Course Description

The course will focus on the impact of trauma and PTSD on military personnel and the complexity of combat reactions on individuals, families, and communities. This course will use the person in environment framework to help professionals understand the unique mental, social, spiritual, and biological needs of military personnel in the aftermath of deployment and combat exposure, and also related to other military stressors including the demands of the military life-style of military personnel and their families.

Target Audience: Beginning to Intermediate Level

Continuing Education Clock Hours: 3 hours

Course Outline

Course Agenda:

1:00-1:05  Welcome/Introductions

1:05-1:30  Overview of Military culture

1:30-1:55  Assessment of own attitudes about military and overview of military ethos

1:55-2:30  Overview of Trauma and recognition of traumatic reactions

2:30-2:45  Break

2:45-3:00  Military mental health (e.g., PTSD, Depression, Traumatic Brain injury, Suicidality)

3:00-3:30  Assessment of PTSD

3:30-4:10  Introduction to Prolonged Exposure therapy for PTSD

4:10-4:15  Questions/Comments/Evals/Continuing Education Certificates

Learner Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to do the following:

1. Recognize the complexity of reactions to military life-style (e.g., combat exposure, separation, deployment) on individuals, families, and communities.

2. Understand the Military Ethos, culture, and its impact on psychological well-being

3. Possess a general knowledge of Prolonged Exposure therapy to assist military personnel with psychological and emotional needs related to combat exposure and/or military life-style.

4. Recognize the contributions social workers and social work values, such as strength-based tenets, and how they can be applied when working with military personnel

When participants return to the workplace, they will be able to do the following:

1.  Use knowledge of military culture to engage and assess veterans. Recognize the ways in which trauma manifests in military personnel.

2.  Provide basic trauma and/or PTSD treatment to military personnel.

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