PTSD workshop

PTSD workshop April 30, 2011

posted Apr 14, 2011, 12:24 PM by Ellen Moore Osborne   [ updated Apr 14, 2011, 12:26 PM ]

 The Diocese of Virginia Mental Health Committee


Making the Connection: Mental Health and Spirituality

A Workshop on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Church of The Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument Avenue, Richmond

Program and Schedule of Activities

8:30 -9 a.m. Registration and Beverages

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Devotions, The Reverend Geoffrey Coupland, Rector

Opening Remarks, Introduction of Committee and Program, Marta Engdahl, Chair, Mental Health Committee

9:15a.m. The Reverend Lizabeth P. Smith, MSW, A Personal Perspective of PTSD and Trauma in Children

9:45 a.m. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder –Signs and Symptoms – Paul Ackerman, Ph.D. and Robert S. Brown, M.D., Fort Lee, VA.

10:15a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Family Response to PTSD – James Hardiman (The Defense Center of Excellence)

11:00 a.m. Individual Spiritual Response to Trauma– The Rev. W. Victor Maloy, Virginia Institute of
Pastoral Care

11:15 a.m. Psychological Treatment – Laurie Williams, LPC, MAC, Director, Psychological Health Program, Virginia Army National Guard and Virginia Air Guard

11:30 a.m. Response of the Faith Community: Outreach to Veterans and Caregivers Dealing with Military Service-Related PTSD. The Reverend Donald MacNicoll, (Retired, United Methodist Church), Centurions in Hope Project.

12:00 Noon Break and Light Lunch

12:30 p.m. Break-Out Groups: How the Faith Community Can Make A Positive Difference in the Lives of Others

1:00 p.m. Report of Groups: How Our Churches Can Make A Difference in the Lives of Others

1:30 p.m. Dismissal – Rev. MacNicoll


Registration:  $10.00 (Scholarships available).

Contact:  Registrar - Karen Sheedy, 434 589 8953,;

Assistant Registrar, Rev. Stuart Smith,, 540 272 9753). 

Please notify Karen Sheedy if you have special dietary needs


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