Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Returning Veterans

Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Returning Veterans 

In 2019, 3.7 million veterans reported a behavioral health disorder (McCance-Katz, 2020). The unique experiences related to deployment and reintegration to civilian life, as well as exposure to military culture, increases the likelihood of onset or worsening of behavioral health disorders among active duty service members and veterans. Mental healthcare professionals need to have a clear understanding of behavioral health disorders common among veteran populations. Further, they should be aware of how the military experiences and culture contributes to their disorders and treatment, and the types of care models and interventions effective for veteran populations. The goal of this course is to provide psychologists, licensed professional counselors, addictions professionals, marriage and families counselors, and social workers in health and human service setting with background information on how military culture can contribute to the onset or worsening of behavioral health disorders and effective treatment approaches for veterans.

$30.00

Hours: 2.00 - 2.50
REL-BHC-NCCBH-ABHNRV

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (18 Match)

American Psychological Association

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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

2.0 HOURS


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


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

2.5 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 2.50 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

2.0 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Provider # RTX050401
CEBroker Provider 50-290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

2.0 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Provider # RCX100502
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Ohio Social Worker Board

2.0 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Oklahoma Licensed Professional Counselors

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Oklahoma Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, 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. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/10/2018-02/10/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 2.00 Clinical continuing education clock hours.


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

2.0 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.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. 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.

Social workers will receive 2.00 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

2.0 HOURS


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

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

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

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

2.0 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 2.00 contact hours.

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

2.0 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 2.00 contact hours.

South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

2.0 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

2.0 HOURS


Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.



Content Area: C8

Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-NCCBH-ABHNRV
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Recall 5 behavioral health disorders common among veteran populations.
Describe how military culture and deployment experiences affect the behavioral health of veterans and their families.
Identify 5 models of care recommended for veterans.
Describe treatment strategies for veteran populations.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Behavioral Health Disorders Among Veterans

Veterans and Behavioral Health

Depression

Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders

Suicide Risk

Substance-Related Disorders

Serious Mental Illness

Barriers to Seeking Treatment

Review

Summary

Section 2: Military Service and Behavioral Health

Military Experiences and Culture

Experiences of Active Duty Personnel

Experiences of Reserve or National Guard Veterans

Single Parents in Military Service

Deployment Impact on Families

Military Sexual Trauma

Physical Injury

Discharge status

Experiences upon Return Home for Service Members

Return Home Impact on Families

Transition Assistance Program

Review

Summary

Section 3: Models of Care for Veterans

Beyond Interventions

Coordinated Care

Trauma-Informed Care

Resiliency-Based Care

Culturally Competent Care

Person-Centered Care

Review

Summary

Section 4: Treatment Interventions for Veterans

Selecting the Right Intervention

Motivational Interviewing

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Restructuring

Behavior Therapy

Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Quick Review

Stress Inoculation Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Present-Centered Therapy

Chemical Dependency Treatment

Bibliotherapy

Brief Therapist Support

Mindfulness

Knowledge Check

Family Therapies

Pharmacological Treatment

Residential Rehabilitation Treatment

Telemental Health Services

Peer Support

Supplemental/Alternative Therapies

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: Bridgett Ross, PsyD
Dr. Ross received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University at the San Diego campus. She completed pre-doctoral internships at Children's Hospital Chadwick Center for Children and Families where she provided psychotherapy to children who had experienced trauma. She also completed a pre-doctoral internship at Kaiser Permanente, which included diverse training in working with adults and children using evidence-based practices. Upon graduation, Dr. Ross worked for 4 years at the Department of Veterans Affairs conducting PTSD assessments and psychotherapy with military veterans and active duty service members. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Alvarado Parkway Institute providing inpatient and intensive outpatient interventions. For the last decade, she has worked in private practice treating various issues, with a focus on anxiety and mood disorders. She has worked as a subject matter expert with Relias since 2013. Disclosure: Bridgett Ross, PsyD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC
Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC, Director of Children and Trauma Informed Services at the National Council for Behavioral Health, has over 18 years of clinical and administrative experience in community-based mental health.  She joined the National Council in May 2016 after working at the Georgetown University National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health as the Director of Mental Health Planning and Policy.  While at Georgetown she helped develop training regarding Trauma-Informed Systems, especially for people with co-occurring developmental and behavioral health disorders.  Prior to working at Georgetown, Linda worked at the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities in numerous roles, the most recent being the Director of the Office of Children, Young Adults and Families, where she spearheaded the implementation of high fidelity wraparound, care management services, and mobile crisis services throughout the state, and worked with other state agencies to strengthen the service systems for vulnerable populations.  As a trauma-survivor herself, Linda brings a distinct perspective and knowledge base to mental health and addiction disorders services and is passionate about helping organizations and systems move towards becoming trauma-informed.  Disclosure: Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Jeremy Attermann, MSW
Jeremy Attermann, MSW, has several years of experience in the behavioral health and non-profit sector. As a Project Coordinator at the National Council for Behavioral Health, Mr. Attermann provides support and content development to several projects in the Policy and Practice Improvement Department, including the Opioid Epidemic Impact Initiative portfolio. His expertise involves systems change, clinical interventions for co-occurring disorders, behavioral interventions for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and clinical and operational considerations for the use of medication assisted treatment (MAT). He has worked in several clinical mental health settings around the country, as well as municipal offices covering policy on homelessness and veteran affairs. Disclosure: Jeremy Attermann, MSW 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: Entry level Psychologists; Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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