8:00 a.m.–3: 50 p.m.
Workshop 161 is part of Dr. Donald Bersoff’s Presidential Programming.
161 advancing skills for Brief
therapeutic treatments to
address the needs of returning
This intermediate workshop is for practitioners working with
returning service members and military veterans. The workshop
will focus on level of treatment and rehabilitation determination
and many short-term kinds of approaches. The leaders will present
the latest work, findings, programs, practices, and techniques
from the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs on how
to assess clients and then select interventions, treatments, and
rehabilitation techniques most appropriate and effective for each
client’s current condition.
Leaders: Nathan D. Ainspan, PhD, U.S. Army, Fort Belvoir, VA; Walter E. Penk, PhD,
VA Rehabilitation Research and Development, Austin, TX; Brett A. Moore, PsyD,
U.S. Army, San Antonio, TX; Mark J. Bates, PhD, Defense Centers of Excellence
for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), Silver Spring, MD;
Terence M. Keane, PhD, and Jeffrey A. Knight, PhD, National Center for PTSD,
“I appreciated so much the wealth of knowledge
from the presenters. I found useful the practical/
implementation-oriented information (e.g., military
problem solving, educational interviews…).”
—2012 workshop attendee
162 clinical supervision: skills for
This intermediate workshop is designed to provide the most
current skills to enhance supervision practice including competencies
(benchmarks), evolving guidelines and best practices, self-assessment,
supervisory relationships, relationship strain, ruptures, repair, diversity
in all aspects, feedback, evaluation strategies, legal and ethical
considerations, vicarious traumatization, self-care, and management
of supervisees not meeting performance competency standards.
Through a competency-based frame, interactive meta-theoretical
strategies for practice are developed through practice exercises,
skill-building, videos, and reflection.
Leaders: Carol A. Falender, PhD, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA;
Edward P. Shafranske, PhD, Pepperdine University, Irvine, CA
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