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20th Annual International Military & Civilian Combat Stress Conference

Pre-Conference • Thursday, May 3, 2012

Conference / General Sessions • Friday-Sunday, May 4-6, 2012

Attend 1-4 Days & Earn 6-24 C.E. Hours

DoubleTree Hotel • Los Angeles (Culver City), California, USA

The 20th Annual International Military & Civilian Combat Stress Conference is the leading and longest-running conference on combat stress in the world. This annual multi-disciplinary event was founded by (and continues to be directed by) Col. (Ret.) Bart P. Billings, Ph.D. to bring civilian and military medical and mental health professionals from around the world together to share their clinical expertise and integrative treatment approaches the recent events in Afghanistan as well as other timely topics such as:

Blast InjuriesDeployment & RedeploymentNightmaresSuicide
Combat ReadinessGrief & LossPTSDTerrorism
Compassion FatigueMedication IssuesReintegration
Threat Assessment
Crisis InterventionMilitary CultureReturning TroopsTraumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Tuition: The sooner you register, the more you save! Plus, you automatically save an additional $10 per course when you sign-up at the same time for two or more courses, or with a colleague or group.

Early Registration: $149 
On-Site: $199

For payments received at least one day in advance.Paid at-the-door.

Below are links to the to the pre-conference course on Thursday, May 3, as well as the plenary sessions scheduled for the conference general sessions on Friday-Sunday, May 4-6, 2012. If you prefer to print a hard-copy of the conference brochure, just click here to download an Adobe PDF version of the brochure.
Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this conference, you should be better able to:
  • Develop effective pre-deployment readiness programs for military personnel and their families.
  • Respond to the psychological, mental and spiritual needs of soldiers experiencing combat stress.
  • Understand the role of critical incident stress support services in military and civilian disaster settings.
  • Effectively work with post combat physical and psychological impairments.
  • Evaluate and treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Evaluate and treat Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Develop treatment programs that are effective with military staff returning from deployment.
Conference Hotel Information

DoubleTree Hotel Culver CityDoubleTree Hotel
6161 West Centinela Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 649-1776


• A limited number of discounted hotel rooms (from $109/night + taxes) are being held for conference attendees so book your stay sooner than later by calling (800) 222-8733 and mentioning the “Combat Stress Conference.”

• This DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel--Los Angeles/Westside is conveniently located next to the San Diego Freeway (405) just three miles from LAX with complimentary 24/7 shuttle service to/from LAX. In-room high-speed internet is complimentary. Self-parking is $7 per day for those attending our workshops.

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB)
  • Bob Hope Airport in Burbank (BUR)
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA)
  • Ontario International Airport (ONT)
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN)
  • Casual or Business Casual for all attendees.
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