Veterans and PTSD (4 CE)
Course Level: Beginner, Intermediate
This course is for: LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.
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.
Content By: Patricia Patton-Lehn, Ph.D, Aaliyah Madyun, B.A.
Course Description: Iraq and Afghanistan military veterans are at high risk for PTSD and a host of serious co-occurring issues such as substance abuse, depression, domestic violence, and suicidality. 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. Special attention will be given to the impact of sexual harassment and abuse of women in the military. Treatment methods that focus on helping veterans process their traumatic experiences and cope with a range of other trauma-related symptoms are presented.
Learning Objectives: 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.
|Board Approvals||American Psychological Association (APA), Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders|
|CE Format||Online, Text-Based|