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 according to instructions provided on the training platform: VHA TRAIN.
For clinicians unable to attend the live webinar trainings, recordings are available on the VHA TRAIN training platform after October 26, 2020. DoD mental health providers interested in registering for the enduring training and obtaining continuing education (CE) credits should email email@example.com.
Speakers’ presentations provided below are for reference purposes only.
Please note: Reviewing the presentations below is not sufficient to obtain CEs
Presenter: Master Sgt. Deondra Parks (DoD)
Presenter: Dr. Margaret Altemus (VA)
Presenter: Dr. Holly O’Reilly (DoD)
Presenter: Dr. Laura J. Miller (VA)
Presenter: Col. Jennifer C. Chow (DoD)
Presenters: Dr. Sarah Kate McGowan (VA) and Dr. Carla M. York
Presenter: Dr. Grace Change (VA)
Presenters: Dr. Melissa Foynes (VA) and Dr. Kate McGraw (DoD)