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Tuesday September 30, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM PDT
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Del Amo Hospital Auditorium 
23700 Camino Del Sol
Torrance, CA 90505

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Bryan Mitchell 
Del Amo Behavioral Health 

Coming Home: Session 8

 Therapeutic Approaches to Clients with Trauma Related Symptoms and Substance Abuse

  As the war in Iraq and Afghanistan comes to a close, there are an increasing number of OEF/OIF (Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom) veterans returning to Southern California. This workshop provides a great opportunity for Clinical Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists who work with veterans and military family members gain an inside view of specific clinical factors as well as clinical practices for assessing, engaging and treating OEF/OIF Combat Veterans. Please join us on the following dates and times for FREE 1-hour Continuing Education Credits and learn valuable information about working with military veterans and their families.

This is a 12 Month CEU Series, with pre-set dates and topics (see below).  Come to all or choose the topics that best interest you!  Seats are LIMITED to only 25 attendees per event so please register early to save your spot!!  Registration for each event will open up individually, on the next business day after each event. At the conclusion of each training, attendees will receive a certificate for one (1) hour CEU approved by the California Board of Behavioral Science. 

 Feel free to bring your lunch!!  We will provide Coffee, Tea, Water and Soda as well as Whole fruit as a snack. 

We are pleased to have Valvincent Reyes, LCSW, BCD, LTC, AUS (Ret.) presenting on all topics throughout the year. 

Lt. Col. Reyes served in the U.S. Army for 24 years.  He served his country with honor and distinction as a clinical social worker in Afghanistan providing front line behavioral health prevention, treatment and stress control to soldiers and Afghan civilians.  Lt. Col. Reyes also worked with U.S. soldiers who were sexual assault survivors while in the military and served as a senior social work officer in the US Army working to install the first-ever PTSD outpatient treatment program.  After the devastating Fort Hood Shootings in 2009, Lt. Col. Reyes worked as the senior social work officer in charge providing psychosocial assessments and screenings on service members and civilian survivors.  Upon retirement from the U.S. Army, Lt. Col. Reyes was a clinical assistant professor at USC where he helped develop the military social work concentration at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Social Work.  Lt. Col. Reyes also has 23 years of experience as a parole agent specializing in parole mental health program development and street gang interventions, while also having seven years of experience as a psychiatric social worker in inpatient psychiatric settings.   Lt. Col. Reyes was recently awarded the 2013 NASW California Chapter Social Worker of the Year as well as the 2013 NASW Military Social Worker of the Year.  Lt. Col. Reyes received his MSW from UCLA and BA from California State University Dominguez Hills and is a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work.  Lt. Col Reyes is an accomplished public speaker and has published several articles on Military Social Work and PTSD. 


All presentations will begin Promptly at 11:30 AM and end at 1:00 PM

1 Clinical Practices for Treating OEF/OI Combat Veterans
Friday 1/31/2014
2 Clinical Practices for Treating Military Family Members
Thursday 2/27/2014
3 Military Life Cycle, Deployment Cycle, Concepts of Stress and use of Professional Self
Friday 3/28/2014
4 Bio-Psycho-Social-Assessment and early Engagement with OEF/OIF Combat Veterans
Thursday 4/24/2014
5 Engaging the OEF/OIF Veteran in Clinical Practice
Friday 5/30/2014
6 Group Therapy Approaches with Service Members/Veterans who are coping with PTSD
Thursday 6/26/2014
7 Specific Clinical Issues Facing Women Service Members, Veterans and their Families
Thursday 7/31/2014
8 Therapeutic Approaches to Clients with Trauma Related Symptoms and Substance Abuse
Thursday 9/30/2014
9 Psycho-Social Factors influenced by Physical Injuries
Tuesday 10/31/2014
10 Phase-two-Adjustment to Loss and Change, Grieving and Mood Disorders
Friday 11/14/2014
11 PTSD and Moral Injury
Friday 12/19/2014
12 Developing an awareness of Safety, Risk Assessment, and Intimate Partners Violence


For more information, please call our information service line at 310-626-9381

 **Course meets the qualification for 1 hour of continuing education credit for MFT's, LPCCs, LEPs, and /or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; Del Amo Hospital, PCE#5064.**


(800)533-5266 or (310)530-1151

23700 Camino Del Sol, Torrance, CA 90505

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