Wyoming Psychological Association 2019 Spring Conference

Bracing for the Future: Supporting our Military Where They Live
March 30 and 31, 2019
Little America Hotel & Resort, Cheyenne, WY

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Workshops and Speakers

Mental Health Issues Related to the Military
Dr. Jenna Ermold, Dr. Kevin Holloway, Licensed Psychologists
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: There is an impending deployment of military personnel from Wyoming. Deployed personnel and their families are from every community in Wyoming, thus, the effects of this large deployment are far-reaching. Men, women, children, and related family members will be impacted. Whether or not you currently see patients/clients who are military, the impact will be felt statewide. We must all be prepared to assist how we can.   Please begin making arrangements to attend our Spring Conference. You are the people who make it a success.

Dr. Jenna Ermold, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist working as the Assistant Director of Training and Education for the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Ermold oversees the development of online and face-to-face training’s for behavioral health clinicians to improve clinical and cultural competency in working with military members and their families. Dr. Ermold also presents workshops on deployment behavioral health topics for clinicians across the country. She is a graduate of the Malcolm Grow (USAF) Medical Center Psychology Residency Program and served on active duty as a psychologist in the United States Air Force from 2002 to 2006.

Dr. Ermold graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in psychology and English and received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Vermont. She specializes in military culture, health psychology, behavioral health integration into primary care, post-traumatic stress disorder, prolonged exposure therapy and military psychology.

Kevin M. Holloway, Phd is a licensed clinical psychologist working as the Director of Training and Education at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. In this capacity, he leads a team of subject matter experts and support staff to develop and present workshops across the world to military and civilian audiences on topics in deployment behavioral health and evidence-based therapies for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Additionally, he leads a team of mental health subject matter experts and technology experts to develop and disseminate technology solutions to improve access to and quality of professional training. 

Dr. Holloway received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Brigham Young University in 2004, and completed his doctoral internship at the Portland, Oregon Veterans Administration hospital. 
Prior to joining CDP, Dr. Holloway worked at the Department of Defense’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology, where he led the Center’s Virtual Worlds Program which explored the use of shared virtual environments for immersive, interactive patient education, provider training, and telemental health applications. The program was recognized as a Computerworld Honors Laureate in 2012 for the T2 Virtual PTSD Experience. Dr. Holloway also led or contributed to projects investigating virtual reality exposure (VRE) therapy to treat PTSD, training providers in using VRE, gaming motivation for health applications, and video teleconferencing for telemental health. 

Earlier in his career, Dr. Holloway was a staff psychologist at Madigan Army Medical Center, providing care to active-duty soldiers with an emphasis on combat-related PTSD and other anxiety disorders.

General Information
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Little America Hotel & Resort, Cheyenne, WY at rates of $109.00, 139.00, 189.00 per night. Book early to take advantage of Member Only Rates!

Little America Hotel & Resort 2800 W Lincolnway Cheyenne, WY 82009 (307) 775-8400

Cheyenne, Wyoming offers a variety of attractions that appeal to people the world over. “Wyoming’s capital city embodies the spirit of the Old West. It is considered the nation’s rodeo and railroad capital, and is home to a variety of museums, historic hotels and mansions, a collection of steam engines, western-themed attractions and shopping, and resorts and ranches.” This picturesque capital city is home to a thriving art community, wonderful shopping, and plentiful dining options.

“On July 4,1867, the first tents were pitched on the site now known as Cheyenne. Cheyenne means “aliens” or “people of foreign language.” The Sioux Indians gave this name to the Indian tribe “Dzitsistes,” who roamed the open plains. Their spelling was Shyenne. The first residents were men who moved west to work on the Union Pacific Railroad.”

The Wyoming State Capitol is a National Historic Land Mark that sits right across the street from The Wyoming State Museum. The museum is home to artifacts and exhibits that highlight Wyoming’s rich history. To get a full historical experience take a ride on the fully narrated Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley.



Amanda Christine DeDiego

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