Advanced Treatment Program

Incorporating Faith-Based & Secular Meditation Into Your Clinical Practice

Summary

This online supplementary program is co-hosted by the Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc. and the Women Veterans Social Justice Network (WVSJ). It is worth 3.0 hours of continuing education and only costs $50. Based on the presenter’s 2019 book (NASW Press), this workshop describes culturally diverse faith-based and secular forms of meditation for personal benefit and as a strategy for clients to reduce anxiety/mood/other symptoms and enhance concentration, ability to detach from traumatic/stressful cognitions and emotions, and enhance positive aspects of living. Several case applications of both sit-down meditation and “spot” or tactical application, and didactic/experiential introduction to 13-step process to introduce clients and self to at least four forms of meditation: mantra, breath count, mindful breath awareness and hybrid. Benefits, cautions and relevance of meditation to prayer are described. Register and pay here

Date: December 3, 2020

Target Audience

This continuing education program offers a total of 3 hours of training for chaplains, social workers, psychologists, nurses, physicians and other clinicians who are on the frontline providing care to military service members, veterans, police, firefighters, nurses, and other first responders in the aftermath of critical incident exposure. Critical incidents may include combat, responding to manmade or natural disasters in which others were harmed or killed, witnessing atrocities, or surviving sexual assault or other personal violation. These incidents often lead to a transgression of deeply held moral beliefs, or moral injury. Moral injury can “affect the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual health of military men and women.”1 First responders and service members may lose their faith, ability to function in their job, or capacity to have meaningful relationships. Those who provide support to these populations need to understand what moral injury is, how it affects people, assessment tools that are available, and treatment options. There are no pre-requisites required to enroll in this training.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify commonly practiced forms of meditation.
  2. List important characteristics of meditative breathing exercises.
  3. Describe ways of incorporating meditation into daily and professional practice.
  4. Identify common misconceptions about meditation.
  5. Successfully facilitate meditative sessions with clients.

Agenda (All Times Eastern Time)

1:00 – 1:10 pmWelcoming Remarks 
1:10 – 1:25 pmIntroduction & What is Meditation?
1:25 – 2:00 pm Faith-Based, Secular, and Concentrative Forms of Meditation
2:00 – 2:30 pm13 Steps to Introduce Clients (and You) to Meditation
2:30 – 2:40 pmBreathing and Meditation
2:40 – 2:55 pmBreak
2:55 – 3:20 pmMindfulness  and Metta (Loving Kindness) Meditation
3:20 – 3:30 pmBreath and Panic Attacks
3:30 – 3:45 pm Maintaining the Focus of Your Meditation and the Four Phases of Meditation
3:45 – 3:55 pmSpot or “Tactical” Meditation
3:55 – 4:05 pmRelationship Between Meditation and Prayer
4:05 – 4:15 pmVery Brief Orientation to Posttraumatic Applications of Meditation
4:15 – 4:25 pmMeditation Research/Efficacy, And Issues/Cautions/Limitations
Times and subject titles are subject to minor changes.

To register and pay, go to the store and select the CEU Advanced Treatments Program. Your registration includes a 20% discount on a pre-order of the Conference Proceedings book from the 2020 Women Veterans Military Moral Injury Conference.

Accreditation

Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals

Participation in the Main Program allows OAMHP members to apply up to 6 hours (CECs) towards their required continuing education hours. Participation in the Advanced Treatments Program allows OAMHP members to apply up to 3 hours (CECs) towards their required continuing education hours. OAMHP does not endorse this training or the training provider.

Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc. 

This program qualifies for the BCCI’s continuing education hours requirement under Methodology 1: Attending Educational Events (see Guidelines). Contact BCCI at 847.240.1014 or info@professionalchaplains.org for verification based on your specific chaplaincy requirements. 

American Holistic Nurses Association

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 3 contact hours. AHNA #1535. Approval for contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.

Georgia Psychological Association

This program been approved by GPA for up to 3 contact hours. GPA has reciprocity for CE accreditation with 42 other states. Please check with your state to verify that your attendance will be accepted. 

National Association of Social Workers

The Advanced Treatments program was approved for 3 contact hours (Approval # 886837521-3366).

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Contact Dr. Daniel Roberts, 910-690-5964 or droberts@chaplainconsultants.com for questions, concerns or further information.

Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit specializing in education, research, and advocacy in military chaplaincy and soldier care. MISNS’ research focus is on pastoral support to female service members. Women are an underserved population when it comes to spiritual leadership and support. By conducting studies with female service members as the primary population, MISNS is able to develop theories and practices that will enhance the lives of women in the military.

Women Veterans Social Justice Network (WVSJ) is an outreach and community based 501(c)(3) non-profit working to bring together national and local resources available to women veterans in a single, easy to understand and navigable resource. The online social network organization started with peer support groups that utilized social media and education, to inform, support and advocates on behalf of women veterans. It  focuses on issues of Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Moral Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), homelessness, suicide awareness and prevention, and VA and community based services and benefits available to women veterans and their families.

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