with Cathleen Lewandowski Ph.D.

Veteran coming home at airportCEU’s available

Keynote Speaker:

Cathleen Lewandowski Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Social Work at George Mason University
Former Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Service, US Army

Dr. Lewandowski is a Professor in the Department of Social Work, College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University. In addition to research and education, she has experience in social work practice and administration across a 30-year career in several states. Dr. Lewandowski is an Army Reserve veteran and served as a clinical social worker and Team Prevention Leader for a combat stress unit in Iraq. She is a Congressionally appointed member of the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee for the Readjustment of Veterans. 

Session Presenters 

Heather Burton, LCSW-R St. Francis Hospital Military Wellness Program 
Jennifer Courtney, Ph.D., LCSW Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY 
Elizabeth Donovan, LCSW-R Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY 
Glenn T. Gilbert, LCSW-R Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY 
Charles Kennedy, Ph.D. Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY
Monique Lilakos, LCSW VA Hudson Valley Health Care System 
Mary Mantilla, LCSW VA Hudson Valley Health Care System 
Denise M. Olsen, RN, E-RYT 200 Hope for The Warriors 


Friday, May 2, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast  & Registration 

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions 

Thomas Wermuth, Ph.D.
Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty, Marist College

Laura Eastman-Follis, LCSW 
NASW NYS HV Division 

Presentation of Colors 

National Anthem 

9:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 


Dr. Cathleen Lewandowski 

Introduced by: Lyn Paul, Ph.D., LCSW 
Adelphi University School of Social Work 

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 


10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Panel: Integrating Mobile Apps into Good Old Therapy 

Glenn Gilbert, Elizabeth Donovan and Heather Burton 

 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Graded Trauma Processing &  Prolonged Exposure Therapy 

Charles Kennedy and Jennifer Courtney 

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Integrating Yoga, Breath Work, Meditation and Spirituality into Practice with Veterans & their Families 

Denise Olsen and Mary Mantilla 

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Veterans Panel: Discuss Peer Support and Bridging the Divide Between Community Mental Health Workers and the Military and Veteran Population 

Facilitated by Monique Lilakos 

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks 

Eileen Chadwick, LCSW 
Adelphi University School of Social Work 

Retirement of Colors 

Registration Information

Registration Deadline: April 29, 2014 

Make Checks Payable: NASW NYS Hudson Valley Division 

Mail to:
Laura Eastman-Follis, LCSW
31 White Oaks Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538 

Contact by Phone:
1.800.724.6279 x 32 

Contact by Email: 

Co sponsored by:

Adelphi University School of Social Work, Hope for the Warriors, Marist College School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, NYSSCSW Mid-Hudson Chapter, NASW NYS Hudson Valley Division, St Francis Hospital Military Wellness Program and the U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs

For more information, please contact:

Lyn Paul
p –1-800-724-6279, ext: 32
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For further information, please contact:

Todd Wilson
Strategic Communications Director 
p – 516.237.8634
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