Impact of PTSD on Military Personnel and War Veterans and Their Families by Michael D. Gatson
- 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.
- 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
- Nightmares and Other Sleep Disorders
Assessment & Evidence Based PTSD Interventions
- Intake Assessment
- Prolonged Exposure
- Cognitive Processing Therapy
- Alternative Treatments
PTSD and the Families
- Post Deployment Stressors
- 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
- The Best Communication Strategies to Use with PTSD Clients
- Understand the Collaboration You, the Client and the Family Need to Have
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