Workshop Leader: Lanny Endicott LCSW, LMFT                                 

Director of Social Work Program 

Oral Roberts University

MSW - University of Missouri, Columbia

MRE – Southwestern Baptist Seminary

D. Min. – Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Endicott has been an educator since 1974. A frequent presenter around the nation, he speaks on the subjects of compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, and burnout; veteran issues; and community planning. He is a board member of the Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa and co-chairs the Veterans Initiative. He serves as president of South Peoria Neighborhood Connection Foundation, Inc. and is a member of the Venture Grant committee of the Tulsa Area United Way.  

Lanny has extensive experience as a consultant and trainer in Russia. His work there has included teaching Social Work as an adjunct professor at the Russian American Institute in Moscow, conducting numerous orphan camps for Children’s Hope Chest and Orphans Tree in Vladimir, and training in counseling skills for pastors and laity in Russia. 

Program Description:

This workshop will equip professional social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists to address problems specific to veterans.  The workshop begins with a broader discussion of the community where the veteran returns and mobilization of resources to address his and her needs. We will discuss building a community coalition, collaboration with the VA, veterans courts, drop-in centers, veteran friendly educational programs of community colleges and universities, and employment programs. 

Learning Objectives:

    • Discover aspects of military culture to encourage relationship-building with veterans
    • Learn about assessment, intervention, and treatment for veteran psychological issues (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, moral injury, grief, and family adjustment, as well as the clinical focus on these issues
    • Explore options important to making their communities veteran-friendly
    • Discuss ethical issues related to the treatment of veterans