LAURA COPLAND, M.A., LCMHC
Laura Copland, M.A., LCMHC is the Senior PTSD Treatment Trainer at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland and a National Cognitive Processing Therapy Trainer. She received her Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology in 1989 from Antioch University New England.
Prior to joining the CDP staff, Ms. Copland was the Director of Behavioral Health Disaster Services for the State of Maryland. She also directed, designed and implemented state programs to assist active duty service members, veterans and their families during and post-deployments, including Maryland National Guard Outreach and Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans. Additionally, she was a senior adjunct professor for five years in the Antioch University graduate psychology department.
Ms. Copland has more than 20 years of direct service experience working with military veterans and other survivors of trauma and acute and post-traumatic stress issues. She has trained both military and civilian professionals on working effectively with military behavioral health issues.
She was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal by the Army National Guard for her work in the design and implementation of the Reintegration and Yellow Ribbon Program for all returned from deployment Maryland Selected Reserve service-members and their families.