Veterans and PTSD (4 CE)
This presentation utilizes resources from the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to help therapists better understand and assess for the mental health impact caused by combat-related PTSD and vicarious trauma. Information learned from Vietnam-era veterans with chronic PTSD will be included to enhance the learning experience.
Course By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Authors: Patricia Patton-Lehn, Ph.D, Aaliyah Madyun, B.A.
Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the mental health consequences of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on returning war veterans.
- Assess risk factors and treatment concerns for returning war veterans including: combat stress, Acute Stress Disorder, and PTSD.
- Identify the mental health consequences of sexual harassment and abuse of women in the military, the ongoing impact for families and partners, and common co-occurring disorders.
- Utilize and integrate appropriate treatment interventions for the returning war veteran and the family.