Preferred registration deadline: November 8th
Approximately 2.7 million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Many returning service members experience adjustment difficulties as well as mental health problems that may also impact their family. For clinicians working with this new generation of veterans, it is imperative to have a basic understanding of military culture in order to provide quality mental health care.
This workshop will focus on enhancing clinicians’ knowledge of the military culture including core values and beliefs as well as key issues related to active and reserve service members. The deployment cycle and impact of associated stressors on service members as well as family will be reviewed. A general synopsis of common mental health issues, namely post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse and suicide as well as traumatic brain injury (TBI), will be provided. Key resources for clinicians, veterans and family members will be highlighted.
General Admission: $60**
Class size is limited to 45.
**Discounts on workshop admission are offered to the Brown School’s students, alumni, and field instructors. We also offer a discount to full-time graduate students in other programs and to our Washington University faculty/staff colleagues. No other discounts are available. Admission discounts apply automatically in your cart, based on your profile in our registration software.