Combat Stress Intervention Program
 3rd Annual Conference

Contact Information



Combat Stress
Intervention Program 
Washington & Jefferson College
60 South Lincoln St.
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 503-1001, x 6067
Who Should Attend?
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers   
  • Counselors
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Other Medical Practitioners
  • Veteran Advocates

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It is important for you to provide your name & professional designation 


Military Personnel
 Duty uniform recommended  


Registration Deadline:


September 12, 2011 



Cambria Somerset Council


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Funding Source 
The Combat Stress Intervention

(CSIP) is sponsored by the Department of Defense (DOD) Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) and USAMRAA. Contract Number: W81XWWH-07-1-0593 Modification P0001. The awarding and administering acquisition office is "the US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity," 820 Chandler Street, Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5014. The content of the information does not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the Government, and no official endorsement should be inferred.   

Dear Colleague:
You are cordially invited to attend the 3rd Annual Combat Stress Intervention Program conference on Friday, September 23, 2011. This year's theme is Post Deployment Challenges:  Current and Emerging Issues.  You will have the opportunity to hear Major General Mark Graham, U.S. Army Forces Command Deputy Chief of Staff who will discuss combat stress and suicide in the Military and also give a personal perspective (invited, availability based on  contingency operations). Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D., one of the ten most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century will discuss clinical interventions with military clients.  The afternoon speakers are all national experts in military behavioral research.  We hope to see you on Friday, September 23rd.
          Michael Crabtree, Ph.D.             Elizabeth Bennett, Ph.D
          Principal Investigator                  Co-Principal Investigator
Keynote Speakers:

Major General Mark Graham, U.S. Army Forces Command Deputy Chief of Staff:  Combat Stress and Suicide in the Military,  A Personal Perspective

Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D., Clinical Interventions with Military Clients


LTC Paul Bliese, WRAIR:  Behavioral Health Needs of Returning Veterans

Thomas W. Britt, Ph.D., Clemson University:  Barriers to Behavioral Health Care among Veterans

Brian Avant, MSW, OIF/OEF Specialist, VAPHS:  The VA and the OIF/OEF Veteran 

CSIP Team Members:  A Local Perspective and Lessons Learned 

The complete agenda may be obtained during the

Conference Registration:   

$65.00 per person

Includes:  Continuing Education Credits

Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Refreshments

and Networking Reception


Doubletree by Hilton *

340 Racetrack Road, Washington, PA  15301



                 Continental Breakfast      7:45 am - 8:30 am

                 Conference                     8:30 am - 4:30 pm

                 Networking Recption        4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


 * special room rates will be available for Thursday evening,

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Continuing Education Credits 

Psychologists:  Cambria-Somerset Council for Education of Health Professionals, Inc. is a pproved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuind education for psychologists.  Cambria-Somerset Countil maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Anesthetists:  Cambria-Somerset Council for Education of Helath Professionals, Inc. is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Cambria-Somerset Council for Education of Health Professionals designates this live activity for a maximum of (5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.


Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extend of their participation in the educational activity.


Nurses and Others:  CE Hours:  This program has been approved for five (5) CE Hours by the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and Cambria-Somerset Council for Education of Health Professionals, Inc.


Social Workers:  Five (5) credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education.  These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW renewal.


Counselors:  This program has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors.  NBCC Approval Number: 



Disclosures:  Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by Cambria-Somerset Council for Education of Health Professionals, Inc are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflicts(s) of interet of other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

The Moderators and Planning Committee Members for this educational acitvity have no significant financial interestes or relationships with any manufactuerers of commerical products of services to disclose.  

Participation Requirements:  Participants must attend the entire day in order to receive the five (5) credit hours.  No partial day credit will be given.