Thursday, June 14, 2012

Training: Behavioral Health Certificate— from the U.S. Department of Defense Center for Deployment Psychology, National Council, and Essential Learning

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25 to 30 percent of the veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have reported symptoms of a mental disorder or cognitive condition. Increasingly, these men and women and their families are seeking treatment and support in our communities. As civilian behavioral health providers, it is important to remain informed and invested in providing culturally sensitive and clinically competent services to these individuals — especially at a time when so many need our services.

The only online program of its kind in our field — the Serving Our Veterans: Behavioral Health Certificate— from the U.S. Department of Defense Center for Deployment Psychology, National Council, and Essential Learning — features an evidence-informed curriculum offering 14 self-directed, self-paced, online courses for 20+ hours of CE credit:
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD in Veterans and Military Personnel
  • Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence
  • Epidemiology of PTSD in Military Personnel and Veterans
  • Fundamentals of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Improving Substance Abuse Treatment Compliance
  • Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Returning Veterans
  • Military Cultural Sensitivity
  • Overview of Suicide Prevention
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD for Veterans and Military Service Personnel
  • Provider Resiliency and Self-Care: An Ethical Issue
  • PTSD Then and Now, There and Here
  • The Impact of Deployment and Combat Stress on Families and Children
    Part I: Understanding Military Families and the Deployment Cycle
    Part II: Enhancing the Resilience of Military Families
  • Working with the Homeless: An Overview
The curriculum is created especially for civilian behavioral health and primary care providers, and uses real-world case scenarios in training to understand military culture and values in order to provide the most high quality, appropriate, and sensitive care possible. To earn the certificate, you must complete the entire suite of courses and pass a post-test on each course.

Buy the online Serving Our Veterans behavioral health certificate for $350 — click here to purchase now.

Already an Essential Learning Elevate Subscriber? Enroll in the Serving Our Veterans certificate program for no additional cost!

National Council member organizations get the steepest discounts on the Serving our Veterans certificate and Elevate subscriptions. Not yet a National Council member? Review the benefits of membership and join today.

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