The role of military culture impacts the therapeutic setting and is critical for positive therapy outcomes. The focus will be on the different facets of military culture and how military culture can affect patients in various ways.
The history of Warrior Mental Health, such as nostalgia, shell shock, battle fatigue and PTSD and how these affect the therapeutic process and relationship. We will look at how combat impacts generations of warriors and their families through the therapeutic process. The history of PTSD can help build the therapeutic relationship.
Review the five most common mental health challenges Service Members, Veterans and Family members bring to clinical settings. Service members and Veterans had to rewire their brain simply to survive in war. For the therapeutic process,it is pertinent to know family members also create coping mechanisms which may or may not be healthy for the family system.
Discuss and investigate the characteristics of multiple diagnoses that are likely to manifest following combat experiences. You will learn how the characteristics of some diagnoses can present in very similar ways and how to distinguish them. Such diagnoses are PTSD, TBI, Acute Stress Disorder, Depression, Adjustment Disorder, BiPolar Disorders and Personality Disorders.
Hosted by Stand In Their Boots, LLC/Rebecca G. Townsend, LLC
This workshop target audience includes Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers, Psychologists, School Counselors, Veteran Advocates, Veteran Treatment Court Professionals
The training is appropriate for Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Level providers/professionals.
Rebecca G. Townsend, Ed. S.; LPC-MHSP: NCC; SrLPE-HSP, has bee a licensed mental health provider for 20 years. She has worked in residential facilities, school systems and currently in full-time private practice. Rebecca holds a masters degree in clinical psychology and an educational specialist degree in school psychology. She has a post-masters certificate in military and veteran behavioral health from the Department of Defense. Since 2007, Rebecca has focused her clinical work on military service members, veterans and their loved ones.