Workshop: "Veterans: Finding Tribe" with Mark Mitchell


Event Date:  Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9 am to 3:30 pm.

Registration:  Click here

Disconnection, alienation, confusion, and identity are all some of the issues veterans struggle with in transitioning home. Often there is a clash of values between military culture and civilian culture that must be negotiated. This workshop is for counselors, veteran service providers, faith based ministers, and concerned citizens is to help veterans find tribe and home.  Workshop will cover:

  • Research on the psychology, anthropology and biology of the tribe experience.
  • Peer to peer counseling model as a method of creating tribe.
  • Creating tribe through group counseling.
  • Women veteran differences in experiencing tribe.
  • VA and non-VA experiences that create community and tribe.
  • Spiritual/Existential aspects of tribe.
  • Warrior Circle experience.

You will receive:

  • Techniques for creating tribe with veterans in various contexts.
  • Knowledge to the roadblocks for creating tribe for veterans.
  • Access to veteran friendly organizations that are successful with veterans in the civilian world.
  • New professional development opportunities.


  • Jim Zenner, LCSW,CPS,  Army combat veteran, Director of DMH Emergency Outreach and Triage division, the Mental health Court Linkage program, and the Veteran Peer Access network.
  • Lt. Col. Val Reyes, LCSW, Army veteran, 1stsocial worker in Afghanistan, homeless counselor VA Long Beach
  • Lt. Paul Cobb, M.Div., retired Marine of 20 years, chaplain for California National Guard.
  • Krishna Flores, Marine combat veteran, Outreach specialist, working with homeless and mental health issues with the Antelope Valley Veteran Center.
  • Donna Callaway, Marine veteran, chaplain of District 24 of the American Legion.
  • Abel Martin, MSW, CPSS, Navy veteran, formerly incarcerated, and homeless veteran directing Hollywood Veterans Center.
  • John Nelson, civilian and Daniel Manrique, Marine veteran, are captains for Los Angeles Red, White, and Blue, a veteran and civilian social and recreation organization.
  • Randy Cid, LCSW, Marine combat veteran, Acting Director of Chatsworth Veteran Center and Sepulveda Outstation.
  • Mark Mitchell LMFT, co chair behavioral health team, Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative, instructor LMU addiction certification program.

To Attend
To register, click here.   For information, please contact Ms. Fay Craton at

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 9:00am to 3:30pm

University Hall, 1857
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Event Type



LMU Extension


Extension Counseling and Behavioral Sciences