PBI Network CE Lecture Series

Click on the links below to register for this month’s CE presentation, and listen to recordings of past presentations!

Email MobileMentalHealth@va.gov to get information about upcoming presentations!

The lecture series is open to all mental health providers and researchers within and outside of VA who are interested in use of technology (e.g., mobile apps, online interventions, and telehealth) to support treatment for Veterans with PTSD and related mental health concerns (e.g., anger, substance use, and insomnia). These live, virtual, knowledge-based webinars are hosted by subject matter experts from VA’s National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD), Dissemination & Training Division, and feature a different speaker and technology-related topic each month.

Please share with colleagues who might be interested! If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive information about future lectures, please email MobileMentalHealth@va.gov.

For more information about the National Center for PTSD, please visit www.ptsd.va.gov.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

9-10 am PST / 12-1 pm EST

webSTAIR: A Skills-Based Web Program with Coaching Support Targeting MST in Rural Veterans

Kile Ortigo, PhD, Program Director (webSTAIR), National Center for PTSD; Clinical Psychologist, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Marylene Cloitre, PhD, Associate Director of Research, Executive Director (webSTAIR), National Center for PTSD; Clinical Psychologist, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

For those outside of VA: PBI Network September TRAIN Link

VA employeesPBI Network September TMS Link

If you prefer to join without registration (no continuing education credit):

·         Audio: (800) 767-1750, code 59744#

·         Adobe Connect presentation



11/13/19: Dr. Ellen Herbst, “Stay Quit Coach”

12/11/19: Dr. Steve Woodward, “The use of wearable devices for tracking sleep”


2/12/20: Dr. John Torous, “Informed and Shared Decision Making around Smartphone Apps for Clinical Care”

Past Lectures

August 14, 2019

PTSD Coach Online (recording)

Elissa McCarthy, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, PTSD Consultation Program Consultant, National Center for PTSD – Executive Division

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July 10, 2019

The Use of PE Coach to Support Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD (recording)

Greg Reger, PhD

Deputy Associate Chief of Staff, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System; Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine

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June 12, 2019

Geri-Mobile Health: Connecting Older Veterans with VA Mobile Apps (recording)

Christine Gould, PhD & Erin Sakai, PhD

VA Palo Alto Geriatric Research Evaluation and Clinical Centers (GRECC); Stanford University School of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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May 8, 2019

VetChange: A Web-Based Program for Problem Alcohol Use and PTSD Symptoms (recording)

Deborah Brief, PhD

VA Boston Healthcare System/Boston University School of Medicine

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April 10, 2019

PTSD Coach in Primary Care (recording)

Eric Kuhn, PhD and Kyle Possemato, PhD

US Department of Veterans Affairs


March 13, 2019

Racial and ethnic disparities in telemental health usage among Veterans (recording)

Jean Kim, PhD and Russell McCann, PhD

VA Puget Sound Healthcare System

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February 13, 2019

Optimizing family involvement in PTSD care: An integrative technology approach to home-based Conjoint Therapy for PTSD (recording)

Leslie Morland, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist/Director, Regional Telemental Health Center, San Diego VA Medical Center; Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, UCSD


January 9, 2019

Veterans’ attitudes toward mental health apps: Qualitative study of rurality and age differences (recording)

Samantha Connolly, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for Healthcare and Implementation Research (CHOIR); Clinical Psychology Fellow with the VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School

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December 12, 2018

Integrating DoD and VA mobile apps into evidence-based treatments for depression (recording)

Christina Armstrong, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Education and Training Program Lead Connected Health Branch

Defense Health Agency, Dept. of Defense


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November 14, 2018

Path to Better Sleep: An online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia program for Veterans (recording)

Carolyn J. Greene, PhD

National Manager Mental Health Web Services, VA Office of Mental Health & Suicide Prevention


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October 10, 2018

Mobile apps from the National Center for PTSD: Where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re headed (recording)

Jason Owen, PhD, MPH

Clinical Psychologist, National Center for PTSD, Dissemination & Training Division, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

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