On Demand Workshop: Veteran's Suicide Prevention: Increasing Cultural Competence for Behavioral Health Providers

This presentation was originally reviewed on March 11, 2024, and broadcast live online on March 15, 2024, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET. 

The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.

This activity will improve learners’ competency/performance related to patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, and systems-based practice by teaching the latest evidence-based information about veteran suicide prevention.  Collaboration with civilian providers with a diverse and sometimes inadequate understanding of military culture highlight a need to provide educational tools to detect illnesses prevalent in the military, such as posttraumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury.  Advances in cultural competency education have improved the skills of providers caring for veterans to include the utilization of the Crisis Response Plan to aid in the prevention of suicidal behavior in at-risk veterans. 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify three factors that contribute to at risk veterans.
  • Recognize mental health disorders in at risk veterans and distinguish at least two differences in the pathological process in veterans vs nonveterans. 
  • Define a Crisis Response Plan and identify the five key components included in the plan. 

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 1.00 Psychologists
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
05/01/2024
Course expires: 
04/29/2026

This event was made possible by a grant by Congressman Jamie Raskin and administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

About the speaker

Joyce King is the Program Director for the SSG Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program at Sheppard Pratt Health System and is responsible for the oversight, implementation, and coordination of suicide prevention services for eligible Veterans and their families. Ms. King is a licensed professional counselor and addictions counselor in the state of Maryland and a national certified counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Ms. King has over 26 years of experience in behavioral health. In addition to her work with the Sheppard Pratt Health System, Ms. King has a small private practice caseload and is a crisis therapist at Johns Hopkins Suburban Hospital in the emergency department.


Ms. King is a proud Air Force Veteran of 16 years, who served honorably as a psychiatric technician, addictions counselor, senior non-commissioned officer, and superintendent for the Behavioral Health Flight at Malcolm Grow Medical Center. Ms. King deployed as a member of the 35th Medical Brigade Combat Stress Team in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. During her military service, Ms. King worked with the Air Force Surgeon General’s office and was instrumental in standing up the Air Force’s Wounded and Ill program in response to the President’s Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors. Ms. King was also hand-selected for the work group responsible for the development of the Air Force’s Deployment Transition Center that promote reintegration skills for redeployers at Ramstein AB Germany.
Ms. King has an associate degree from the Community College of the Air Force, a bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland University College, and a master’s degree from Grand Canyon University. Ms. King is currently a doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University.

Disclosure Statements

Sheppard Pratt holds the standard that its continuing medical education programs should be free of commercial bias and conflict of interest. In accord with Sheppard Pratt's Disclosure Policy, as well as standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association (AMA), all planners, reviewers, speakers and persons in control of content have been asked to disclose any relationship he /she has with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months. All planners, reviewers and speakers have also been asked to disclose any payments accepted for this lecture from any entity besides Sheppard Pratt, and if there will be discussion of any products, services or off-label uses of product(s) during this presentation.

Joyce King, CSC-AD, LCPC, NCC,  reports that she no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months. She will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation.

Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months: Larry Epp, EdD, Todd Peters, MD, Elizabeth Ryznar, MD, MSc, Louis Marino, MD, Devi Bhuyan, PhD, Faith Dickerson, PhD, Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, Lisa Illum, MLIS, MEd, and Jennifer Tornabene.

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour in Category II credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement:  Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.  This activity is available for 1.0 NBCC clock hour.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 1.00 Psychologists
  • 1.00 Participation
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Workshop: Veteran's Suicide Prevention: Increasing Cultural Competence for Behavioral Health Providers

Joyce King, CSC-AD, LCPC, NCC

Program Director, SSG Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program

Sheppard Pratt

Baltimore, MD

Originally reviewed March 11, 2024.
Originally broadcast live March 15, 2024, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: April 29, 2026.

Activity Time: One hour webinar lecture with a 15-minute evaluation process. Total Time: 1:15.

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