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This October, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) will offer a new webinar: Intimate Partner Violence: An Overview of Assessment and Response with Military-Connected Clients. Increasing awareness about the dynamics of domestic violence and establishing resources to support impacted families is of vital importance for the resilience of our military and veteran communities. This training is an opportunity for providers to examine the unique aspects of military life that impact domestic violence and enrich assessment skills and clinical responses for addressing it.
This training provides active duty and civilian behavioral health providers with an overview of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) with military-connected clients. First we will examine data regarding the prevalence of IPV. A review of the literature on the intersection of IPV and military culture will also be presented, along with key assessment elements, important questions to ask, and screening tools that can be used. Finally, we will review programs and resources available to prevent and respond to IPV with this population.
1. Discriminate between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive dynamics in intimate partner relationships
2. Explore the programs that exist to address intimate partner violence with military-connected clients
Mental healthcare providers are eligible to receive two CEs upon successful completion of a post-training knowledge evaluation. CEs will be provided via email within two to four weeks after the training. CEs for partial participation will not be awarded. CMEs for medical providers or psychiatrists are not available. CEs will be provided through PESI, Inc. For CE credit information only, please contact Bridget Schaub at: email@example.com.
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April Thompson, LCSW, is a clinical social worker currently working as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trainer with the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of 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.
Ms. Thompson received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and her Master of Social Work degree from 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 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.
Laura Cho-Stutler, PsyD, is the Evidence-Based Psychotherapy (EBP) Champion-Consultant with the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. Located at Schofield Barracks’ Department of Behavioral Health in Hawaii, Dr. Cho-Stutler advocates for evidence-based mental health treatment utilization and develops toolkits designed to expand access to and availability of evidence-based psychotherapies.
Before this current position with the CDP, Dr. Cho-Stutler served as a clinical psychologist for Tele-behavioral Health Psychology Surge Support at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC). She previously held a position with the CDP as the Deployment Behavioral Health Psychologist at TAMC.
Dr. Cho-Stutler also operated a private practice and was a behavior health consultant for the Family Practice Clinic at Schofield. Dr. Cho-Stutler earned a master’s and doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Argosy University/Honolulu. She completed a clinical psychology internship at the Portland VA Medical Center. She also finished a post-doctoral fellowship in health psychology at a rural health center. Her professional interests include the treatment of trauma-related mental health conditions, motivational interviewing in primary care, provider self-care, and women’s health issues.