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. 





Dates listed next to each topic.
November 2014 - April 2015

1100-1200 EST

DCO link:   https://connectcol.
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Audio line:

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Public Health Command Webinar Series: Tools to Enhance Behavioral Health Practice

Anticipated topics will include:

Chaplain’s Role in BH System of Support (19 NOV)

Deployment Mental Health: In Pictures & Data (17 DEC)

Use of Non-Psychological Instruments (28 JAN)

How Army Medicine contributes to the Surveillance of Suicidal Behavior: The Public Health Practice (25 FEB)

Enhancing Behavioral Health Referrals with Gatekeepers & Professionals by Perception Management (25 MAR)

Military Behavioral Health Policy (29 APR)

Behavioral Health Trends (27 MAY)

This re-occurring series of webinars is intended to encourage behavioral health professionals to apply new technologies and research or trends in their behavioral health treatment practices; and maximize multi-disciplinary resources for optimal patient care.

1. Facilitate efforts to practice standardized practice and care across the AOC.
2. Obtain internal CMEs, and promote compliance with licensing requirements.
3. Increase staff involvement and demonstrate increased interaction between behavioral health professionals, SMEs, and leaders.
4. Apply current best practices in military behavioral health services in patient care efforts.
5. Apply a multidisciplinary team approach to implement targeted programs and services in support of the System for Health.

 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 2015

There are two webinars each month, one focusing on psychological health and the other on traumatic brain injury.            The webinars are open to the public and are intended for health care providers, residents and interns, researchers, academicians, scientists, service members, families, veterans, DoD services and agencies and other DoD partners, such as Department of Veterans Affairs.

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.  Upon completion of registration, a confirmation email will be sent providing webinar event details.


DATE: October 16, 2014 from 1-2:30 p.m. (EDT)

TITLE: Integration of Virtual Hope Box Mobile Application into Clinical Care

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Overview:  Several behavioral health treatments have proven useful for patients who feel hopeless and may be considering suicide or self-harm. One tool used by providers is the “hope box”. Therapists suggest that their patients fill a container with items that remind them of why their life is worth living, such as supportive letters from loved ones, their favorite music CDs, photos, reminders of their accomplishments, or a list of things they want to do.  However, since such a box is awkward to carry, it may not always be handy when a patient needs it most. Using the principles of the original hope box, a smartphone app was created called the “Virtual Hope Box” (VHB). As with its namesake, patients choose items, but the “container” is more portable and more private—and it’s always with them. Patients can also add more-accessible types of content like music files and video files. This webinar is designed to get the word out about Virtual Hope Box to clinicians, and show how smartphone apps can empower and engage patients in their own care.

 During this webinar, participants will learn to:

  • Describe the social paradigm shift to mobile health among younger service members.
  • Articulate the potential benefits of mobile personal technologies as accessories to behavioral health treatment.
  • Examine the value of clinical involvement in patient use of health related smartphone apps.
  • Incorporate key principles behind hope box use in clinical therapy.

Date/Time: October 23, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m. (EDT)

Title: Psychological Health Issues Affecting Women Service Members and Veterans

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Women represent more than 15 percent of those serving in today's U.S. military.  Education and awareness of women's health issues are key factors in maintaining current operational readiness. This presentation will describe relevant research findings and clinical guidelines to inform best practices for meeting the unique needs of this population.  Current research findings indicate many women in the deployed environment hesitate to seek medical care when they have a health concern related to their genito-urinary or reproductive health. Issues around pregnancy and breastfeeding lead to occupational health concerns.  Although important gender differences exist, similar to their male counterparts, women may develop mental health difficulties such as posttraumatic stress disorder and depression related to combat and/or military sexual assault.

During this webinar, participants will learn to:

  • Review the effects of combat on psychological health
  • Explain the rigors of maintaining proper nutritional and gynecological health in a deployed environment
  • Communicate issues around sexuality and motherhood with service members
  • Describe gender differences in the effects of military service on mental health and well-being
  • Identify the components of gender-sensitive clinical care

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before 3 p.m. (EDT) the day of the webinar to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit. DCoE webinars offer APA-accepted, North Carolina Psychology Board and NASW continuing education contact hours, in addition to AMA, ANCC, NBCC and IACET credit.

To qualify for receipt of continuing education credit for applicable webinars, eligible participants must create a profile in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System and register for the event on, or before, the event registration deadline. Complete responses to all pre-registration questions are required to be eligible to receive credit for attending this event. For guidance on creating a user account and event registration in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System site, please visit

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.

If your network security settings do not allow access to the Duke Medicine website, use another network or device to access the registration page. Once registered, you may use Adobe Connect or Defense Connect Online to attend the webinar.