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Tackling Misconceptions in the Military - to - Civilian Transition Space
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Tackling Misconceptions in the Military - to - Civilian Transition Space


When: Friday, February 21st, 2020
Registration and Networking starts at 9:30 AM, Presentation runs from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: 1757 Golf Club
45120 Waxpool Road
Dulles, Virginia  20166
United States
Yashika D Neaves, Ph.D., Policy & Communication Strategist, DoD
Melat Johnson

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Tackling Misconceptions in the Military - to - Civilian Transition Space: What Every Counselor Should Know

-1.5 Credit Hours

Yashika D. Neaves, Ph.D., Policy & Communication Strategist, DoD

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About the Event:

There are nearly 200,000 service members who leave the military each year and reintegrate with their civilian counterparts; some with invisible wounds, gone unnoticed without the uniform on. It is natural to compartmentalize military and Veteran populations with similar propensities; however, Veterans are not all the same and clinical treatment on equity versus equality bases is paramount. Most multicultural counseling coursework fail to tackle the military cultural identity, thus mental health misconceptions are common in the field. This presentation outlines current evidence-based research on core concepts to consider when working with Service members in the military-to-civilian transition space; it introduces a framework that every counselor should know for an effective outpatient treatment program with to help close the gap of therapeutic drop-out rates of Veteran populations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Enhance knowledge on the military lifecycle and the military-to-civilian transition space


  1. Identify unique psychological differences of pre- and post-9/11 Veterans


  1. Tackle privacy and security clearance pitfalls with military clients


  1. Explore customized frameworks for clinical treatment with evidence-based and strengths-based modalities to mitigate barriers to care for military and Veteran clients



Earn 1.5 Contact Hours for attending this event.

About the Presenter:

Yashika Neaves, PhD, earned her doctorate in Counseling Education and Supervision at Regent University (CACREP accredited), and M.Ed. Counseling from Northwestern State University. Her quantitative publication on Veterans barriers to care and mental health parity was recently presented at the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military-to-Civilian Transition Research Forum. Her co-authored book chapter was published in 2018 by Cognella, focusing on "Career Counseling and the Military." Yashika’s portfolio includes crisis, transition, and reintegration counseling, with current research projects in diagnosis and treatment of addictive disorders, program evaluations and sociopolitical advocacy. Yashika currently works on legislative and congressional interagency policy with the DoD Transition to Veterans Program Office; she the Education Director for the Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors, adjunct professor within the Behavioral Sciences Department at the University of Valley Forge and works part-time as an Independent Counseling Consultant on military community and family issues.

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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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