Conference Presentations and Publications

PRESENTATIONS:

2018 Veterans Mental Health Coalition Meeting, invited panelist on “Exploring the Spectrum of Treatment Options for Veterans” New York, NY, June 22, 2018

2018 Trauma and Resiliency in the Borderlands Conference, “All the Way Home: Moral Injury Repair in Our Nations Combat Veterans” 4-hour workshop, with Alejandra Lara, El Paso, TX, June 2, 2018.

2018 ISSTD Conference,  “My Soul is Lost -Working with Moral Injury: Soul-loss as an Aspect of Combat-related Dissociation in Military Veterans” 3.5 hour invited workshop, Chicago, IL, March 26, 2018

2017 Panel Discussant at performance of TECMESSA, a project of Theatre of War, November 9, 2017

2016 EMDRIA Conference EMDR Therapy: Transforming Adversity into Health, Minneapolis, MN, “No Healing Without Truth II: Moral Injury and EMDR at TRR’s Warrior Camp®” with Fr. Sean Levine, (MAJ) U.S. Army, August 28, 2016.

2015 Omega Institute Conference, Veterans, Trauma and Resilience, New York City, Panel Discussion chaired by NYC Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, Brig. Gen. (Ret) Loree Sutton, November 21, 2015

Horses and Trauma-Informed Treatment Conference, Horse Sense of the Carolinas, “Treating Moral Injury at Warrior Camp®” Marshall, NC, June 12, 2015

2014 EMDRIA Conference, Celebrating 25 Years of Healing Trauma, Denver, CO, “No Healing Without Truth: Treating Moral Injury” (EMDR at Warrior Camp) with Fr. Sean Levine, (CPT), US Army, September 19, 2014

Theme Day Denmark, “The Impossible We Do Everyday: Miracles Take a Bit Longer” July 3, 2014

EMDR Europe Conference, “The Impossible We Do Everyday ~ Miracles Take a Bit Longer: Consecutive Days EMDR at Warrior Camp” Edinburgh, Scotland, June 28, 2014

Horses and Trauma-Informed Treatment Conference, Horse Sense of the Carolinas, June 15, 2014

21st Combat Stress Conference, “The Impossible We Do Everyday: Miracles Take a Bit Longer,”  Calsbad, CA, May 15, 2014

PATH Region 1 and 2 Conferences, March and April 2014, “TRR’s Warrior Camp®” with George Stolz, Garrett Stacy, Boo Martin

Presenter at PATH, Intl. Conference, Keynote speaker, “Boots in the Arena II: The Use of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Combat Trauma” November 6, 2013.

Presenter at EMDRIA Conference, “My Soul is Missing – Working With Moral Injury: Soul Loss as an aspect of Dissociation in the Treatment of a Combat Veteran” Austin, TX, September 27, 2013.

Presenter at NIP (National Institute of the Psychotherapies) Colloquia, “Combat Trauma and the Rules of (Therapeutic) Engagement” New York, NY November 29, 2012.

Presenter at PATH Intl. Conference (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship), “Boots in the Arena: The Use of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Combat Trauma” Bellevue, WA, November 2, 2012.

Presenter at Central Connecticut State University Conference on Mindful Education, “Mindfulness Practice in the Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress” with Steven Southwick and Ryan Carlson, New Britain, CT, October 19, 2012.

Presenter at Fordham Conference, “Combat Trauma,” Fordham University School of Social Work, New York, NY, with Bob Raphael, June 6, 2012.

Presenter at “Boots in the Office: the Assessment and Treatment of Combat Trauma,” Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, New York, NY, April 27, 2012.

Presenter at EAGALA 12th Annual Conference, “Boots on the Ground II: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Combat Trauma”, Layton, Utah, March 12, 2011

Presenter at EAGALA Europe Annual Conference, “Boots on the Ground: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Combat Trauma”, Kilmarnock, Scotland, Sept. 29, 2010.

Presenter at EAGALA 11th Annual Conference, “Boots on the Ground: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Combat Trauma”, Layton, Utah, March 5, 2010.

Presenter, “A Warrior Returns: Integrative Therapeutic Approaches to Support Transition from Battlefield to Community”, The New York Open Center, November 8, 2009

Presenter, “Combat Trauma and EMDR at Ft. Drum,” EMDR Regional Meeting, Long Island, NY, October 9, 2009

Guest lecturer on “Working with Military Families”, Family Therapy class at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy Trauma Studies Program, New York, NY, May 6, 2009.

Presenter on panel at the New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy conference on “War and the Family”, Mercy College, New York, NY, November 21, 2008.

Presenter on “Trauma and Resiliency…2 1/2 years later” at the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York Delegate’s Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, May 6, 2004

Presenter on “When Best Interests of the Child Conflict with the Child’s Wishes” and “Two Contested Custody Cases” at the Continuing Legal Education seminar, The Use of Mental Health Professionals in Contested Child Custody Cases, for the First and Second Judicial Departments and New York City Family Court, Brooklyn, NY, January 21, 2004

Presenter on “When Best Interests Conflict with the Child’s Wishes”, at the New York Women’s Bar Association sponsored First Department Matrimonial Law Guardian Training, Supreme Court of the State of New York, November 14, 2003.

Presenter on “The Long-term Mental Health Consequences of 9/11” at the Beyond September 11th: Environmental and Public Health Policy Working Conference, The Graduate Center, CUNY, May 9, 2002.

Presenter on “Sportsmanship” at Athletic Issues in the Schools Conference, February 6, 2002

Presenter on “Exercise over Forty: Sports Injury Prevention”, The New York Methodist Hospital, April 18 and June 6, 2001.

Guest Lecturer at New York University School of Social Work MSW Program, “Structural Family Therapy”, October 11 and 25, 2000 and October 24, 2001.

Guest Lecturer at the Advanced Practicum Seminar, New York University School of Social Work PHD Program, “Structural Family Therapy and Forensic Evaluations”, March 30, 2000

Presenter at Grand Rounds, Gouverneur Hospital, New York, NY, “Forensic Evaluations When a Parent is Mentally Ill”, September 16, 1999.

Co-author and presenter of paper, “Self-Forgiveness: A Phenomenological Study of Experiencing Forgiveness” at Fifth Human Science Research Conference, Berkeley, CA, May 30, 1986.

PUBLICATIONS:

TRR’s Warrior Camp®: An Intensive Treatment Program for Combat Trauma in Active Military and Veterans of All Eras, Steele, E. MSW, MAJ Wood, D. MS, ARNG, Usadi, E.J., MA, BCD, Applegarth, M.D., BSW, Journal of Military Medicine, 183, 3/4:403, 2018 https://academic.oup.com/milmed/article/183/suppl_1/403/4959937

Why We Don’t Ride: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Military Veterans and Moral Injury, Usadi and Levine, J Trauma Treat 2017, 6:2 https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/why-we-dont-ride-equine-assisted-psychotherapy-military-veteransand-moral-injury-2167-1222-1000374.pdf

Working With Horses on the Ground: Case Studies, Usadi and Levine, J Trauma Treat 2017, 6:2 https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/working-with-horses-on-the-ground-case-studies-2167-1222-1000377.pdf

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  • An Open Letter to First Responders: The Wound That Time Does Not Heal,
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Why Horses
  • Horses and Moral Injury
  • What is EMDR?
  • What to Look For in a Counselor or Therapist