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Combat Stress Conference

In June 2008, over 400 veterans, members of the United States and Canadian military and civilian social workers gathered on campus to discuss issues concerning combat stress and mental health care for soldiers and veterans. The Combat Stress Conference brought together leading practitioners and thinkers to explore contemporary concerns about veteran and soldier care.

We wish to express our thanks to Give an Hour for their co-sponsorship and The Brown Foundation for their generous support.

Planning Committee

Carolyn Jacobs, Ph.D., Dean and Committee Chair; Kathryn Basham, Ph.D.; Charles Figley, Ph.D., Irene Rodriguez Martin, Ed.D.; Major General Marianne Mathewson-Chapman, Ph.D., ARNP (Ret.); Barbara Romberg, Ph.D.; Jonathan Shay, Ph.D.

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June 26, 2008

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Keynote: The Deployment Cycle:  Expectations and Implications

Army Col. Carl Castro, Ph.D., Military Operation Medicine Research Program, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, Fort Detrick (34:47)

LTC Mark Chapin, Ph.D., Walter Reed Army Medical Center (59:32)


Reaction Panel

J. Camille Hall, Ph.D., C.P.T., M.S., U.S.A.R., University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Laurie Harkness, Ph.D., director, Errera Community Care Center, VA Connecticut Health Care System

LTC David D. Rabb, M.A., L.I.C.S.W., A.C.S.W., coordinator, Continuum of Care & Transition, VA Menlo Park (24:28)

Workshops

Traumatic Brain Injury: Understanding the Invisible Wound

Louis French, Ph.D., neuropsychologist, Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Part 1: 42:17; Part 2: 24:21)

Coming Home: Refuge or a New Combat Zone for Warfighters, their Partners and Families

Kathryn Basham, Ph.D., Smith College School for Social Work (38:18)

Christopher Storey, M.S.W., staff social worker, VA Puget Sound Health Center

Taylene Watson, M.S.W., director of social work services, VA Puget Sound Health Center (25:32)

The Response of Schools of Social Work to the Return of Uniformed Service Members and their Families

Frank R. Baskind, M.S.W., Ph.D., dean, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work (17:07)

Norma G. Jones, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., B.C.D., commander (USN Retired), associate professor, acting Ph.D. program director, The Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work (Norfolk, VA) (13:30)

Carolyn Jacobs, M.S.W., Ph.D., dean, Smith College School for Social Work (17:33)

Peter B. Vaughan, M.S.W., Ph.D., dean, Fordham University School of Social Work (15:29)

Friday, June 27, 2008

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Keynote: The Trials of Homecoming: Odysseus Returns from Iraq/Afghanistan

Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D., psychiatrist, Department of Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic; 2008–2012 MacArthur Fellow (Part 1: 29:24, Part 2: 31:38)

Reaction Panel

Barbara Romberg, Ph.D., founder of Give an Hour (25:59)

Stephen Xenakis, Ph.D., brigadier general (U.S.A., retired), Army Medical Corps (19:10)

Kathryn Basham, Ph.D., Smith College School for Social Work (17:41)

Workshops

Challenges of Depression, Substance Abuse and Suicide for Soldiers, Veterans and their Families

Alan Bernhardt, Ph.D., director of the Substance Abuse Program, Northampton VA Medical Center (26:59)

Sebrina Posey, LCSW, suicide prevention coordinator, Manchester VA Medical Center (Part 1: 17:04, Part 2: 11:53)

Beyond Combat: Complexity of Mental Health Responses

Barbara Leiner, L.C.S.W.-C., clinical social worker, child & adolescent psychiatry, Walter Reed Army Medical Center (21:44)

Nancy Meyer, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., clinical social worker, Outpatient Behavioral Health, Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Reaching Out to Reservists
Jaine Darwin, Ph.D., co-founder of SOFAR (Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists) (40:30)

Lisa R. Gorbaty, doctoral student, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (13:47)

Living with Post Combat Stress: The Voices of Veterans from OIF and Viet Nam

Moderator

LTC Claudia F. Mackie, Ph.D. Behavioral Health Clinic, West Point (6:32)

Panelists

Reverend James G. Munroe, U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam veteran (Part 1: 10:40)

Lidon A. Chevannes, U.S. Army, Vietnam veteran (9:08)

Major Jaime A. Perez-Montalvo, M.S.W., L.I.S.W.; U.S. Army Reserves, Iraq veteran (8:13)

Capt. Maria Kimble, L.C.S.W.: brigade behavioral health officer, 82nd Airborne, Fort Bragg (9:14)

Munroe Part 2: 10:12

Saturday, June 28, 2008

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Keynote: Secondary Trauma and Caregivers

Charles R. Figley, Ph.D., director, Florida State University Traumatology Institute and Psychosocial Stress Research and Development Program; (Figley Part 1: 12:00)

Brian E. Bride, Ph.D., University of Georgia School of Social Work (Bride Part 1: 20:08)

Figley Part 2: 7:20

Bride Part 2: 2:34

Figley Part 3: 8:40

Reaction Panel

Capt. Wayne R. Brockington, M.S.W., Mental Health Services, 17 Wing Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (19:07)

J. Camille Hall, Ph.D., C.P.T., M.S., U.S.A.R., University of Tennessee at Knoxville (12:28)

Bonnie Carroll, director of TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors); (17:53)

Keynote: Resiliency and Hope

Rev. Dr. Chaplain John P. Oliver, D. Min., B.C.C., chief, Chaplain Service, Durham VA Medical Center (1:07:40)

Closing Reflections

Marianne Mathewson-Chapman, Ph.D., ARNP, major general (U.S.A., retired), Veterans Health Administration Outreach Liaison to Guard/Reserve and Families (13:59)

Barbara Romberg, Ph.D., founder of Give an Hour (16:29)

Carolyn Jacobs, M.S.W., Ph.D., dean, Smith College School for Social Work (14:09)