2015 One Day Trainings

Understanding Trauma: Forensic and Military Cultural Aspects of PTSD and Effective Solutions

Ryan Sanft, LCSW, Trauma Recovery Services Team Co-Leader, Loma Linda VA Medical Center
Nancy Farrell, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Health Outpatient Services and Trauma Recovery Services, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System

PTSD is having a direct impact on military and civilian populations at an alarming rate. The comorbidity rate between violent crime and untreated PTSD is leading to higher rates of incarceration. This seminar will help you navigate problematic client behaviors within forensic and military populations and advance your knowledge of effective evidence-based practices to treat adult clients with PTSD and their families. This seminar includes a firsthand look at how Post Trauma Growth and client based resiliency is having a dramatic impact on changing recidivism rates to provident living within local communities. Education will be provided from subject matter experts with over 15 years of experience treating PTSD among criminal and military populations and is geared to forensic mental health clinicians and attorneys. 

About the Speakers
Mr. Ryan Sanft is CEO and Founder of Impression Healthcare Services, Inc. a community based forensic mental health facility. Through this organization, he has been called upon in key cases involving PTSD expertise. Mr. Sanft also works at the Loma Linda VA Medical Center and is a local consultant for evidence-based best practices for PTSD.

Dr. Nancy Farrell has worked for the Loma Linda VA for 6 years and her passions are working with veterans with their partners and families as well as community outreach to connect communities with veterans and VA services. Her work includes providing services for veterans and their families for PTSD, eating disorders and a variety of other mental health conditions. 

Northern California - Berkeley
October 7, 2015

8:30 am - 4:00 pm (8 - 8:30am Registration/Breakfast)
Registration $125

Krutch Theater
2601 Warring St., Bldg 14
Clark Kerr Campus
Berkeley, CA 94720

> Parking: onsite, $10
(Only use the parking lot at the southwest corner of campus at Derby and Warring. You may be towed from other lots.)
> Continental Breakfast and Box Lunch provided.

Southern California - Pasadena
October 22, 2015

8:30 am - 4:30 pm (8 - 8:30am Registration/Breakfast)
Registration $125

Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
> Parking: onsite, $10
> Continental Breakfast included.

6 units for professional licenses: BBS, BRN, MCEP, and MCLE.

CEU Statements: FMHAC is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. FMHAC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Provider #FOR005
Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. through the California Psychological Association.
State Bar of California MCLE Provider #15388.

Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. 
$50 cancellation fee if request is received 8 days prior to event;
Cancellations are not refunded starting 7 days prior to event.


Program, Berkeley
Program, Pasadena
Evaluation Form

Sanft Slides

Farrell Slides 1
Farrell Slides 2

Sanft Slides
Farrell Slides 1 (same doc as Berkeley)
Farrell Slides 2

>List of Tests:
Morel Emotional Numbing Test (MENT) for PTSD
Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM)

>Detection of Malingering: Validation of the Structured Inventory of Malingered Symptomatology (SIMS)