Serving Those Who Serve 2015

Improving Mental Health Care for Service Members and Their Families

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Friday, July 10, 2015 |  8 a.m.—5 p.m. 

Attendees advanced their skills to effectively work with service members and their families at this professional development workshop for mental health providers in all disciplines.  They were 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. Attendees met other professionals working with active service members, veterans and their families.  Continuing education units were offered for licensed professionals (6 hours total).

Keynote Speakers

Heidi Kraft

Heidi Kraft, PhD

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.

Marjorie Morrison

Marjorie Morrison, LMFT, LPCC

Ms. Morrison is CEO and founder of PsychArmor Institute, a nonprofit organization based in San Diego designed to provide education and ongoing support to civilians who work with military and veteran populations. She is also the author of “The Inside Battle: Our Military Mental Health Crisis.”

Conference Breakout Sessions 

  • Moral injury
  • Transitioning out of the military
  • Training in evidence-based practices for military populations
  • Working with children in military families
  • Understanding and treating PTSD
  • Mental health stigma in the military
  • Mind body medicine

Organizing Partners 

Veterans Village San Diego Vet Centers   VA SD Military Families CollaborativeCAMFT 

CESAMH  Naval Medical Center   NROTC    Psych Armor    Reboot