Association Book Exhibit
Bridging the Gaps Integrative Addiction Treatment
Civilian Medical Corps.
Compulink Business Systems, Inc.
Cornerstone of Recovery
Diamond Healthcare Corporation
Eating Recovery Center
The Family Foundation School
Focus Treatment Centers
Health Data Services, Inc.
International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
Minnesota Sex Offender Program
Rosecrance Health Network
Roxbury Treatment Center
Sovereign Health of California
White Deer Run | Cove Forge | Bowling Green
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|Start your morning by heading to Capitol Hill to lobby with AMHCA, then return in the afternoon for your choice of two pre-conference workshops. In the evening, join our exhibitors and poster presenters for our welcome reception.
Your full conference registration also includes Thursday evening workshops, back by popular demand!
Day on the Hill
Our nation's capital has long been considered a center of influence. On Thursday, July 18, participate in AMHCA's Day on the Hill and speak to Hill insiders about important bills to boost recognition of our profession. Participants will recieve a one-hour briefing on current priority issues by AMHCA's lobbyist, plus pointers and legislative briefing sheets for their Hill meetings. Participants are encouraged to set up appointments with their legislators in advance of arrival, and transportation to and from Senate office buildings will be provided.
||Since the "culture wars" began in the 1960's, American politics have been characterized by two sides bitterly and stubbornly locked in a stalemate—liberals on the left, conservatives on the right. Why does it seem impossible to find bi-partisan solutions? Why do both sides seem more entrenched in their worldviews and policy decisions than ever before? For Jonathan Haidt, the only way to understand the modern political landscape is through the lens of morality. Haidt draws on his extensive research in human morality to reach new conclusions about the struggle between conservatives and liberals. The most important differences aren't about political issues—rather, it is each side's respective understanding of morality. With a timely, optimistic message, Haidt cuts through the rhetoric and presents a fascinating and engaging interpretation of modern politics at this crucial moment.
Jonathan Haidt's work focuses on morality and emotion, and how they vary across cultures. Morality, by its very nature, is difficult to study. It binds people together into teams that seek victory, not truth. It closes hearts and minds to opponents even as it makes cooperation and decency possible within groups. In addition to his work on morality, Haidt is also an expert on positive psychology (the scientific study of human flourishing) and studies positive emotions such as moral elevation, admiration, and awe. Haidt is a highly respected and coveted speaker who has appeared at TED. “The Righteous Mind” debuted at #6 on The New York Times' Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List. He is also the author of “The Happiness Hypothesis and Flourishing.” Haidt received his B.A. from Yale University, and went on to complete his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.JonathanHaidt.com.
The Challenges of Reintegration Following Deployment
with William Brim, Psy.D.
This keynote address is intended to provide civilian mental health providers with an overview of the demographics of military families and the impact of reintegration on the service member and family unit. It will explore the unique experiences that service members and their spouses and children face upon return from deployment.
Saturday Invited Track:
Evidence-Based Treatments for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Presented by The Center for Deployment Psychology
Evidence-based treatments for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are reviewed so participants become familiar with effective interventions for combat-related trauma. This talk is consistent with Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs guidelines for the treatment of PTSD in military populations. Overviews of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) are presented. Participants will also be guided to additional resources that will prove useful in working with service members and veterans.
The focus of Dr. Brim's clinical work, supervision and training is on deployment and redeployment related mental health issues, specifically assessment and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Insomnia. Additionally, Dr. Brim focuses on health psychology clinical practice and supervision, the integration of mental health services in primary care and offers forensic psychology expert consultation and witness services. Learn more about the Center for Deployment Psychology.
||William Brim, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has been with the Center for Deployment Psychology since 2007, initially as a Deployment Behavioral Health Psychologist at Malcolm Grow (USAF) Medical Center and serving as the Deputy Director since 2008. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee (Psychology) and has his Master's and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL (1998). He is a graduate of the Wilford Hall (USAF) Medical Center Psychology Residency Program (1998) and the Wilford Hall Clinical Health Psychology Post-doctoral Fellowship Program (2001). Dr. Brim served on Active Duty as a psychologist in the United States Air Force from 1997 to 2007.
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