Greater Philadelphia Conference on Veterans Mental Health is coming on May 5: Early Registration now Open!

On May 5, 2017 Council for Relationships’ Operation Home and Healing program will present the Greater Philadelphia Conference on Veterans Mental Health. This full day conference features nationally recognized experts in military psychology providing critical training for mental health providers on common gaps in treatment of PTSD for Veterans; crisis intervention techniques, suicide risk and prevention; as well as the realities of reintegration. Veterans, military families, staff of Veterans Service Organizations, and advocates are welcome.

Homelessness, service members impacted by PTSD and other psychological issues associated with deployment, as well as devastating rates of suicide among Veterans prove that specialized treatment for our nation’s armed forces, and their families, is imperative.  Council’s Operation Home and Healing program provides critical specialized counseling services for Vets, as well their families, who are integral to the healing process but are often not part of the treatment process. OHH also provides training for mental health professionals and clergy working with the military population.


The Greater Philadelphia Conference on Veterans Mental Health

Date: May 5, 2017

Location: The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia

Time: Registration 8:15 am, Program 8:45 am-4:40 pm


Presenters include:

Dr. Charles Hogue, MD., U.S. Army (Retired), Author, “Once a Warrior–Always a Warrior: Bridging Gaps in Treatment of PTSD in Veterans” 

Dr. Augusto Ruiz,  Psy.D., U.S. Navy (veteran), Deployment Behavioral Health Psychologist, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Center for Deployment Psychology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Kathy Platoni, Psy.D., DAAPM, FAIS, Clinical Psychologist, COL (RET), US Army COL, Ohio Military Reserve/State Defense Forces, Dayton SWAT/Dayton HNT Psychologist, Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Wright State University SOPP