Patient Care Services
July 11, 2017 Webinar Announcement
“PTSD Resources for Members of the Clergy Supporting Veterans”
Originally broadcast July 11, 2017
This webinar reviewed free resources chaplains and members of the clergy can access to support Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including videos, online and printable handouts, self-help tools, phone apps, a treatment decision aid, and other resources that are available to be shared with Veterans and their family members. They also reviewed continuing education resources and one-on-one email or phone consultation that is available to all chaplains and members of the clergy supporting Veterans who are experiencing PTSD. In addition, the presenters gave a preview of a brand new clergy toolkit from the National Center for PTSD. Links to resources were provided.
Following the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Name at least three resources available to Veterans with PTSD and their families
- Identify at least three ways to access National Center for PTSD resources and continuing education courses
- Understand how the PTSD Consultation Program can support members of the clergy and know how to make a request for consultation
Todd McKee, M.Div. is manager of the PTSD Consultation Program at the VA National Center for PTSD. Mr. McKee provides consultation about the resources that are available to professionals who are supporting Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and their families. Before coming to VA he worked as a case manager and administrator in a rural community mental health center. Mr. McKee is also a priest in the Episcopal Church in Vermont and outside of VA he has worked as a chaplain and has served in several rural congregations.
Elissa McCarthy, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in the PTSD Consultation Program at the VA National Center for PTSD. She is a consultant specializing in questions related to assessment and treatment. Dr. McCarthy has worked as a team member in a VA PTSD Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program and continues to deliver evidence-based psychotherapies to patients through the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Her current research interests are focused on studying the effectiveness and implementation of evidence-based psychotherapies.
The "Community Clergy Training to Support Rural Veterans Mental Health" Promising Practice is funded by the VA Office of Rural Health.