The Cohen Veterans Network Training Program endeavors to facilitate a community of learning in training and education in the field of military and military family mental health. This effort is collaborative and inclusive, leveraging subject matter experts, local leaders, partner organizations and communities all over the country. CVN Training is focused on strategic targets to promote successful, inclusive impact in the areas of collaboration, innovation and best practices.
This is part one of a three part look at the network’s robust clinical training program. Part two, focused on innovation, will appear next week.
Collaboration: CVN Training is committed to creating an environment of teamwork and a network of partnerships across disciplines, organizations, groups, and communities in the veteran and military family space. We have a broad range of affiliates: from a highly talented and diverse Scientific Advisory Board, to VA, to grass roots non-profit and community partners. Our partnerships range from formalized Memorandums of Understanding to e-mails and calls to share ideas and information broadly. CVN Training is committed to working collaboratively to fill knowledge gaps and build capacity across systems. Some examples of this work include:
- Advancing the field of veteran’s mental health by cultivating a generation of scholars across professional disciplines (many who often go on to serve in roles in at VA)
- Matching resources to underfunded, and under-explored pursuits that have high need for development in the community
- Creating community-wide, open-access opportunities for any providers with desire to access trainings (Suicide Prevention Webinar Series, Couples Therapy Training Series in collaboration with Center for Deployment Psychology)
- Facilitation of open and collaborative forums for researchers, practitioners, and administrators to help one another develop a deeper understanding of obstacles and opportunities in veterans’ mental health (Cohen Care Summit, CVN Implementation Summit)
- Exclusive training opportunities for clinical practice skills and evidence-based practices shared broadly with community partners (VA, DOD, local agencies)
Stephanie Renno, LCSW
Training Manager, Clinical Programs