Agenda Highlights

 

From PTSD to Psychological Health: Expanding the STRONG STAR Research Portfolio
  • Alan Peterson, PhD, ABPP (Lt Col, USAF-Ret.), Director, STRONG STAR Consortium; Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Professor of Psychology, The University of Texas at San Antonio
“Profiles in Resilience” Presentation and Book Signing
  • Major MJ Hegar, U.S. Air Force Veteran and author of Shoot Like a Girl. Major Hegar was shot down while piloting her third tour of Afghanistan. Injured, and under heavy fire, Hegar and her crew still flew their hobbled aircraft to safety, conducting a near-impossible landing. She received a Purple Heart and a Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor, an honor awarded to only a handful of women. When her injuries barred her from flying, she fought a policy that excluded women from serving in ground combat—a historic victory for female military members. Hegar’s bravery inspires audiences to persevere through change, hardship, and any obstacles in their way.
Keynote Address: Innovations in the Field of Suicide Prevention
  • Craig Bryan, PsyD, Director, Division of Recovery and Resilience; Stress, Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health; Director, Trauma Program; Director, Suicide Prevention Program; Trott Gebhardt Philips Endowed Professor, The Ohio State University
Adaptive Treatments for PTSD
  • Stefanie LoSavio, PhD, Director of Research & Innovation, STRONG STAR Training Initiative; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for the Treatment of PTSD
  • Paul Holtzheimer, MD, MS, Deputy Director for Research, National Center for PTSD; Professor of Psychiatry and Surgery, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
Massed Protocols for the Treatment of PTSD
  • Stephanie Wells, PhD, Clinical Research Psychologist, Durham Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT, Durham VA Health Care System; VA Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center
Training Providers in the Delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
  • Kristi Pruiksma, PhD, DBSM, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
The Use of Artificial Intelligence to Improve Cognitive Therapies for PTSD
  • Philip Held, PhD, Research Director, The Road Home Program: National Center of Excellence for Veterans and their Families at RUSH; Director, Treatment Response, Efficacy, Accessibility, and Timing (TREAT) Lab; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Rush University