The Facing PTSD Together conference will offer participants 7.5 continuing education credits.  Speakers will address topics such as Brainspotting; Children, Families & Trauma; Serving those Who Serve; Outdoor Adventure & Mental Health, Attention Training for PTSD Intervention and Nebraska 2021 Mental Health Practice Regulation Updates.  Early bird registration closes September 15th and is $225 which includes breakfast and lunch.  Regular registration closes on October 8, 2021.


The keynote luncheon speaker is Dr. Kevin Nadal who will address Microaggression and Trauma.  He will discuss how microaggressions negatively influence people’s mental health, while also understanding how systems are often retraumatizing for historically marginalized groups.  Tickets to the luncheon are available to the general public at a cost of $75.


At Ease USA (AEU) supports active military members, veterans, families and individuals facing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with confidential, research-based, cost-effective treatment.  AEU has formed a network of expert providers that includes clinicians, outpatient therapists, peer support and support groups.  AEU is not affiliated with any branch of the government of the Department of Veterans Affairs.



Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kevin Nadal

Sponsored by the Weitz Famly Foundation

Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal is a Professor of Psychology at both John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Graduate Center at the City University of New York. He received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University in New York City and is one of the leading researchers in understanding the impacts of microaggressions, or subtle forms of discrimination, on the mental and physical health of people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people; and other marginalized groups. He has published over 100 works on multicultural issues in the fields of psychology and education. He has been featured in the New York Times, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, the Weather Channel, the History Channel, HGTV, Philippine News, and The Filipino Channel. He is the author of ten books including Filipino American Psychology  (2011, Wiley); That’s So Gay:  Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community (2013, APA);Microaggressions and Traumatic Stress (2018, APA); and Queering Law and Order  (2020, Lexington). He was the first openly gay President of the Asian American Psychological Association and the first person of color to serve as the Executive Director of the Center of LBTQ Studies. He is a National Trustee of the Filipino America National Historical Society (FANHS) and a co-founder of theLGBTQ Scholars of Color National Network. He has delivered hundreds of lectures across the United States, including the White House and the U.S. Capitol. He has won numerous awards, including the American Psychological Association 2017 Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest;  the 2019 Richard Tewksbury Award from the Western Society of Criminology, and  the Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Brittany Bagey, LPC

Brittany is a Licensed Professional Counselor and International Brainspotting Consultant. She specializes in empowering individuals to move through grief, anxiety, and major life transition in her private practice in St. Louis, MO.  She is a Missouri Clinical Supervisor, certified Brainspotting Clinician, Consultant, and Training Assistant, Brainspotting peer Group Facilitator, and Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.

Dr. Lynn M. Van Male, CTM

Lynn Van Male, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Oregon health and Science University, is a Senior Consultant with SIGMA Threat Management Associates and an international subject matter expert on threat assessment and management in health care and human services settings. In addition, Dr. Van Male is a Contributing Editor of the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management. She is licensed Psychologist with over ten years of experience working with US Military Veterans and their families as a member of the PTSD Clinical Team at the VA Portland Health Care System.

Dr. Amy Badura – Brack

Participants learn about Attention Training for PTSD software; a new and easy to administer computer intervention shown to reduce symptoms of PTSD.   After 4 clinical trials and journal publications research indicates the software aids users by addressing disrupted threat processing.  By the end of seminar participants will know how to administer the software and will be permitted access to the software for use in their practice.

Stacy Bare

Stacy Bare is a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, US Army Veteran, and former Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician. He has been leading transformational expeditions in the outdoors since 2010. Stacy’s work has been covered in multiple publications, podcasts, magazine articles, and chapters in books.

Tracey L Pearson, LMSW, LIMHP

Tracy is a clinician, speaker, and community leader. She is licenses to practice mental health in the both Nebraska and Iowa.  Tracy Pearson is trained through EMDRIA in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is also a certified in mindfulness based cognitive therapy.  Her specializations include treating traumatic stress, depression, difficult life transitions, anxiety disorders, suicide and self-harm, stress management, self-esteem, and mood disorders. She is licensed in both Nebraska and Iowa.  As a trauma trained professional Tracy delivers education, inspiration, and entertainment to a variety of audiences.

Dr. Susan Meyerle, LIMHP

Susan Meyerle, Ph.D., LIMHP, CEAP, is a trendsetter in ethics education.  As the founder of Creating Ethical Boundaries, Dr. Meyerle brings over twenty years of change management to ethics.   She served on the Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards, the Nebraska Board of Mental Health Practice and as President of the American Association of State Counseling Boards. Dr. Meyerle helped draft the teletherapy regulations for the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards.  With her experience as an educator, regulatory board member, therapist, author and inspirational speaker, she makes reviewing ethical protocols interesting, engaging, and relevant.


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Also, by registering for and attending this event, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and will not hold At Ease USA in any way responsible for any consequences related to such exposure.


  • Scott Conference Center 6450 Pine Street, Omaha, NE, USA
  • October 15, 2021
    8:00 AM - 5:30 PM