Depression in Service Members and Veterans

 

Based on content from the Center for Deployment Psychology, this training will provide you with information on the etiology and prevalence rates of depression in the military population, highlighting current research findings on this topic. You will better understand how some military-specific stressors and protective factors may impact risk for depression. Finally, you will learn the components of current evidence-based clinical strategies and interventions for assessing and treating depression within a military/Veteran population. Throughout the training, military considerations are discussed and highlighted with case examples. Through a blend of experiential exercises and case examples, you will have the tools you need to more competently assess depression in both civilian and military populations. This course is intended for any behavioral health provider working with civilian or military populations. DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

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$20.00

Hours: 1.75
REL-HHS-CDP-DEP-V2

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (15 Match)

American Psychological Association

1.75 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias Learning maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.75 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.7 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.70 contact hours for participating in this course.

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

1.75 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.75 HOURS


Provider # RST050401
This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.75 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502
This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

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

1.75 HOURS


Relias Learning, 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 1.75 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.7 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

1.75 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

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

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Connecticut Certification Board

1.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-CDP-DEP-V2
Hours: 1.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
Learning Objectives:
Discuss military considerations that may play a role in the development and maintenance of depression in Service members.
Describe how to assess depression and conduct differential diagnoses within a military population.
Summarize evidence-based treatments to manage depression.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives

Section 2: Etiology of Depressive Disorders
A. Meet Private First Class (PFC) Parker
B. What Does Depression Look Like in Service Members?
C. Etiology of Depression
D. Multiple Types of Stress/Injury
E. Quick Check
F. Military-specific Stressors
G. Possible Protective Factors for Service Members
H. Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Charlie Ross
I. Summary

Section 3: Prevalence Rates of Depression among Military Populations
A. 2011 Department of Defense (DoD) Survey: Personnel Reporting a High Level of Depression
B. Depression among Returned Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Service Members
C. Quick Check
D. Risk Factors for National Guard Soldiers
E. Depression and Veterans
F. Meet Jessica
G. Summary

Section 4: Identification and Assessment in the Military
A. Possible Ramifications of Depression Diagnosis for Service Members
B. Spectrum of Depressive Disorders
C. Major Depressive Episode
D. Assessing Major Depressive Episode
E. MDD Is Not…
F. Survivor Guilt
G. Depression and Substance Use Disorder
H. Symptom Overlap
I. Depression and Trauma
J. Self-report Screens and Measures
K. Recommended Self-report Screens and Measures
L. Structured Interviews to Assess for Depressive Disorders
M. Suicide-specific Assessment
N. Warning Signs
O. Sources of Information
P. Lt Sarah Jacobs
Q. Summary

Section 5: Empirically Validated Treatments for Depression
A. Goal of Treatment: Achieve Remission
B. Course/Phases of Depression
C. Acute Phase Treatments
D. Acute Stage: Psychoeducation
E. Acute Stage: Self-management
F. Acute Stage: “Watchful Waiting”
G. Quick Check
H. MDD Psychotherapies
I. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
J. The Cognitive Portion of CBT
K. Common Cognitive Distortions of Military Personnel
L. The Behavioral Portion of CBT
M. Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
N. Initial Phase of IPT
O. Intermediate Phase of IPT
P. Termination of IPT
Q. Problem-solving Therapy (PST)
R. PST Training
S. Fours Skills in PST Training
T. Quick Check
U. Other Therapies: Acceptance and Mindfulness Therapies
V. Other Therapies: Short-term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
W. Other Therapies: Self-Help
X. Other Treatment Interventions
Y. Service Member Treatment Considerations
Z. Meet Technical Sergeant (TSgt) Brown
AA. Summary

Section 6: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Congratulations!
C. Course Contributors
C. Resources
D. References

Instructor: Jenna Ermold, Ph.D.
Jenna Ermold, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who has been with the Center for Deployment Psychology since 2006, initially as a Deployment Behavioral Health Psychologist at Malcolm Grow (USAF) Medical Center and currently as the Assistant Director of Online Programs. Her current responsibilities include developing and delivering online training materials for health care providers to improve competency in working with military members and their families. She is a graduate of Middlebury College (Psychology, English) and has her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vermont (2003). She is a graduate of the Malcolm Grow (USAF) Medical Center Psychology Residency Program (2003) and served on Active Duty as a psychologist in the United States Air Force from 2002 to 2006. Dr. Ermold specializes in health psychology, behavioral health integration into primary care, women's reproductive behavioral health, PTSD, and military psychology. Disclosure: Jenna Ermold, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Lisa French, Psy.D.
Lisa French, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist who has been with the CDP since 2011, initially working as a Deployment Behavioral Health Psychologist at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and now serving as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trainer. Dr. French graduated from Oregon State University where she majored in Psychology and earned her Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. She graduated from the Wright-Patterson (USAF) Medical Center Psychology Residency Program in 2003 and served on Active Duty as a psychologist in the United States Air Force from 2002-2011. Dr. French deployed in 2006 to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As a military spouse, Dr. French continues to experience military life daily and has firsthand understanding of the demands of military service on the family. Her professional interests include military psychology, the assessment and treatment of PTSD and depression, exercise psychology, and suicide prevention/treatment. Disclosure: Lisa French, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Naju Madra, M.A.
Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer at Relias Learning for the Health and Human Services library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology, with specific study in Clinical Neuropsychology, where she worked closely with children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in psychosocial and neuropsychological clinical assessment, staff training, curriculum development, and research project management. Along with scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience. This includes several years’ work at the Veterans Health Administration as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Assessment Specialist/Consultant, invited guest speaker at the National Center for PTSD, Honolulu, as well as crisis counselor and job coach for several residential treatment facilities. Disclosure: Naju Madra, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Marjorie Weinstock, Ph.D.
Marjorie Weinstock, Ph.D. is a counseling psychologist who has been with the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) since 2009, initially as a Deployment Behavioral Health Psychologist at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and currently as the Lead for Military Families and CBT for Depression. Dr. Weinstock is a graduate of Emory University (Psychology, History) and received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York-Buffalo (1999). She completed her internship at the Brockton, Massachusetts VA Medical Center and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical research and addictive disorders at the Brown University Training Consortium. As a military spouse, Dr. Weinstock has a first-hand understanding of the demands of military service on the family. Her professional interests include deployment related mental health issues, the assessment and treatment of depression and PTSD, and the impact of military life on the family. Disclosure: Marjorie Weinstock, Ph.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: entry and intermediate level Psychologists; entry and intermediate level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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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.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
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