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Law, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Justice-Involved Veterans Workshop

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Posted on Mar, 06 2012

Law, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Justice-Involved Veterans Workshop Presented by Terence Barrett, Ph.D. and NDSU DCE

Law, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Justice-Involved Veterans will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, from 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Distance and Continuing Education at North Dakota State University is offering this workshop, presented by Terence Barrett, Ph. D., in the SGC Building located at 1919 University Dr. N., Fargo, to assist mental health professionals in providing services to returning combat veterans, in particular those involved in criminal charges.

Barrett will discuss what life after combat is like and issues related to transitions from combat. The questions of whether or not PTSD symptoms obstruct the veteran’s ability to form viable cognitive intent to act in certain ways and whether combat veterans should be held entirely responsible for their actions upon return from war are addressed.

• Participants will understand the impact of combat experiences upon veterans and the interplay of PTSD and problematic behavior.

• Participants will better understand the various roles of mental health professionals in providing legal services for returning veterans.

• Participants will know various issues existing between mental health professionals and attorneys.

Barrett graduated with a doctorate in psychology. He served seven years as an aviation officer in the United States Marine Corps. He is a licensed psychologist in a full-time private practice in Fargo, ND. Barrett’s professional experience includes work with adult survivors of childhood trauma, sexual assault, torture, crime, war, and combat experience.
This one-day presentation is $99 with lunch included. CEUs are available to qualified professions. For more information regarding this presentation, CEU information, or to register online go to http://ndsu.me/dcelaw.

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