Veterans and Mental Health

Veterans and Mental Health 

In 2018, more than 1.7 million Veterans received treatment through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for a mental health diagnosis, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders other than PTSD (VA, 2019b). In 2017, about 17 Veterans died by suicide each day (VA, 2019a). It is these statistics that illustrate the importance of mental health training for all healthcare professionals working with the Veteran population.

In this course, you will learn about special considerations for working with Veterans and their families. You will also learn about the mental health conditions common in Veterans, including posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, substance use disorder, and complicated grief. In addition, you will learn about the identification of suicide risk in Veterans with mental health and/or substance use disorders as well as practical ways to manage suicidality.

The goal of this course is to provide mental and medical health professionals with an overview of mental health conditions commonly diagnosed in Veterans.



$50.00

Hours: 2.00 - 2.25
REL-ALL-0-VMH

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (45 Match)

Association of Social Work Boards

2.0 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 2.00 Clinical continuing education credits.




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

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.

National Board for Certified Counselors

2.25 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 2.25 contact hours

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.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

2.0 HOURS


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.

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.

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.

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

2.0 HOURS


California Board of Registered Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

2.0 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

2.0 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 2.00 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

2.0 HOURS


District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

2.0 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

New Mexico Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Medicine

2.0 HOURS


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

Ohio State Medical Board

2.0 HOURS


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

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

2.0 HOURS


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

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

2.0 HOURS


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

Florida Board of Psychology

2.0 HOURS


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

Florida Physician Assistants

2.0 HOURS


Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

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.

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.

South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

2.0 HOURS


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

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.

Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.



Content Area: C4

Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Clinical supervision courses may only be used to satisfy CE requirements for individuals who are already Board-Approved Supervisors. They may not be used to meet the 30 hour requirement found in minn. Rule 5300.0160.

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 2.00 CEHs.

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

2.0 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-R
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

2.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 2.00 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

2.0 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 2.00 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

2.0 HOURS


Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

2.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-VMH
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Explain at least two considerations when working with Veterans and their families.
Describe the diagnostic criteria for at least two of the common mental health conditions in Veterans.
Demonstrate using at least one screening tool during assessment of common mental health conditions in Veterans.
Explain at least two psychotherapeutic interventions used for each of the common mental health conditions in Veterans.
Conduct a suicide screening and assessment in Veterans that incorporates risk and protective factors.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Working with Veterans and Their Families

Meet John

Veteran Demographics

Mental Health Prevalence

Inquiring about Veteran Status and Military History

Military Culture

Barriers to Treatment

Homelessness

Resources for Veterans

Review

Summary

Section 3: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Diagnostic Criteria for PTSD

Epidemiology

Remember John?

Review

PTSD and Comorbid Conditions

PTSD and Trauma Assessment

PTSD Screening Tools

Structured Diagnostic Interviews

Treatment Options

Additional Therapies

Medication and PTSD

Review

Summary

Section 4: Depression

Diagnostic Criteria for MDD

Epidemiology

Screening Tools

Treatment Options

Nonpharmacological

Medication

Review

Summary

Section 5: Suicide Risk and Prevention in Veterans

Epidemiology

Assessment of Suicidal Ideation

Assessment Tools

Risk Factors

Protective Factors

Suicide Intervention

Safety Planning

Meet Sean

Summary

Section 6: Substance Use Disorders

Diagnosis

Epidemiology

Assessment of SUDs

Treatment Options

Pharmacotherapies for Alcohol and Opioids

Review

Summary

Section 7: Grief and Loss

Grief and Bereavement

Identifying Grief

Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder

Epidemiology

Assessment

Treatment

Meet Amy

Summary

Section 8: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Congratulations!


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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Administrators; Beginner level Social Workers; Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
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.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
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.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.