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VA/DOD Women's Mental Health Mini-Residency

This live mini-residency is designed to equip VA and DOD mental health providers with clinical knowledge and skills to deliver gender-specific and gender-informed care to women veterans and service members. Topics to be addressed in these interactive, sessions include:

  • Reproductive mental health,
  • Eating disorders and disordered eating,
  • Intersectionality,
  • Sexual health and functioning,
  • Emotion regulation,
  • Complex trauma and
  • Much, much more.

Interested participants are required to attend the mini-residency in its entirety. Continuing education credits will be provided at no cost to attending participants. We anticipate that 14-16 CEUs will be provided; details to follow. Attendees are responsible for personal travel costs.

Program description and highlights:

The faculty includes nationally recognized subject matter experts who will share their knowledge on unique aspects of women’s mental health, including influences of sex, gender, and reproductive cycle stages.

As DOD and VA clinicians are coming together for this training, this is a unique opportunity for participants to understand the continuum of experiences of women veterans and service members and gain knowledge to strengthen continuity of care across systems.

Networking opportunities will be available within and between the VA and DOD.

Who: VA and DOD psychiatrists, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, psychologists, social workers and counselors providing mental health care to women veterans and service members.

Where: Washington, D.C. (near public transit)

If you have questions or want to be notified when registration opens, DOD participants can email

  • Start Date: 4/29/2025, 12:00 AM
  • End Date: 5/1/2025, 12:00 AM
Last Updated: May 14, 2024
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