Health Promotion and Education

Behavioral Health Webinars

Last Updated: December 15, 2017

‚ÄčHealth 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 LinkRequires an AMEDD CME user account by physicians and other health care professionals. Click on the Activity Registration to create a user account.  Registration for BH Webinar Activity 2015-1418 registers you for all the APHC (P) BH webinars from November 2015 through June 2016.

This particular activity 2015-1418 is set up so that you can obtain your CME certificate only one time for the duration of the activity.  If you continue to attend the sessions, you should wait until after the activity is complete in June to claim your CME certificate.

Registration for CNEs External Link Requires AMEDD CNE registration by nurses.


5 May 1130 EDT

6 May 1300 EDT

DCS link:

Audio: 210-249-4234

DSN: 312-421-3272

Access Code: 97042#

Five P's of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Prevalence, Pathways, Prevention, Practice, & Pitfalls

Activity 2015-1418

CME approval (1.0)

Higher rates of PTSD exist among those who have experienced military combat (i.e., up to 20% compared with 8% in the general population). This presentation will focus on understanding the interrelationship among clinical biomarkers, risk/ protective factors, and the most efficacious treatments for PTSD. Future directions for research will also be discussed.   1) Characterize the epidemiology of PTSD in service members and veterans 2) Identify biomarkers and their relevance for the diagnosis of PTSD 3) Understand evidence-based treatments for PTSD and identify future directions for PTSD research

2 June 1130 EDT

3 June 1300 EDT

DCS link:

Audio: 210-249-4234

DSN: 312-421-3272

Access Code: 97042#

The Basics of Motivational Interviewing

Activity 2015-1418

CME approval (1.0)

Motivational Interviewing is a person-centered counseling style that has a strong evidence-base across a range of health behaviors and has shown effectiveness in helping clients resolve their ambivalence and move towards achieving their personal goals.1) Describe the motivational philosophy of maintaining a non-confrontational, non-judgmental, empathetic therapeutic approach; 2) Describe the basic principles and approaches of Motivational Interviewing.

Accreditation Statement

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.

Credit Designation

The U.S. Army Medical Command designates these Live Activities for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM  per session.  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 2016

There are three webinars each month, focusing on the topics related to psychological health, traumatic brain injury, or program evaluation.  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.  All webinars are scheduled from 1300-1430 ET.

Up-coming 2016 Webinar Dates and Topics

  • Feb 25 - Resilience: Sound Mind, Sound Body Techniques That Increase Psychological and Physical Fitness
  • Mar 10 - Management of Sleep Disturbances Following Acute Concussion/Mild TBI
  • Mar 15 - Collecting Evaluation Data
  • Mar 24 - State of the Science in Diagnosing and Treating Co-occurring TBI and PTSD

Registration and continuing education information External Link  Information on 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.

Past webinars are recorded and posted to the DCoE YouTube channel External Link

Continuing Education
Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG). You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) the day of the webinar, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

The 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 their families.

Sign up for the webinar External Link at External Link. Please note that registration is required for each webinar regardless of whether or not the participant has an existing PESG account.

  • Upon completion of registration, a confirmation email will be sent providing webinar event details.
  • Once registered, you may use Adobe Connect to attend the webinar.
  • If you have questions or need assistance, please email the DCoE webinar team. External Link

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

This program series takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1400-1530 ET via the program's assigned Adobe Connect link and audio dial-in and access code. 

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

This webinar will discuss:

  • The rationale and evidence to support a public health, community focused approach to suicide prevention
  • Demonstrate the importance of using a prevention science framework to guide and implement suicide prevention efforts.
  • Describe how a population-wide suicide prevention strategy can leverage an entire community to prevent suicide.

Registration opens on February 10, 2016. To register for this webinar please visit:

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, Service members, families, children and caregivers.

Target Audience: This program is intended for all Social Workers and Nurses involved in the care of Service members, Veterans and/or their families, however all interested clinicians are invited to participate.

Modality:  Virtual Conference/Webinar (Adobe Connect)

Credit/hours:  1.5

Accreditations:  ACCME, APA, ANCC, NBCC, and ASWB

Registration Information

Registration is free and is required before the lecture in order to receive continuing education credits.  These lectures are available to VA providers and to providers who treat Veterans outside of the VA.  Please follow the appropriate link below to complete the registration process. 

VA Providers:  Please register through TMS in order to receive continuing education credit. 

Non-VA Providers:  To REGISTER for this lecture, please go to:

Non-VA Attendee Guidance:  All program attendees need to preregister for this course on the VHA TRAIN portal. If this is your first visit select "Create Account" on the menu to register. You only need one TRAIN account to access multiple TRAIN sites. Be sure to select the opt-in emails so that you can receive important messages.  If you already have an account, please enter your login name and password in the text-boxes provided on the menu and select "Login."

   Click here to watch a short instructional video on how to create an account External Link

   User FAQ's  External Link

Have additional questions or need assistance?  Learn more about VHA TRAIN or contact the help desk at External Link  Please forward this note to other health practitioners who might also be interested in this learning opportunity.