NIEAPA December Business Meeting

9:00 - 9:40 am | Meeting

9:40 - 9:50 am | Break

NIEAPA December Professional Education Webinar

9:50 - 10:50 am | Interactive Webinar

10:50 am - 11:00 am | Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Webinar

Registration is REQUIRED

Discount Code Available for NIEAPA, EAPA outside chapters and Students.

Please contact NIEAPA@corpevent.com if you did not receive yours.


"Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma, and Moral Injury:

The Invisible Wounds of War and Military Service"

Road Home Program for Veterans and their Families

PRESENTER BIO: Brian J. Klassen, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center and staff psychologist in The Road Home Program: The National Center of Excellence for Veterans and Their Families. Klassen’s clinical work involves providing individual and group psychotherapy to both combat veterans and survivors of military sexual trauma (MST). Klassen is regularly involved in the Road Home’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and he has received special training in two of the front-line evidence-based treatments for PTSD: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE). As a teacher and mentor, Klassen regularly offers trainings and supervision in best-practices for diagnosing and treating PTSD that have included chaplains, social workers, and psychiatry residents. He particularly enjoys challenging misperceptions about PTSD as either a character flaw or as a chronic, untreatable condition. Klassen’s research and scholarly work is particularly interested in guilt and shame following ethical dilemmas that service members face in war zone situations as well as decreasing stigma and increasing access to mental health services for veterans —particularly through leveraging local clergy. A graduate of Calvin College and Wayne State University, Klassen completed his clinical training in the PTSD, addiction, and chronic pain clinics of the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago. 



  • Clearly define and give examples of psychological trauma
  • Moral Injury-Related and Military Sexual Traumas
  • Explain how moral injury and MST same/different from other traumas
  • Understand how trauma might (or might not) result in PTSD
  • Discuss why resilience to trauma is the norm
  • Identify risk and protective factors
  • Recognize the symptoms of PTSD
  • Discuss effective Treatments for PTSD
  • Medications
  • Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-focused treatments
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (for MST)
  • Understand the special case of Moral Injury
  • What’s new about moral injury
  • Prevalence
  • Treatment (therapy, spiritual counseling, re-engagement in community)
  • Self-care and vicarious trauma for caregivers (therapists, family members)


CEU Information:

This webinar qualifies for 2.0 PDH CEUs through EAPA and the ICB, which are currently pending. In order to receive CEUs for this presentation, you will need to make sure that you are registered to attend. Each registration is unique to the user so please do not share your invitation information.

You need to be logged into the webinar before it begins at 9:50 am to ensure you are connected to hear and see the presentation.

In order to comply with CE guidelines, we will need to monitor your engagement in the program for the entire duration of the webinar from 9:50 am - 12:00 pm.  You will also be required to complete the polls during the presentation and submit a program evaluation.  

Once all information is reviewed, certificates will be created for each individual and emailed to them as a pdf. Please be patient with us as it will take a bit of time for this manual process!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kim Branch at NIEAPA@CorpEvent.com or call 312-756-7756.  Thank you for your participation!

Northern Illinois Chapter Employee Assistance Professionals Association (NIEAPA)

Address: 400 E. Randolph #2305, Chicago. IL 60601
Phone: +1 (312) 756-7756
Email: nieapa@corpevent.com

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