Social Work with Service Members, Veterans and African Americans: Evidenced-Based Treatments and Innovative Community Interventions
History has shown that Service members, Veterans and African Americans have not utilized behavioral health services as often as other vulnerable populations despite the fact that research literature shows that they are at higher risk of suffering from trauma and stress related disorders such as Adjustment Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. These vulnerable populations typically do not seek help or receive preventive mental health treatment in a timely manner due to stigma concerns and lack of access to culturally sensitive clinicians. The military culture and African American culture is distinct in that both are defined by core values and beliefs that makes help-seeking behavior challenging. Given this, it is imperative that social workers develop the proper knowledge and skillset needed to deliver Evidenced-Based Treatments and Innovative Community Interventions to these vulnerable populations.
As a social worker would you like to be better equipped to treat America’s heroes and enhance the lives of African Americans? Do you believe that all humans have a right to receive culturally sensitive and effective treatment? If you answered yes to either question, this workshop will bring you one step closer. In this informative 2 session, 3- hour workshop, Dr. Dwayne L. Buckingham will inform you about clinical therapies and community wellness interventions that have made a difference in the lives of Service Members, Veterans and African Americans. He will also showcase practical examples of innovative community health care and demonstrate how knowledge has been translated into practice.
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2020
Time: Sign-In: 9:30 am – Webinar: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Live Webinar with Zoom – after you register, we will email you a receipt with a link to the webinar.
Cost: $45 – Only 100 seats available
Presenter: Dr. Dwayne Buckingham
CEU Credits: 3 Category II CEUs approved by NASW (Approval #886814760-4653) – Accepted in 44 States for social workers and other mental health professionals (check your state requirements).
Presenter: Dr. Dwayne L. Buckingham, PhD, LCSW-C, BCD
Dr. Dwayne L. Buckingham is the President and Chief Executive Officer of R.E.A.L. Horizons Consulting Solutions, LLC, founder of the You Deserve More women’s empowerment movement and President of the Empathy and Resilience Center, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3). He has over 20 years of experiences in clinical and community social work and served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force for nearly a decade. During his military tenure, Dr. Buckingham provided psychological assessments, treatment and psycho- educational training to over 30,000 individuals, couples, groups, and families worldwide. In recognition of his expertise as a skilled psychotherapist, Dr. Buckingham received six Commendation medals, a National Defense Service Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and five Achievement/Unit Medals.
While serving as Deputy Chief of the Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic and Chief of Resiliency and Psychological Health Service at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center from 2009 to 2016, Dr. Buckingham provided executive coaching to senior leaders and led his team in conducting resilience trainings for over 7000 military, civilian and contract personnel. He was well respected among his professional colleagues and earned the title of “The Empathy and Resiliency Doctor or The E.R. Doctor”.
In addition to being a clinical psychotherapist and executive coach, Dr. Buckingham is also a successful entrepreneur. In 2017 he received the distinct destination of DMV Entrepreneur of the Year from Wes Adams’ State’s Attorney Office, Anne Arundel County, Maryland for his work as a community advocate, keynote speaker, resilience guru, author of 11 books, producer of 4 documentaries, relationship coach and organizational training consultant.
Dr. Buckingham has provided keynote addresses, consulting and training for numerous organizations including, but limited to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), United States Public Health Services (USPHS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Health Resource and Service Administration (HRSA), United States Air Force, First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Habitat for Humanity, St. John’s Baptist Church, The Bowman Francis Ministry, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
At the conclusion of Session I participants will be able to:
- Gain a basic understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues.
- Identify reintegration difficulties.
- Develop knowledge of evidenced-based PTSD interventions that are designed to address the unique needs of this high-risk population and their family members.
At the conclusion of Session II participants will be able to:
- Discuss common health care disparities that impact African Americans
- Identify cultural and economic biases that inhibit African Americans from utilizing needed health and wellness interventions.
- Summarize how disparities in healthcare for African Americans threaten the advancement of health equity in the U.S.
- Describe practical and evidence-based community interventions that empower African Americans to utilize mental health services and live healthy lifestyles.
Who Should Attend:
- Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
- Maryland Social Workers
- Maryland Psychologists
- Maryland Substance Abuse Counselors
- Maryland Marriage and Family Therapists
- Maryland Residential Child Care Professionals
- DC Social Workers
- DC Licensed Professional Counselors
- Virginia Social Workers (CEUs not approved for social workers who practice in West Virginia www.wvsocialworkboard.org)