What is a Continuing Education Event?

At Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS), we offer a series of continuing education opportunities in our local communities and online, led by qualified doctors and clinicians in the field. These presentations are geared toward sharing the latest trends, advancements and treatment protocols in the fields of substance abuse, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders and other co-occurring mental health issues.

Join the ARS continuing education Facebook group to be notified of upcoming opportunities and if you’re interested in being a contributor, please contact our Marketing and Event Specialist, Ashley Ulbrich, at [email protected].

Webinar Summary

In this webinar, Timothy Wienecke teaches how to address mental health issues in the military culture. Wienecke discusses his experience to emphasize how important proper training is in treating active military members or veterans.

Wienecke’s webinar highlights relevant topics like:

  • How people who serve in different branches of the military differ from civilians
  • The impact of military life on families
  • Cultural and medical struggles during the Vietnam era
  • Mental health conditions that affect active military and veterans, including depression, anxiety, PTSD and suicidal thoughts
  • Medical conditions that may impact active military and veterans
  • Barriers to care that military veterans may face

In this webinar, Wienecke mentions local resources for professionals, active military and veterans, as well as offers additional continuing education resources for further study.

About Timothy A. Wienecke

Timothy Wienecke is a passionate advocate, representative, Airman, Sergeant, mentor, organizer, educator and counselor. Wienecke leverages his two decades of experience to empower others with the skills, knowledge and drive to advance themselves and their organizations. Wienecke began his career as a signals analyst working with the National Security Agency (NSA). During his work with the NSA, he realized that he enjoys giving people the skills and knowledge they need to be effective in areas that are important to them.

After leaving the military, Wienecke joined the mental health and advocacy fields full time and became a peer educator in the Colorado University at Denver’s Peer Advocates for Veteran Education program. Wienecke has taught and developed curriculum for:

  • Time management
  • Communication skills
  • Gender dynamics
  • Bystander intervention
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Military culture

Working in the greater Denver community, Wienecke has trained firefighters to maintain focus and cope with the trauma they see on the job, taught clinicians the knowledge needed to serve the veteran community and helped corporate employees achieve their goals as a team.