Women’s Mental Health Webinar Series

Mental health practitioners from across the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Defense Department (DoD) participated in the Women’s Mental Health Webinar Series, which was held over three days in September 2020. In this live online training event, nationally recognized VA and DoD subject matter experts shared their knowledge on unique aspects of women’s mental health. The webinars were intended to make participants better equipped to understand the experiences of women veterans and service members, including the key influences of sex, gender, and reproductive cycle stages, thereby strengthening the continuity of care across systems, with an emphasis on pre-deployment, deployment, post-deployment, and transitional experiences as they relate specifically to women. Participants included psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and behavioral health technicians.

Up to 8 hours of continuing education (CE) credits were available to participants who registered and attended the live webinar sessions and completed the participant survey. For those who were unable to attend, speakers’ presentations and information on enduring training are provided below.

Presentations and Enduring Training

Speakers’ presentations from Women’s Mental Health Webinar Series are provided for reference purposes only. Reviewing the presentations is not sufficient to obtain CE credit. For VA and DoD mental health providers who did not attend the live webinars and want to take the trainings and obtain CE credits, session recordings are available as enduring trainings through the VA TRAIN platform. Register for each training using the links below.