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When: Friday, April 26th
Registration and Networking starts at 9:30 AM, Presentation runs from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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Springfield Country Club
8301 Old Keene Mill Road
Springfield, Virginia  22152
United States
Yashika Neaves, PhD Candidate
Melat Johnson

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 4/26/2019

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Community-based Military Cultural Competencies & Barriers to Care

-1.5 Credit Hours

Yashika Neaves, PhD Candidate

Registration Costs

Early bird pricing ends the Sunday before the Event. Regular pricing is until the day before the event.

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Non-Members All Categories
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Walk-in registrations will be accepted on the day of the event starting at 9:30 AM.

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To cancel, please call or email 48 hours in advance or you will be charged for the event. If NVLPC cancels an event, you will be refunded the cost of the event. During inclement weather NVLPC will host the event as scheduled; events will only be cancelled in circumstances when the federal government shuts down due to inclement weather.


About the Event:

The military and Veteran mental health trends are epidemic compared to rest of the nation; from PTSD, TBIs, depression, suicide completions, to alcohol and substance abuse. However, research tells us that roughly half of the Post- 9/11 Veterans who need treatment actually seek it; and those that do, 95% of them dropout before completing their treatment goals. Have you ever wondered what more could you do as a mental health provider in your community-based setting to address the unique needs of the Veteran population? Well this presentation is for you!


This presentation outlines evidence-based practices to address Veteran treatment in community-based settings. It provides core concepts in military cultural competency (MCC), while looking at trends in military populations’ help-seeking behaviors to increase your service delivery for Veteran clients, whether or not you are a VA or DoD Network provider. The event will also cover recent congressional efforts to include legislation on mental health and professional parity for licensed counselor recognition in the federal hiring process.


Learning Objectives:

      1) Increase knowledge and awareness of the cultural shift and mental health epidemics associated with military barriers to care  

      2) Enhance military cultural competence and evidence-based practices for accurate screening, diagnosis and treatment of Veterans

      3) Identify mental health platforms and referral networks connected to the federal government initiatives, policy, and evidence-based service delivery  

     4) Cross-analyze mental health counselor professional parity and learn how new federal laws are developing to recognize licensed counselors    

Earn 1.5 Contact Hours for attending this event.

About the Presenter:

Yashika Neaves is a PhD Candidate in Counseling Education and Supervision at Regent University, and a M.Ed. Counseling graduate from Northwestern State University. Her work on “Career Counseling and the Military” was recently published this 2018 year by Cognella, Inc. Yashika’s portfolio includes crisis, transition, and reintegration counseling, with current research projects in diagnosis and treatment of addictive disorders and program development. Yashika currently works on legislative and congressional interagency policy with the Department of Defense; she is also an adjunct in the Behavioral Sciences Department at the University of Valley Forge, and works part-time as an Independent Consultant.Yashika is also a Veteran, the daughter of a former Army officer, and wife of 18 years, to a military retiree. Yashika currently serves as the Education Director with NVLPC. 

Networking Notice: 

As part of our networking opportunities, we invite all members to bring their marketing materials to display, and/or to introduce themselves during our 2-minute introductions. Please let us know that you are interested when you RSVP.

NVLPC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6130. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NVLPC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


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