Psychiatric Grand Rounds


Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Care

invites you to attend its presentations to the healthcare community.


May 14, 2014


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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Burtness Auditorium
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (get directions)

A buffet lunch and beverages will be provided.
No RSVP or advance registration is required.


Veterans' Mental Health Issues


Dr. Jan Marie Capaccioli, PsyD, LCSW, LAADC

Suicide Prevention Coordinator


Dr. Capaccioli will discuss the on-going issues that active duty service members/veterans face adjusting to civilian life after deployment, and/or after their time served in the military.  She will discuss the military culture, battlemind mentality, and the beliefs associated with combat.  Additionally, she will also discuss some issues surrounding mental health issues, diagnoses and suicide.  She will discuss the importance of assessing for risk for suicide in all active duty military service members and veterans; as well as, providing some guidelines for assessing high risk for suicide in all service members/veterans.

Some service members and veterans may struggle with adjusting to a civilian life after returning from combat and military service. Dr. Capaccioli will describe the perceptions that the service members/veterans may have about adjusting versus the perception by others including family, friends and professionals.  Additionally, understanding some of the behaviors, and recognizing the signs and symptoms of poor adjustment may help reduce the risk of suicide or other mental and physical complications associated with adjusting back to civilian life.  And finally, Dr. Capaccioli will discuss the resources available to veterans in our area.


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize physical and mental health issues associated with active duty service members/veterans re-adjusting to civilian life.
  • Identify signs and symptoms placing veterans in the high risk category for suicide.
  • Discuss tools/techniques for suicide risk assessment and supportive therapies for veterans.
  • Identify resources available to veterans for both physical and mental health issues.

Dr. Jan Marie Capaccioli is a board-certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and licensed advance alcohol and drug counselor who has experience in working with active duty military service members/veterans in mental health.  Dr. Capaccioli is a native of Iowa and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Iowa and her Master’s degree in Social Work form the University of Vermont. While in North Carolina, she had worked for Walter B. Jones Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center, as an addiction counselor and mental health therapist. She also worked as a contract therapist with the VA with a specialty in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and addiction issues at the Greenville and Morehead City Community Based Outpatient Clinics. She moved to California to work as an addiction counselor for the United States Marine Corps in Barstow, CA. She now lives in Santa Maria and works for the VA at the Community Based Outpatient Clinic as a Suicide Prevention Coordinator and acting Social Work Supervisor.






CEUs are now paid for and processed online. To obtain CEUs, you must sign in at the beginning of the lecture. Following attendance at the lecture, click here or on the icon at left, or go to and search for "Grand Rounds". Pay the $18 fee there online. Within 5 business days you will receive an e-mail from Cottage Health System with instructions for obtaining your CEU certificate. Attendance must be verified by signing in at the beginning of the lecture. 


Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of CE credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider # PCE 741) and Provider approved for 1 continuing education (CE) contact hour for RNs by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #00252), through the Education Department, Cottage Health System.

Free of charge for CHS Employees and professionals affiliated to Cottage Health System. Others: $18 unit.


Physicians: Please note that due to changes in the requirements to qualify for CMEs, Psychiatric Grand Rounds is no longer able to offer CMEs.



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