22nd Annual Fearon Institute Proudly Presents
Fearon Institute

Serving Veterans Mental Health

Presenter: Regina Shillinglaw, Ph.D.

Monday, April 3, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Kauffman Foundation
4801 Rockhill Road | Kansas City, MO

                    Includes light breakfast and lunch
                                 CEU's Available

Workshop Overview:

Military Culture: Enhancing Clinical Competence
This training module is for civilian mental health providers who want to develop a better understanding about how the military works and who comprises the armed forces. It provides an overview of military culture to include basics about its history, organizational structure, core values, branches of the service, mission and operations, as well as the differences between the active and reserve components. Participants acquire greater competency in working with Service members by learning military culture and terminology, and by discussing how aspects of the military culture impact behaviors and perspectives.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the structure and major components of the United States military.
  • Identify common characteristics of the military population and how they compare to the general population.
  • Discuss the importance of a distinct culture to the military
  • Describe elements of the military experience and lifestyle that are integral to military culture

Enhancing Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Behavior Associated with Military Service: An Overview
This training module first outlines the rates of suicide in the civilian and military population. Next, risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors related to suicide are covered with an explanation of the difference between warning signs and risk factors. Comorbid mental health conditions associated with suicidal behavior among military members are identified. Next, theoretical underpinnings of suicidal behavior are addressed with an emphasis on two specific theories. Some of the VA/DoD Clinical Guidelines for addressing suicidal behavior are identified with an emphasis on recommended therapy approaches. Finally, a Cognitive Therapy protocol for suicidal patients is outlined, and this includes recommendations regarding components of assessment.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the prevalence of suicide in the civilian and military population
  • Identify warning signs, risk factors, and protective factors for suicidal behavior.
  • Understand theoretical underpinnings of suicidal behavior.
  • Discuss an empirically-supported therapy for treating military clients displaying suicidal behaviors.

Early Bird
: $95 per person before March 13
$105 per person after March 13

Continuing Education:

The University of Missouri St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 6.3 clock hours or 7.5 contact hours (.8 CEUs) for this activity.

If you are from outside of Missouri, submit a copy of this brochure to your Board prior to registering to ensure that you receive appropriate credit.