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Closing the Gap: Military Sexual Trauma and Private Practice

Thursday, July 15, 2021
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Live via Zoom

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This session is cancelled.  We hope to reschedule it some time this fall.

This Virtual Workshop is part of the MaMHCA Summer Institute series. Special Pricing is available.  Pre Registration is required

Closingthe Gap: Military Sexual Trauma and Private Practice; the good, the bad & the ugly

This workshop is designed to serve as an indtroductionary space to discuss the identified gap between Military Sexual Trauma ( MST ) and Private Practice Clinicians. I will offer an overview of the significance of the topic at hand, a review of some of the challenges and compounded complexity this subset of the population has to hurdle in seeking treatment. I'll offer a few case studies that assist civilian clinicians internalize the obstacles that the survivors endure, a review of reporting procedures for the Armed services, an overview of the different factors and personnel that could be involved with the client as well as the stress and tension that are typically associated with the reporting process. We will talk a little about the difference between MST and civilian Rape/Assault procedures and how the Armed Service defines harassment and assault. The intention for this workshop is to bring situational awareness to a growing challenge surrounding this gap, the significance of it and the strategic impact that we as civilian clinicians have in mitigating this gap. I offer my expertise as an Armed Service Member of 20 years, a Clinician, a Master Resilience Trainer and Suicided Awareness Coach in an effort to help those who are interested understand how to mitigate the gap, assist this population and impact lives forever.  

July 15, 2021

3 MCEAP CEUs in Category 1

Members:  $105.00

Non-Members:  $145.00

About our Presenters:

Jessie Peterson has served twenty years in the United States Armed service with three combat tours, fifteen years of missions both inside and outside the country, a plethora of schools and a handful of peacekeeping operations. This career has afforded opportunities to experience and witness the worst and best of what humanity has to offer. It is in part due to these experiences that Jessie has come to appreciate and understand the impact of human kindness, the need for balance in life and the importance of human connection. In addition to the Armed Service career, Jessie has 20 years of Clinical experience, working primarily with teenagers and adults on challenges ranging from A to Z. Mentorship, clinical work and helping humans overcome challenges is a strong suit. I am a certified MBSR practitioner, Master Resiliency Trainer, Suicide Awareness Coach, Reiki Certified, with a few academic degrees in between. Jessie is workign toward her LMHC license.  We are excited to have her as a new faculty with MaMHCA.

Ariel Axelrod-Hahn, LMHC, graduated Wellesley College with a BA in Russian Area Studies and proceeded to embark on a 10-year career in marketing and publishing. She returned to school for her MA in counseling and behavioral medicine and now leverages her experience managing and teaching writers, editors, and students to help her present clients find ways to revise life narratives. She currently runs a private practice in Somerville and chairs Home Study for MaMHCA.





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