Webinar Series – Use of the Well-Being Inventory (WBI)

January 13, 2020

You are invited to join us for the first Webinar in the Series on Military Transition in 2020.  In this Webinar we will be continuing our discussion on the theme of Wellbeing by considering the topic of:

“Use of the Well-Being Inventory (WBI) to Enhance Knowledge about U.S. Veterans’ Well-Being after they Leave Military Service.”

In this Webinar Dr Vogt will share the key issues and insights from US Veterans Affairs work on the use of the Wellbeing Inventory to support enhanced Veteran Wellbeing Outcomes.

Presenter: Dr Dawne Vogt

Research Psychologist in the Women’s Health Sciences Division,     National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at VA      Boston Healthcare System, and

Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine

Date:           Tuesday 27th of February 2020

Time:         11.00am – 1.00pm (NZST) * (GMT +13 Hours)

There will be a one hour presentation followed by a one hour interactive Q&A session that will allow participants to ask Dr Vogt questions about points raised in the presentation or current issues on transition related to their work.



To participate in this Webinar with Dr Vogt Register at:


When you have registered you will receive information on how to access the webinar online.

If you have any queries regarding the Webinars or Registration, Email the ASCN (New Zealand) Secretariat at ascn.nz@gmail.com.



Dr. Dawne Vogt

Dr. Vogt is a Research Psychologist in the Women’s Health Sciences Division, National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at VA Boston Healthcare System, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Vogt has published extensively in the veteran literature (h index=45) and received funding for her work from VA, DoD, NIH, and foundations and other private industry funders. Her program of study focuses on the social determinants of military veterans’ mental health, health-care use, and broader well-being.

Within this broader area, one of her primary research interests is the post-military health and well-being of veterans, as evidenced by her current involvement in an investigation of how veterans fare as they transition from military service (the Veteran Metrics Initiative Study) and a study of how the health and well-being of post-9/11 veterans compares to civilians (Coming Home from Afghanistan and Iraq Study).

She also conducts research on the impact of deployment stress on mental health and the role of stigma in treatment engagement, and has authored a number of widely used measures in the field of veteran health research, including the Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory-2 and a newly developed inventory of scales that can be used to assess veterans’ status, functioning, and satisfaction with regard to key aspects of their post-military lives (Well-Being Inventory).



This series of real time education and information sharing webinars has been developed by ASCN (New Zealand) a Not For Profit organisation in collaboration with Veterans Affairs New Zealand, the NZ Defence Force and the University of Otago.

The Webinars in the Transition series are being presented by International Thought Leaders and Researchers from New Zealand allied countries including Canada, United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Robert Lippiatt from ASCN (NZ) will chair the Webinar series. Robert has had significant international experience chairing and facilitating Defence and Veterans Forums

Each Webinar will cover the key issues and insights on Military Veteran Transition and post service life gained through research and other ongoing work with military members, veterans and their families in the relevant country.

Watch out for information and registration instructions for the next set of Webinars in the series which will be held in January 2020 and February 2020.

If you require any additional information on these Webinars or would like to register your interest in participating in the rest of the Webinar series please contact Steve Shamy at the ASCN (New Zealand) Secretariat at email ascn.nz@gmail.com.



ASCN (New Zealand) in conjunction with ASCN (Australia) form the Trans Tasman Australasian Services Care Network (ASCN).

This Not for profit Network acts as a neutral and independent hub for discussion and action by Government, Research, Service Providers and Advocacy on health and wellbeing questions and issues that impact military, veterans, public safety officers and their families in both countries.

It is committed to improving the life-long health and wellbeing of current and former members of the Defence Force (Regular and Reserve), Public Safety Organisations and their Families