Enhancing Clinical Competency through An Understanding of Military Culture

Enhancing Clinical Competency through An Understanding of Military Culture 

Military cultural competence is essential to effectively engage, understand, and support active duty service members, reservists, and veterans in behavioral health treatment. Unfortunately, a survey examining military cultural competence among behavioral health providers found that many community-based clinicians lack the necessary competence to adequately serve military members and their families (Tanielian et al., 2014). Military personnel cite a lack of understanding of their military-specific experiences and culture as one of the primary barriers to engaging in and remaining connected with treatment (American Psychological Association Practice Organization, 2016). This course will provide you with an introduction to military culture. You will learn about the overall structure of the military, the core values of the primary branches, and the unique experiences of specific sub-populations within the military. This information will help more effectively engage with, understand, respect, and support the military service members who seek your services.The goal of this course is to provide alcohol and drug counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists in health and human services settings with information about military culture in general, the effects of military culture on sub-populations, and how behavioral health concerns affect military service members and veterans.

$15.00

Hours: 1.00 - 1.25
REL-BHC-0-ECCUMC

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American Psychological Association

1.25 HOURS


As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.25 HOURS


Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.5 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.25 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Provider # RTX050401
CEBroker Provider 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.25 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Provider # RCX100502
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Ohio Social Worker Board

1.25 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Oklahoma Licensed Professional Counselors

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Oklahoma Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.25 HOURS




As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC 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 under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 Cultural Competency continuing education credits.




Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based Online.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. 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 for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

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Social workers will receive 1.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.25 HOURS


Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

1.25 HOURS


South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

1.25 HOURS


California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791
Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.25 HOURS


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.




Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Medicine

1.25 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

Ohio State Medical Board

1.25 HOURS


State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

1.25 HOURS


Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

1.25 HOURS


Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.



Content Area: R1/Treatment

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

1.25 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.25 CEHs.

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.25 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-R
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.25 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.25 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.25 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

1.25 HOURS


Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

1.25 HOURS


Commission for Case Manager Certification

1.25 HOURS


This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide 1.25 hours of continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-ECCUMC
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Define military culture and how it is shaped.
Describe the overall structure of the military and its primary branches.
Describe the sub-populations within military culture and the unique needs and experiences of those groups.
Recall 2 perceived consequences by service members and veterans of receiving a behavioral health disorder diagnosis.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Military Culture, Structure, and Values

Military Culture

Shared Values and Ethos

Military Structure and Branches

Knowledge Check

Similar, but Different

Joint Missions

Defining Military Status

Chain of Command

Review

Summary

Section 3: Sub-populations in the Military

Key Military Demographics

The Evolving U.S. Military

Military Culture and Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Stressors for Minorities in the Military

Minorities in the Military and Behavioral Health

Military Culture and Women

Stressors for Women in the Military

Women in the Military and Behavioral Health

Military Culture and Service Members Who Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender

Stressors for Service Members Who Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender

Military Culture and Transgender People

Stressors for Transgender Military Members

LGBT Populations in the Military and Behavioral Health

Changing Outcomes

Review

Summary

Section 4: Impact of Military Culture on the Individual

Military and Behavioral Health

Mental Health and Military Members

Stigma and Behavioral Health

Career Concerns and Behavioral Health

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, MS
Mrs. Cobb is a Lead SME Writer/Trainer at Relias. Her primary writing responsibilities are in the Health and Human Services vertical, in the content areas of public safety and behavioral health. Mrs. Cobb is also the onboarding trainer for new Relias staff joining the Content Department. Mrs. Cobb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She has over 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. Her work includes direct service, research, and training and technical assistance. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky. Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Scottie Smith, Psy.D.

Dr. Scottie Smith is a former active duty Navy psychologist and a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) where she served with the United States Marine Corps 2nd Medical Battalion. She is a 2009 graduate of the Florida School of Professional Psychology, where she earned her Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) after completing a competitive Internship program at the Dallas VA Medical Center. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology (2007). Dr. Smith's primary clinical focus is on treating adults with a history of trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders from a cognitive behavioral framework. Dr. Smith is a passionate and outspoken advocate for veterans in her community and is a member of the Military Officers Association of America. 

Disclosure: Scottie Smith, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Beginner level Social Workers; Introductory level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Introductory level Marriage and Family Therapists; Introductory level Professional Counselors; Introductory level Psychologists; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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