Building Clinical Expertise to Meet Women's Unique Treatment Needs
Purpose: To provide Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) mental health providers with clinical knowledge and skills for gender-sensitive care to women veterans and service members, and to develop a community of practice.
Description: This three-day mini-residency will include a blend of clinical demonstrations and role plays, didactic sessions, and small group, case-based, expert-facilitated discussions. Participants will develop strategies and action plans to disseminate best practices for gender-sensitive mental health care to providers and leadership at their local facilities.
Target Audience: VA and DoD physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, psychologists, social workers and counselors providing mental health care to women veterans and service members.
Objectives: At the conclusion of the mini-residency, participants will be able to:
- Acquire knowledge of gender differences, including biological, social, and cultural factors
- Create an action plan to implement at one, three, and six months following the mini-residency
- Advance gender-sensitive mental health services for service women through implementation of the action plan
Cost: Free to VA and DoD providers
Date: August 28-30, 2018
Location: Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, Crystal City, Virginia
Continuing Education: 19 hours of credit are available for participation in this activity