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CE Workshop: Enhancing Clinical Competence in Military Culture and Terminology
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When: Friday, March 9, 2018
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Liza Zwiebach, PhD
Contact: Staci Bratcher, Director of Operations
404-634-6272, ext. 208

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Workshop Title:  Enhancing Clinical Competence in Military Culture and Terminology

Workshop Description: 

With regard to urgent mental health needs facing our returning veterans, clinicians in the community could add much to the landscape of treatment options available to this population. However, even seasoned clinicians may have little background in working with U.S. service members and veterans, and the role of military cultural competence is as critical as any other form of cultural competence in working effectively across demographic divides. This workshop will prepare clinicians to treat military and veteran populations effectively. The workshop will address concerns of different groups of service members, including female and LGBTQ individuals.

Learning Objectives

  1. To discuss demographic and risk characteristics of military and veteran personnel and their families.
  2. To recognize general and deployment-related military terms.
  3. To demonstrate how specific aspects of military life may influence service members’ willingness to engage in treatment.
  4. To recognize common difficulties service members encounter during transition from military to civilian life.
  5. To describe general and deployment-related stressors for military families, and discuss specific skills to promote healthy adjustment for families throughout the deployment cycle.

      CE Hours: 6


      About the Presenter:

      Dr. Zwiebach is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Associate Clinical Director of Emory Healthcare Veterans Program. Much of Dr. Zwiebach’s clinical work is with returning veterans, specifically for treatment of PTSD. Dr. Zwiebach also is a trainer with the Star Behavioral Health Provider program, which provides instruction to community clinicians across the state in working with a military and/or veteran population. Dr. Zwiebach delivered a stand-alone CE workshop with GPA on military cultural competence in August 2014.

      Registration Costs (per workshop):

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before February 23, 2018 to receive this rate.)

      • $140: GPA Members
      • $170: Non-members
      • $50: *GPA Student Members

      Registration (After February 23, 2018)

      • $150: GPA Members
      • $180: Non-members
      • $60: *GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      *If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Staci Bratcher via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to February 23, 2018. No refunds will be given after February 23, 2018.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.