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Hear expert speak on addressing mental health issues affecting military veterans, current service members & their families

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Grand Rounds on Spiritual Care: “Military to Civilian Transition: Seeing the Strengths and Addressing the Needs”

When: January 29, 2015 from 10:30 am to 12 noon

Where: By webcast OR in person at HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, 65 Broadway near Wall Street, Large Conference Room (left upon exiting elevator)

Who Should Attend: Chaplains, clergy, social workers, nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout the U.S. who serve military veterans, current service members & their families

Why This Topic is Important : Military veterans and current service members who struggle transitioning from a military setting to civilian life, and their families, need support, compassionate care, and help restoring themselves on multiple aspects of their lives—including spiritually – regardless of religion or beliefs. One accepted definition of spirituality is “A person’s pursuit to connect to something or someone beyond him- or herself as a means of making meaning or significance.” (Kimball, 2008), (McColl, et al. 2007), (Drescher, et al. 2007). One example of supporting evidence is “Influence of Spirituality on Depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Suicidality in Active Duty Military Personnel”  (2012) which indicates that strong spiritual connections can significantly and positively impact the mental health of military personnel and their families to cope with the impact of war.

Expert Speaker:
 Irina Komarovskaya, PhD, the Clinical Director  of The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Military Family Clinic at NYU Langone Medical Center, which seeks to fill the gap in mental health care for service members and their families in the NYC area who are affected by all phases of deployment and other life stressors. Dr Komarovskaya also is a clinical assistant professor in NYU Langone Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic stress, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties and provides training to the community.


Fee to Attend: $50 per computer terminal OR $35 in person

Continuing Education Hours: 1.5 hours if attendance meets the requirements of certifying organization

Register for webcast here or for in-person attendance here.

 

 

 

 

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