Diocese of Virginia Mental Health Committee
Making the Connection: Mental Health and Spirituality
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.
10:30 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
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
Contact: Registrar - Karen
Sheedy, 434 589 8953, JVKsheedy@comcast.net;
Assistant Registrar, Rev. Stuart Smith, email@example.com, 540 272 9753).
Please notify Karen Sheedy if you have special dietary needs