2018 Annual Conference

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September 21-22nd, Sioux Falls, SD

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2018 Conference Speakers

Bruce H. Vermeer, Psy.D.

Dr. Vermeer holds a B.A. in Psychology from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) as well as M.A. and Psy.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Rosemead School of Psychology – Biola University (La Mirada, CA). He is specialized in geriatric neuropsychology. Dr. Vermeer spent 23Screen Shot 2018-04-12 at 7.37.51 PM years in clinical practice in Grand Rapids, MI. He maintained an independent practice for most of that time, and his practice consisted of a combination of geriatric neuropsychological evaluation and general psychotherapy services.

Dr. Vermeer’s research interests include the use of current technological tools to help identify additional measures that might be extracted from existing neuropsychological tests and test formats. He is also engaged in research on the moral and ethical implications of monistic- versus dualistic perspectives of the soul for the treatment of Neurocognitive Disorders. Dr. Vermeer is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the American Scientific Affiliation.

Chaplain B. Price

Chaplain Price is presently the Chief of the Chaplain Service at the VA Black Hills Health Care System. Prior to joining the VA Black Hills team, he served as Chief of the Chaplain Service and Coordinator of the Ethics Consultation Service at the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System, Clinical Chaplain at the Hampton Virginia VA Medical Center, and Director of a Counseling Agency in Virginia Beach.screen-shot-2018-04-12-at-7-37-21-pm-e1523581533213.png

He is a Board Certified Chaplain, and has earned the Doctor of Ministry degree, in addition to three earned Master’s Degrees in Religion, Divinity, and Counseling. His doctoral dissertation was on the clinical care of Moral Injury. He also specializes with PTSD, sexual trauma, and addictions. A veteran himself, he served 5 years active duty in the US Marine Corps infantry, and separated from the service as a Sergeant. He has personal experience with PTSD and Moral Injury.