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When: 03/09/2018
12:00 PM
Where: UT Campus, AT & T Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin 78705
United States

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March Monthly Meeting 

"Body as Slave:  Implications of Military Culture for Emotion Regulation"

Speaker:  Scott Steiner, PhD

March 9, 2018 

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 

1.5 Hours of Professional Development Offered

About the PresentationThe indoctrination to military culture and values is a time of stark transition from traditional individualistic American cultural values.  This transition occurs during a critical period when the developing self is highly malleable to the potent and manipulative influences characteristic of “Basic Training” and subsequent military training and experiences.  Aspects of this training, including the denial of self and unquestioning relationship to authority, create a relationship where the body becomes a veritable slave to the mind and the mind a slave to the “mission” of the military.  These experiences result in relatively predictable changes in soldier’s intrapsychic and interpersonal relationships.  This seminar will explore the lasting impact of this culture on soldiers’ (1) heightened conflict with many of their emotions and (2) classic defensive patterns.  Implications for some of the challenges this presents in psychotherapy will then be explored.


Learning Objectives

1)  Articulate at least 3 common “heavy braking” relationships soldiers have with their natural “accelerator” emotions.  

2) Describe at least 3 typical defensive patterns you’re likely to encounter in Veterans.    


About the Speaker:  Scott Steiner, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who graduated from the University of Texas in 2002 with a special focus on the study and prevention of alcohol and drug use and other risk-taking behavior.  He has worked at the Austin VA treating complex co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders for more than 13 years.  In his practice he blends attachment, mindfulness, psychodynamic, somatic, systemic and cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches.  He has been teaching and training practicum students through licensed professionals in areas including military culture, addictions, co-occurring substance and mental health disorders, complex trauma and dissociative disorders, as well as somatic, attachment and short-term psychodynamic treatment approaches.  



$20/Member or $10/student

Meeting Location and Parking: 

The meeting will take place at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center (1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705). The CAPA meeting room will be on the second floor overlooking the restaurant and is glassed in. Go through the restaurant and take a right to the stairs to the second floor, to Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 or go to the end of the buffet line and then take the elevator to the second floor and the meeting room is right there. You can also access the new meeting rooms 1 and 2 via the "grand stairway” to the second floor and going past the length of the restaurant on the floor below.   

There is a parking garage in the hotel, or you can use metered street parking if you prefer. 

Cancellations: Cancellations must be received no later than 3 business days prior to the event in order for a refund to be processed. Cancellations received after that time will have a refund processed.

Please note online registration will close at 5pm on the Thursday prior to the meeting. In order to expedite certificate distribution following monthly meetings, we request that you pre-pay online no later than noon on the Thursday before the meeting. If you prefer to register by check, please mail your payment to CAPA @ PO Box 1448, Cedar Park, TX 78630 postmarked no later than the Monday prior to the meeting. Those who pre-register as noted will receive expedited PD certificate distribution. On-site registrants will be processed within 7 business days. All PD certificates will be emailed to signed in attendees. Thank you!  




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