2nd Annual Serving Those Who Serve Conference 2016

Improving Mental Health Care for Service Members and Their Families

Friday, June 17 |  8:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m. 
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, University of San Diego

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$45 general registration | $65 registration plus CEU credits  
Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch
Registration now open. We are no longer accepting refund requests. 

While parking on campus, a valid USD permit must be displayed Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visitor permits may be obtained from this link, or at the west entrance kiosk.  To avoid delays on the morning of the workshop, we strongly encourage you print your pass from home. When registering online for a permit, you’ll need to enter your email address and your vehicle information (including license plate number). Visitors are allowed to park in white-lined spaces ONLY.  There are limited white-lined spaces in the Mother Rosalie Hill Hall parking garage, on Marian Way, and on Manion Way.  There is also plenty of spaces in the West Parking Structure, and a shuttle is available for your convenience.  For reference, here is the USD campus map.

Directions to the USD Campus.

Advance your skills to effectively work with service members and their families at this professional development workshop for mental health providers in all disciplines.  You’ll be inspired by first-hand accounts of service members’ experiences and extraordinary resilience, educated about military culture and how it impacts mental health care, and connected to a wealth of training resources to improve services for the military community. Come meet other professionals working with active service members, veterans and their families.  Continuing education units offered for licensed professionals (6 hours total).

Keynote Speaker

Heidi Kraft

We are pleased to welcome returning key note speaker Dr. Heidi Squier Kraft, addressing "1-5-15: What American Veterans Want You to Know." Dr. Kraft currently treats veterans with PTSD and consults on several military mental health projects. She is a former active duty Navy clinical psychologist and Iraq war veteran.   Her book “Rule Number Two” is a memoir of that experience. You'll also hear from a panel of veterans and active duty service members sharing their experiences and perspectives on mental health issues.

Conference Breakout Sessions 

Mind, Body, Spiritual Stress-Busting Skills with Jill Bormann, PhD, RN, FAAN

Therapy with Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury with Amy Jak, PhD

What You Need to Know About Today's Veteran with Kathleen Kim, MD, MPH & Kym Grey, LCSW

Supporting Success for Veteran and Military Affiliated Students with Joanna Boval, MA

Couples Counseling with Vets and Service Members with Sara Nunnick, PhD

Post-Traumatic Stress: A First Hand Perspective with Linda Stanley, Psych. Nurse, USAF Retired 

Training in evidence based practices: Why consultation is essential with Carie Rodgers, PhD and Laurie Lindamer, PhD

Organizing Partners 

Veterans Village San Diego Vet Centers   VA SD Military Families CollaborativeCAMFT 

CESAMH  Naval Medical Center   NROTC    Psych Armor Logo