WA 98666

To keep interruptions at a minimum, it is requested that all cell phones and pagers
be turned off during the training. Due to state-manadated temperatures, the thermostats
in our classrooms are set and cannot be changed.

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Lisa Westlund
Phone: 503-805-0989
Fax: 1-360-557-5032 (vFax)

Send Payments And Other Mail To:
CDTC of the Northwest
PO Box 847
Vancouver, WA 98666

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