Presentations

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2017

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Mental Health and Well-Being 2017 Grantee Summit
February 1, 2017
“Understanding the Student Veteran Experience”
Michelle Kees, PhD

9th Annual Student Veterans of America National Conference
January 6, 2017
“Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE): A Field-Tested Model for Student Veteran Peer Support”
Michelle Kees, PhD, Tim Nellett, Jamie Richards, Eric Buetikofer, Austin Craft

2016

National Summit on Military and Veteran Peer Programs: Advancing Best Practices
November 2, 2016
“Innovation and Technology in Military & Veteran Peer Programs: PAVE Program”
Brittany Risk, LMSW

Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE) National Training Conference
August 8-10, 2016
PAVE Program Training
Michelle Kees, PhD, Jane Spinner, MSW, MBA, Brittany Risk, LMSW, Tim Nellett

27th Annual Albert J. Silverman Research Conference
April 27, 2016
Poster Presentation: Mental Health and Treatment Seeking Among Student Veterans
Chrysta Meadowbrooke, MA, MSI

Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference: Interpersonal Relationships and Student Mental Health
March 9, 2016
Poster Presentation: Mental Health and Treatment Seeking Among Student Veterans
Chrysta Meadowbrooke, MA, MSI

Midwest Leadership Conference of Team Red, White & Blue
March 2016
“Helping Strong Families Grow Stronger: The Strong Military Families Program”
Kate Rosenblum, PhD

Annual Albert J. Silverman Research Conference
April 2016
Poster Presentation: Mental Health and Treatment Seeking Among Student Veterans
Chrysta Meadowbrooke, MA, MSI

2015

Department of Defense Office of Reintegration Programs Webinar
“HomeFront Strong: Building Resilient Families”
Michelle Kees, PhD

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Mental Health and Well-Being 2015 Grantee Summit
September 29, 2015
Peer Support for Veterans and their Caregivers Panel
Michelle Kees, PhD

Student Veterans of America Midwest Regional Conference
“PAVE: A Peer-to-Peer Program for Student Veterans”
Tim Nellett

Annual Meeting of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
Poster Presentation: Fathers in the Military: Implications for Family Therapists
Travis Johnson, LMFT, Adam Farero, MS, Adrian Blow, PhD, Lisa Gorman, PhD, Michelle Kees, PhD

Annual Meeting of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
Poster Presentation: Couples Coping with Stress: Life in the Military
Adrian Blow, PhD, Sara Lappan, PhD, Emily Nichols, PhD, Sailaja Subramaniam, MC, Adam Farero, MS, Lisa Gorman, PhD, Michelle Kees, PhD

National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference
Poster Presentation: Service Member Communication and Post-Deployment Outcomes
Adam Farero, MS, Adrian Blow, PhD, Michelle Kees, PhD, Lisa Gorman, PhD, Ryan Bowles, PhD, Christopher Marchiondo, PhD, Danielle Guty

National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference
Poster Presentation: Veterans and Spouses, Meaning in Life, and Adaptation after Combat
Christopher Marchiondo, PhD, Adrian Blow, PhD, Andrew Huebner, PhD, Lisa Gorman, PhD, Danielle Guty, Michelle Kees, PhD

3rd Biennial Society for Implementation Research Collaboration
September 2015
Paper Presentation: Community Capacity Building: Training Providers to Address the Psychological Health of Military Families Through HomeFront Strong
Laura Nerenberg, PhD, Michelle Kees, PhD, Adrian Blow, PhD, Dave Topp, PhD

2014

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Mental Health and Well-Being Grantee Summit
September 30, 2014
"Engaging Veterans and Communities through Alternative Supportive Services" Panel
Brittany Risk, LMSW

U.S. Army New Parent Support Program Webinar
April 2014
“Postpartum Depression in Military and Veteran Families”
Kate Rosenblum, PhD

12th Annual Depression on College Campuses Conference: Fostering Student Success
March 13, 2014
“The PAVE Program: A Prototype for Outreach to Student Veterans”
Brittany Risk, LMSW, Philip Larson, MS, Andrew Floyd, MPP, Tim Ruple, MSW

Veteran Symposium for Higher Education
February 25, 2014
“The PAVE Program: A Prototype for Outreach to Student Veterans”
Brittany Risk, LMSW, Kibichii Chelilim, Philip Larson, MS

6th Annual Student Veterans of America National Conference
January 2, 2014
“Veterans in Higher Education” Research Roundtable
Marcia Valenstein, MD, MS

Army OneSource Webinar
“HomeFront Strong: Supporting Our Military Spouses”
Michelle Kees, PhD

Pennsylvania State BaseTrack Community Forum
“Promoting Resilience in Military Families” (Keynote Address)
Michelle Kees, PhD

Defense Suicide Prevention Office Sustaining Resilience Through Peer Support Summit
“Peer Support Programs”
Michelle Kees, PhD

Symposium at American Psychological Association Annual Meeting
“HomeFront Strong: Building Resilience in Military Spouses”
Michelle Kees, PhD, Kate Bullard, LMSW, MPH

Symposium at American Psychological Association Annual Meeting
“Collaborative Partnerships to Support National Guard and Reserve Component Military Families”
Michelle Kees, PhD, Adrian Blow, PhD, Marcia Valenstein, MD, MS, Lisa Gorman, PhD

Military Health System Research Symposium
Poster Presentation: Military Couples and Soldier Resilience
Adrian Blow, PhD, Andrew Huebner, PhD, Mara Hirschfeld, MS, Lisa Gorman, PhD, Danielle Guty, Michelle Kees, PhD

Symposium at Dean’s Day in Nursing Research, University of Michigan
"Resilience in Military Families"
Michelle Kees, PhD, Amanda Schuh, PhD

2013

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Mental Health and Well-Being Grantee Summit
June 5, 2013
“The PAVE Program: A Prototype for Outreach to Student Veterans”
Brandon Brogan, MS, Matthew Feger, MA

Symposium at American Psychological Association Annual Meeting
“HomeFront Strong: A Resiliency Intervention for Military Spouses & Children”
Michelle Kees, PhD, Kate Bullard, LMSW, MPH

Symposium at American Psychological Association Annual Meeting
“Collaborative Partnerships to Support Reserve Component Military Families”
Michelle Kees, PhD, Adrian Blow, PhD, Marcia Valenstein, MD, MS, Lisa Gorman, MS

Symposium at American Psychological Association Annual Meeting
“Parallel Sustained Stress for Couples and the Challenge of Reconnection”
Adrian Blow, PhD, Lisa Gorman, PhD, Michelle Kees, PhD

Military Family Research Institute International Research Symposium on Military Families
“Veteran Employment and Mental Health”
Kara Zivin, PhD, Marcia Valenstein, MD, MS, Michelle Kees, PhD

2012

University of Michigan Veteran’s Day Panel
“Supporting Military Families”
Michelle Kees, PhD, Kate Rosenblum, PhD

Symposium at International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
“Barriers to Mental Health Care in Midwestern National Guard Soldiers: Changes Over Time”
Marcia Valenstein, MD, MS, Adrian Blow, PhD, Michelle Kees, PhD

Military Family Research Institute International Research Symposium on Military Families
“The Effects of Wounds of War on Family Functioning in a National Guard Sample”
Lisa Gorman, PhD, Adrian Blow, Phd, Michelle Kees, PhD, Marcia Valenstein, MD, MS, Christopher Jarman, MSW, James Spira, PhD

2011

Military Family Research Institute
“Military Family Initiatives at M-SPAN and the University of Michigan”
Michelle Kees, PhD

Veterans Welfare: Caring for Those Who Serve; Porter Lecture Series, Eastern Michigan University
“Intervention Programs for Military Families”
Michelle Kees, PhD

2010

U.S. House of Representatives Bi-Partisan Baby Caucus
June 2010
"Coming Home: Veterans' Families with Young Children"
Kate Rosenblum, PhD

State Family Programs Conference of the Michigan National Guard
“Coping with Separation and Preparing for Deployment”
Michelle Kees, PhD, Sheila Marcus, MD

State Family Programs Conference of the Michigan National Guard
“Welcome Back Parenting: Helping Families with Reintegration”
Michelle Kees, PhD, Sheila Marcus, MD

State Family Programs Conference of the Michigan National Guard
“Collaboration with Family Readiness Groups: How Can We Help You Help Families?”
Michelle Kees, PhD, Sheila Marcus, MD

University of Michigan Depression Center Roundtable
“Child & Family Programs of Welcome Back Veterans”
Michelle Kees, MD

Military Family Research Institute International Research Symposium on Military Families
“The Relationship Between Hazardous Alcohol Use and Family Functioning in National Guard Service Members and Spouses”
Adrian Blow, PhD, Michelle Kees, PhD

2009

State Family Programs Conference of the Michigan National Guard
“Things We Wish We Knew… Before Deployment”
Sheila Marcus, MD, Michelle Kees, PhD

University of Michigan Advances in Psychiatry: Understanding and Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Returning Military Veterans and Their Families
“No Families Left Behind”
Lisa Gorman, PhD, Michelle Kees, PhD