Health Promotion and Education
Behavioral Health Webinars 

Health Promotion and Wellness hosts webinars on behavioral health topics important to health care professionals. Subject matter experts highlight innovative and evidence-based programs that facilitate readiness, resilience, illness prevention, and promote lifelong healthy behaviors and lifestyles.

Events are hosted monthly on Defense Connect Online (DCO). Registration is required for credit. If you do not already have a DCO account, create one before the event. A dial-in number will be available on the day of the event. The DCO links for each webinar are listed below.

Registration external link Requires an AMEDD CME user account. Click on the Activity Registration to create a user account. 





17 & 31 July 2014

1300-1430 ET

DCO link  https://connectcol.
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Warrior Resilience & Thriving 2005-2009: A Combat Stress Control Program Designed to Enhance Stress-Inoculation, Resiliency and Thriving in OIF     

Offered in
Parts 1 & 2

Warrior Resilience & Thriving (WRT) and Warrior Family Resilience and Thriving were the U.S. Army’s first combat Soldier and Family cognitive resiliency training classes. WRT was designed to enhance Soldier and Family resiliency, thriving and growth prior to, during and following combat deployments [(Post-traumatic Growth (PTG)]. WRT alloys evidence-based Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) self-coaching, Army Warrior Ethos, Stoic, survivor and resiliency strategies to teach and promote advanced resiliency and stress-inoculation, emotional management and critical thinking to Soldiers and their military Families. Thriving principles apply equally to high-stress civilian situations.

This webinar describes pilot training conducted for over 12,500 Warriors in Baghdad, producing over 350 WRT instructors. Risk factors for Army Warriors and Families and the advantages of existential and philosophically-based psycho-education are described along with a brief inventory of Army resiliency initiatives.

1) Describe the risk factors and associated negative schematic beliefs for military families that initiated the need for resiliency and thriving training.

2) Explain the Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy  ABC model as influenced by Greco-Roman Stoicism models and why they are well suited for use with Soldiers and the Warrior Ethos.

3) Summarize the results of the WRT and WFRT pilots, and describe their role prior to Comprehensive Soldier Fitness MRT.

4) Apply the principles and concepts of the programs presented to current Army resiliency initiatives and efforts.

 Previous Webinars

NOTE: You must have a DCO account to view recordings. It may take several minutes to connect and upload.

13 Feb 2014  Training for MMPI-2-RF (Part 1) Identify the 51 scales of the MMPI-2-R external link
Be sure to turn your volume on your speakers and computer setting to maximum as the recording is very quiet.
Viewing recording does not provide CME credit.

5 Nov 2013 Does Adult Attachment Style Predict Level of Burn Pain? external link 
Viewing recording does not provide CME credit.

2 July 2013  Post Deployment Persistent Post Concussive Syndrome external link
Viewing recording does not provide CME credit.

4 June 2013  Killing Versus Witnessing Trauma, Implications for Development of PTSD in Combat Medics external link Viewing recording does not provide CME credit.

These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the U.S. Army Medical Command and Public Health Command. The U.S. Army Medical Command is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The U.S. Army Medical Command designates these Live Activities for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity, i.e., log in and participate on the day of the live presentation.

Defense Center of Excellence on Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) Webinar Series 2014

There are two webinars each month, one focusing on psychological health and the other on traumatic brain injury. 

Webinar dates and topics external link -  All webinars are scheduled from 1300-1430 ET. 

Registration and continuing education information external link  Information on the presenters and learning objectives is available about two weeks prior to the event.

DCoE webinars offer APA-accepted, North Carolina Psychology Board and NASW continuing education contact hours, in addition to AMA, ANCC, NBCC and IACET credit.

DCoE's awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and/or their families.

Psychological Health and Resilience Summit

  • What: In-person and virtual training
  • When: Sept. 17-19, 2014
  • Where: Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia (In-person attendance is by invitation only)
  • Registration opens in July

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury will host the Psychological Health and Resilience Summit for multidisciplinary military health care providers and line leaders. Formerly called the Warrior Resilience Conference, this cross-service training will focus on prevention and treatment of psychological health concerns affecting service members and their families and current and evolving best practices to enhance resilience and readiness.

Sessions will:

  •  Review evidence-based assessment and treatment of the most common psychological health conditions in specialty and primary care settings Discuss the interface between specialty behavioral health and primary care, including effective use of internal behavioral health providers in primary care
  • Describe current resilience programs in the services and implications for clinical care The virtual learning environment of the summit will feature presentations, an exhibit hall, networking opportunities, resource downloads and   facilitated chat sessions.

 For more information, email:

Center for Deployment Psychology

The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) is offering a free 2-day evidence-based workshop in Rockville, MD on 7-8 August 2014 entitled "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) Related to Deployment."

To be eligible to attend, you must be a Tri-Service military/DoD/GS mental health provider (to include civilian contractors) working at a military facility with a clinical caseload of Service Members. Nurse practitioners will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Seating is limited!

This CDP training is free and includes CEUs (CMEs are not available), but any travel or expenses must be self-funded.  Participants must attend the full two days to receive credit.  To register immediately please follow this link: external link.