PTSD and Moral Injury: Skills to Effectively Treat a Veteran Population

Lincoln, Nebraska
Friday, September 15, 2017
PTSD and Moral Injury: Skills to Effectively Treat a Veteran Population
Friday, September 15, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Central Time)

VA Nebraska-Western IA Health Care System, Lincoln
600 South 70th St.
Auditorium – Main Building (Building 4)
Lincoln, Nebraska 68510
United States

PTSD and Moral Injury: Skills to Effectively Treat a Veteran Population
A full-day workshop with presenter Krista Krebs, Ph.D., PTSD specialist and Co-Chair of the PTSD Mentoring Group with the Veterans Integrated Services Network #23, including a video consultation with Dr. Elissa McCarthy from the National PTSD Consultation Program and resources provided by VA Health Care and National Center for PTSD.

If you work with trauma victims you know it is not enough to be skilled in just one of the EBTs for PTSD. This workshop will cover treatment of moral injury in a Veteran population, and focus on general skills that enhance treatment engagement and outcomes. The latest PTSD clinical guidelines will be reviewed, with discussion of recent data about “firstline” treatments. We will explore information regarding how psychotherapy results in sustained changes in brain structure and functioning. Attendees will also learn about the VA National PTSD Consultation program available to any clinician working with a Veteran who has PTSD, and will get resources for working with Veterans who have PTSD that are useful for work with all trauma survivors.

Krista Krebs, Ph.D
has served as the PTSD Specialist Psychologist at the Grand Island Veteran’s Affairs Hospital for the past 10 years. In that time she has also served as the Site Supervisor for the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic for the last 6 years, working with an interdisciplinary team composed of Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and RNs, and Clinical Pharmacists. In October 2016, she also assumed the role of Co-Mentor for the VISN 23 PTSD Mentoring group, working with a group of VA providers across North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Western Iowa, and Minnesota, together with her Co-Mentor Margo Norton, Ph.D. in Fargo, ND.

Additionally, Dr. Krebs provides training and supervision to Post-Graduate Psychologists, and to Pre-Doctoral Psychology Interns as part of the Nebraska Western Iowa VA Healthcare system APA accredited Internship program. She serves as the Grand Island site PTSD rotation supervisor, and provides PTSD specific training throughout the internship year. Prior to her work at the VA, Dr. Krebs completed her graduate work at Iowa State University in Ames, IA and her Pre-doctoral internship at the Colmery O’Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka, KS with an emphasis on PTSD training in their residential PTSD program.  She completed her degree in 2000. She has also worked as a psychologist at several state run units, including at the Hastings Regional Center in Hastings, NE and at the Larned State Hospital in Larned, Kansas, working with severely mentally ill adult and adolescent patients committed for care.

Continuing Education
— The Nebraska Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Nebraska Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Participants attending this conference can receive 6 CEs for psychologists. This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice.

Complete refund of the registration fee will be distributed if cancellation occurs on or before September 11, 2017.

In accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, registrants are asked to advise NPA of any disability so we can make necessary arrangements to accommodate you.

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Contact Information

    Phone: 402-475-0709

Payment Instructions

  • General Registration:
         Regular Registration - $195

    NPA Members and VA Employees:
          Regular Registration - $165

    Interns/Graduate Students: $30

    Registration includes lunch.

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