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The most comprehensive toolkit specifically tailored to
treating your military and veteran clients!

Treating clients with a military background is a whole other world...

…one that comes with its own culture, traditions, and challenges.

Are you asking the right questions? Have you gotten details about their service and what they experienced? Can you understand the basis of their values and beliefs and the pressure they face both internally and externally to uphold them?

This is critical information you need when approaching treatment.

Until now, it has been woefully misunderstood or outright ignored, and without it, you'll miss your opportunity to create an effective alliance with your client.

That's why we've developed this brand-new certification training, packed with everything you need to know to be effective with military and veteran clients. Renowned experts like George Faller, LMFT, Carrie Kennedy, PhD, ABPP, Michelle Flaum, EdD, LPCC-s, DCMHS, and more will give you in-depth tools, strategies, and techniques that will boost your confidence and get results.

They served for us, now let's make sure we serve them and give the best care we can. REGISTER NOW!

Veteran and Military Mental Health Certification Course
Culturally Competent Treatment for Trauma, Moral Injury,
Substance Abuse, Suicidality, and More
Valued at $2,099.82Now Just $599.99!
Earn up to 32.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

When you register, you'll get concrete strategies for better assessing your client's needs, treatment planning tools, and powerful evidence-based techniques to help keep focus in session.

You'll be able to build better rapport with your clients by understanding military moral and value systems, as well as transform trauma into growth and create positive change amid reactivity and fear.

Whether you work in or out of the DoD or VA, you've been seeing military and veteran clients for years, or just want to serve more of them — you can join the thousands of clinicians who have taken this important step to provide better, more effective care.

Now is your chance to get certified and show them you're willing to do what it takes to help, just like they did.

REGISTER TODAY!


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Veteran and Military Mental Health Certification Course
Culturally Competent Treatment for Trauma, Moral Injury,
Substance Abuse, Suicidality, and More
Valued at $2,099.82Now Just $599.99!
Earn up to 32.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Here's What You'll Learn

Section I | Military Culture

William Brim
Understanding Military Culture:
A Guide for Behavioral Healthcare Providers
William Brim, PsyD | Click here for information about William Brim

Your ability to have a positive impact on military service members and veterans hinges on whether you understand their culture. In this session, you'll learn how to:
  • Work within the customs, traditions, and ethos of military culture — whether you served yourself or not
  • Modify behavioral healthcare to make therapy more useful
  • Adapt the Cultural Formulation Interview for military and veteran clients
Carrie H. Kennedy
Culturally Competent Assessment of Military Service Members and Veterans
Carrie H. Kennedy, PhD, ABPP | Click here for information about Carrie H. Kennedy

If you don't know military culture, you'll miss your chance to form the strong relationships with your military and veteran clients that are the core of effective treatment. In this session, you'll get:
  • Tools to get an accurate history of your client's military service
  • Assessment techniques unique to service members to enhance rapport
  • Strategies to improve case conceptualization and increase treatment efficacy
Irina Wen, PhD
Caring for Self While Caring for Others:
Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout in Work with Military and Veteran Clients
Irina Wen, PhD | Click here for information about Irina Wen

Working with military and veteran clients is meaningful and deeply rewarding, but witnessing suffering can result in vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. In this session, you'll learn how to:
  • Recognize essential signs of therapist stress
  • Implement personal and organizational factors and strategies for prevention
  • Effectively incorporate self-care in your practice and your life

Section II | Treatment Approaches

Shannon Sauer-Zavala
Mastering the Unified Protocol:
A Transdiagnostic Approach to Emotional Disorders
Shannon Sauer-Zavala, PhD | Click here for information about Shannon Sauer-Zavala

Military and veteran clients don't fit into simple diagnostic categories and often struggle with more than one clinical issue alongside other psychosocial stressors. In this session, you'll get:
  • An evidence-based transdiagnostic protocol that fits most clinical problems
  • Emotion-focused CBT strategies to improve clients' symptoms and functioning
  • Advanced tools to harness your clients' motivation toward change
Featuring Justin Baker
Crisis Response Planning and Lethal Means Counseling to Reduce Military and Veteran Suicide
Featuring Justin Baker, PhD, ABPP | Click here for information about Justin Baker

Treating a client in a suicidal crisis is nerve-wracking enough on its own, but what if you're working with a client who has access to and advanced knowledge of weapons? In this session, you'll get:
  • Two client-focused, evidence-based suicide prevention tools
  • Strategies for conducting narrative assessments of suicide risk
  • A tailored crisis response plan that prioritizes client self-management
Kathleen M. Chard
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Suicidality:
Overcoming Stuck Points and Creating Mental Flexibility
Kathleen M. Chard | Click here for information about Kathleen M. Chard

CPT has rapidly become a top treatment for PTSD, and promising results now show it can impact key cognitive processes that may create lasting healing from suicidal ideation and behaviors. In this session, you'll learn how to:
  • Dispel common myths around suicidality among clients with PTSD
  • Approach suicidality-focused “stuck points” from a CPT perspective
  • Practice CPT interventions that are useful for suicidal clients
Michelle Flaum
Exposure to Burn Pits:
Implications for Treating Medical Trauma in Military and Veteran Clients
Michelle Flaum, EdD, LPCC-s, DCMHS | Click here for information about Michelle Flaum

Military and veteran clients may have been exposed to several medical traumas as they suffer from respiratory illness, neurological effects, cancer, reproductive toxicity, and more. In this session, you'll get:
  • Tools to help validate clients' experiences of medical trauma
  • Information on client risk factors for medical trauma
  • Assessment and treatment strategies for clients who have been exposed to burn pits
Melissa M. Bradley-Ball
Military Sexual Trauma:
How to Heal in the Face of Betrayal
Melissa M. Bradley-Ball, MS, NCC, BCETS, FAAETS | Click here for information about Melissa Bradley-Ball

For many clients, the multiple layers of betrayal within military culture can often be more traumatizing than a sexual assault itself — and it's a major contributing factor to the development of PTSD. In this session, you'll learn how to:
  • Assess clients' experience of multiple components of betrayal trauma
  • Construct a coping plan for clients in early treatment for military sexual trauma
  • Utilize narrative therapy techniques to help clients process their experiences
Wyatt R. Evans
Paths Through Moral Pain:
Psychological Flexibility As A Guide
Wyatt R. Evans, PhD, ABPP | Click here for information about Wyatt R. Evans

Facing situations that conflict with personal values leaves your military and veteran clients carrying guilt, shame, and anger that you need to know how to address. In this, you'll get:
  • Mindfulness tools to cultivate compassion and forgiveness for self
  • Cognitive defusion techniques to shift clients' relationship to moral pain
  • Strategies to help clients re-evaluate, realign, and release values
Colleen Carney
Meg Danforth
Trauma-Related Insomnia:
Effective Sleep Strategies for Military Personnel and Veterans
Colleen Carney, PhD | Click here for information about Colleen Carney
Meg Danforth, PhD | Click here for information about Meg Danforth

Untreated sleep problems wreak havoc on your ability to effectively treat clients, particularly when it comes to trauma-related insomnia in military service members and veterans. In this session, you'll learn how to:
  • Assess the impact of fear of sleep in traumatized clients
  • Utilize stimulus control and sleep scheduling to change clients' sleep behaviors
  • Implement cognitive therapy strategies to decrease barriers to sleep

Andrew Tatarsky
Rethinking Addiction:
The Integrative Harm Reduction Approach
Andrew Tatarsky, PhD | Click here for information about Andrew Tatarsky

Many military and veteran clients use illegal drugs for pleasure, connection, and coping despite their interference with roles and functioning. Integrative Harm Reduction, an alternative to abstinence-focused treatment, provides a way to rethink the relationship with substances. In this session, you'll get:
  • A roadmap for promoting positive changes regarding drug use and other risky behaviors
  • Tools to overcome the guilt and shame that can derail therapy
  • Mindfulness-based strategies for sitting with uncomfortable urges and feelings
Andrew Walen
Eating Disorders in Military Populations:
Trauma and the Tape
Andrew Walen, LCSW-C, LICSW, CEDS-S | Click here for information about Andrew Walen

Risk factors for eating disorders are pervasive in military service — from the heightened emphasis on weight and size to constant demands for physical fitness and stamina, to repeated exposure to potentially traumatizing experiences. In this session, you'll learn how to:
  • Effectively screen and assess for disordered eating and related behaviors
  • Utilize exposure and response prevention tools for fears about returning to “normal eating”
  • Respond to clients' eating-related fear of persecution by peers and leadership
Benjamin M. Keizer
The Chronic Pain Foxhole:
Strategies for Treating Pain in the Military and Veteran Populations
Benjamin M. Keizer, PhD, ABPP | Click here for information about Benjamin M. Keizer

Without a fundamental understanding of military culture and how service members and veterans view pain, therapists are unprepared to help clients manage the complex issues they face and have the highest quality of life. In this session, you'll get:
  • Insight into differences between military and civilian pain medicine and attitudes
  • Effective nonpharmacologic methods for alleviating chronic pain
  • Core components of an effective pain management plan
Sherrie D. All
Concussion and TBI in Military and Veteran Populations:
A Toolbox of Interventions to Improve Cognitive Functioning and Quality of Life
Sherrie D. All, PhD | Click here for information about Sherrie All

Though largely "invisible injuries," traumatic brain injury and concussion history can severely complicate treatment, making cognitive rehabilitation skills an essential component of effective treatment plans. In this session, you'll learn how to:
  • Utilize evidence-based strategies to improve cognitive functioning
  • Identify and treat functional neurological symptoms
  • Improve clients' self-efficacy as they understand the mind-body connection
George Faller
Going Into the Fire:
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Military and Veteran Couples and Families
George Faller, LMFT | Click here for information about George Faller

Helping military and veteran families doesn't have to be a daunting, overwhelming task. In fact, with a clear roadmap and the right tools, you can transform trauma into growth and create positive change amid reactivity and fear. In this session, you'll learn how to:
  • Befriend clients' defenses to reach core vulnerable emotions
  • Stay focused in session with powerful, evidence-based techniques
  • Create loving, durable relationships and inspire resilience and hope
Veteran and Military Mental Health Certification Course
Culturally Competent Treatment for Trauma, Moral Injury,
Substance Abuse, Suicidality, and More
Valued at $2,099.82Now Just $599.99!
Earn up to 32.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Enroll today to get 3 bonuses, valued at $449.97 — YOURS FREE!
Includes additional CE hours and certification
Finding a Faster Way to Treat Trauma
Finding a Faster Way to Treat Trauma
Janina Fisher, PhD | Click here for information about Janina Fisher

Therapists are under constant pressure to provide short-term treatment for long-term issues. This session will give you neurobiologically-informed techniques including mindfulness, somatic, and cognitive interventions that directly address the neurobiological effects of trauma in a brief, phase-oriented therapy model.

The Collective Trauma of War
The Collective Trauma of War
Patrick Dougherty, MA, LP | Click here for information about Patrick Dougherty

Focusing on the symptoms of PTSD is not enough when working with veterans. This session will give you an understanding of the importance of helping clients understand the larger society that wishes to forget the horrors of war and its shared responsibility for them, and how that reinforces their intense feelings of isolation and difficulty integrating back into the civilian world.

CVMHP
Certification Made Simple

Take your practice to the next level and show that you have what it takes to treat military and veteran mental health issues at the highest level of competence!

It's just 2 easy steps to become a Certified Veteran and Military Mental Health Professional (CVMHP):
  • Sign up for the course, complete all required modules, and earn your CE hours.
  • Submit the certification application included in this training.
…and along the way, collaborate with other professionals through interactive message boards to become part of a community of practitioners focused on passionately helping military and veteran clients thrive!

That's it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.

*Professional and clinical standards apply.
Click Here to Learn More About CVMHP Certification

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! This training will take your practice to the next level, giving you the ability to recognize and treat military or veteran clients that come through your door. You'll gain an incredible breadth of knowledge regarding effective assessment and treatment interventions. PLUS, you'll be eligible for CVMHP certification through Evergreen Certifications!

Yes! You may not even know your clients have a military background if asking those questions is not part of your typical intake process. Your clients may have issues that stem directly from their service, and you need to know this to better inform your treatment planning. PLUS, you never know, your next new client could be a military service member or veteran, or the family member of one.

Of course! Civilian therapists treat active military service members and veterans both inside and outside of Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs facilities. You do not have to have served in order to help military and veteran clients effectively.

While your own military service will surely be an asset in your work with military and veteran clients, this course and certification will provide you with a more comprehensive view of the issues than you were likely able to experience yourself, as well as the treatment strategies you'll need to be effective with your clients.

A LOT! Your CVMHP certification demonstrates elevated competency in that you have met clear and established guidelines of training. Many mental health providers take pride in developing a specialty, allowing them to work with specific client populations, gain a greater depth of knowledge on specific approaches, and more. Show clients and colleagues your practice is based on leading-edge research in this complex area of mental health — distinguish yourself in the marketplace!

With over 30 hours of online video training, role-plays, insightful commentary, interventions, and examples, you will have compelling new clinical strategies that you can immediately start applying in your practice! We encourage you to take the time to fully absorb everything. Watch the videos. Read the materials. Get your CE hours! Earn your certification! But if you review all of the course materials and are still not satisfied, call us at 800-844-8260. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Veteran and Military Mental Health Certification Course
Culturally Competent Treatment for Trauma, Moral Injury,
Substance Abuse, Suicidality, and More
Valued at $2,099.82Now Just $599.99!
Earn up to 32.5 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
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