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CONF 2011
The 19th Annual International Military & Civilian Combat Stress Conference

Pre-Conference Thursday, May 12, 2011

Conference Friday-Sunday, May 13-15, 2011

Los Angeles (Pasadena), California, USA

The leading and longest-running conference on combat stress is now in its 19th year! This annual multi-disciplinary event brings the leading civilian and military medical and mental health professionals from around the world together to share their clinical expertise dealing with issues such as: Blast Injuries Combat Readiness Compassion Fatigue Crisis Intervention Deployment & Redeployment Grief & Loss Medication Issues Nightmares PTSD Professional & Ethical Issues Returning Troops Suicide Terrorism Trauma Tramatic Brain Injury (TBI)


-Attend 1-4 days and earn 6-24 C.E. Hours

-Save $20-$100 when you register for 2-4 days.

-Continuing Education (C.E.) Hours Available for Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Social Workers, Nurses, National Certified Counselors (NCCs), Certified Rehabilitation Counselors, Certified Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, and other licensed and/or certified professionals.

Pre-Conference Thursday, May 12, 2011 / 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. / 6 C.E. Hours

Choose one of these one-day courses...

Law & Ethics: Legal & Ethical Considerations in Clinical Practice Pamela H. Harmell, Ph.D. is a psychologist and former President of the California Board of Psychology. She serves as Co-Chair of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Ethics Committee and is a past Chair of the California Psychological Association Ethics Committee. She is a professor at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

No More Nightmares: Using Planned Dream Intervention To End Nightmares Beverly Ann Dexter, Ph.D. CDR, USN (ret.) served three tours with Marines in the U.S. and Iraq. She is a psychologist and Fellow, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. She is the Founder and Chairman of the EMDR International Association Military Special Interest Group and the ISTSS Military Special Interest Group.


Friday-Sunday, May 13-15, 2011 Friday, May 13, 2011 / 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. / 6 C.E. Hours

Plenary Sessions Include...

Virtual Reality Goes to War: A Brief Review of the Future of Military Behavioral Healthcare

-Albert "Skip" Rizzo, Ph.D. is a clinical and neuropsychologist, and an Associate Director of the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies. He has directed the development/implementation of the Virtual Iraq/Afghanistan Virtual Reality exposure therapy system for combat-related PTSD. He is also involved with ICT collaborators in the creation of artificially intelligent virtual human patients that clinicians can use to practice skills required for challenging clinical interviews and diagnostic assessments and for creating online virtual human healthcare guides for breaking down barriers to care in psychological health and traumatic brain injury.

New Multi-Modality Neuroimaging Approach for Differential Diagnosis of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Co-occurring Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

-Mingxiong Huang, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Radiology, University of California at San Diego and Associate Director of UCSD MEG, and a Research Scientist at VA San Diego Healthcare System. His research focus has been developing new neuroimaging techniques for traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

-Charles Avery Fisher is the President of Fisher Wallace Laboratories in New York, NY.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 / 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. / 6 C.E. Hours

Plenary Sessions Include...

PTSD & Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
-Bridget C. Cantrell, Ph.D. is a psychologist, the President & CEO of Hearts Toward Home International, and the author of Souls Under Seige: The Effects of Multiple Troop Deployments, Down Range: To Iraq & Back, and Once A Warrior: Wired For Life.

Post Deployment Trainings - A Paradigm Shift in Transition
-Nancy McGrory Richardson is one of the founders of Freedom and Honor-a national program of the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center.

Dead in Bed Syndrome
-Fred A. Baughman Jr., M.D. is a neurologist and child neurologist (Board Certified), and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.

The Unseen Effects of Blast Exposure
-Roxanna Farinpour, Ph.D. is a neuropsychologist in the Deployment Health Center at the Naval Hospital in Twentynine Palms and was instrumental in developing the mTBI clinical care pathway at that site. She is also an associate professor through the USC department of neurology and provides neuropsychological services for patients at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage and La Quinta, California.

Unarmed and Dangerous: The Holistic Preparation of Soldiers for Combat
-Clark C. Barrett, Ph.D. is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and currently serves in the Michigan National Guard.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 / 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. / 6 C.E. Hours

Plenary Sessions Include...

Combat Stress Control in Afghanistan
-Col. Hemant Thakur, M.D. (U.S. Army Reserve) is a psychiatrist with specialized training in PTSD and psychosomatic medicine, and is the Director of the PTSD Program in Kansas City, Missouri. He just returned from his fifth deployment, most-recently in Afghanistan.

Bearing the Weight of Multiple Deployments
-Bridget C. Cantrell, Ph.D. is a psychologist, the President & CEO of Hearts Toward Home International, and the author of Souls Under Seige: The Effects of Multiple Troop Deployments, Down Range: To Iraq & Back, and Once A Warrior: Wired For Life.

Mind-Body-Energy Approaches for Combat Stress
-Shamini Jain, Sc.D. is a Senior Scientist and Program Manager for Brain, Mind & Healing at the Samueli Institute.

Comedy in Combat: Can Humor Reduce Stress on the Battlefield
-Gary Cannon is a humorologist and will be a featured comedian in the Iraq Comedy Tour for the Troops.

Chronic Combat Readiness & Domestic Violence
-Alyce D. LaViolette, M.S. is a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in family violence and partner abuse. She serves as a script consultant on media programs about domestic violence, and is the best-selling co-author of It Could Happen To Anyone: Why Battered Women Stay.

Courtyard by Marriott 180 Fair Oaks Avenue Los Angeles (Pasadena), California 91103, USA

(626) 403-7600

Special Room Rates
A limited number of discounted hotel rooms (from $129/night + taxes) are being held until April 22 for conference attendees. To book a room, call Jamie Gray at (626) 755-2526 and identify yourself as a Combat Stress Conference attendee.

The sooner you register, the more you save!

Call us today at (800) 547-2736.

Combat Stress Conference
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