Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Understanding Resilience in Military Families
A. Meet the Lopez Family
B. What Is Resilience?
C. Family Resilience Factors
D. How Do You Promote Resilience?
E. Risk and Resiliency Factors Reviewed
F. Scope of This Course
Section 3: General Tips and Skills for Promoting Resilience in Military Families
A. Promoting Resilience in Couples and Children
B. Resiliency in Couples
C. Identify Positive Coping Strategies
D. Building Resilience
E. Strategies for Promoting Resilient Couples
F. Quick Check
G. Communication Training
H. Conflict Management
I. Communication Training
K. What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
L. Introduction to CBT Strategies
M. The Cognitive Portion of CBT
N. Cognitive Distortions
O. Scheduling Pleasurable Activities
P. Mindfulness Skills
Q. Remember the Lopez Family?
R. Resiliency in Children
S. Resiliency in Children, Continued
T. A Model of Resilience for Children
U. 7 Cs of Child Resilience
Section 4: Specific Tips and Skills for Promoting Resilience in Families Throughout the Deployment Cycle
A. Deployment Cycle
C. Tips for Coping Pre-Deployment: Couples
D. Themes for Therapy: Pre-Deployment
E. Tips for Coping Pre-Deployment: Children
F. Meet Luke
H. Tips for Coping During Deployment: Couples
I. Themes for Therapy: Deployment
J. Tips for Coping During Deployment: Children
K. Meet Clara
M. Tips for Coping Post-Deployment: Couples
N. Themes for Therapy: Post-Deployment
O. Tips for Coping Post-Deployment: Children
P. Fostering Reintegration
Q. Case Example: Post-Deployment
Section 5: Conclusion
B. Course Contributors
Jenna Ermold, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist working as the Assistant Director of Online Programs for the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. In this capacity, she oversees the development and dissemination of online training programs for behavioral health clinicians to improve competency in working with military members and their families. Additionally, she develops and presents workshops across the country to military and civilian audiences on topics in deployment behavioral health and evidence-based therapies for PTSD. She is a graduate of the Malcolm Grow (USAF) Medical Center Psychology Residency Program and served on active duty as a psychology in the United States Air Force from 2002 to 2006. Dr. Ermold graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in psychology and English and received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Vermont. She specializes in health psychology, behavioral health integration into primary care, women's reproductive behavioral health, post-traumatic stress disorder, 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: William Brim, Psy.D.
William Brim, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has been with the Center for Deployment Psychology since 2007, initially as a Deployment Behavioral Health Psychologist at Malcolm Grow (USAF) Medical Center and serving as the Deputy Director since 2008. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee (Psychology) and has his Master's and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL (1998). He is a graduate of the Wilford Hall (USAF) Medical Center Psychology Residency Program (1998) and the Wilford Hall Clinical Health Psychology Post-doctoral Fellowship Program (2001). Dr. Brim served on Active Duty as a psychologist in the United States Air Force from 1997 to 2007. Disclosure: William Brim, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Naju Madra, M.A.
Instructor: Marjorie Weinstock, Ph.D.
Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.
In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.Disclosure: Naju Madra, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Marjorie Weinstock, Ph.D. is a Senior Military Behavioral Health Psychologist at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. She joined the CDP in 2009 as a deployment behavioral health psychologist at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. Prior to joining the CDP, Dr. Weinstock spent three years working for the Navy's Fleet & Family Support Program, where she provided counseling services to military members and their families. Dr. Weinstock is a graduate of Emory University and received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York-Buffalo. 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 PTSD and depression, 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.Instructor: April Thompson, LCSW
April Thompson, LCSW is a clinical social worker currently working as a Military Behavioral Health Social Worker with the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. In this capacity, she is responsible for the development and delivery of both live and web-based trainings to military and civilian mental health providers on deployment-related topics. She is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on issues related to intimate partner violence, couples counseling, and military family topics. Ms. Thompson received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania. For over 20 years, Ms. Thompson has specialized in military child and family issues, especially in the area of domestic violence and family maltreatment prevention, response, and treatment. She has worked as a clinical counselor on military bases in Japan, Florida, Virginia, and Hawaii. Prior to joining CDP, Ms. Thompson was a clinical care coordinator overseeing the training and quality control of clinical documentation for contracted counselors working at Navy bases throughout the continental United States.Disclosure: April Thompson, LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.