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Digital Seminar

Exposure to Burn Pits: Implications for Treating Medical Trauma in Military and Veteran Clients

Dr. Michelle Flaum, EdD, LPCCs, DCMHS
46 Minutes
Audio and Video
Nov 14, 2022
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Respiratory illness. Neurological effects. Cancer. Reproductive toxicity. These are only a few of the problems that your military and veteran clients might be dealing with after exposure to burn pits. And if you’ve been watching the news, you’re aware of the sense of betrayal they’re feeling. In this keynote recording, Michelle Flaum, EdD, LPCC-s will frame these experiences as medical trauma and tell you how you can help.


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Xavier University

Michelle Flaum, EdD, LPCC-s, DCMHS is a Professor of Counseling at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and a clinician in private practice. She is the author of the first book focused on medical trauma, Managing the Psychological Impact of Medical Trauma. In addition to teaching graduate students at Xavier, she consults with clinicians and health systems around the US and the world to improve patient care for those experiencing medical trauma. She is a Fellow of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and her work has been featured on NPR, Dr. Radio, Health Professional Radio (Australia), and in publications such as Elle magazine,, Refinery 29, and Counseling Today.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Michelle Flaum maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Xavier University. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Flaum receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Michelle Flaum is a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, the American Counseling Association, the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

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  • Ecological Model of Medical Trauma 
  • Client Risk Factors with Emphasis on Military Risk Factors from Burn Pit Exposure 
  • Assessment and Treatment Phase Work with Burn Pit Exposure Clients

Target Audience

  • Counselors 
  • Social Workers 
  • Psychologists 
  • Psychiatrists 
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Addiction Counselors 
  • Nurses 
  • Other mental health professionals


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