PTSD in Veterans: Impact of PTSD on Military Personnel and War Veteran
Digital Seminar

PTSD in Veterans: Impact of PTSD on Military Personnel and War Veterans and Their Families


Average Rating:
  4.2   (2 comments)
Faculty:
Michael D. Gatson
Duration:
5 Hours 46 Minutes
Copyright :
Dec 16, 2016
Product Code:
POS051235
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Help more people with PTSD than you ever have before!
  • Better assess for mental health issues and implement solutions that best fits each soldier
  • Strategies to meet the unique needs of military personnel and war veterans returning home, as well as their families

With more troops coming home from combat duty, you need to be better equipped in helping them and their families cope with the transition back into civilization. When you leave this workshop, you will be better equipped in assessing mental health issues and finding solutions that best fits each soldier. During this seminar, you will explore the effects of PTSD on military personnel, war veterans, and their families, as well as highlight some of the differences between veterans with PTSD and other patients with these symptoms. Michael Gatson, a military expert, will show you strategies to meet the unique needs of military personnel and war veterans returning home. He will explain in detail what it means to have PTSD from the military, and war veteran’s point of view.

Join Michael for this workshop as he will cover some of the key topics you need to know when working with veterans and their families:

  • What types of events causes PTSD and the most common symptoms of PTSD
  • Cultural issues that impact the treatment for veterans
  • Assessment, referral and direct intervention, including how to increase your awareness of essential resources to assist in providing this care
  • Newest research about PTSD therapies and also the best ways to incorporate this into your practice
  • Develop an appreciation of the association between PTSD and intimate relationship functions
  • Why you must include partners and loved ones in the assessment and treatment phases for PTSD care

The workshop will use a variety of learning approaches, including group discussions, experiential exercises, and lectures. Imagine if you could help more people with PTSD than you ever have before? That’s the primary goal of this seminar.

Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 credits.


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number #50-399. This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


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Faculty

Michael D. Gatson Related seminars and products: 1

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Michael D. Gatson, LCSW-C, is a renowned expert in the area of military social work and/with issues related to military mental health. He brings with him an extensive wealth of knowledge and personal experience. Michael is also a licensed clinical psychotherapist at the Washington DC VA Health Care System. He is a global war on terrorism coordinator; involved in the treatment of veterans with chronic combat-related post-traumatic stress disorders and marital issues. He is certified by the VA in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure and Step Qualified in Marriage and Family Therapy. Michael also provides clinical supervision to counselors and social workers to help improve their clinical abilities. He also serves as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army Medical Reserve, 393rd Medical Logistics Company, and is a certified volunteer trainer for the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE).

Michael recently volunteered his time and talents to two milestone events. First, Michael participated in a roundtable discussion on veterans and their families with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, as part of the Joining Forces Initiative. Second, Michael provided clinical counseling and crises intervention services for outreach support at all of the events surrounding His Holiness Pope Francis’ visit to Washington, D.C.

Michael has dedicated his career to improving the lives of active military personnel and war veterans faced with combat trauma and hardships which are evidenced in his clinical work with veterans and family members. He is published in several professional journals on PTSD, suicide prevention, and LGBTQ military families. He continues to provide training focusing on PTSD, suicide prevention, and HIV/AIDS at the local, state and national level.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Michael Gatson has an employment relationship with Washington DC VAMC. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Michael Gatson is a member of the National Association of Social Workers; and the American Psychological Association.


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Objectives

  1. Explain what you need to know about military culture, various branches of the military and their core values and differences.
  2. Describe the experiences that service members and veterans go through; why they serve, what motivates them, training they receive, and the impact of the military experience on family members, and adjusting to returning home; to better relate to them in therapy.
  3. Identify the core features of PTSD to diagnose better.
  4. Explain the triggers, avoidance behaviors, and safety behaviors unique to military personnel and war veterans.
  5. Utilize favorable assessment & evidence-based psychotherapies used by the VA and DOD.
  6. Implement effective treatment strategies with veteran family members.
  7. Implement a wealth of resources in your practice and effective treatments that work with the vets and families.

Outline

Military Culture

  • Military Language
  • Military Lifestyle
  • The Mission
  • Active Duty vs. Reserve
  • Comparing the Wars
  • The Impact Military Culture has on the Therapeutic Relationship

PTSD Among Military Personnel and War Veterans

  • PTSD Mindset from the Veteran View
  • What they believe PTSD means to them
  • How does it affect Military Personnel and War Veterans
  • Triggers, Avoidance Behaviors, and Safety Behaviors
  • Interpersonal Interactions
  • Environmental Factors
  • Sensory Experiences
  • Anniversaries & Holidays
  • Relapse, Recovery, and Resiliency
  • Advanced PTSD Issues
  • PTSD & Aging
  • What do Practitioners Need to Know about PTSD?
  • DSM Changes

Co-occurring Disorders Among Military and War Veterans

  • PTSD, Alcohol, and Drug Use
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Suicide
  • Nightmares and Other Sleep Disorders

Assessment & Evidence Based PTSD Interventions

  • Intake Assessment
  • Prolonged Exposure
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Alternative Treatments

PTSD and the Families

  • Post Deployment Stressors
  • Reintegration
  • Problems in the Military Family
  • Challenges Faced by Military Children
  • Military Children & Deployment

Practical Treatment Strategies with Families

  • Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT)
  • Therapeutic Methods in IBCT
  • Reason to Include Significant Other in Treatment
  • Significant Other Support Group

How to Work Successfully With Military Personnel and War Veterans

  • Why Better Understanding Military Culture is Important for Your Practice
  • Self- Assessment
  • Barriers, Including Stigma, that Prevent Military Personnel from Seeking Counseling Services
  • Communication
  • The Best Communication Strategies to Use with PTSD Clients
  • Understand the Collaboration You, the Client and the Family Need to Have

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Chaplains/Clergy, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

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Indira R - Bridgeport, Connecticut

"Very timely presentation. Increased my knowledge and skill set"

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