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Counselors to Focus on Mental Health Concerns of Military Members and Student Veterans

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Training at UNLV Aug. 15 will help clinical counselors learn how to address post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide prevention.
Campus News  |  Aug 14, 2013  |  By Afsha Bawany
Media Contact: Afsha Bawany, UNLV Office of Media Relations, (702) 895-5515

What

Close to 100 mental health counselors, social workers and service providers from regional universities and community agencies (including UNLV) will gather for a daylong training seminar to address the unique social, cultural, clinical and campus-specific issues affecting service members and veterans on college campuses.

When

Thursday, Aug. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where

UNLV Student Union Room 208A

Details

The federal Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) hosts training events at college campus across the nation to help campus veterans service providers identify, connect to and treat active-duty service members and veterans. Event topics include:

  • Culture and experience of service members and veterans on campus
  • Impact of deployment cycles and campus reintegration
  • Overview of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and introduction to prolonged exposure and cognitive processing therapies

Colleges and agencies scheduled to attend include UNLV, UNR, CSN, Truckee Meadows and Touro University from Nevada; select California universities and the local Department of Veterans Affairs, Las Vegas Vet Center, Henderson Vet Center, Westcare Foundation and the United States Air Force.

UNLV's Office of Veterans Services and Student Counseling & Psychological Services coordinated with the CDP and its University Counseling Center Core Competency program to bring the training to UNLV.

Media

The event is closed to the public, but media are invited to attend. For more information please contact Afsha Bawany at (702) 895-5515.