Wounded Warriors -- Combat Trauma and Learning
Thousands of returning veterans are expected to utilize educational benefits under the new GI Bill, and many of them will matriculate at community colleges, four year schools and graduate school. How can mental health professionals in the community assist in the process of providing the special supports and counseling? Ms Stringer will outline
Introduction to TBI for Clinicians
The Course reviews statistics and epidemiology of TBI, basic classification systems for determining severity, and the standard continuum of care. There will be emphasis on understanding the real world or practical implications of common TBI symptoms to assist the clinician in developing an appropriate treatment plan.
The goal of this
Resource Tapping, with a Focus on Vets
Resource Tapping is an EMDR-related technique that is effective and easy-to-use for ego strengthening, affect regulation and stress reduction in the treatment of trauma. The technique can be used to help rebalance the nervous system, activate the parasympathetic restoration cycle, and teach self-regulation.
Update on Women in the Military
Dr Heidi Squier Kraft surveys what is known about the unique needs of returning female veterans as well as emerging approaches to facilitate their re-integration -- from her perspective from within the US Navy Combat Stress Control program.
Current Practice in Treating mTBI/TBI
This class discusses current treatment plans for concussive injuries associated with military combat; and treatment of mTBI in the context of comorbid conditions, including PTSD, pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse