Conference on Military Behavioral Health Sponsored by UK College of Social Work

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 14, 2016) — The University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education, will host the Second Annual Military Behavioral Health Conference from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Campbell House, located at 1375 South Broadway in Lexington. Registration and breakfast will take place at 8 a.m.

This year's opening plenary speaker will be Carl E. Smith, chief of Combat and Operational Stress Control Training Branch for the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The afternoon plenary speaker will be Lt. Col. Lloyd Jackson, team leader for the Veteran Health Administration Records Control Schedule Vet Center in Lexington.

Breakout sessions at this year’s conference will include "Moral Injury," "Traumatic Brain Injury/Polytrauma: the Caregiver’s Perspective," "Suicide Prevention," "VA Behavioral Health Services," "Veteran Geriatric Care," "Military Culture" and "Understanding the Sexual Predator."        

Continuing education credits for the conference are approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Psychological Examiners, the Kentucky Board of Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.

The cost to attend the conference, if registering prior to April 29, is $120 that includes a light breakfast and buffet lunch. If registering the day of the conference, the cost will be $160. Credit cards are accepted. Students are invited to attend the conference at the student rate of $50. Students are to register via email with Christina Gevedon at

If interested in a vendor table for your organization at this conference, please contact Christina Gevedon at

To register, participants can visit  

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