Plan to Attend the 2020 VA/DoD Women’s Mental Health Webinar Series

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By Kanchana Bindu Kuruganti, M.A., PMP
August 24, 2020

The VA/DoD Women’s Mental Health Webinar Series will take place Sept. 22-24, 2020. Participating Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) mental health providers will be at the forefront of integrating gender-sensitive mental health care into clinical practice. This live webinar series offers eight hours of online training across three days and is designed to equip participants with the clinical knowledge and skills to deliver gender-sensitive care to women veterans and service members and to develop local communities of practice. You do not need to attend every session in the series to participate. 

VA and DoD mental health providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and behavioral health technicians are encouraged to attend. Participants can earn up to eight hours of continuing education credits and increase their knowledge on topics related to women in the military, women’s mental health across the lifecycle, depression in women, insomnia in women, deployment stressors unique to military women, intersectionality and cultural competence, sexual health and sexual dysfunction, and substance use disorders in women.

The faculty includes nationally recognized subject matter experts who will share their knowledge on unique aspects of women’s mental health, including influences of sex, gender, and reproductive cycle stages. At the conclusion of the training, participants will better understand the continuum of experiences of women veterans and service members and be equipped to strengthen continuity of care across health care systems.

Act now!

Attendance for the live webinar series is limited to VA and DoD providers, and there is no cost to register. All sessions will be recorded and accessible after the event. If you’re interested in attending, email the PHCoE Women’s Mental Health team at or visit our website for more information. 

Ms. Kuruganti is a contracted senior project coordinator at the Psychological Health Center of Excellence. She has extensive experience in global project management, process improvement, and quality assurance in the health care industry.

The views expressed in Clinician's Corner blogs are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Psychological Health Center of Excellence or Department of Defense.

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