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 Collaboration Services (DCS). Registration is required for credit. If you do not already have a DCS account, create one before the event. The DCS link and audio dial-in number are listed below.

Registration for CMEs external link Requires an AMEDD CME user account by physicians and other health care professionals. Click on the Activity Registration to create a user account. 

Registration for CNEs external link Requires AMEDD CNE registration by nurses.





1 OCT (TH) 1130-1300 ET

DCS link:

Audio: 210-249-4234

DSN: 312-421-3272

Access Code: 97042#

Why People Die by Suicide

Activity 2015-1251

Approved for 1.5 CME

The goal of this activity is to increase knowledge of the Behavioral Health Provider community related to the basics of theoretical and practical evidence based models of a new theory of suicidal behavior.
1) Explain a new theory of suicidal behavior. 2) Describe anecdotal, clinical, and scientific evidence that evaluates this new theory. 3) Learn about developments in suicide prevention. 4) Understand the experience of people who are bereaved by suicide.



5 NOV 1130-1230 &          6 NOV 1300 -1400

3 DEC 1130-1230 &          4 DEC 1300-1400

DCS link:

Audio: 210-249-4234

DSN: 312-421-3272

Access Code: 97042#

Influence of Sleep on Behavior and Performance 

- Performance Triad and Sleep                                          - Optimizing Health and Performance through the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disorders

Activity 2015-1418

CME approval pending 

Facilitate efforts to engage in standardized practice and care across the multidisciplinary practices with relation to sleep, and apply current best practices with relation to sleep health in military medical and behavioral health settings.

3PT and Sleep -  1) Explain the recommended quantity and quality of sleep.2) Explain the influence of quantity and quality of sleep on behavior and performance.3) Describe how the Insomnia Assessment instrument is used.4) Discuss how sleep is integrated with the other components of the Performance Triad.

Sleep Disorders - 1) Characterize sleep and sleep disorders in military personnel 2) Explain the role of sleep disturbances in PTSD and TBI 3) Describe the utility of sleep medicine evaluation and a sleep study in assessing military personnel with sleep disorders.  4) Become familiar with optimal treatment for sleep disorders.

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 1.5 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.

Many behavioral health providers are beginning to incorporate modern technologies into the psychotherapy relationship and process, often at the encouragement of patients who bring apps and downloaded Internet material into clinical settings. This presentation will articulate various opportunities for enhancing the therapeutic impact inherent in several current technologies including web and mobile applications, simulations and distance collaboration technologies and will highlight the necessary steps for moving forward with an integrated model of behavioral health care.

During this webinar participants will learn to:

  • Understand and articulate reasons why the standard of practice in behavioral health does not currently incorporate the use of modern technologies to include web and mobile applications and distance collaboration technologies
  • Describe some promising opportunities for improving behavioral health care through the use of these technologies as an adjunct to standard treatment
  • Outline the steps needed for moving forward with the integration of these technologies into their standard practice

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before  3 p.m. (EST) the day of the webinar to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit. DCoE webinars offer credit hours through the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center for counselors, psychology and social work in addition to AMA, ANCC and IACET credit. Please take time to update your learning profile in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System to obtain the appropriate certificate for this event.  Additionally since September 2014 for Psychology: This activity complies with all of the continuing education criteria identified through the American Psychological Association (APA) Continuing Education Requirements.

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

Please note:  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. For details, please visit:

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

VA/DOD/USPHS Social Work Training Series - Virtual Conferences

This program series takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month via the program's assigned Adobe Connect link and audio dial-in and access code. 

  • September 9, 2015 @1300 ET - Topic TBD (Army Lead)
  • October 14, 2015 @1300 ET -   NMCP Crisis Stabilization Program: A Step Up and A Step Down (Navy Lead)

Federal Partnership:  This course is jointly offered by the Department of Defense, U.S. Public Health Service, and Veterans Health Administration, Employee Education System (VHA EES).  The VHA EES partners with clients in VHA's program offices, Veterans Integrated Service Networks and facilities to provide quality workforce education and training that facilitates excellence in health care for our nation's Veterans.  

Series Purpose Statement:  The VA/DOD/USPHS Social Work Training series focuses on evidence based clinical practices, programs and services provided by VA, DOD and USPHS social workers and nurses.  These trainings are designed to be used in the development of new models of practice and skill in areas of innovative clinical practice, deployment, reintegration, research, and education in their work with Veterans, Servicemembers, families, children and caregivers.

Target Audience: This program series is primarily intended for all VHA, DOD and USPHS Social Workers and Nurses involved in the care of Servicemembers, Veterans and their families.

Accreditations: ANCC, ASWB, CA BBS 

Adobe Connect Link:  Participants with computer speakers can use Adobe Connect to receive audio through the computer (VoIP) or dial 1-800-767-1750, Access Code 49114#.

Non-VA Participant Instructions:

  • No preregistration is needed for Non-VA participants
  • All Non-VA participants seeking CMEs will need to complete and email the program’s fillable Non-VA Evaluation Form within 30 days of the training
  • This Non-VA Evaluation Form can be downloaded directly from the Adobe Connect webinar towards the end of the training
  • Read the evaluation instructions on page 2 of the form for details on submitting the Non-VA Eval Form, send a copy of your completed Non-VA Evaluation/Post-Test Form to
  • Your certificate will be sent to you using the email address provided on your evaluation form
  • Questions or concerns should be sent to the Evaluation Processing Center (EPC) by email at or the EES Customer Service phone at 1-877-EES-1331 option 5.