Our military service members and veterans are suffering, often because they haven’t received the mental health support they so badly need and deserve.
But too many clinicians feel underprepared to help these clients navigate their unique experiences of trauma, anger, grief, and relationship difficulties.
That’s why we’re offering this FREE live summit, to provide you with the specific skills you need to help these heroes reclaim their lives from tragedy.
Whether you’ve worked with military and veteran clients for years – or you want to be more effective with current and future clients who may have served – now is your chance to get FREE ACCESS to live training! We've curated a panel of 12 experts whose experiences both within the military and with veteran populations will give you valuable strategies and techniques to better work with your clients.They'll show you how to:
- Navigate military culture to understand your clients’ values
- Develop effective crisis response plans
- Create distance between your client and lethal means
- Treat betrayal trauma after sexual assault
- Address medical trauma related to burn pits and hazardous conditions
- Facilitate recovery for substance abuse, insomnia, and TBI
... and MUCH MORE!
Register now for FREE to make sure your military and veteran clients are not left behind.
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Working with Military and Veteran Clients: Live 2-Day Free Summit
Featuring Michelle Flaum, Justin Baker, Megan Boardman, Michael Gatson, William Brim, and 9 additional acclaimed experts...
...this is a must-attend event to get cutting edge strategies and interventions for the challenges service members and veterans are experiencing today.
This 2-day live training is for you, whether you work in or out of the DoD or VA... whether you’ve been seeing military and veteran clients for years or want to serve more of them. You’ll connect with a community of clinicians just like you and feel more prepared than ever with the inspiration and resources you need to treat this underserved population.Register today and get...
- 2 days of LIVE presentations from the field’s leading experts
- Earn up to 11 LIVE CE hours*
- Interactive Q&A and handouts for each session
- FREE archive access to ALL summit recordings for 14 days
Exposure to Burn Pits: Implications for Treating Medical Trauma in Military and Veteran Clients
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 address, Michelle Flaum, EdD, LPCC-s will frame these experiences as medical trauma and tell you how you can help.
Click here for information about Michelle Flaum.
Understanding Military Culture: A Guide for Behavioral Healthcare Providers
Your ability to have a positive impact on military service members and veterans hinges on one simple question – do you understand their culture and how it clashes with elements of the overarching culture of behavioral healthcare? Without understanding military morals, values, and beliefs, you won’t establish effective rapport and create treatment plans that work. This session will give you a deeper look at military culture as concrete strategies for assessment and treatment.
Click here for information about William Brim.
Military Sexual Trauma: How to Heal in the Face of Betrayal
You may be overlooking a major factor in your clinical work with MST survivors – betrayal trauma. For many clients, the multiple layers of betrayal within military culture can often be more traumatizing than the assault itself - and it’s a major contributing factor to the development of PTSD. This training will help you assess how betrayal trauma impacts recovery and develop a roadmap for shifting your clients from victim to survivor to thriver.
Click here for information about Melissa Bradley-Ball.
Eating Disorders in Military Populations: Trauma and the Tape
Risk factors for eating disorders are pervasive in military service – from the heightened emphasis on weight and size, to constant demands for physical fitness and stamina, to repeated exposure to potentially traumatizing experiences. This session will give you the skills you need so that you can assess for eating disorders and create effective treatment plans in the context of your clients’ military culture.
Click here for information about Andrew Walen.
Substance Use Disorders: Overcoming Stigma and Discrimination in Treating Military and Veteran Populations
Working with substance use disorders is challenging enough, but what if your client is part of a culture where those who ask for help feel judged and face serious negative consequences? This session is your tool kit for evidence-based assessment and treatment that avoids further stigmatization. Plus, you’ll get an inside look at military culture, tips on determining readiness for change, and insights into how therapists can help bring an end to the opioid epidemic.
Click here for information about Michael D. Gatson.
Trauma-Related Insomnia: Effective Sleep Strategies for Military Personnel and Veterans
Untreated sleep problems wreak havoc on your ability to effectively treat patients, particularly when it comes to trauma-related insomnia in the military service members and veterans. Though contributing factors aren’t well-understood, higher rates of sleep disorders in these populations means that you must be prepared. Learn how to go beyond sleep hygiene – and why you should – to provide your military and veteran clients with simple, evidence-based interventions to improve their sleep.
Click here for information about Colleen Carney.
Click here for information about Meg Danforth.
The Battle is Not Over Though the War Ends: One Marine’s Struggle to Keep Invisible Wounds at Bay
Protecting the interests of his country was the plan, but Retired US Marine Sergeant Major Dan Miller could not have predicted how the invisible wounds of war would threaten his life – and then change the trajectory of it. Now a spokesperson for the Wounded Warrior Project, Dan will courageously share his struggles and triumphs while working to adjust back to civilian life. Hear about his battle with mental health symptoms, the stigma he faced, and his helpful – and not so helpful – treatment experiences so you can be better prepared to serve your own military and veteran clients.
Click here for information about Dan Miller.
Crisis Response Planning and Lethal Means Counseling to Reduce Military and Veteran Suicide
Treating a client in a suicidal crisis is nerve-wracking enough on its own, but what if you’re working with a client who has access to and advanced knowledge of weapons? This session provides essential information on two effective suicide prevention tools for use with military service members and veterans, Crisis Response Planning and Lethal Means Counseling. You’ll get specific strategies for conducting client-centered narrative assessments of suicide risk and a tailored crisis response plan that prioritizes self-management strategies and reducing access to firearms.
Click here for information about Justin Baker.
The Chronic Pain Foxhole: Strategies for Treating Pain in the Military and Veteran Populations
Without a fundamental understanding of military culture and how service members and veterans view pain, you’ll be unprepared to help your clients manage the complex issues they face and have the highest quality of life. This session will help you understand the most common causes of chronic pain in the military population, deliver a variety of nonpharmacological strategies to relieve chronic pain, and create an effective interdisciplinary treatment team.
Click here for information about Benjamin Keizer.
Concussion and TBI in Military and Veteran Populations: A Toolbox of Interventions to Improve Cognitive Functioning and Quality of Life
Though largely “invisible injuries,” traumatic brain injury and concussion history can severely complicate your treatment efforts. In this session, you’ll learn essential techniques you can use in your practice to rehabilitate cognitive skills that are commonly impaired as a result of TBI. Improve your clients’ self-efficacy and help them take control of their symptoms as you understand how fatigue, mood, anxiety, trauma, and chronic pain affect cognitive performance.
Click here for information about Sherrie All.
Covert Grief: Essential Tips for Creating a Healing Space for Military and Veteran Clients
Your military and veteran clients are grieving numerous losses. Throughout service, there are pivotal changes to identity and life trajectory, from combat losses and survivors’ guilt, to change in functioning after injury, to challenges in family relationships, to loss of identity after separation from active service. This session will give you the skills you need to assist your clients with navigating loss in and out of the military and teach them essential strategies to manage grief in its many forms.
Click here for information about Megan Boardman.
Caring for Self While Caring for Others: Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout in Work with Military and Veteran Clients
Working with military and veteran clients is meaningful and deeply rewarding. But witnessing suffering can result in vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. This session will give you the tools you need to incorporate self-care in your practice and in your life. You’ll learn to recognize essential signs of therapist stress and explore personal and organizational factors and strategies that help prevent it. Get the support you need to implement an effective self-care plan.
Click here for information about Irina Wen.
you can watch on-demand! That’s up to 2.5 additional CE hours.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a rapidly growing model that is showing promising results and has uncovered key cognitive processes that, when addressed, can create lasting healing from suicidal ideation and behaviors that can often accompany PTSD. Join co-developer Kathleen Chard, PhD as she addresses how she approaches suicidality from a CPT perspective.
Focusing on the symptoms of PTSD is not enough when working with veterans. We need to help them understand the larger society that wishes to forget the horrors of war and its shared responsibility for them, and how that reinforces their intense feelings of isolation and difficulty integrating back into the civilian world. Learn an innovative way for veterans to gain agency and bring a clearer awareness to understanding the emotional burden they carry.